Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 16:22

Since academics in the Republic of Belarus are currently suffering from repression and are fighting for democratic freedom, the ZZF decided to support their fellow historians and announced three Visiting Fellowships for Belarusian scholars. Valery Bułhakaŭ, Anton Liavitski and Iryna Ramanava will be coming to Potsdam this summer for two months each and be part of the international legacies of communism team. They will be invited to pursue their individual research and take part in the academic life at the ZZF.

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 09:39

Keine andere Periode der russischen Geschichte zog derartig grundlegende Veränderungen in Europa und der Welt nach sich wie die Zeit der Perestroika in den Jahren 1985-1991. Trotz der Bedeutung der Reformjahre unter Führung des letzten Generalsekretärs der KPdSU Michail Gorbatschows steht die historische Erforschung dieser Periode in vielen Bereichen noch am Anfang.

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:12

Corinna Kuhr-Korolev will be talking about "Perestrojka im Museum – Brüche und Kontinuitäten" in the colloquium by the ZZF Potsdam on 14.1.2021 (10.15-11.45). The presentation will be held in german. For access to the ZOOM meeting, please contact

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:09

In order to support our colleagues from the historical profession in the Republic of Belarus who currently suffer from repression due to the struggle against the regime and for democratic freedom the ZZF would like to invite individual scholars for a stay at the institute.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 13:36

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.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 14:41

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.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:35

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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 13:13

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

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 09:39

First online workshop of the SAW-research network „Legacies of Communism"

21 – 25 September 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 10:49

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.