International Conference
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International Conference

International Conference Political and Transitional Justice in Germany, Poland and the USSR from the 1930s-1950s  Warsaw, 12-14 March 2015 Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for Prosecutions of Crimes against the Polish Nation (Warsaw), Institute of Contemporary History (München-Berlin), Deutsches Historisches Institut (Warsaw), Deutsches Historisches Institut (Moskau), and MEMORIAL Historical, Educational, Human Rights...

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UNO SGUARDO OLTRE IL MURO
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UNO SGUARDO OLTRE IL MURO

UNO SGUARDO OLTRE IL MURO. RIFLESSI STORICI, CINEMATOGRAFICI E GIORNALISTICI A 25 ANNI DALLA DEUTSCHE WENDE  16. Dicembre 2014, 16.15 Roma, Borgo Sant’Angelo, 14 (Aula Tincani – secondo piano) Programma  In occasione del 25° anniversario dalla caduta del Muro di Berlino, l’Osservatorio sulle relazioni tra Germania e Italia (OGI) con il sostegno della Fondazione Konrad Adenauer in Italia e dell’Università LUMSA a Roma...

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Forecasting Nuclear War
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Forecasting Nuclear War

Forecasting Nuclear War: Stasi/KGB Intelligence Cooperation under Project RYaN By  Bernd Schaefer, Nate Jones, and Benjamin B. Fischer  Between 1981 and 1989 the foreign intelligence branches of the Soviet KGB and the East German Ministry of State Security launched a combined effort to develop a system for detecting signs of an impending western nuclear first strike. Codenamed “Project RYaN”, this early-warning system constituted one...

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Inventing a Socialist Nation
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Inventing a Socialist Nation

Jan Palmowski Inventing a Socialist Nation Heimat and the Politics of Everyday Life in the GDR, 1945–90   Twenty years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic, historians still struggle to explain how an apparently stable state imploded with such vehemence. This book shows how ‘national’ identity was invented in the GDR and how citizens engaged with it. Jan Palmowski argues that it was hard for...

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CfP: The GDR today
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CfP: The GDR today

The GDR today University of Birmingham, United Kingdom January 10, 2014 Deadline for submitting abstracts: November 8, 2013 The University of Birmingham invites papers for a 1-day postgraduate colloquium focusing on the history and memory of GDR politics, culture and society. The event will be held at the University of Birmingham on 10 January 2014 and is sponsored by the Institute for German Studies and the Graduate Centre for...

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The Nation Should Come First
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The Nation Should Come First

Górny, Maciej The Nation Should Come First. Marxism and Historiography in East Central Europe By the second half of the 1940s, newly conquered nations of Central and Eastern Europe were expected to adjust multiple professions, including those related to the historical sciences, to the Soviet model. However, Marxism, soon to become the only acceptable methodology, was no longer understood in the same way as in Bolshevik Russia. Its...

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