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

Publications
Book
The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia. Volume 7: The Soviet Economy and the Approach of War, 1937–1939

Davies R., Harrison M., Khlevniuk O. V. et al.

NY; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Article
A Window on the Soviet Breakup

Cucciolla R. M.

Hoover Digest. Research + Opinion on Public Policy (Hoover Institution – Stanford University). 2018. Vol. 3. P. 157-168.

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.

To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

In March, the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences at HSE welcomed Eleonor Gilburd, Assistant Professor of the History and the College at the University of Chicago. Professor Gilburd presented her book 'To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture' which deals with the history of translation, cultural diplomacy and exchange and the interpretation of Western texts by Soviet audiences in the mid-20th century. She spoke to HSE News Service about her research.

Illustration for news: Stephen Kotkin's book presentation "Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1919-1941"

Stephen Kotkin's book presentation "Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1919-1941"

On January 15 Stephen Kotkin, Professor of History at Princeton University and Associated Researcher at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, gave a book presentation "Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1919-1941"

Post-Doc Fellow from USA Studies Russian and Soviet Film and Photography

Jessica Werneke, who completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa and her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, joined the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences as a Research Fellow in 2016. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she has spent a considerable amount of time living internationally – in both the UK and Latvia – and following her post-doc plans to start a new position as a Newton International Fellow of the British Academy at Loughborough University, where she will continue her research on Soviet photography clubs and amateur photographers in the RSFSR and the Baltic Republics.

Riccardo Cucciolla – Pursuing Postdoctoral Studies on the History of Soviet Uzbekistan

On November 1, Riccardo Cucciolla began a postdoctoral fellowship at the HSE International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences. During his year at HSE, he intends to pursue a research project that follows from his dissertation entitled ‘The Crisis of Soviet Power in Central Asia: The Uzbek Cotton Affair (1975–1991)’, which he wrote while completing a PhD in Political History at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca in Lucca, Italy.

Illustration for news: Analysing History through Ego-documents

Analysing History through Ego-documents

International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, Higher School of Economics and The Friedrich Ebert Foundation held 'A Memory Revolution’: Soviet History Through the Lens of Personal Documents' in Moscow on 7-8 June, 2017. The conference brought together distinguished historians and sociologists from across the globe. Michael David-Fox, Professor of History, Georgetown University, and Academic Advisor of HSE International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences shares his reflections and considerations on the main topic and discussions at the conference and his own research

Illustration for news: International Scholarly Conference "A «Memory Revolution»: Soviet History through the Lens of Personal Documents"

International Scholarly Conference "A «Memory Revolution»: Soviet History through the Lens of Personal Documents"

The conference was held on 7-8 June 2017 in Moscow

Illustration for news: "A «Memory Revolution»: Soviet History through the Lens of Personal Documents": conference program

"A «Memory Revolution»: Soviet History through the Lens of Personal Documents": conference program

The conference will be held on 7-8 June. Organizers: International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russian Federation) and The Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.