The phenomenon of totalitarianism revealed itself throughout the past century in many ways, including but not limited to Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union and Mao’s China. The use of the term “totalitarianism” assumes some typological similarity of political regimes. We suggest totalitarianism is a complex phenomenon, requiring not only the study of state institutions but also an analysis of public life, which cannot be reduced to state policy solely. Such an approach requires studying habits and perceptions of ordinary people who have to accept, to stand against or to avoid challenges posed by the state authorities. This view from ordinary people offers an opportunity to understand the lives of Soviet, German or Italian workers, peasants, teachers, scientists and creative class.
The objective of the Summer School is to bring together the perspectives from different disciplines to study the totalitarian society and its images in late soviet and post-soviet cultures and to familiarize the participants with the phenomena of the past and complex phenomena of modern historical memory. The school is aimed at Master’s students, graduate students, researchers in history, culture, sociology, anthropology and philosophy, who are interested in the Soviet and post-Soviet
The school’s program consists of seminars, workshops, lectures. In addition to classroom activities, field seminars are to be held at Perm archives, museums and memorial sites of the Kama region, including the prominent Perm-36 museum of political repression. The school will take place at HSE - Perm, Russia.
We highly recommend you apply and get an opportunity to present and discuss your own research, to receive the feedback and attend lectures of distinguished experts, such as:
Vitali Taichrib, Freie Universität Berlin
Arkadi Miller, Freie Universität Berlin
Andrea Gullotta, University of Glasgow
Alexander Reznik, HSE
Aleksey Kamenskikh, HSE
Vladislav Shabalin, HSE
Anna Kimerling, HSE
More information: https://perm.hse.ru/en/memoryschool
Deadline for applications is April 30, 2019
Participants are selected on the basis of their applications. Apply online
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