Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications:
New Article by Dosch, Jörn and Lakatos, Malvina. “South Tyrol and Åland: Collective Identity in the Interplay of Old and New Minorities.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 20 (October 2020): 188– 207 compares the nature and flexibility of the collective national identity in the Finnish Åland Islands and the Italian province of South Tyrol, two regions that for long have enjoyed an extensive degree of autonomy within otherwise unitary states, arguing that the process of gaining and sustaining autonomy has, in turn, created a strong institutional basis for the formation of the collective identity.
Kamil Ruszała (2021) Galicyjski Eksodus. Uchodźcy z Galicji podczas I wojny światowej w monarchii Habsburgów examines the processes of emigration from the region of Galicia in the Hapsburg Monarchy in the period during the Great War.
The article by Piotr Puchalski (2021) Emigrants into colonists: Settlement-oriented emigration to South America from Poland, 1918-1932, Journal of Modern European History (published online) traces the consecutive turns in the Polish government’s attitude towards emigration to South America, demonstrating the ways in which they mirrored broader European discourses and responded to systemic changes around the globe.
Danielle Ross (2020) Tatar Empire: Kazan’s Muslims and the Making of Imperial Russia that argues that the Kazan Tatars were both colonized and colonizers, suffering the consequences of their initial defeat at the hands of Ivan the Terrible in 1552 but also participating actively in Russia’s colonial expansion as interpreters, ambassadors, mediators, traders, and settlers.
Benny Morris, Dror Ze’evi (2019) The Thirty-Year Genocide. Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894–1924 examines three waves of violence swept across Anatolia, targeting the region’s Christian minorities between 1894 and 1924, arguing that those actually were part of a single, continuing, and intentional effort to wipe out Anatolia’s Christian population.
R. Chris Davis (2019) Hungarian Religion, Romanian Blood. A Minority’s Struggle for National Belonging, 1920–1945 offers fresh insight to debates about ethnic allegiances, the roles of science and religion in shaping identity, and minority politics past and present.
Also you can read about the following academic opportunities:
CFP: GDR Today VI conference: Minority Experiences of the GDR. Location/Date: online in September 2021. Deadline: 28 May 2021.
Call for Papers – Online Conference ‘Space and Memory in Holocaust Representation’ Institute of Humanities, University of Northumbria, UK; 19-21 November 2021 (deadline 31st May 2021)