Podcast Series Announcement: “Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change”

To mark the Institute for Historical Research’s centenary, the BASEES Study Group for Minority History is proud to present ‘Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change’, a podcast series on the history of minorities and minority experiences in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. While often presented as simply long-suffering victims of historic persecution, thisContinue reading “Podcast Series Announcement: “Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change””

Special Issue Preview: Contested minorities in the ‘New Europe’: national identities in interwar Eastern and Southeastern Europe, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4

Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arouse on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the minorities’ question. During the First World War, both the Entente and Central Powers attempted to win the loyalties of variousContinue reading “Special Issue Preview: Contested minorities in the ‘New Europe’: national identities in interwar Eastern and Southeastern Europe, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4”

Giuseppe Motta (2021): Rejection, accommodation, disillusion: the responses of Magyar intellectuals to the unification of Transylvania with Romania, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4

Transylvania has a special place in European history, not only for its Western literary image as the land of Dracula, but for the role that this region has played either as a meeting point of cultures, or as bone of contention between opposing nationalisms. During the twentieth century in particular, the Romeno-Hungarian political controversy notContinue reading “Giuseppe Motta (2021): Rejection, accommodation, disillusion: the responses of Magyar intellectuals to the unification of Transylvania with Romania, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4”

Petru Negura (2021) Nation-building and mass schooling of ethnic minorities on the Romanian and Soviet peripheries (1918–1940): a comparative study of Bessarabia and Transnistria, National Identities, 23:4, 433-454

In this paper, I examine the public primary education of ethnic minorities and local responses to schooling in rural areas in two neighbouring regions, Bessarabia and Transnistria, during the interwar period (1918-1940), under the Romanian and Soviet administrations, following the separation of these regions from the Tsarist Russian Empire. Both countries were considered ideologically antagonisticContinue reading “Petru Negura (2021) Nation-building and mass schooling of ethnic minorities on the Romanian and Soviet peripheries (1918–1940): a comparative study of Bessarabia and Transnistria, National Identities, 23:4, 433-454”

Keynote address: Mark Levene, “Prequel to global catastrophe? The dissolution of ‘minority’ peoples through the lens of climate crisis”

Public Lecture by Dr Mark Levene, Emeritus Fellow in History at the University of Southampton, entitled “Prequel to global catastrophe? The dissolution of ‘minority’ peoples through the lens of climate crisis”, the keynote address at the Study Group for Minority History’s inaugural symposium ‘Being a Minority in Times of Catastrophe’, held virtually on 25-26 JuneContinue reading “Keynote address: Mark Levene, “Prequel to global catastrophe? The dissolution of ‘minority’ peoples through the lens of climate crisis””

New academic announcements from Sunday 4 July

Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications: Paweł Popieliński (2021) Mniejszość niemiecka w III Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (1989-2019) w procesie integracji ze społeczeństwem większościowym that analyses the experiences of the German minority in Poland since 1989. Aleksandra Grzymała-Kazłowska (2020) Rethinking settlement and integration: Migrants’ anchoringContinue reading “New academic announcements from Sunday 4 July”

New academic announcements from Sunday 9 May

Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications: Deportacje Górnoślązaków do ZSRS w 1945 roku. Teka edukacyjna offers documents and materials on the deportations of Upper Silesians to the Soviet Union in 1945. James Bjork (2020) Flexible Fatherlands: “Patriotism” among Polish-speaking German Citizens during WorldContinue reading “New academic announcements from Sunday 9 May”

Join us for the next UkrSO talk at the University of Indiana (virtual event)

On Tuesday, April 20 at 12pm (EST) our co-organiser, Dr Olena Palko, will be speaking, and taking questions on the topic “Attempted genocide? The Soviet regime and its ‘population politics’ in the early 1930s. The case of the Polish minority”. Link to join Webinar: https://iu.zoom.us/j/83870845745 Abstract: The repressive character of the Soviet regime towards itsContinue reading “Join us for the next UkrSO talk at the University of Indiana (virtual event)”