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20.04.2018

Displacements - Virtual Conference

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is proud to have been represented at the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology by the doctoral students Eva-Maria Walther and Andrey Vozyanov as well as by postdoc Čarna Brković. All three delivered papers in the "Ambivalences of Displacement in Eastern Europe" panel discussion on April 20th. For the first time, the Biennial Meeting took place as a virtual event.

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16.04.2018

Newly Published: "Südosteuropa" Special Issue on Urban Ethnography

The new issue of "Südosteuropa: Journal of Politics and Society" presents a special section with articles on urban ethnography, which has been guest edited by Prof. Dr. Ger Duijzings, Principal Investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies. Amongst the articles is the paper "The Everyday Life of a Homo Sacer. Enclave Urbanism in Podgorica, Montenegro" by Čarna Brković, Postdoc of the Graduate School.

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10.04.2018

[Call for Applications] Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies

The Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies that is run by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Universität Regensburg calls for applications for the winter semester 2018/19.

The closing date for submission of applications is June 14, 2018.

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10.04.2018

Sponsoring student mobility for development and authoritarian stability

The recent special issue "The Authoritarian Rule of Populations Abroad" of the international journal Globalizations features the article "Sponsoring student mobility for development and authoritarian stability: Kazakhstan’s Bolashak programme" by Dr. Adele Del Sordi. The Graduate School's Postdoc analyses the political implications of student mobility sponsored by Kazakhstan’s Bolashak programme.

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08.02.2018

New Publication: Anthology "Revolution and Avantgarde"

On the 70th birthday of the literary scholar Prof. Dr. Aage Hansen-Löve, an anthology under the title "Revolution and Avant-garde" was released. The commemorative piece, edited by Nora Scholz and Anke Niederbudde, examines the connections and interactions between the October Revolution of 1917 and the art of the avant-garde.

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20.04.2018

New DFG Research Project at the Institute for Slavian Philology

Prof. Dr. Riccardo Nicolosi and Dr. Brigitte Obermayr, both of the LMU in Munich, are researching the adventure literature of the early Soviet Union as part of the research group "Philology of Adventure." Beginning February 1, 2018, and lasting for a period of three years, Riccardo Nicolosi and Brigitte Obermayr will deal with the Soviet adventure literature of the 1920s and early 1930s.

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08.02.2018

Collaboration and Collaborators in Ukraine During the Second World War: Between Myth and Memory

An essay by Dr. Mykola Borovyk, a postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate School for Eastern and Southeast European Studies in Munich, entitled "Collaboration and Collaborators in Ukraine During the Second World War: Between Myth and Memory," has just been published. It is part of the anthology Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of Memory. Formulas of Betrayal." The book was edited by Gelinada Grinchenko and Eleonora Narvselius as part of the series "Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies".

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01.02.2018

New Publication: Performance Art in the Public Sphere

The anthology “Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere. Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe,” edited by Katalin Cseh-Varga and Adam Czirak, deals with the artistic network of several states in Eastern Europe during the Socialist era. For the first time, it interdisciplinarily examines the forms of performative art as well as the various artistic forms and discourses that could develop under censorship. The book was already preceded by the May 2014 “Performing Art in the Second Public Sphere” conference.

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01.02.2018

New Publication: Water Dreams and Water Spaces in State Socialism (Wasserträume und Wasserräume im Staatssozialismus)

“Water Dreams and Water Spaces in State Socialism. An Environmental History Comparison Based on Czechoslovak and Romanian Water Management 1948-1989” (“Wasserträume und Wasserräume im Staatsozialismus. Ein umwelthistorischer Vergleich anhand der tschechoslowakischen und rumänischen Wasserwirtschaft 1948-1989“) is the title of the monograph by Arnošt Štanzel, which has just been published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. The study, which examines the water use plans of the communist regimes in Czechoslovakia and Romania as a contribution to the modernization of both countries, is the eighth volume in the series “Schnittstellen. Studium zum östlichen und südöstlichen Europa.”

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01.02.2018

New Release: Populism the Serbian Way

Serbia as a guide for Western Europe? As far as populism and its implications are concerned, as Professor Dubravka Stojanović, PhD and Honorary Research Associate of the Graduate School, points out in her new book. The essay, developed, in part, during her time as a visiting scholar at the Graduate School in Regensburg, shows the genesis and mechanisms of Serbian populism. In times of up-and-coming populism in Western Europe and the USA, the book enjoys relevance due to its placement in the European context.

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