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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.

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

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.

Illustration for news: Vacations in Paris

Vacations in Paris

Daria Novozhilova, 3rd-year student of the Programme in History (Faculty of Humanities) talked to us about her visit to the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

HSE Academic Wins Prize of Dinasty Foundation

Stalin: Zhizn odnovo vozhdya  or  Stalin: New Biography of A Dictator  by Oleg Khlevniuk, Leading Research Fellow at the International Centre for the History and Sociology of WWII and Its Consequences, has won the Prosvetitel [Enlightener] 2015 Prize for Biography.  

Illustration for news: International Scholarly Conference "Stalinism and war", 24-26 May 2016, Moscow

International Scholarly Conference "Stalinism and war", 24-26 May 2016, Moscow

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Re-examining Post-War Soviet History through the Lens of Corn

Challenging traditional explanations of history and taking a new view on the past is the hallmark of a good historian; re-examining the history of post-war Soviet agriculture and economics is no exception, according to Aaron Hale-Dorrell, who recently received his PhD in History from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and will begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the HSE International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences in September. Aaron Hale-Dorrell recently agreed to speak with the HSE news service about his research interests, his plans while at HSE, and his experiences living and working in Russia.

A People’s History of War

HSE has hosted the international academic conference ‘Europe, 1945: Liberation, Occupation, Retribution,’ during which historians, sociologists, and culturologists from various countries discussed the social, economic, military, political, and cultural phenomena caused by World War II. In an interview with the HSE News Service, the Director of HSE’s International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, Oleg Budnitskii, discusses the conference, its organizers, and its guests, and also talks about why it is important to study the human dimension of war.

Illustration for news: La ‘controrivoluzione’ in provincia. Movimento bianco e Guerra civile nella Russia del nord, 1917-1920

La ‘controrivoluzione’ in provincia. Movimento bianco e Guerra civile nella Russia del nord, 1917-1920

An Italian edition of the book by Liudmila Novikova, Deputy Director of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, La ‘controrivoluzione’ in provincia. Movimento bianco e Guerra civile nella Russia del nord, 1917-1920 (Counterrevolution in the provinces: the White Movement and the Civil War in the Russian North, 1917-1920) has been published by Viella publishing house.

Illustration for news: Tommaso Piffer Delivered a Report on 'The Western Allies, the Soviets and the Competition for the European Resistance during World War II'

Tommaso Piffer Delivered a Report on 'The Western Allies, the Soviets and the Competition for the European Resistance during World War II'

On April 16, Thursday a research seminar of the The International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences took place at HSE. Tommaso Piffer, Research Fellow of the Center delivered a report on 'The Western Allies, the Soviets and the Competition for the European Resistance during World War II'.

Illustration for news: Oleg Budnitskii Delivered a Lecture on 'Women in the Red Army, 1941-45' at European University Institute

Oleg Budnitskii Delivered a Lecture on 'Women in the Red Army, 1941-45' at European University Institute

On April 1 Oleg Budnitskii, Director of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences delivered a lecture on 'Women in the Red Army, 1941-45' at European University Institute in Florence.