Late Soviet Village: people, institutions, and things between the socialist cult of urbanity and ruralisation of urban life styles

Project Leader: Ekaterina Emeliantseva Koller 

The project reconsiders the dynamics of late Soviet society for the first time, different to previous and current research, by looking at the developments outside the cities – in the rural Soviet Union. Dynamics of rural society during the last Soviet decades have hitherto been largely neglected, yet they are crucial for understanding the late Soviet Union. Instead of reproducing the traditional narrative of decline, the project proposes a new conceptualisation of the late Soviet village as a specific modus of entanglement between city and village and as a product of simultaneous “ruralisation” of urban life styles and “urbanisation” of rural life styles.

Collaborators of the project are: Anna Sokolova // Tatiana Voronina // Andrea Keller 

For more details see: Homepage “Late Soviet Village”

«Die Karpato-Ukraine und die Karpaten im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert»

Directed by Julia Richers  // University of Bern // History Department

Remembering the Past in the Conflicts of the Present. Civil Society and Contested History in the Post-Soviet Space (1991 – 2017)

Directed by Carmen Scheide // University of Bern // History Department

This interdisciplinary project investigates the role of civil society in transitional justice, peacebuilding and reconciliation in the areas of history and memory in Georgia, North Caucasus/Chechnya and Ukraine. Collaborators of the project are Cécile Druey Schwab, Oksana Myshlovska and a PhD candidate tba.

Abstract on the Research Database of the Swiss National Science Foundation

A New Theology of Politics: ‘Holy Wars’ of the Heterogenous Ukraine

Metreveli, Tornike // University of St. Gallen // School of Humanities and Social Sciences

EU and Russian hegemony in the ‘shared neighbourhood’: Between coercion, prescription, and co-optation

Burmester, Isabell // Global Studies Institute, Université de Genève // Politikwissenschaften

Border Crossing: Jewish Migration from East Europe, 1870–1920

Chebotarov, Oleksii // Universität St. Gallen // School of Humanities and Social Sciences

“Le discours sur la langue ukrainienne dans l’Ukraine indépendante (dès 1991): essai d’analyse épistémologique.”

Mayilo, Yuliya // Université de Lausanne // Sprachwissenschaft

Imperium, Nation und Familie: Die Kiever Familie Šul’gin/Šul’hyn und die Entstehung des russisch-ukrainischen Gegensatzes

Baumann, Fabian // // Universität Basel, Geschichtswissenschaft

Abstract: Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH)

Transcultural Contact Zones in Ukraine

u.a. Schmid, Ulrich; Scheide, Carmen // //  Universität St. Gallen, Center for Governance and Culture in Europe