Revolutionary Biographies in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Imperial – Inter/national – Decolonial
The volume contains selected contributions to the conference “Revolutionary Biographies in the 19th and 20th Century. Imperial – Inter/national – Decolonial”, organised by the GHI Moscow in 2017. The contributors look at the crisis-ridden processes of modernity through the prism of individual biographies, which manifest themselves in national and social, anti-imperial and de-colonial, global and regional movements. The contributions cover the Russian, Habsburg and Ottoman Empires, Germany, the USA, France, the Soviet Union, Iran, Poland, Turkey and Africa. They focus on transnational and trans-imperial life paths, networks and the imprints of the actors as well as forms of (auto)biographical self-constitution and the political use of biographical narratives.
Editing: Maria Tschassowskaja
- Sandra Dahlke (Hg.)
- Dr Sandra Dahlke is director of the German Historical Institute in Moscow, Russia. Her research focuses on the History of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union in the 19th–20th centuries. She is particularily interested in auto-/biographical writing and its connection to ideology/religion.
- Nikolaus Katzer (Hg.)
- Dr Nikolaus Katzer is professor (em.) of East European History at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg and director of the German Historical Institute in Moscow, Russia. His primary research interest is modern Russian history, with a particular focus on the political, cultural and social history of the Russian Civil War and the Brezhnev period.
- Denis Sdvizhkov (Hg.)
- Dr Denis Sdvizhkov is researcher at the German Historical Institute in Moscow, Russia. His main research interests are the semantics of social 18th–19th century, collective memory and temporal models in Imperial Russia.
- Peter Csendes (Hg.),
- Anita Traninger (Hg.),
- Karl Vocelka (Hg.),
- Ferdinand Opll (Hg.)