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BBUI Prisma Ukraine Lecture Series: Anna Novikov - The Visual Language of Patriotism: Right Wing/Patriotic Fashion in Eastern-Central Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary)

Vortrag | Berlin | 14.12.2016 | 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr | Freie Universität Berlin

(c) Forum Transregionale Studien

(c) Forum Transregionale Studien

Referee:   Anna Novikov (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem/CCCEE Cologne.)

Chair:      Gertrud Pickhan (FU Berlin)

The Ukrainian Vyshyvanka appeared at Fashion Week in Paris. Combat trousers and T-shirts with “cursed soldiers” together with folk motives on dresses and skirts are now popular in Poland. During their yearly patriotic assemblies Hungarian right-wing activists wear Mongolian inspired attire. Kazakh female pop singers dress themselves up as nomadic amazons and Russian girls wear blouses with portraits of Putin. How can one talk about the current development of neo-nationalist/regionalist patriotic fashion in Eastern Central Europe?

This lecture wants to shed light on the fascinating phenomenon of a broad revival of patriotic attire which now gathers momentum in many parts of Eastern Central Europe and Eurasia. It will focus comparatively on the cultural and political dynamics of the perception of patriotic clothing in these regions.

Anna Novikov received her doctoral degree in History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. During her PhD studies she was a Junior Visiting and Research Fellow at Oxford University and the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig. She has been awarded the Rothenstreich Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Students (2010-2012), the Cantemir Fellowship in Oxford (2011) and the Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies Fellowship (2013).

Time & Place

Wednesday, 14. December 2016  |  16:00 - 17:30 

Freie Universität Berlin, Osteuropa-Institut, R. 101
Garystr. 55, 14195 Berlin

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  • Forschung, Ukrainekrieg, Russland, Donbas, Tschetschenien