Department I: Communism and Society

 
Heads of Department: Dr. Jens Gieseke, N.N.

In Department I, research is focused on the social practices of governance in the GDR and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and especially on the transformation processes in the last third of the twentieth century including and extending beyond the sea change of 1989–91.

A key emphasis is placed on linking various national research cultures into a transnational understanding of history. Areas of specialization are the history of violence in Eastern Europe and the transformation of burgeoning civil-society movements and social structures in late and post-communism.

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Veröffentlichungen und Veranstaltungen aus Anlass des 100. Jahrestages der Oktoberrevolution.

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Kooperationsprojekt mit dem Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Gefördert durch die Bundesstiftung für die Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur

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MfS-Entwicklungshilfe - Die ostdeutsche Volksmeinung - Sozialgeschichte der SED-Diktatur - Alternative Lebenskonzepte in Ost und West - Auswirkungen des Mauerbaus

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Project leader: Dr Kerstin Brückweh
Postdoc: Anja Schröter
PhD students: Kathrin Zöller, Clemens Villinger

Funded 2016-2019 by the Leibniz Association as part of the Leibniz Competition

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The network investigates the relationship between physical violence and state legitimacy in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, addressing the following questions: How did the state control violence after Stalin? How did political legitimation change after 1956? How were these changes related...

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The project is an international collaboration within the D-A-CH programme between Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger, Center for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam, Germany, and Prof. Dr. Philipp Ther, University of Vienna, Austria, financed by the DFG, Germany, as the Lead Agency, and the FWF,...

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Die UdSSR und die deutsche Frage - Moskau und Chicago - Westemigranten - Die neue Linke und die Theorie - Havarie - Sexismus in der DDR - Pforzheim-Stadt des Ankommens - Zeithistoriker im Kalten Krieg - Volkspolizei im sozialistischen Rumänien - politisch motivierte Zwangsadoptionen in der DDR...

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