Negotiating History Across Borders

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

21st Annual Meeting of German-Russian Historians' Commission

Together with the annual meeting, a number of public events were held in Munich, July 4-5, 2018. They include a panel discussion on the 1918 Revolution in Moscow, Berlin, and Munich, a day-long symposium at the Institute for Contemporary History and the launch of Volume One of a joint history book of German-Russian relations at the Tolstoi Library.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Workshop for Young Historians from Ukraine and Germany

Organized by German-Ukrainian Historians' Commission, the workshop is devoted to "Global and transnational perspectives on Ukrainian history from early modern times to present." It takes place from July 1-5 at the Mykola Gogol State University in the central Ukrainian city of Nizhyn.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

German-Russian Historians' Commission to Hold 21st Annual Meeting on July 5, 2018

The German-Russian Historians' Commission will hold its annual plenary session in Munich. There will be a colloquium, a panel discussion, as well as a book presentation of the latest volume of a joint schoolbook. For details, check the Commission's website under Useful Links

Friday, April 20, 2018

Major Study of Historians' Commissions published

The first major study of historians' commissions in Europe--both internal and international commissions--has been published by the German publisher DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG. Entitled Historikerkommissionen und historische Konfliktbewältigung [Historical Commissions and Managing Conflict Over History] it is by Christoph Cornelißen and Paolo Pezzino. Click here for the Table of Contents and Introduction.

(Thanks go to Prof. Harrison for the alert)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Russian–Ukrainian History Dialogue in Helsinki, Finland

On September 4 and 5, 2017, Historians Without Borders based in Helsinki, Finland, hosted a meeting of Russian and Ukrainian historians. Click here for the program and participants.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

German-Ukrainian Historians' Commission Held 3rd Annual Conference

The annual conference of the German-Ukrainian Historians' Commission took place on 29 and 30 September in Kyiv, in cooperation with the Institute of History of Ukraine, the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The conference dealt with the topic "Rethinking the Revolution 1917: War, Revolution and Statehood in Ukraine." Unlike in the old Soviet narrative of the "Great Socialist October Revolution," the Conference was concerned with the theme of the national movement of the Ukrainian people and the struggle for the founding of the state. The speakers focused their presentations on various topics that integrated the national and social factors of the revolutionary year, and also linked various local and regional revolutionary stories in the former Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires.

The conference program (in Ukrainian and English) can be found here

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Matters resumes its activities, March 2017

“We are open to constructive cooperation and we are undertaking actions to break the impasse in which we are now,” said Minister Witold Waszczykowski at a ceremony during which he handed nominations to the Polish members of the Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Matters.

Professor Mirosław Filipowicz, Director of the Institute of East Central Europe in Lublin, is the new Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Matters. New members of the Polish part of the Group, which has resumed its activities after a two-year hiatus, are outstanding academics and experts who specialise in Russia and Eastern affairs. 

For a full announcement by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, see here.