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The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

Publications
Book
Russia's Empires In print

Suny R. G., Kivelson V. A.

Oxford University Press.

Article
Restricting Russians: Language and immigration laws in Soviet Latvia, 1956-1959 In print

Loader M.

Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity. 2017.

Book chapter
War after War: The Soviet Mobilization Model and Mass Consumption in the1940s and 1950s

Khlevniuk O. V.

In bk.: Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. P. 313-327.

The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences began operating in January 2011.

The key goals of the Centre are:

  • Ensuring the development of fundamental academic research in the social history and sociology of WWII that would be globally acknowledged and, at the same time, integrated in the HSE educational process;
  • Bringing together previously scattered historical studies that promote re-evaluation of the key interpretations of WWII.

Seth Bernstein “Victims, Traitors, Refugees: The Social Reception of Soviet Repatriates after World War II”

On January 26 Seth Bernstein gave a presentation “Victims, Traitors, Refugees: The Social Reception of Soviet Repatriates after World War II” at the scholarly seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.

Jessica Werneke “From Education to Elitism: Amateur Photography and Photography Clubs in the Late Soviet Period”

On December 1 the Center's research fellow Jessica Werneke gave a presentation “From Education to Elitism: Amateur Photography and Photography Clubs in the Late Soviet Period” at the scholarly seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

Angelina Lucento "Entangled Modernisms: Socialism, Jadidism, and the Development of Early Soviet Visual Culture"

On November 25 the Center's postdoctoral research fellow Angelina Lucento gave a presentation “Entangled Modernisms: Socialism, Jadidism, and the Development of Early Soviet Visual Culture” at the scholarly seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.

From Contest to Internship at Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yanina Karpenkina won the 2016 annual contest for HSE students, which is organized by the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences. Thanks to the contest, she went on a six-week internship as a research assistant with the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Soviet Justice During the War Years

The Center’s director, Oleg Budnitskii, spoke about the particularities of Soviet justice during the period of the Great Patriotic War in a recent broadcast from the radio station the Echo of Moscow.

Human Rights and Empire

We Are Pleased to Announce the Publication of the Book The Rights of the Individual and Empire, with an Introduction and Commentary by Oleg Budnitskii.

Results of the Conference 'History of Soviet Jewry (1918-1991): New Sources, New Approaches'

A jointly-organized conference of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences and the Research Center of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, with participation from New York University’s “A Comprehensive History of the Jews of the Soviet Union” project (sponsored by Eugene and Zara Shvidler), took place at the library of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center on June 15-16, 2016.

The Second Edition of Oleg Budnitskii’s book Terrorism in Russian Emancipatory Movements: Ideology, Ethics, and Psychology in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century Has Been Released

The book was released by the publishing firm Political Encyclopedia. The second edition of the book contains a new chapter describing the historiography of terrorism that was written in the fifteen-year period between 2000 and 2015.

Is a Scholarly History of the Second World War Possible?

Oleg Budnitskii, the director of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, gave a presentation at Polit.ru’s ProScience Theatre.

'Just because a Document Is in the Archives, One Should not Assume that It Contains the Truth'

Higher School of Economics hosted the conference Looking Back, Looking Forward: New Directions in World War II Research to mark the fifth anniversary of the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.