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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.

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. 

Illustration for news: Michael David-Fox Lecture on the Soviet Union’s Culture of Diplomacy

Michael David-Fox Lecture on the Soviet Union’s Culture of Diplomacy

On the 13th March 2015 Michael David Fox gave a lecture on the occasion of the launch of  a new Russian translation of his famous book "Showcasing the Great  Experiment: Cultural  Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941".The translation is published by Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie - New Literary Review.

Illustration for news: Call for Applications: Historiography and Sources of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union

Call for Applications: Historiography and Sources of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow invite applications for the seminar “Historiography and Sources of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.”  This seminar, for which the working languages will be Russian and/or English, will be held between June 8 and 10, 2015, at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow. 

Illustration for news: Postdoctoral research positions. Deadline: April 1, 2015

Postdoctoral research positions. Deadline: April 1, 2015

The International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the history of World War II.

Understanding Our Own History by Learning about Another’s

Social Historian, Franziska Exeler has focussed much of her research on the Soviet Union and the Second World War but at HSE she is asking students to find out what happened in other countries to try to understand the Soviet experience in a global context. She talked to the HSE English News website about teaching and researching at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, about discovering Moscow’s architecture and about her life as an academic in Russia.

The Moscow Times: "Historian on Spies and 'Sosedki' in Soviet 1960s"

Report on Sheila Fitzpatrick's speech given on 25 November at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences