03.02.2025 - 04.02.2025 Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie (Florian Ambach/Elena Taddei)

Volume 37 of the "Innsbrucker Historische Studien" and the preliminary workshop in Innsbruck address the perceptions, agency, and strategies of people who in research have been characterized as unfree, especially in connection with slavery, captivity, serfdom, and other forms of oppression. The aim of the workshop is to undertake a critical examination of the historical analysis of (un)freedoms, locating the topics within an open geographical framework (local, regional, global histories) and chronologically with a focus on the modern age (c.

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Rev. by Karlo Ruzicic-Kessler, Université de Fribourg

Die Beziehungen zwischen Jugoslawien und der Volksrepublik China sowie deren ideologische, politische und wirtschaftliche Ambitionen im „Globalen Süden“ während des Kalten Krieges stehen im Zentrum des ambitionierten Sammelbandes, der aus einer Kooperation zwischen Wissenschafter:innen aus Slowenien, Kroatien, Serbien und China entstand.

In der ersten von zwei Sektionen fokussieren sechs Beiträge auf die Geschichte der bilateralen Beziehungen zwischen Jugoslawien und der VR China vom Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs bis 1990.

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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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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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