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20.07.2018

New article by Adele del Sordi on "The Relation between External and Internal Authoritarian Legitimation"

"The Relation between External and Internal Authoritarian Legitimation" is in focus of the latest article by Dr. Adele del Sordi, postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate School in Munich, which has been published in the "Taiwan Journal of Democracy". In her paper, Del Sordi explores the "Religious Foreign Policy of Morocco and Kazakhstan" to investigate the mechanisms of authoritarian legitimation.

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19.07.2018

"Return migration and refugee care in Slovakia": Paper by Eva-Maria Walther at the 18th IUAES World Congress

This week, Eva-Maria Walther, M.Sc. participates in the 18th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in Florianópolis, Brazil. The doctoral candidate of the Graduate School in Regensburg recently presented her paper "New home, new me – old home, new me? Return migration and refugee care in Slovakia" in the panel "Migration as Emigration and Immigration: Imagined Nation, Nationality and Citizenship" on Tuesday, 17 July 2018.

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16.07.2018

New Publication: "The Evolution of the Foreign Policy of Ukraine: External Actors and Domestic Factors"

Dr. Karina Shyrokykh, alumna of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, has recently published an article on "The Evolution of the Foreign Policy of Ukraine: External Actors and Domestic Factors" in the international journal "Europe-Asia Studies" (Taylor & Francis). The special issues deals with "The Evolution of Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Space".

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12.07.2018

Research Grant to Eva-Maria Walther

Eva-Maria Walther, who has been working on her PhD on Tolerance and Nationalism in Slovakia at the Graduate School in Regensburg, was recently awarded the Leopold Kretzenbacher Scholarship of the Schroubek-Fonds Eastern Europe. The scholarship supports three months of field research in Košice, Slovakia. She also received a BAYHOST Mobility Grant for further field research in Nitra, Slovakia.

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12.07.2018

Friederike Kind-Kovács assumes a new position at the Hannah Arendt Institute

Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, Postdoc of the Graduate School in Regensburg, assume a new position at the Hannah Arendt Institute for the research on Totalitarianism at the TU Dresden, officially starting August 1st, 2018. Just a few weeks ago, Kind-Kovács submitted her habilitation thesis on "Central Europe's Starving Children: Humanitarian Child Relief in Budapest After WWI".

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05.07.2018

New Publication: History in Service to the Fatherland - Politics of History and Memory in Russia since 2000

"History in Service to the Fatherland: Politics of History and Memory in Russia Since 2000" is the title of the monograph by Philipp Bürger, recently published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Bürger examines how, since 2000, the Russian state has been handling history and memory, focusing on three core areas: educational programs that boost patriotism and how they were staged; the shift in political framing and how contextual changes impacted history classes, particularly textbooks; as well as historical themes and messages within presidential speeches for legitimizing new political action. The study, published as the eleventh volume within the series "Intersections: Studies on Eastern and Southeastern Europe", builds upon existing research on political developments in the Soviet era and the 1990s, thus revealing continuities and genuine changes.

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02.07.2018

"Future Challenges to Authoritarianism Research": Panel Discussion with Adele del Sordi in Hamburg

On May 18, 2018, Dr. Adele del Sordi, post-doctoral researcher at the Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, participated in a panel discussion on the "Future Challenges to Authoritarianism Research" in Hamburg. The public round table was organized by the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA).

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14.06.2018

[Call for Papers] Workshop: "The University Question in Caucasia and Central Asia from the middle of the 19th century until the foundation of the first universities"

Arpine Maniero and the Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies are organizing a conference on "The University Question in Caucasia and Central Asia from the middle of the 19th century until the foundation of the first universities" from October 8 to 10, 2018, in Munich. Proposals for lectures about The University Question, University and State and the Foundation of Universities are requested. The conference attaches importance to the comparative perspective between the regions of the Caucasus and Central Asia. However, we are interested not just in comparative studies but also in single case studies.

Deadline: July 23, 2018

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18.05.2018

Annual Report 2017 published

The Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2017 of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies has been published. The report chronicles the development of the Graduate School in 2017, featuring especially projects and the research activities of our doctoral students, postdocs, and Principal Investigators. Furthermore, it presents interviews with several Visiting Research Fellows we have had the pleasure to welcome last year.

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