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Liavitski, Anton

Anton Liavitski, M. A.

PhD Student in Eastern European History

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Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
Maria-Theresia-Straße 21
81675 München
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180 - 1330

Doctoral Project

"Auf der letzten Strecke". Die belarussische Intelligenzija und die Herausforderungen des Nationalstaates ab 1991

"On the last stretch". The Belarussian intelligentsia and the challenges of the nation state since 1991


Following the Belarusian political scientist Vital Silitski, this project examines the cultural prerequisites for the establishment of the system of rule of the Belarusian President Aljaksandr Lukashenka. The work thus contributes to the understanding of political developments in post-socialist and post-Soviet states. Above all, it is necessary to question the contents of the Intelligentsia’s discourses. How was their program for post-Soviet transformation and the "Narration of the Nation" (S. Hall) seen? Which specific topics and questions did it include? How did the discourses reflect the external challenges and opportunities as well as the internal boundaries and conflicts that the intelligentsia experienced as a social group? Furthermore, the intelligentsia can be described as a set of "individual and collective stories of the actors" (Bourdieu). What was the social structure, conflicts and aims within the Intelligentsia? The third section of the project focuses on the regional framework of Belarussian intellectual history after 1991. It will examine the influence of Russian intellectuals on Belarus, as well as the less obvious links with Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania, which provided important impetus for the nation state and market reforms.

Please also see an overview of his project in the Graduate School's Newsletter Nr. 10, Summer Semester 2018.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Palianinavičy (Belarus). Since 11/2016, PhD Student of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies. 04-08/2016 Exchange Studies, University of Leipzig (Erasmus). 09/2015 - 09/2016 Master's degree, Belarusian State University in Minsk, in World History. 09/2014 - 01/2015 Exchange Studies, University of Leipzig (Agricola Scholarship). 09/2010 - 06/2015 Studied History and Political Science, Belarussian State University in Minsk.

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Предотвращенное банкротство: белорусская нация и советские пространства вненаходимости [Verhinderter Konkurs: die belarussische Nation und sowjetische Räume von Außerhalbsein]. In: Europäische Universität in Sankt-Petersburg (Hg.): Конструируя “советское”? Политическое сознание, повседневные практики, новые идентичности [Das „Sowjetische“ konstruieren? Politisches Bewusstsein, alltägliche Praktiken und neue Identitäten], Sankt-Petersburg 2017, S. 108-114.

Да пытання пра ўнутраную эміграцыю беларускіх інтэлектуалаў у БССР (1964–1985) [= Zur Frage nach der inneren Emigration der belarussischen Intellektuellen in der BSSR (1964-1985)]. In: Беларускі Гістарычны Агляд [Belarusian Historical Review] 1–2/2013.

Тураўскае княства ў беларускім гістарычным наратыве паміж 1980 і 2000 гадамі [= Das Turauer Fürstentum in der belarussischen Geschichtsnarration von 1980 bis 2000]. In: Białoruskie Zeszyty Historyczne 42/2014.

Гістарычнае апісанне ў Беларусі (пачатак 1990-х) [= Geschichtsschreibung in Belarus (frühe 1990er Jahre)]. In: Еўропа 2014: гуманітарныя веды паміж мінулым і будучыняй. Вільнюс, 2015.

"Несколько минут чужой жизни": национальнай культура в Белорусской ССР (1970-е) [= "Einige Minuten des fremden Lebens": Nationale Kultur in der Bealrussischen SSR (1970er Jahre)]. In: Конструируя "советское"? Политическое сознание, повседневные практики, новые идентичности, Санкт-Петербург 2015.

Reviews

Einax, R.: Entstalinisierung auf Weißrussisch: Krisenbewältigung, sozioökonomische Dynamik und öffentliche Meinung in der Belorussischen Sowjetrepublik 1953–1965. Wiesbaden 2014. In: Беларускі Гістарычны Агляд 1-2/2015.

Presentations (selected)

2016

"Zur Motivation Lukanschenkas Kulturpolitik in Belarus" (Jahrestagung des Herder Forschungsrates "Kulturpolitik in Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa 1945 bis 2015", Herder-Institut, Marburg, Oktober 2016).

"Feurig-wässrige Tautologie. Problem der Biographie von Janka Kupala (1982-1998)" (auf Belarussisch, 6th Kongress of Belarusian Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Oktober 2016).

"Die Belarussische Sowjetrepublik als eine Vorstellungsgemeinschaft. Erinnerungs- und Geschichtspolitik in spätsowjetischen Zeit" (24. Tagung Junger Osteuropa-Experten, Europäische Akademie Berlin, Berlin, Juli 2016).

"Postsowjetische Frage nach dem Altrussischen Volk und Benedict Anderson" (auf Russisch, Tag der vergleichenden Geschichte, Europäische Universität Sankt-Petersburg, Sankt-Petersburg, März 2016).

2015

"Auf der letzten Strecke: Ivan Šamiakins 90er in Belarus" (Workshop "Historische und kulturelle Narrative. Konkurrenzen und Verflechtungen im östlichen Europa - Russland, Ukraine und Belarus", Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, November 2015).