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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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01.02.2018

Yuri Slezkine and Kateřina Králová to be Guests at the Graduate School

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is pleased to welcome Prof. Yuri Slezkine, PhD, and Kateřina Králová, PhD, as visiting scholars in Munich and Regensburg. Slezkine is a visiting professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the graduate school from January to April 2018 as a "LMU-UCB Research in the Humanities"  Fellow. Králová is a visiting research fellow at the Graduate School in Regensburg in January and July 2018.

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19.01.2018

Marie-Janine Calic Receives Scholarship from the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies for Academic Year 2017-2018

Marie-Janine Calic, Professor of East and Southeast European History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Principal Investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, is a scholarship holder of the Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg (Berlin Center for Cold War Studies) in Winter Semester 2017/18. 

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19.01.2018

Friederike Kind-Kovács Fellow at Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena

Friederike Kind-Kovács, Postdoc of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies and Academic Counselor at the Department of History of Southeast and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg, has been a Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena since October 2017. The historian will use her research stay, which will last until the end of July 2018, to exchange ideas with the colleagues of the Friedrich Schiller University research center and pursue her habilitation project "Central Europe's Starving Children: Humanitarian Child Relief in Budapest after WWI".

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19.01.2018

Ekaterina Makhotina Receives Prize from the Peregrinus Foundation

Dr. Ekaterina Makhotina, Research Associate of the Department of East European History at the University of Bonn and Alumna of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, received the Peregrinus Foundation Award on December 2, 2017 in Munich.

 

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01.02.2018

The Art of Link-Making in Global Labor History: Subaltern, Feminist and East European Interventions

Dr. Adrian Grama, Postdoc at the Graduate School in Regenburg, and Dr. Susan Zimmermann, Professor at Central European University Budapest, together have published the article "The Art of Link-Making in Global Labor History: Subaltern, Feminist and East European Interventions" in the international journal "European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire."

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