07.06.2016

Children's Hunger and Humanitarian Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War

An article on Children's Hunger and Humanitarian Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War has recently been published with Berghahn Books by Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, a Postdoc of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg. The article is part of the anthology "Rescuing the Vulnerable: Poverty, Welfare and Social Ties in Modern Europe" (= International Studies in Social History; Vol. 27) edited by Beate Althammer, Lutz Raphael, and Tamara Stazic-Wendt.

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25.04.2016

The Great War, the child’s body and the American Red Cross

The most recent issue of the "European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire", a special issue on "Humanitarianisms in Context: Histories of Non-State Actors, from the Local to the Global", features an article written by Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, a Postdoc of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg. The article is entitled "The Great War, the child’s body and the American Red Cross".

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01.04.2016

Innovative Forms of the Hungarian Samizdat

The March issue of the Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (ZfO), a thematic issue on "Samizdat and alternative communication", features an article on innovative forms and oral practices of the Hungarian Samizdat by Katalin Cseh-Varga, doctoral student at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Munich.

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24.03.2016

Franz Kafka and His Prague Contexts

Charles University's Karolinum Press has just published a new study on Franz Kafka and his hometown Prague. It was written by Marek Nekula, member of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies as well as Professor for Bohemian and Westslavic Studies at the University of Regensburg. The book focuses on the importance of Prague as sociotope for Kafka’s literary work.

 

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22.01.2016

Globalizing Southeastern Europe: New book by Ulf Brunnbauer

Ulf Brunnbauer, Speaker of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, has published a new book entitled "Globalizing Southeastern Europe: Emigrants, America, and the State since the Late Nineteenth Century". It provides a comparative analysis of the socioeconomic causes and consequences of emigration from Southeast Europe particularly to the United States.

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08.12.2015

New anthology: Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Martin Schulze Wessel, Michael Brenner and Franziska Davis are editors of the new anthology "Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union" that has recently been published with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. The sixth volume of the series „Religiöse Kulturen im Europa der Neuzeit“ [Religious Cultures in Early Modern Europe] by the respective International Research Trainig Group deals with diverse perspectives on the history of Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

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03.11.2015

Politics and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Martin Brusis, Joachim Ahrens, and Martin Schulze Wessel are the editors of the anthology "Politics and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia", which has been published with Palgrave Macmillan recently. The book includes findings from the multi-disciplinary research network "KomPost" and investigates the politics of legitimation in post-Soviet countries, focusing on how political and intellectual elites exploit different modes of legitimation.

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03.11.2015

Written Here, Published There, Credits: Central European University Press

Friederike Kind-Kovács Written Here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain

The book identifies a transnational undertaking that reinforced détente, dialogue, and cultural transfer, and thus counterbalanced the persistent belief in Europe’s irreversible division. It analyzes a cultural practice that attracted extensive attention during the Cold War but has largely been ignored in recent scholarship: tamizdat, or the unauthorized migration of underground literature across the Iron Curtain. Investigating the transfer of underground literature from the ‘Other Europe’ to Western Europe, the United States, and back the study illuminates the intertwined fabrics of Cold War literary cultures.

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