Communism in the West and exile

The communist Paul Merker - The New Left - Arkadij Maslow (1891-1941) - Graduate School: History of Left-Wing Politics in Germany

Forschung

Projekte

Struggles with Marx
Politics and Theory in the new left-journals Das Argument and PROKLA (1959-1976)

David Bebnowski

Associated dissertation project

How can we explain the attraction of certain political ideas for left-wing activists and intellectuals? Why does one particular theory tend to be ‘in fashion’ for a time rather than another? Which concrete historical circumstances can...

Merker (far left in the second row) at the founding of the GDR in the People's Council meeting on 7.10.1949. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-W1126-311 / Kolbe / CC-BY-SA 3.0, Bundesarchiv Bild 183-W1126-311, Berlin, DDR-Gründung, 9. Volksratsitzung, Rede Pieck, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Paul Merker
A Communist in the Malstream of History (1894-1969)

Mario Keßler

Book project

Paul Merker, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and the Socialist Unity Party (SED) was the highest-ranking East German Communist politician to fell victim of the Stalinist repression in the 1950s in the GDR.

Arkadij Maslow: Dissident Against His Will (1891-1941)

Mario Keßler

Book project

Arkadij Maslov’s life reflects the ruptures and contradictions of at first a dogmatic, then a dissident communist in the 20th century. The planned book, which will be written in English, is the first biography

Conference, Graduate School, 23.06.2016 at the ZZF Potsdam, Photo: M. Schlöttke

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Graduate School (Graduiertenkolleg): History of Left-Wing Politics in Germany beyond Social Democracy and Communism

Mario Keßler

Graduate School under the auspices of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS)

Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Science and Research between 2015 and 2019.

Communism in the West and exile

The communist Paul Merker - The New Left - Arkadij Maslow (1891-1941) - Graduate School: History of Left-Wing Politics in Germany

Forschung

Projekte

Struggles with Marx
Politics and Theory in the new left-journals Das Argument and PROKLA (1959-1976)

David Bebnowski

Associated dissertation project

How can we explain the attraction of certain political ideas for left-wing activists and intellectuals? Why does one particular theory tend to be ‘in fashion’ for a time rather than another? Which concrete historical circumstances can...

Merker (far left in the second row) at the founding of the GDR in the People's Council meeting on 7.10.1949. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-W1126-311 / Kolbe / CC-BY-SA 3.0, Bundesarchiv Bild 183-W1126-311, Berlin, DDR-Gründung, 9. Volksratsitzung, Rede Pieck, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Paul Merker
A Communist in the Malstream of History (1894-1969)

Mario Keßler

Book project

Paul Merker, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and the Socialist Unity Party (SED) was the highest-ranking East German Communist politician to fell victim of the Stalinist repression in the 1950s in the GDR.

Arkadij Maslow: Dissident Against His Will (1891-1941)

Mario Keßler

Book project

Arkadij Maslov’s life reflects the ruptures and contradictions of at first a dogmatic, then a dissident communist in the 20th century. The planned book, which will be written in English, is the first biography

Conference, Graduate School, 23.06.2016 at the ZZF Potsdam, Photo: M. Schlöttke

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Graduate School (Graduiertenkolleg): History of Left-Wing Politics in Germany beyond Social Democracy and Communism

Mario Keßler

Graduate School under the auspices of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS)

Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Science and Research between 2015 and 2019.