10.01.2019

100th article published on the Graduate School’s research blog "Remembrance Cultures"

The 100th article has been published in the research blog "Remembrance cultures, remembrance and history policy in East and South-East Europe" [Erinnerungskulturen. Erinnerung und Geschichtspolitik im östlichen und südöstlichen Europa] of the Graduate School. In the jubilee contribution, Dr. Ekaterina Makhotina, Alumna of the Graduate School and Research Associate of the Department of Eastern European History of the University of Bonn, illuminates the development of the Russian Butovo Memorial near Moscow. On this former NKVD shooting range, more than 20,000 people were murdered between 1937 and 1938 as part of the "Great Terror" of the Stalin era. As Makhotina points out, Butovo is a good "bottom-up" example of a Russian commemorative culture that evolves independently of state historical policies - and ultimately influences them.

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08.01.2019

Public and Applied History in Germany

The latest issue of the academic journal "The Public Historian" features two articles by Jacqueline Nießer, almuna of the Graduate School in Regensburg, together with Dr Juliane Tomann based at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena. Both texts are part of the roundtable "Public History and Applied History in International Context" and introduce to the relevance of and the approaches to Public History and applied history in Germany as well as their international standing.

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08.01.2019

Central Asia in Press Photography, 1925–1937: Aufsatz von Helena Holzberger

The current issue of the prestigious Journal of Modern European History features an essay by Helena Holzberger, M.A., PhD student at the Graduate School and Research Associate at the Chair of Russian and Asian Studies at LMU Munich. The title of her essay is "National in Front of the Camera, Soviet Behind It: Central Asia in Press Photography, 1925-1937" and is part of the theme "Photography and Dictatorships in the Twentieth Century".

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13.12.2018

"Die Rettung des Bildes im Wort" as open access publication

The book "Die Rettung des Bildes im Wort. Bruno Schulz' Bild-Idee in seinem prosaischen und bildnerischen Werk" is based on the doctoral thesis by Dr. Anna Juraschek, alumna of the Graduate School. It is now also available with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht as an open access publication. In 2016, the study was originally published in the third volume of the series "Schnittstellen. Studien zum östlichen und südöstlichen Europa".

 

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06.12.2018

Newly published: "Laboring Along. Industrial Workers and the Making of Postwar Romania"

Dr. Adrian Grama, postdoctoral researcher of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, has published with De Gruyter Oldenbourg a monograph entitled "Laboring Along. Industrial Workers and the Making of Postwar Romania". In this book Grama investigates how a commitment to productivity structured the transition from the period of postwar reconstruction to the take-off of industrial development in socialist Romania during the late 1950s.

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11.10.2018

Article by Max Trecker and Sören Urbansky published in "Cold War History"

Max Trecker, alumnus of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, and Sören Urbansky, former research associate at LMU Munich's Chair for Russian and Asian Studies, jointly have written an article on press reports about China in the Eastern bloc between 1956 and 1969.

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12.09.2018

New Publication: "The Genesis of America: US Foreign Policy and the Formation of National Identity, 1793–1815"

"The Genesis of America: US Foreign Policy and the Formation of National Identity, 1793–1815" is the title of the new publication by Dr. Jasper M. Trautsch, Affiliated Researcher and former Postdoc of the Graduate School in Regensburg. In this book he examines how the US foreign policy has contributed to the emergence of an American national consciousness.

 

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30.07.2018

New article by Alexander Libman and Fabian Burkhardt: "The Tail Wagging the Dog? Top-down and Bottom-up Explanations for Bureaucratic Appointments in Authoritarian Regimes"

"The Tail Wagging the Dog? Top-down and Bottom-up Explanations for Bureaucratic Appointments in Authoritarian Regimes" is the title of an article that has been published in the lastest issue of the renowned journal "Russian Politics". Authors are Alexander Libman, professor for Social Sciences and Eastern European Studies at LMU Munich as well as prinucpal investigator of the Graduate School, and Fabian Burkhardt, alumnus of the Graduate School. The paper investigates the link between the sub-national variation of political regimes in a (at the federal level) non-democratic country and the appointments of federal officials in the sub-national provinces.

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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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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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