Conference »Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism«

Vom 27. Februar bis 1. März 2014 findet an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin die Abschlußkonferenz des internationalen Forschungsnetzwerks Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism statt. Hier die Ankündigung der Organisatoren.

The network investigates the relationship between physical violence and state legitimacy after Stalinism. It addresses the following questions: How did the party- state control violence after Stalin? How did political legitimation change after 1956? To what extent did physical violence disappear from politics? How was physical violence in the private sphere dealt with? Did these changes contribute to the decline of communism?

The project’s international research network is contributing to the debates about the nature of communist dictatorships, to the causes of the European revolutions of 1989 and the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991. Its aim is to strengthen international cooperation and support comparative and transnational research in the field of communist studies.
The historical research network on violence after Stalinism is funded by the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. The project is hosted by the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (ZZF) in cooperation with the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg and the European University Institute in Florence.

Please register before February 13, 2014, by sending an email to:
Attached you can find the programme of the conference. For further information please visit the
ZZF website.

Venue: Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Project directors: Jan C. Behrends, Pavel Kolář and Thomas Lindenberger (ZZF Potsdam)
Organisation: Stephanie Karmann
The conference is supported by the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft.

Artikelbild: Veranstaltungsflyer, Universität Potsdam


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