New Chapter from Nelly Bekus: Historical Reckoning in Belarus

“Historical Reckoning in Belarus” is the latest chapter published by Dr Nelly Bekus. This forms part of the edited volume Transitional...

Reinterpreting National Ideology in the Contemporary Urban Space of Astana

Dr Nelly Bekus, alongside Kulshat Medeuova (Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan) has recently published the article Reinterpreting National Ideology in the Contemporary...

Registration Open for our British Academy Conference: Global Neoliberalism, 7-8 June 2018

Global Neoliberalism: Lost and Found in Translation British Academy Conference 7-8 June 2018 The University of Exeter and 1989 after...

Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe

Professor James Mark’s co-edited volume Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe is now available through...

The Future of the Past: Why the End of Yugoslavia is Still Important

By Ljubica Spaskovska A new socialist model is emerging in the western Balkans. Can its political vocabulary transcend the ethno-national dividing...

Writing Human Rights into the History of State Socialism

By Ned Richardson-Little The collapse of the Communist Bloc in 1989-1991 is viewed as one of the great triumphs of...

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socialism goes global bannerSocialism Goes Global

Socialism Goes Global is an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded collaborative project between the Universities of Belgrade, Columbia, Exeter, Leipzig, Oxford, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and University College exploring the relationship between decolonisation and the global influence of socialism.

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An initiative which aims to connect institutions and individuals in the field of modern history and memory of 20th century Europe, enabling them to share experiences, contacts and ideas.

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The Genealogies of Memory project facilitates academic exchange between Central and East European scholars of individual and collective memory. It also promotes the region’s study of memory among the broader international academic community.

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 Cultures of History Forum

Imre Kertész Kolleg’s Cultures of History Forum offers a place to debate the cultures of history in East Central and South Eastern Europe. The Forum is concerned with how the countries between Germany and Russia and on the Balkan peninsula are coming to terms with their twentieth century past in the twenty-first.

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PanEur1970s is a five-year project (2015-2020) – based at the European University Institute (EUI) – to investigate the European Socialist regimes’ expectations and predicaments vis-à-vis the opening of a space of pan-European cooperation in the long 1970s. PanEur1970s has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) through and Advanced Research Grant, under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement n. 669194).


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