Announcements
15.11.2024 - 17.11.2024 Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLSGIS) at Indiana University

The Global Indigenous Studies Network (GISN) within the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLSGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington invites proposals for panels, individual papers, round table discussions, interactive workshops, performances, and poster sessions to be presented at the First Conference on Global Indigenous Studies (CGIS) on November 15-17, 2024, at Indiana University Bloomington, USA.

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Reviews
Rev. by Stefan B. Kirmse, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Stephen Badalyan Riegg’s study of the Russian Empire’s complex relationship with Armenians in the long 19th century is an important achievement. With its focus on changing Russian policies and perceptions, colonialism and the integration of ‘natives’ in the South Caucasus, it offers not only a detailed empirical analysis but, given Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, also a thought-provoking discussion that raises uncomfortable questions about the role of ethnic and religious ‘Others’ in the project of empire-building.

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Journals

Worlds of Management: Transregional Perspectives on Management Knowledge, 1950s–1970s

Ed. by Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen, Lukas Becht, Florian Peters, and Vítězslav Sommer

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Articles
By Victoria Kravtsova, Humboldt Universität Berlin

Between the post-s

Russian theorist Madina Tlostanova describes the ex-Soviet space as a “void”[1] in the structure of global knowledge production, in which the Global South has a symbolic right to postcolonialism and the Global North, to postmodernism. For her, post-socialism or post-communism as a theoretical lens is insufficient to grasp the “postsocialist, postcolonial and post imperial overtones [that] intersect and communicate in the complex imaginary of the ex-Soviet space.”[2] Tlostanova believes that the Soviet approach to creating “its own New Woman in her metropolitan and colonial versions” implied that “the gendered subjects of the ex-colonies of Russia and the USSR are not quite postcolonial and not entirely postsocialist.”[3] However, this specificity, as well as “presocialist local genealogies of women’s struggles and resistance, tend to be erased.”[4]

Postcolonial theory becomes increasingly popular in the post-Soviet contexts as processes of decolonization continue in the former ‘periphery’ of the former USSR.

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Conference Reports
12.10.2023 - 14.10.2023 Cristian Cercel, Institute for Danube Swabian History and Regional Studies, Tübingen; Dietmar Müller, Leipzig University
By David Borchin, Institut für Interdisziplinäre Studien und Forschungen, Lucian-Blaga-Universität-Sibiu

Have settler colonial studies and Eastern European studies something to tell each other? This was the overarching question that the conference wanted to address, by bringing together the research fields of settler colonial studies and Eastern European history. The conference was thus an exploration of how and whether settler colonial studies can contribute to the study of Eastern Europe and, conversely, what distinctive aspects of Eastern European history could bring significant contributions to the field of settler colonial studies.

The conference was opened by REINHARD JOHLER (Tübingen), who expressed his hope that the research results presented will be able to incorporate the region of Eastern Europe within the main body of research on settler colonialism by emphasizing the specificities of this region.

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