Leiterin der Abteilung 1


Dr. Juliane Fürst

Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung
Am Neuen Markt 9d
14467 Potsdam

Büro: Am Neuen Markt 9d, Raum 1.01
Tel.: 0331/74510-117
Fax: 0331/74510-143

E-Mail: fuerst [at] zzf-potsdam.de



Seit August 2018 Leiterin der Abteilung 1 "Kommunismus und Gesellschaft’" am Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung zusammen mit Dr. Jens Gieseke

Akademische Laufbahn                    

2017 – 2018    
Reader in Modern History
Department of History, University of Bristol

2012 – 2017    
Senior Lecturer in Modern History
Department of History, University of Bristol

2007 – 2012    
Lecturer in Modern History
Department of History, University of Bristol 

2003 – 2007    
Junior Research Fellow
St. John’s College, University of Oxford

2002 – 2003    
Stipendiary Lecturer, Modern History
Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Akademische Qualifikationen

Senior Fellowship in Higher Academy of Education

1998 – 2003      
PhD, Government Department, London School of Economics
Thesis Title ‘Stalin’s last Generation - Youth, State and Komsomol 1945-53’

1997 – 1998    
MSc Russian and Post-Soviet Studies 
London School of Economics

1994 – 1997    
BA(Hon) Modern History (First Class)
Christ Church, University of Oxford

1992 – 1994
Doppelstudium Jura und Geschichte
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

Abitur am Wilhelmsgymnasium, München


  • Das Projekt beschäftigt sich mit der Geschichte der Hippiebewegung in der Sowjetunion seit den späten 1960er-Jahren. Es konzentriert sich vor allem auf die Frage, welche Rolle Hippies als gesellschaftliche Außenseiter im Spätsozialismus gespielt haben und argumentiert, dass die Beziehung ... » zum Projekt


Ausgewählte Publikationen

Monographien und Sammelbände als Herausgeberin:

Flowers through Concrete: Explorations in the Soviet Hippieland and Beyond, unter Vertrag mit Oxford University Press, erwartet 2019), Monographie

With Silvio Pons and Mark Seldon, The Cambridge History of Communism, Vol. III (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Dropping out of Socialism: Alternative Cultures and Lifestyles in the Soviet Bloc (Lexington Books, 2016), Sammelband herausgegeben mit Josie McLellan

Stalin’s Last Generation: Soviet Post-War Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism (Oxford University Press, 2010), Monographie

Late Stalinist Russia: Society between Reconstruction and Reinvention (London: Routledge, 2006), Sammelband


Artikel und Buchkapitel:

“Liberating Madness – Punishing Insanity: Soviet Hippies and the Politics of Craziness”, Journal of Contemporary History, Oktober 2018, Vol 53(4), 832-860.

“Orte jenseits einer glücklichen Kindheit: Jugendstraflager in der Nachkriegs-Sowjetunion”, Heinz Berger, Gerd Botz, Eva Brücker (Hgs.), Orte Extremer Gewalt im Europa des 20. Jahrhundert (Wien: Böhlau, vorraussichtlich 2018)

mit Stephen Bittner, “The Aging Pioneer: Late Soviet Socialist Society, its Challenges and Challengers”, in Cambridge History of Communism, Vol. III (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

‘We all live in a Yellow Submarine: Life in a Leningrad Commune’, in Juliane Fürst and Josie McLellan (Hg.), Dropping out of Socialism: Alternative Spheres in the Soviet Bloc (New York, 2016), 179-207.

‘If You’re Going to Moscow, be Sure to Wear some Flowers in your Hair: The Soviet Hippie Sistema and Its Life in, Despite and with Stagnation’, in Dina Fainberg and Artemy Kalinovsky, Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era (New York: Lexington Books, 2016), 123-146.

‘The Difficult Process of Leaving a Place of Non-Belonging: Maxim Shrayer’s Memoir, Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story’, Journal of Jewish Identities, Vol. 8, Nr. 2, July 2015, 189-208.

‘Swinging across the Iron Curtain and Moscow’s Summer of Love’, Richard Jobs and David Pomfret (eds.), Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015, 213-236.

‘Love, Peace and Rock’n Roll on Gorky Street: The ‘Emotional Style’ of the Soviet Hippie Community’, Contemporary European History, 23.4 (2014), 565-587.

mit John Davis ‘Drop-outs’ und mit James Mark, Petr Oseka, Robert Gildea, Rebecca Clifford and Chris Reynolds ‘Spaces’ in Robert Gildea and Annette Warring (eds.), Europe’s 1968: Voices of Revolt, Oxford University Press, 2013, 164-192, 193-210.

‘Where did all the Normal People Go: Another Look at the Soviet 1970s”, Review Article, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Summer 2013, 621-640.

‘Born under the same Star: Refuseniks, Dissidents and Late Socialist Society’, in Yaacov Roi, (ed.), The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union, Washington DC, The Woodrow Wilson Centre Press, 2012, 137-163.

mit Chris Reynolds und Petr Oseka, ‘Breaking the Walls of Privacy: How Rebellion came to the Street’, Sonderheft zu 1968, The Journal for Social and Cultural History (2012), 493-512.

‘Introduction’ and ‘Between Salvation and Liquidation: Homeless Youth and the Reconstruction of the Soviet System’, in SEER (Slavonic and East European Review) Special Issue ‘The Relaunch of the Soviet Project: The USSR 1945-64’ (Vol. 86) (2) April 2008,.

‘Friends in Private, Friends in Public: The Phenomenon of the kompaniia among Soviet Youth in the 1950s’ in Lewis Siegelbaum (ed.), Borders of Socialism (New York: Palgrave, 2006), 229-250.

‘The Importance of Being Stylish: Youth, culture and identity in late Stalinism’, Brigitte Studer und Heiko Haumann (eds.), Stalinistische Subjekte: Individuum und System in der Sowjetunion und der Komintern 1929-1953, Zürich: Chronos, 2006, 359-375.

‘In Search of Salvation: Letters to the Soviet Authorities’, Contemporary European History 15 (2006), 327-345.

‘The Arrival of Spring? Changes and Continuities in Soviet Youth Culture and Policy between Stalin and Khrushchev’ in Polly Jones (ed.), Problems of Destalinisation (London: Routledge: 2006), 135-153.

mit Robert Gildea und Dirk Luitgens, ‘To work or not to work’, Kapitel  in Surviving Hitler and Mussolini: Daily Life in Occupied Europe, (Oxford: Berg, 2006), 42-87.

‘Not a Question of Faith – Youth and Religion in the Post-War Years’, Jahrbücher für die Geschichte Osteuropas 52, December 2004, 557-570.

 ‘Prisoners of the Soviet Self? – Political Youth Opposition in late Stalinism’, Europe-Asia Studies 54 (3), 2002, 353-375.


Ausserwissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen

‘In Simferopol’, London Review of Books, 20 March 2014

‘Why Germans are more ambivalent about what is happening in Ukraine than anybody else’, History News Network (HNN), www.historynewsnetwork, 13 April 2014

‘Why do so many Russians seem to dislike the West?’, HNN, 27 April 2014

‘Why the Second World War never Ended for Ukraine’, HNN, 13 May 2014

‘After the Shooting down of MH17’, HNN, 27 July 2014