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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
Book
The Soviet Gulag: Evidence, Interpretation, and Comparison.

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2016.

Article
Russian Literature on the Shoah: New Approaches and Contexts In print

Kukulin I. V.

Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. 2016. Vol. 17. No. 4.

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.

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.

Book Launch: The Russian language edition of Alexander Etkind’s Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied

В рамках научного семинара Международного центра истории и социологии Второй мировой войны и ее последствий

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.