"What's the Meaning of 1917? Glances from a 100-Year Distance"

Compelted Project
Publications and Events on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution.

 

Forschung

Projekte

Poster of the lecture series

Poster of the lecture series

After the End of the Illusion
What remains of Communism in the twenty-first century?

Completed lecture series

Twenty-two years ago, the French historian François Furet termed the downfall of Communism the ‘end of the illusion’. One hundred years after the Russian October Revolution, this series of lectures explores the consequences of this illusion for today’s understanding of politics, economics, society and culture. 

"Pressechef werden ist nicht schwer Pressechef sein dagegen sehr." Source: Stern issue published on 9.12.1951.

The Federal Office of Information between the Nazi Legacy and Democratic Self-Marketing

Jutta Braun

Associated research project

The Federal Office of Information (Bundespresseamt, BPA) was founded in October 1949 as part of the Federal Chancellery and became a supreme Federal authority in 1958. Its task is to provide information to the government and to communicate the government’s actions and policies to the population. Thus, the Office of Information operates in the field of propaganda, which was doubtlessly for a time tainted by the National Socialists.

"What's the Meaning of 1917? Glances from a 100-Year Distance"

Compelted Project
Publications and Events on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution.

 

Forschung

Projekte

Poster of the lecture series

Poster of the lecture series

After the End of the Illusion
What remains of Communism in the twenty-first century?

Completed lecture series

Twenty-two years ago, the French historian François Furet termed the downfall of Communism the ‘end of the illusion’. One hundred years after the Russian October Revolution, this series of lectures explores the consequences of this illusion for today’s understanding of politics, economics, society and culture. 

"Pressechef werden ist nicht schwer Pressechef sein dagegen sehr." Source: Stern issue published on 9.12.1951.

The Federal Office of Information between the Nazi Legacy and Democratic Self-Marketing

Jutta Braun

Associated research project

The Federal Office of Information (Bundespresseamt, BPA) was founded in October 1949 as part of the Federal Chancellery and became a supreme Federal authority in 1958. Its task is to provide information to the government and to communicate the government’s actions and policies to the population. Thus, the Office of Information operates in the field of propaganda, which was doubtlessly for a time tainted by the National Socialists.