Andrii Portnov: How and Why the Soviet Union collapsed

Dec 13, 2016 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Grundlagenvorlesung im Wintersemester 2016/17

Grundlagenvorlesung im Wintersemester 2016/17

Andrii Portnov a historian of modern Ukraine specializing in intellectual history, historiography, genocide and memory studies in Eastern and Central Europe. Portnov is the initiator of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative.

Andrii Portnov a historian of modern Ukraine specializing in intellectual history, historiography, genocide and memory studies in Eastern and Central Europe. Portnov is the initiator of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative.
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Continuation of the joint lecture series "Revolution - Transformation - Globalization Russia 1917-2017" organised by the Institute for East Europe Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin (OEI) and the Center for Eastern European and International Studies (ZOiS)

Andrii Portnov is a historian of modern Ukraine. He is the initiator of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative, Guest of the Rector at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and long-term Fellow of the Forum Transregionale Studien. Andrii Portnov specializes in intellectual history, historiography, genocide and memory studies in Eastern and Central Europe.

The twentieth century in Russia's history and the effects of the Russian Revolution of 1917 in this period are the subject of a public series of lectures in winter semester 2016/2017 at Freie Universität. Scientists from Germany and abroad first dedicate their contributions to the revolution itself and the events that precede it. In the latter part of the series they will examine the aspects of Soviet modernization and its consequences until the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s and the return of authoritarianism in the 21st century. The series of lectures is jointly organized by the Institute for Eastern European Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin (OEI) and the Center for Eastern European and International Studies (ZOIS).

The public lecture by Andrii Portnov will be held in English. All events of the series are public, admission is free.

Further information
For an overview of the series see the programme.

Contact
Katharina Bluhm, Dean of the Institute of East European Studies, Garystr. 55, Room 216, 14195 Berlin, Phone: +49 30 838 52039, e-mail: katharina.bluhm@fu-berlin.de

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2016 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Room 21A, Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Keywords

  • Osteuropa OEI ZOiS CEU Alexei Miller Katharina Bluhm Gwendolyn Sasse