Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications:
Lidia Zessin-Jurek, Katharina Friedla (red.) (2020) Syberiada Żydów polskich: losy uchodźców z zagłady discusses the ambiguous position of the Soviet Union towards Polish Jews during the Second World War.
K. Čapková u.a. (Hrsg.) (2020): Zwischen Prag und Nikolsburg, Zwischen Prag und Nikolsburg. Jüdisches Leben in den böhmischen Ländern presents the history of Jews in the Bohemian lands from early modern period to contemporary times.
Asnake Kefale, Tomasz Kamusella, and Christophe Van der Beken (2020) Eurasian Empires as Blueprints for Ethiopia. From Ethnolinguistic Nation-State to Multiethnic Federation is a contribution to the global history of the transfer of political ideas, as exemplified by the case of modern Ethiopia. The book examines different models of a nation-state ranging from Japan-inspired model of ethnolinguistically homogenous nation-state to Soviet model of ethnolinguistic federalism.
Vadym Adadurov, Volodymyr Sklokin, eds. (2020) Imperial Identities in Ukrainian History (The Eighteenth and the First Half of the Nineteenth Century) [In Ukrainian] aims to challenge and revise the established historiographic stereotypes related to the impact of the imperial unification on collective identities of Ukrainians in the Habsburg and Russian Empires during the 18th and the first half of the 19th century.
Krista A. Goff (2021) Nested Nationalism. Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus is a study of the politics and practices of managing national minority identifications, rights, and communities in the Soviet Union and the personal and political consequences of such efforts by paying particular attention to how these asymmetries of power played out in minority communities, following them from Azerbaijan to Georgia, Dagestan, and Iran in pursuit of the national ideas, identifications, and histories that were layered across internal and international borders.
Also you can read about the following academic opportunities:
Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th – 21st Centuries. Essen, October 12–15, 2021.
Deutsche Minderheit im Blick – Perspektiven aus Russland und Kasachstan [online 27 February 2021]