After more than four weeks in Ukraine, I feel tired but satisfied with what I have managed to do despite COVID-19. Surprisingly, through the Corona-lens I have discovered a lot about my own country. I was able to observe how people in different parts of the world react to the current situation. Furthermore, I have learnt how to navigate through such unusual circumstances. I have spent most of my time in Kyiv, plus five days in Odesa and three days both in Dnipro and in Lviv.
From 21 to 24 September the first online workshop of the project "Legacies of Communism" took place with the title "Agency versus/with Structure: On the question of how transformation is enacted". Originally, the workshop was meant to take place at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, but due to the Corona pandemic the workshop had to be moved into the digital sphere.
The coordinators of the project „Legacies of Communism“ Dr. Juliane Fürst, Dr. Jan Claas Behrends and Dr. Corinna Kuhr-Korolev as well as the PhD candidates Kateryna Chernii and Maren Francke from the Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam will present the interdisciplinary research network at the HAIT. The director of the Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung, Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindeberger, will be in charge of the presentation of the speakers and to moderate the discussion.
When the Legacies-Project (Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, ZZF) started the preparation for the workshop “Agency versus/with Structure: On the question of how transformation is enacted” at the partner institute Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Corona was not yet an issue. Yet this has proven impossible in current conditions, and we had to move the event into the digital space. The online workshop "Agency versus/with Structure: On the question of how transformation is enacted" will now take place via ZOOM from September 21 - 24, 2020. If you are interested in participating
The Call for Applications for three Visiting Fellowships "Legacies of Communism" at the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) has been successfully completed. In the near future we will be able to welcome colleagues from the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava), the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) and the Portland State University (Portland, OR) at ZZF Potsdam. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is not yet certain whether it will be possible to welcome all colleagues in the academic year 2020.
3 Visiting Fellowships “Legacies of Communism“, Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF)
23 – 25 October 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Workshop organised by The Leonid Nevzlin Center for Russian and East European Jewry / European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization / Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (ZZF)
The project "Legacies of Communism? Post-Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform and between Autocracy and Revolution", which is financed by The Leibniz Association and which is located at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam, began his work in April 2019. In order to strengthen the research network and present the individual projects, a kick-off workshop was held at the ZZF in Potsdam on 24 and 25 May 2019. The project involves historians from Germany, Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary, Estonia and Poland. The following topics will be dealt with in the course of the project: