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National Research University Higher School of EconomicsResearch DepartmentsThe International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

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

Publications
Article
"The Art of Penultimate Truth”: Dmitrii Prigov's Aesthetic Principles

Lipovetsky M., Kukulin I. V.

The Russian Review. 2016. Vol. 78. No. 2. P. 186-208.

Book chapter
Kremlin – Tbilisi. Purges, Control and Georgian Nationalism in the first half of the 1950s

Khlevniuk O. V.

In bk.: Georgia after Stalin. Nationalism and Soviet Power. NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2016. P. 13-31.

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.

'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.

International Scholarly Conference "Looking Back, Looking Forward: New Directions in World War II Research"

The conference took place on March 17 and was dated for fifth anniversary of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

“Burying the Alliance: Interment, Repatriation and the Politics of the Sacred in Occupied Germany”

Seth Bernstein's report at the scholarly seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

Looking Beyond the Usual Periodization of Soviet History

Alan Barenberg, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Texas Tech University, recently gave a presentation entitled ‘From the Margins to the Home Front: Vorkuta at War’ at a seminar held by the HSE International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences. In his presentation, he sought to provide insights not only about the role of forced labor in the USSR during the Second World War, but also regarding the relationship between the Gulag and Soviet society more broadly.

Alan Barenberg's Report "From the Margins to the Home Front: Vorkuta at War"

Presentation was held in the framework of the scholarly seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

Irina Mahalova, Elena Krivtsova, and Viktoria Pletselman on Their Participation in ‘WWII and the Catastrophe of Jewish People’ Seminar

The seminar was organized by the Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies in collaboration with The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences and took place from November 2nd – 9th, 2015, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Russian Home Front In War And Revolution, 1914-22. Russia's Revolution In Regional Perspective

Slavica Publishers (Bloomington, IN) issued the collection of papers edited by Liudmila Novikova, Deputy Director of the the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences. Novikova also prepared one of the chapters.

Studying Russian Writers on How War Alters Aesthetic Experience

Dr. Angelina Lucento is a Research Fellow at HSE International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences. Her work focusses on art and war. In this interview with HSE English News she explains how family history brought her to research WWII and Russian culture and tells us why Moscow suits her so well for living and working as an international academic in her field.

Sheila Fitzpatrick’s Exciting Moments of Discovery in Researching Soviet Archives

Honorary Professor at the University of Chicago and Sydney University, historian Sheila Fitzpatrick gave a lecture on Stalin and Post-War Anti-Semitism in the USSR at the HSE’s International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences on Thursday 22nd October. In her talk, Professor Fitzpatrick looks at anti-semitism as a bone of contention between Stalin and his closest colleagues in the years when challenging the leader could have life-threatening consequence. As she explained in an interview with the HSE English News website, Sheila Fitzpatrick’s interest in the ‘Jewish question’ came out of her latest book.

Extramural School ‘Forced Labour during WWII: Analysis of Documents and Exchange of International Experiences’

From October 1 – 7th, 2015, HSE students and graduates in history participated in an extramural school headed by Professor Oleg Budnitsky on ‘Forced Labour during WWII: Analysis of Documents and International Exchange of Experience’ in Berlin, Germany.