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Lecture | Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS)

From Peripheral Whiteness to White Supremacy: Histories of Race in Eastern Europe 1945-present day

Date
Wednesday 4 December 2019
Time
Series
Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS) year 2019-2020
Location
Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 2
2311 BZ Leiden
Room
0.04

James Mark is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of The Unfinished Revolution: Making Sense of the Communist Past in Central-Eastern Europe (2010), which was nominated for the Longman History Today Book Prize 2011 and selected as one of the ‘best books of 2011’ by Foreign Affairs. He is co-author of Europe’s 1968: Voices of Revolt (2013) and 1989: A Global History of Eastern Europe (2019), and co-editor of Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe (2017) and Alternative Encounters: Eastern Europe and the Postcolonial World (2020). He is Principal Investigator on three research projects: '1989 after 1989: Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism in Global Perspective' (2014-19);  'Socialism Goes Global: Cold War Connections Between the 'Second' and 'Third Worlds'' (2015-20); and  Criminalization of Dictatorial Pasts in Europe and Latin America in Global Perspective (2016-20).

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