Leiterin der Abteilung I


Dr. Juliane Fürst
Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Office: Am Neuen Markt 9d, room 1.01
Phone: 0331/74510-117
Fax: 0331/74510-143

Email: fuerst [at] zzf-potsdam.de



since 2018
Co-Head of Department I "Communism and Society"

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

Academic Qualifications

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
Study of Law and History
Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg



Select Publications


Flowers through Concrete: Explorations in the Soviet Hippieland and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2021), monograph

Cambridge History of Communism, Vol. III: Endgames? Late Communism in Global Perspective 1968 – present, Cambridge: CUP, 2017), edited with Silvio Pons and Mark Selden

Dropping out of Socialism: Alternative Cultures and Lifestyles in the Soviet Bloc (Lexington Books, 2017), edited volume with Josie McLellan

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

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

Articles and Chapters:

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

“From the Maiak to the Psichodrom: How 1960s Counterculture came to Moscow”, in Martin Klimke et al, The Routledge Handbook of the global Sixties (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2018), 180-193.

with 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), 279-290.

‘We all live in a Yellow Submarine: Life in a Leningrad Commune’, in Juliane Fürst and Josie McLellan (eds.), 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, 2016), pp. 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, pp. 189-208.

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

with John Davis ‘Drop-outs’ and with 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.

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