CERCEC CENTRAL SEMINAR 2018/2019 - “War violences and post-conflict reordering in Europe’s East (20th – 21st centuries)”

The CERCEC central seminar is held on Mondays from 5 pm to 7 pm, EHESS, Room M. & D. Lombard, 96 bd Raspail, 75006



Alain Blum, Masha Cerovic, Ioulia Shukan, Vanessa Voisin (CERCEC - EHESS - CNRS)


The seminar cycle is dedicated to a continuous reflection on the sources and new questions in the social sciences and in the history of the Soviet Union, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Central Europe. A researcher is invited to present her / his research at every seminar, leading to an open discussion. For the third consecutive year, the CERCEC has chosen to highlight one of the main fields of interest of its researchers. With the support of the Labex Tepsis, we are hosting a “Condorcet Campus Workshop”: half of the cycle’s seminars will be dedicated to a discussion on “War violences and post-conflict reordering in Europe’s East (20th – 21st centuries)”. We will host a series of French and international guests to discuss the various ways in which the relations between states and societies have been changed, renegotiated, reordered, broken, renewed, in countries that have been deeply impacted by violent struggles and armed conflicts since the first half of the 20th century. We will question the ways in which states and various non-state actors have competed or collaborated in their attempts to adjudicate the consequences of the unleashed violence, be it through police or paramilitary repression, judicial proceedings, social policies or contested memories. The cycle will have a strong comparative perspective, open on other geographical areas and times. The main focus, however, will be on Poland, Ukraine, and more generally, the former Western Soviet Union, since 1945.

[★ Atelier Campus Condorcet : « Violences de guerre »]
  • 12 November 2018 ★ - Youri Shapoval (Institute of Ethnic and Political Studies) - Сотрудничество польских и украинских историков: опыт, проблемы, перспективы
  • 17 December 2018 - Elena Korchmina (New York University in Abu Dhabi) - Indebted Westernization”: economic behavior of the Russian nobility in the late 18th century - early 19th century
  • 4 February 2019 - Sergei Zakharov (Haut Collège d’Economie de Moscou et IEA de Nantes) - The pro-natalist policy in Russia - a comparative and historical perspective  
  • 18 February 2019 ★ Anika Walke (Washington University in St. Louis) - The Aftermath of World War II and Nazi Genocide in Belarus: History, Memory, Representation
  • 25 March 2019 ★ - Oksana Mikheieva (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv) Вооруженный конфликт на территории Украины. : политика и практика признания фактов жизни гражданского населения в экстремальных условиях
  • 1st April 2019 ★  Lukasz Jasinski (Gdynia City Museum, Gdansk) - Politisation of postwar retribution and World War II narrative on the example of the Polish People's Republic
  • 8 April 2019 ★ Jan Gross (Princeton University) - Were the killings of Jews by Polish peasants under the German occupation a norm or an exception?
  • 15 April 2019 ★ Marta Havryshko (Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Lviv) - Gender, War and Political Violence: The Case of Ukrainian Nationalist Underground
  • 13 May 2019 ★ - Jo Laycock (University of Manchester) - Borders of War, Margins of Memory: Violence, Displacement and their Aftermaths in Armenia and the South Caucasus
  • 20 May 2019 - Christian Fröhlich (Haut Collège d’Economie, Moscou) - Performing Resistance: Liminality, Infrapolitics and Spatial Contestation in Contemporary Russia 
  • 3 June 2019 ★ John-Paul Himka (University of Alberta, Canada) - Who Whom? Problems in Identifying Perpetrators and Victims in Ukraine on the Eve of and during the Second World War


[★ Atelier Campus Condorcet : « Violences de guerre »]


Fundings: Campus Condorcet, CERCEC, LabEx Tepsis

More informations

  • Monday 5 November 2018 - 17:00 to Monday 3 June 2019 - 19:00
  • EHESS, Room M. & D. Lombard, 96 bd Raspail, 75006
  • alain.blum@ehess.fr
Alain Blum