Presentation of Timothy Snyder’s book “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin”

On January  26th and 27th  2011, Prof Timothy Snyder came to CERES to present his recent book book

Video – will be posted shortly

MP3 recording – will be posted shortly

“Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin”

Key Note Speaker:

Snyder, Timothy DPhil, University of Oxford
Timothy Snyder is a Professor of History at Yale University and specializes in modern East European political history.

He is the author of:

  1. Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (Harvard University Press, 1998, Halecki Prize);
  2. The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (Yale University Press, 2003, awards from American Historical Association, American Association for Ukrainian Studies, Przeglad Wschodni, and Marie Curie-Sklodowska University);
  3. Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (Yale University Press, 2005, Pro Historia Polonorum award);
  4. The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of A Habsburg Archduke (Basic Books, 2008).

His most recent book is Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, provides a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killing on the lands between Berlin and Moscow.

A New York Times bestseller and has been called the book of the year :
The Atlantic, The Independent, The Financial Times, the Telegraph, The Economist, History Today, the Seattle Times and the New Statesman.

Discussants:
Bergen, Doris  Ph.D.  North Carolina, Chapel Hill Prof. Doris L. Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor in Holocaust Studies.  Her research focuses on issues of religion, gender, and ethnicity in the Holocaust and World War II and comparatively in other cases of extreme violence.

Her books include Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (1996); War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (2003); The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Centuries (edited, 2004); and Lessons and Legacies VIII (edited, 2008).   She has held grants and fellowships from the SSHRC, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the DAAD, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and she has taught at the Universities of Warsaw, Pristina, Tuzla, Notre Dame, and Vermont.  Her current projects include a book on Germany military chaplains in the Nazi era and a study of definitions of Germanness as revealed in the Volksdeutschen/ethnic Germans of Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust. Bergen is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Magocsi, Paul, FRSC Ph.D. Princeton, Chair in Ukrainian Studies.
Prof. Paul Magosci works on the history of nationalism, in particular among ethnic groups living in border areas.
Has published in the fields of history, sociolinguistics, bibliography, cartography, and immigration studies.  Author of The Shaping of a National Identity (1978), Galicia: An Historical Survey and Bibliographic Guide (1983), Our People (4th rev. ed, 2005) Ukraine: A Historical Atlas (3rd ed., 1987); The Russian Americans (1989); The Rusyns of Slovakia (1993); An Historical Atlas of Central Europe (2nd rev. ed., 2002); A History of the Ukraine (1996); Of the Making of Nationalities There is No End, 2 vols. (1999); The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism (2002); Ukraine: An Illustrated HIstory (2007); Editor-in-Chief Encyclopaedia of Canada’s Peoples (1999), and Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture (2nd rev. ed., 2005).

Wróbel, Piotr, Ph.D. University of Warsaw, Chair in Polish Studies
Prof. Piotr Wróbel is a specialist in Polish history whose current research focuses on national minorities in East Europe.
He is the author or co-author of seven books and more than 75 articles about Polish, German, Byelorussian, and Jewish history published in Poland, Great Britain, and the United States. The titles of his current projects are “History of the Jews in Poland”. In 2006, he co-edited Nation and History. Polish Historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War.

 

 

Chair

Onuch, Olga  DPhil University of Oxford, Petro-Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Onuch’s current research is focused on social mobilization in democratizing states in Eastern Europe and Latin America. She is current working on a manuscript  Revolutionary Moments and Revolutionary Movements: Comparing the Process of Mass-Mobilization in Argentina (2001-2002) and Ukraine (2004).  Dr. Onuch has  recently co-edited a collective volume  Revolutionary Moments: Protest, Politics and Art’. (Forthcoming 2010), Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NaUKMA press: Warsaw/Kyiv.  Dr. Onuch has worked as a project researcher at the IBRD in Kyiv (2001) and at the UNDP RBLAC in New York City (2004).

Sponsored by the:Polish Cultural Institute (NYC), Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative,
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre.

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