Institutionalizing Indoctrination: Insights from the Romanian Case under Communism
Wednesday, 08 March, 2023 12:15 - 13:45 CEST

How should we think methodically—in theoretically and historically informed ways—about the institutionalization of indoctrination and propaganda? How should we conceptualize and theorize the social organization of ideology?

Ghosts of War: Nazi Occupation and Its Aftermath in Soviet Belarus
Thursday, 09 March, 2023 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

How do states and societies confront the legacies of war and occupation, and what do truth, guilt, and justice mean in that process? The talk examines people’s wartime choices and their aftermath in Belarus, a war-ravaged Soviet republic that was under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

PhD Student Workshop "Global Transformations of Political Economy From the 1970s"
Thursday, 16 March, 2023 14:00 - 17 Mar, 18:00 CEST

The two-day workshop brings together junior researchers from Berlin and Vienna in the fields of political economy and the global history of economic transition from the 1970s, especially outside the North Atlantic West.

Disorder: Europe's Energy Reckoning
Thursday, 30 March, 2023 19:00 - 21:00 CEST
CENTRAL Workshop: Commodities, Trade, and Materiality in the Global Cold War
Wednesday, 19 April, 2023 12:00 - 20 Apr, 16:30 CEST

CENTRAL is a scientific network of five renowned Central European universities: Charles University in Prague, University of Warsaw, University of Vienna, ELTE Budapest as well as Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which aims to promote Central Europe as a hub for academic excellence.

Science to Byt: The Urban Landscapes of Knowledge in the Cold War USSR
Thursday, 20 April, 2023 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

Following the outbreak of the Cold War, the Soviet political establishment became fascinated with visions of a universal scientific literacy to promote the progress to Communism. This task shaped the late Soviet city and, in essence, represented a response to one of the most important questions of modernity: how to use the urban environment to produce…

CENTRAL Workshop: Towards a Central European Doctoral School in Modern History
Monday, 24 April, 2023 12:00 - 25 Apr, 15:00 CEST

CENTRAL is a scientific network of five renowned Central European universities: Charles University in Prague, University of Warsaw, University of Vienna, ELTE Budapest as well as Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which aims to promote Central Europe as a hub for academic excellence.

RECET History and Social Sciences Festival "Transformations of (In)Equality"
Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 14:30 - 26 May, 20:30 CEST

In this second RECET History and Social Sciences Festival, high-profile voices from academia, politics, civil society, the arts and culture will discuss the multiple dimensions of and contestations surrounding (in)equality, and its many transformations over the past years and decades. These lectures, debates, and panel discussions will be accompanied by an…

International conference "Deindustrialization and Reindustrialization Re-Connected. Comparing Developments in the Global South and the Global North from the 1970s to the Present Day"
Wednesday, 31 May, 2023 17:00 - 02 Jun, 16:00 CEST

It is time to reinvestigate the relationship between deindustrialization and reindustrialization, between industrial decline and resilience, and non-industrialization. We will do this in globally comparative as well as transnational perspectives, bringing together research on the global North and the global South, and West and East.