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The International Newsletter of Communist Studies

JHK 2012 | Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung | Seite 405-451 | Aufbau Verlag

Autor/in: Bernhard H. Bayerlein und Gleb J. Albert

VOL. XVIII (2012), NO 25.

Edited by Bernhard H. Bayerlein and Gleb J. Albert

Published by The European Workshop of Communist Studies

With support of The Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam

ISSN Y503-1060

ISSN 1862-698X (for the Online Edition)

Executive Editor

Bernhard H. Bayerlein, Potsdam/Cologne

bayerlein[at]zzf-pdm.de

 

Junior Editor

Gleb J. Albert, Bielefeld

gleb.albert[at]uni-bielefeld.de

 

Editorial Board/Correspondents

Aldo Agosti (Torino)

Lars Björlin (Stockholm)

Lev Centrih (Ljubljana)

Cosroe Chaqueri (Paris)

Sonia Combe (Paris)

Putnik Dajic (Belgrade)

Mathieu Denis (Montréal)

Gérard Donzé (La Chaux-de-Fonds)

Jean-François Fayet (Geneva)

Jan Foitzik (Berlin)

José Gotovitch (Bruxelles)

Sobhanlal Datta Gupta (Calcutta)

Gabriella Hauch (Linz)

John Haynes (Washington)

Victor Heifets (St. Petersburg)

Gerd-Rainer Horn (Coventry)

Peter Huber (Geneva)

Jesper Jørgensen (Copenhagen)

Kostis Karpozilos (Athens)

Fritz Keller (Vienna)

Klaus Kinner (Leipzig)

Todor Kuljic (Belgrade)

Norman LaPorte (Pontypridd)

Marcel van der Linden (Amsterdam)

Aurelio Martin Najera (Madrid)

Kevin McDermott (Sheffield)

Barry McLoughlin (Vienna)

Kevin Morgan (Manchester)

Manfred Mugrauer (Wien)

Timur Mukhamatulin (Moscow)

Jorge Nóvoa (Salvador, Bahia)

Alexander Pantsov (Columbus, Ohio)

José Pacheco Pereira (Lisbon-Brussels)

Aleksandr Reznik (St. Petersburg)

Tauno Saarela (Helsinki)

Wolfgang Schlott (Bremen)

Daniela Spenser (México DF)

Dubravka Stajic (Belgrade)

Brigitte Studer (Berne)

Frantisek Svátek (Prague)

Jérémie Tamiatto (Paris)

Carola Tischler (Berlin)

Reiner Tosstorff (Frankfurt am Main)

Feliks Tych (Warsaw)

Berthold Unfried (Vienna)

Raquel Varela (Lisbon)

Zdenek Vasicek (Prague)

Aleksandr Vatlin (Moscow)

Gerrit Voerman (Groningen)

Marc Vuilleumier (Genève)

Frank Wolff (Bielefeld)

Rolf Wörsdörfer (Darmstadt)

 

Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Marjan Britovsek †, Ljubljana; Prof. Dr. Pierre Broué †, Grenoble; Dr. Jürgen Danyel, Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Marc Ferro, Paris; Prof. Dr. Dietrich Geyer, Tübingen; Dr. Jens Gieseke, Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Lazar Heifets, St. Petersburg; Prof. Dr. Charles Kecskeméti, Paris; Prof. Dr. André Lasserre, Lausanne; Prof. Dr. Avgust Lesnik, Ljubljana; Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger, Vienna; Prof. Dr. Richard Lorenz, Kassel; Prof. Dr. Vera Mujbegovic, Belgrade; Prof. Dr. Jutta Scherrer, Paris/Berlin; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hermann Weber, Mannheim; Prof. Dr. Serge Wolikow, Dijon.

 

Editorial Address:

Dr. Bernhard H. Bayerlein, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF), Am Neuen Markt 9d,

14467 Potsdam, Germany.

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Phone and Fax: 0049 (0)221 42 27 06

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. The Newsletter of the Newsletters: Communist Studies Newsletters and Web Services – 
New Issues. Selected Items

• H-HOAC

• Aktuelles aus der DDR-Forschung

• ICCEES Newsletter

• NewsNet

• Alfred Klahr Gesellschaft Mitteilungen

• Mitteilungen des FABGAB

II. News on Archives, Holdings and Institutions

• Gulag Boss: Discussing the Memoirs of a Gulag Commander

• Pravda über DFG-Nationallizenz verfügbar

• Washington D.C.: ECNU – Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative

• Egypt: State Security Archives May Be Opened

• Washington D.C.: FBI Releases SOLO File

• Riazanov Library Project: US Radical Left Periodicals Digitised

• Marxists Internet Archives: Recent Additions on British Communism

• Bloomington, IN: Polish Workers’ Movement Collection at Indiana University

• Vologda, Russia: Regional Communist Newspaper Digitised

• Lev Centrih, Ljubljana: Digitising Sources for the History of the Communist Movement in Slovenia

III. Research Projects and Dissertations – Work in Progress

• Maurice Andreu (Paris, France): N. I. Boukharine sur les intellectuels et le communisme. Projet en cours.

• Álvaro Cúria (Porto, Portugal): Heirs of the Wall. The Events of 1989–91 and the Continuity of the Southwest European Communist Parties. PhD Project.

• Leo Goretti (Reading, UK): Young Partisans and »Ragazzi con la maglietta a strisce«. Communist Youth in Italy between the Resistance and July 1960. A Gender and Generational Study. PhD Project.

• David Mayer (Vienna, Austria): Tropics Defiant – Clio Militant. On Marxist Historiographic Debates in Latin America in the »Long 1960s« in Transnational Perspective. PhD Project.

• Claudia Monteiro (Paraná, Brazil): A Study of Communism in Paraná (1945–1964). Militancy Between Reason and Feelings. PhD Project.

• Jonathan Waterlow (Oxford, UK): Popular Humour in Stalin’s 1930s. A Study of Popular Opinion and Adaptation. PhD Project.

IV. Materials and Studies

V. New Publications – Reports, Presentations and Reviews

V.1 Reviews

V.2 Presentations and Announcements

• John Riddell (ed.): Toward the United Front. Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International 1922, Leiden, Brill, 2011. 1310 p. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 34). ISBN 978-9-00420-778-3.

• Fridrich I. Firsov: Sekrety Kommunističeskogo Internacionala. Šifroperepiska [Secrets of the Communist International. Coded Correspondence], Moskva, ROSSPĖN, 2011. 519 p. 
(Istorija stalinizma). ISBN 978-5-8243-1461-8.

• Ralf Hoffrogge: Sozialismus und Arbeiterbewegung in Deutschland. Von den Anfängen bis 1914, Stuttgart, Schmetterling, 2011. 216 p. (Reihe theorie.org). ISBN 978-3-89657-655-2.

• Richard Müller: Eine Geschichte der Novemberrevolution. Vom Kaiserreich zur Republik. Die Novemberrevolution. Der Bürgerkrieg in Deutschland, Berlin, Die Buchmacherei, 2011. 756 p. ISBN 978-3-00-035400-7.

• David North: Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis, Essen, Mehring-Verlag, 2010. 259 p. 
ISBN 978-3-88634-085-9.

• David Fernbach (ed.): In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg. Selected Writings of Paul Levi, Leiden, Brill, 2011. VI, 349 p. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 31). ISBN 978-90-04-19607-0.

• Raquel Varela: A História do PCP na Revolução dos cravos, Lisboa, Bertrand, 2011. 399 p. ISBN 978-972-252295-3.

V.3 Books Sent in for Review

VI. Meetings and Conferences Concerning Communist Studies 2011–2012

VI.1 Conference List

• Past meetings and conferences 2011

• Meetings and conferences 2012

VI.2 Conference Reports and Announcements

• Historical Materialism Conference 2011: Panels on the History of Communism

• Conference on the »Praxis School«: Materials Online

VII. The International Bibliography of Communist Studies. Issue 2011

VIII. Periodicals/Serials on Communist Studies

VIII.1 The International Bibliography of Journal Articles on Communist Studies. Issue 2011

VIII.2 Directory of Periodicals on Communist Studies and Connected Areas: Conventional and Online Journals, Newsletters, Discussion Lists, Bulletins and Services

IX. Internet Resources. Websites Relevant for Communist Studies

X. Communism in Culture, Art and Media

• Some Exhibitions on the History of Communism, 2011–2012

• Moskau: Konferenz über Mežrabpom-Fil’m

• Opening of the Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana, Santo Domingo

• Hotel Lux: Das sowjetische KPD-Exil im Spielfilm

XI. Discussions, Debates, Historical Controversies

• Ottokar Luban (Berlin, Germany): Rosa Luxemburgs Tod

Section I
The Newsletter of the Newsletters:
COMMUNIST STUDIES NEWSLETTERS AND WEB SERVICES – NEW ISSUES. 
SELECTED ITEMS

H-NET Discussion Network: H-HOAC. History of American Communism, Washington DC, US.

» www.h-net.org/~hoac/

This network provides a forum for scholars, serious students and all who want to participate in a scholarly discussion of the history of American communism and domestic anticommunism encompassing the history of the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA), groups that split from the CPUSA, and competing radical movements.

Aktuelles aus der DDR-Forschung. Ein Newsletter der Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Berlin, Germany. Redaktion: Ulrich Mählert.

» www.stiftung-aufarbeitung.de/service_wegweiser/ddr_newsletter.php

Die Newsletter sind Mitteilungen zum Stand der aktuellen DDR-Forschung und erscheinen seit 1994 dreimal jährlich in der Zeitschrift Deutschland Archiv. Redaktion: Dr. Ulrich Mählert. Die in den bisherigen Newslettern angegebenen Projektmeldungen verzeichnen zum Erscheinungszeitpunkt geplante, laufende und abgeschlossene Projekte. Newsletter und Projektmeldungen können aus dem Internet heruntergeladen werden.

International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) Newsletter, Münster, Germany.

» www.iccees.org/newsletter.html

The newsletter features news on current developments, events and publications in the field of Central and East European Studies. Two issues (N° 67/January and N° 68/July) have been released in 2011. Each issue features the following rubrics: From the Executive Committee • Forthcoming Conferences • Publications • Fellowships, Prizes and Grants • Miscellaneous.

NewsNet. News of the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Philadelphia, USA.

» www.aseees.org/publications/newsnetmain.html

NewsNet, a newsmagazine of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is published five times a year and includes information about the field of Slavic, Russian, Central European, and Eurasian studies. It is distributed to all ASEEES members, recent issues are also available for download. Apart from the items listed below, each issue carries the following standard rubrics: News from ASEEES, Affiliates and Institutional Members [and various other ASEEES-internal topics] • Personages • In Memoriam • Publications • Library and the Internet News • Publications • Index of Advertizers • Calendar.

2011/1, January:

Mark von Hagen: War, Peace and Cold War Area Studies.

2011/2, March:

Eliot Borenstein: Perverting Slavic Studies. A Love Story • Paul du Quenoy: Teaching Russian History in the Middle East.

2011/3, May/June:

Steven A. Barnes: Russian History Blog and Digital Dissemination of Russian History Research • David MacFadyen: Challenges for Online Study. The Case of Music.

2011/4, August:

Charles King: Is the Caucasus A Place? • Leah Seppanen Anderson: Teaching Postcommunist Politics Twenty Years After the Fall.

2011/5, October:

Madeleine Reeves: After Internationalism? The Unmaking of Osh • Looking Back to 1991.

Alfred Klahr Gesellschaft Mitteilungen, Vienna, Austria.

» www.klahrgesellschaft.at

2011/1, März:

Hans Hautmann: Volksherrschaft für 72 Tage. Die Pariser Kommune 1871 • Irma Schwager: 100 Jahre Internationaler Frauentag • Martin Krenn: Zum Tod von Ernst Engelberg (1909–2010) • Manfred Mugrauer: »Repräsentant einer neuen Zeit«. Juri Gagarins Österreich-Besuch im Mai 1962 • Gerhard Oberkofler: Eine sozialdemokratische Biografie • Gerhard Oberkofler: Menschlichkeit und Entmenschtheit. Ein Brief von Rosa Jochmann nach Zürich (1947) • Rezensionen: Luis Stabauer: Der Kopf meines Vaters. Wien von der NS-Zeit bis zur Gegenwart. Eine Zeitzeugin erzählt; Manfred Pawlik: Wilhelm Weixlbraun. Briefe aus der Todeszelle; Wolfgang Fritz: Die Geschichte von Hans und Hedi. Chronik zweier Hinrichtungen (Willi Weinert) • Österreichs Archive unter dem Hakenkreuz (Martin Krenn) • Simon Loidl/Peter März: »... Garanten gegen den Faschismus ...«. Der Landesverband ehemals politisch Verfolgter in Oberösterreich (Florian Schwanninger) • Charlotte Rombach: Widerstand und Befreiung 1934–1945. Zeitzeugen berichten (Alexander Dinböck).

2011/2, Juni:

Martin Krenn: Zum 100. Geburtstag von Walter Hollitscher. Hollitschers Frage nach dem Gesamtzusammenhang • Peter Goller: Walter Benjamins Einsatz für die Arbeiterbewegung und den Sozialismus (1925–1940) • Aus dem Archiv: Eine internationalistische Intervention. Die Schweizerische Sozialdemokratie solidarisiert sich im Mai 1938 mit der Arbeiterbewegung in der Tschechoslowakei im Kampf für deren Unabhängigkeit (Gerhard Oberkofler) • Berichte: Linke Geschichtswissenschaft heute. Am Beispiel: Walter Markov (Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider) • Felix Kreissler – Erinnerung und Aktualität (Winfried R. Garscha) • Rezension: Jakob Rosenberg/Georg Spitaler: Grün-weiß unterm Hakenkreuz. Der Sportklub Rapid im Nationalsozialismus (1938–1945) (Martin Krenn).

2011/3, September:

Hans Hautmann: Habsburg-Totenrummel und vergessene Vergangenheit • Gerhard Oberkofler: Zum Kontext von Dossiers im Büro Kurt Hager über zwei altösterreichische Emigranten in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik • Rezensionen: Heinz Arnberger/Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider (Hg.): Gedenken und Mahnen in Niederösterreich. Erinnerungszeichen zu Widerstand, Verfolgung, Exil und Befreiung (Martin Krenn) • Ernst Hanisch: Der große Illusionist Otto Bauer (1881–1938) (Alexander Dinböck) • Wilhelm Kroupa: Arbeiter in Wien. Ein Jahrhundertleben (Michael Graber) • Ellen Meiksins Wood: Demokratie contra Kapitalismus. Beiträge zur Erneuerung des historischen Materialismus (Simon Loidl).

Mitteilungen des Förderkreises Archive und Bibliotheken zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung, Berlin, Germany.

» www.fabgab.de

N° 39, März 2011:

Archiv der Arbeiterbewegung in Oer-Erkenschwick • Nachlass von Wolfgang Abendroth – Nachtrag • Bezirksarchiv Prenzlauer Berg der Berliner VVN-BdA • Archiv Schreibender ArbeiterInnen • Findmittel von Archiven der neuen Bundesländer, des Bundes und der Parteien • 45. Konferenz der ITH • 41. Tagung der IALHI • Kolloquium »Basisdemokratie und Arbeiterbewegung« • Kolloquium »Europa in der ›Zwischenkriegszeit‹ des 20. Jahrhunderts« • Geschäftsbericht des Vereinsjahrs 2010 • Personalia • Aktivitäten unserer Vereinsmitglieder • Vorträge.

Sonderheft, Mai 2011:

20 Jahre Förderkreis Archive Bibliotheken zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung 1991–2011 • G. Benser: Ein Sonderheft zum Jahrestag • H. Skrzypczak: Zur Vorgeschichte des Förderkreises • K. Höpcke: Über Gelungenes und Missetaten • I. Pardon: Inmitten heftiger Konflikte um Konzepte • H. Sommer: »Sir Henry« mit dem Temperament seiner »polnischen Ulanennatur« • Dokumente aus den Anfangsjahren • B. Leske: Bundesarchivgesetz § 2a • H. Jestrabek: Interview mit Theodor Bergmann • B. Leske: Internationales Wirken unserer Förderkreismitglieder • R. Holze: Publikationsecho »Bewahren – Verbreiten – Aufklären« • G. Benser: Vereinschronik der Jahre 2006 bis 2011.

Section II
News on Archives, Holdings and Institutions

Gulag Boss: Discussing the Memoirs of a Gulag Commander

While there are several famous literary and autobiographical accounts of Gulag prisoners, memoirs of the camp’s personnel have been rather unknown – until now. Gulag Boss, edited and translated by Princeton sociologist Deborah Kaple, is the memoir of Fedor Mochulskii, who, as a young engineer in 1940, was commanded by the party to head the Pechorlag camp for six years. After pursueing a carreer as a diplomat lateron, he wrote a memoir of his experience during the Perestroika years, and, not being able to get it published, gave it to Kaple who originally interviewed him in the early 1990s about his work in China (read the full story at blog.oup.com/2011/03/gulag-boss/). The memoir has been published in November 2010 by Oxford University Press. Realising that the memoir is a highly unusual and important finding for research on Stalinism, the »Russian History Blog« organised an online debate on the book. Steve Barnes, Jeff Hardy, Alan Barenberg, Lynne Viola, Wilson Bell, Golfo Alexopoulos and Deborah Kaple have used this novel platform to share their thoughts on the memoir in concise essays which can be read at russianhistoryblog.org/category/blog-conversations/gulagboss/.

Pravda über DFG-Nationallizenz verfügbar

Die US-amerikanische Firma »East View Information Services«, die bereits eine Reihe von kommerziellen osteuropabezogenen Digitalisierungsprojekten durchgeführt hat, bietet seit 2010 eine nahezu komplette Digitalisierung der Pravda an. Das 1912 gegründete Zentralorgan der Bolschewiki, das im ersten Jahrzehnt nach der Oktoberrevolution von Nikolaj Bucharin geleitet wurde, ist eine zentrale Quelle zur Geschichte der sowjetischen Politik und Gesellschaft. Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft hat diese, die Jahre 1912 bis 2009 mit einigen Lücken umfassende, Digitalisierung der Tageszeitung in ihr Nationallizenzen-Programm aufgenommen, dadurch kann die digitale Pravda nun über deutsche Hochschul- und Forschungseinrichtungen konsultiert werden. Der Forscher wird damit von der Notwendigkeit, halbzerfallene Papierausgaben und kaum lesbare Mikrofilmkopien zu konsultieren, befreit, darüber hinaus sind viele Jahrgänge nicht nur als Scan, sondern auch als Volltext verfügbar.

Mehr Informationen sind unter www.nationallizenzen.de/angebote/nlproduct.2011-02-08.0674390264 erhältlich.

Washington D.C.: ECNU – Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative

The Woodrow Wilson Center is pleased to announce an important new project, the ECNU-Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative which is a natural outgrowth of the longstanding, close relationship between the Wilson Center’s flagship Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and East China Normal University’s (ECNU) Cold War International Studies Center. The goal of this new initiative is to further scholarly research and exchanges on the Cold War in general and on the Cold War-era history of the US-China relationship in particular, with a view towards deepening mutual understanding and cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. This initiative will produce a series of path-breaking international conferences, workshops and seminars, as well as a series of online and hardcopy publications as a result of the planned scholarly exchanges and meetings.

Source: www.wilsoncenter.org/event/inauguration-ceremony-and-reception-ecnu-wilson-center-cold-war-studies-initiative

Egypt: State Security Archives May Be Opened

After the revolution in Egypt, the interim government made a statement that the records of the State Security service dating as far back as 1910 »could be made available«, according to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. This could also shed new light on the Communist movement and its repression in Egypt during the interwar years.

Source: Newsletter of the Human Rights Working Group, International Council on Archives, June 2011.

Washington D.C.: FBI Releases SOLO File

The FBI has begun to release the contents of its SOLO file, which covers the activities of Morris and Jack Childs, members of the CPUSA who were recruited to work with the FBI in the early 1950s. The overall file itself covers the years of the SOLO operation that occurred between 1958 and 1979; the materials released to date, though, only cover 1958 to 1960. 

More releases will follow. For a brief introduction to this material, see www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/august/byte-out-of-history-communist-agent-tells-all/byte-out-of-history-communist-agent-tells-all. The files themselves may be found at vault.fbi.gov/solo.

Source: John Fox, h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl

Riazanov Library Project: US Radical Left Periodicals Digitised

The Riazanov Library, a US-based digitisation project coordinated by Marty Goodman, has scanned a number of periodicals from the radical Left (mostly Trotskyite, but also early Left Socialist and some mainstream communist) from interwar as well as postwar years. They are made available online by the Marxists Internet Archive, constituting a rich source on the history of the American radical Left. Many scans were done with the help of the Holt Labor Library at San Francisco. More and more periodicals are in the process of being digitised, and the project is searching for particular titles (see www.marxists.org/history/etol/
research/riazanov.htm).

The following periodicals (many with indices and introductory articles) are online as full PDF scans until now:

Pre-WW2

periodical

years digitised

URL

The Class Struggle

1917–1919

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/class-struggle/

The Communist

1919–1921

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/thecommunist/

Industrial Organizer

1941

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/industrialorganizer/

Labor Action

1936–1937

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/laboraction-ca/

Labor Defender

1926–1927

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/labordefender/

The Militant (later: New Militant, 
Socialist Appeal)

1928–1940

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/themilitant/

The New Review

1913–1916

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/newreview/

Northwest Organizer

1941

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/northwestorganizer/

Ohio Socialist

1918–1919

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/ohio-socialist/

The Revolutionary Age

1918–1919

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/revolutionaryage/

The Toiler

1919–1921

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/thetoiler/

Western Worker

1932–1933

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/westernworker/

The Workers’ World

1919

www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/workersworld/

Post-WW2

periodical

years digitised

URL

Campus Spartacist

1965–1971

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/campus-sl/

G.I. Voice

1969–1970

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/GIvoice/

Revolutionary Communist Youth Newsletter

1971–1973

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/rcyn/

Revolutionary Marxist Caucus Newsletter

1970

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/rmcn/

Women and Revolution

1971–1972

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/w&r/

Workers’ Action

1968–1971

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/wa/

Young Socialist

1958–1964

www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/youngsocialist/

Marxists Internet Archives: Recent Additions on British Communism

As communicated by Ted Crawford, recent additions to the Marxists Internet Archive include selected works of Dora B. Montefiore, suffragette and founding member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (www.marxists.org/archive/montefiore/), and Peter Petroff, an old Russian Social Democrat, Bolshevik diplomat and British labour activist (www.marxists.org/archive/petroff/). Furthermore, two periodicals of the British Left have been partly digitised, namely John Maclean’s »Vanguard« (www.marxists.org/history/international/social-democracy/vanguard.htm) and Rajani Palme Dutt’s Labour Monthly (www.marxists.org/history/international/comintern/sections/britain/periodicals/labour_monthly/).

Bloomington, IN: Polish Workers’ Movement Collection at Indiana University

The Indiana University Libraries at Bloomington recently acquired a large collection of Communist periodicals and brochures from post-WW2 Poland. The collection has been part of the Library of the History of the Workers’ Movement in Warsaw, founded in the late 1950s by the Central Trade Union Council and becoming unsustainable in 2005. Through the mediation of Professor Padraic Kenney, a substantial part of the library found a new home in Bloomington, IN. The collection features a noteworthy collection of Polish communist trade-union periodicals (20 titles) as well as various periodicals on the history of the workers’ movement, numerous congress records, guidebooks, brochures and 83 monographic series. The catalogisation of the collection, which might be the largest of its kind outside Poland, is in progress, yet numerous titles can be already found through the library’s online catalogue (www.iucat.iu.edu) through a keyword search on »biblioteka historii ruchu zawodowego«.

For any enquieries, see www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1000035. (Source: NewsNet, March 2011).

Vologda, Russia: Regional Communist Newspaper Digitised

The Universal Scholarly Library of the Vologda Region (Vologodskaia oblastnaia universal’naia nauchnaia biblioteka) in Vologda, Russia, has put online scanned copies of the regional newspaper, Krasnyi Sever [The Red North]. Founded in 1917 as the herald of the local Soviet, it quickly became an organ of the Bolsheviks and continued being issued throughout the Soviet period and beyond. Albeit not being fulltext-based, featuring just scans in PDF format, the digitisation might prove a highly useful source on interwar Soviet provincial history through its vast coverage. The years 1917 to 1934, 1937 to 1939 and 1941 to 1945 are fully covered.

The scanned copies can be browsed at krassev.booksite.ru.

Lev Centrih, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia):

» Digitising Sources for the History of the Communist Movement in Slovenia

In Slovenia, there is yet no specialized digital online collection of sources dedicated to the history of the Slovene/Yugoslav/international communist and labour movement. In recent years, however, two distinguished projects had been launched which may in perspective provide an appropriate infrastructure for the research in question. These are: »SIstory – izobraževalni in raziskovalni portal slovenskega zgodovinopisja [Educative and research portal of Slovene historiography]« (www.sistory.si/), and »dLib.si – Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije [Digital library of Slovenia]« (www.dlib.si/).

The project »SIstory« was launched in 2006 by the Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana under the leadership of Dr. Mojca Šorn and became accessible to the public in 2008. The structure of the »SIstory« data base is divided into the following sections: Sources, Literature, Biography, History and School, Citation Index, Events, and Links. Even though the project had been planned as bilingual (Slovene/English), communist and labour movement related materials have been so far published only in Slovene language. Considering the fact that the project is still in an early phase of development, most of the digitized collections comprise older or more recent printed versions of already published historical sources. This approach is fruitful, because it provides the researchers with basic information and materials about the Slovene/Yugoslav communist movement as well as with past research results. Prispevki za zgodovino delavskega gibanja (1960–1985) [Contributions to the history of the labour movement] and Zgodovinski časopis (1947-) [Historical Review], the two most important periodical publications for Slovene historiography, are now completely digitalized, and constitute not merely scholarly reflections of historical sources of the past, but eventually became historical sources themselves. These periodicals tell us a great deal about how the distinctive chapters of local and international communist movement’s histories were investigated.

Applied methodologies and topics which always favoured local (national) history give us the key to understand the position of the scholarly and university apparatus in the socialist society – the continuities and discontinuities with the bourgeois pre-war period, that is with the positivist/narrativist »heritage« which still haunts Slovene historiography. For the same reason, the digitization of old Slovene history schoolbooks and manuals from 1900 until the 1950s, written by the most prominent Slovene historians such as Milko Kos, Ferdo Gestrin and Bogo Grafenauer, is a most welcome contribution for those who study the history of the development of ideological apparatuses at the European periphery. Other »SIstory« digital collections include the following material for the history of Slovene and Yugoslav communist movement:

• Sources for the History of the Communist Party in Slovenia, 1919‒1921 (Ljubljana 1980) provides a collection of various sorts of material illustrating the rupture in Slovene/Yugoslav social democracy soon after the WWI – such as: articles from communist journals (Delo [Labour], Rdeči prapor [Red Banner], Proleter [The Proletarian]), leaflets, petitions, reflections on Soviet Russia, resolutions from congresses, early anti-Communist propaganda, police reports and observations etc.

• Discussion on the National Question in the CPY [Communist Party of Yugoslavia] in 1923 (Ljubljana 1990) – a collection of articles and other documents relating to the fierce discussions in the CPY in the early 1920s about federalism, autonomy and nationalities in the context of general aspirations for the early Soviet type of political organization of the multinational state.

• Documents of the People’s Revolution in Slovenia (DPRS) (Ljubljana 1962–1989), 7 volumes (March 1941–July 1943); Documents of Bodies and Organizations of the National Liberation Movement in Slovenia (Ljubljana 2001–), 3 volumes (January 1942–September 1943);

• Autumn 1942. Edvard Kardelj and Boris Kidrič Correspondence (Ljubljana 1963). This collection provides the most basic material regarding the organization of the uprising against the Fascist invaders of 1941 in Slovenia and socialist revolutionary transformation of society, led by the Communist Party of Slovenia through the political organization of the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation and several other economic, political and military forms of people’s resistance. The collection illustrates the dilemmas concerning the character of the national liberation struggle in Slovenia/Yugoslavia (national struggle by form – socialist transformation by essence); it further illustrates the crisis in the liberation movement in late 1942 generated by the great human losses within the partisan movement during the Italian summer offensive, the communists’ premature initiative to launch a »second (proletarian) phase of the revolution” and the chaos in partisan military organization, the violence against peasantry conducted by some local partisan commanders, the establishment of armed counterrevolutionary formations. A dispute was eventually settled by agreement between Communists, Christian Socialists and Sokoli [The Hawks, a patriotic gymnastic society] through the declaration usually known as the »Declaration of Dolomiti« in March 1943. The latter cancelled all attempts to form an independent political party.1

• Documents of the Federal Representative Bodies of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia and the Federal Peoples’ Republic of Yugoslavia (1944–1946); transcriptions of discussions held by the Antifascist Assembly of the National Liberation of Yugoslavia, Constitutive Assembly, Provisional National Assembly.

• Transcripts of the People’s Assembly of the People’s Republic of Slovenia (1947–1963); transcripts of discussions of the Slovene legislative body in the period of building the Yugoslav state as federation of (socialist) republics and autonomous regions.

• Statistical Yearbooks of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Beograd 1929–1940), 10 volumes; indispensable sources for social history of the pre-war Yugoslavia, illustrating all relevant data that help to understand social conditions for the socialist revolution that followed.

The »SIstory« portal (Literature section) further includes several (fully digitalized) historiographical works by Slovene historians and sociologists dealing with the communist movement or socialist/revolutionary transformation of Slovenia. This act of putting the absurdities of copyrights aside is a welcome gesture for the researchers as well as the broader public. Online are, for example: Zdenko Čepič, Agrarian Reform and Colonization in Slovenia, 1945–1948, Maribor 1995 (in Slovene); Bojan Godeša, The Slovene National Question During the Second World War, Ljubljana 2006 (in Slovene), Vida Deželak Barič, The Communist Party of Slovenia and the Communist Movement, Ljubljana 2007 (in Slovene), Primož Krašovec and Igor Ž. Žagar, Europe Between Socialism and Neoliberalism, Ljubljana 2011 (in Slovene). The section containing sources also includes video interviews with participants of the national liberation struggle.

To sum up, »SIstory’s« potential as a portal is big. Further digitization of historical sources should include materials from the 1930s (the People’s Front period of the communist movement), not to mention documents after 1945 until the collapse of Yugoslavia. Since the archives (local and foreign/Belgrade, Moscow etc.) store a vast amount of materials, the problem of selection cannot be resolved otherwise than through resolving the problem of development of the scientific object of communist and labour movement history.

The »Digital Library of Slovenia« (»dLib.si«) is a web library, a project developed by the National University Library at Ljubljana in corporation with partners from distinguished universities, institutes and private companies. The concept of »dLib.si« was developed in 2003 and became publicly accessible in 2005. Its collections include texts (journals, books, and scientific reports), photos (maps, photographs, posters) and multimedia (virtual exhibitions, sound recordings). The most valuable collections for the history of Slovene/Yugoslav/international communist and labour movement are probably the digitalized volumes of daily bourgeois newspapers published in Slovenia from the second half of the 19th century until 1945, such as the liberal Jutro [Morning, 1920–1945] and Slovenski narod [Slovenian Nation, 1868–1945], and the catholic-conservative Slovenec [Slovene, 1873–1945]. The articles provide analyses of the communist movement, testimonies of anti-communist propaganda and perception of anti-capitalism since the 19th century and the development of the USSR in general. The digitization of cultural-scientific periodicals such as Sodobnost [Modernity, 1933–1941] and Ljubljanski zvon [The Bell of Liubliana, 1881–1941] provides articles written by the communist ideologues and activists that penetrated traditional or progressive magazines in the 1930s. As far as the post-1945 history is concerned, the digitization of scientific publications such as Problemi [Problems, 1962–], Časopis za kritiko znanosti [Journal of the Critique of Science, 1973–] is indispensable for researching the development of Marxist thought in Slovenia and Yugoslavia, its deep criticism of orthodoxy (Stalinism) but also Yugoslav self-management and the evaluations of the Yugoslav model of developmentalism, especially the unequal development of the federation (the problem of Kosovo since the early 1980s). All of the material mentioned above is unfortunately so far accessible in Slovene language only.

»SIstory« and »dLib.si« both provide important material for studying the history of local and global communist movement(s). A comparison between digitized material, especially Slovene historiographical journals and philosophical/sociological journals, offers an outlook to intriguing contradictions of Slovene socialist society, contradictions that persist until this day. How was it possible that major turning points and steps of the development of Marxist theory, the theory of ideology-discourse and radical (Marxist or world-system theory) political economy had so little or no impact on traditional production of historiography? It is still fashionable in Slovenia to describe the ancient regime as totalitarian or authoritarian and yet, the case of Slovene historiography – narrative and positivist, reveals its immunity to political, theoretical and ideological turning points that occurred in that period. It might be argued, however, that socialist society in Slovenia/Yugoslavia developed several autonomous social spheres which were very similar to those in modern bourgeois states. It might be further argued that the hegemony and dominance of the communist party was fading through the course of that development. How exactly this happened is a matter of future research. »SIstory« and »dLib.si« portals offer enough good material to start the research of this kind.

Section III
Research Projects and Dissertations – Work in Progress

Maurice Andreu, Université Paris XIII (France):

» N. I. Boukharine sur les intellectuels et le communisme. Projet en cours.

Dans ce projet, nous étudions la conception boukharinienne des relations entre les intellectuels et le communisme, telle qu’elle s’était formée de 1914 à 1923, avant que les problèmes de l’«unité» du Parti ne viennent tout perturber. Les intellectuels, dont Boukharine est un membre éminent de la variété russe, l’«intelligentsia», constituent un groupe intermédiaire de techniciens, de gestionnaires, d’enseignants, d’artistes etc. qui sont subordonnés à la classe dominante mais que le système social place au-dessus des classes laborieuses. Le communisme est le mouvement social animé par le Parti des Bolcheviks russes. Boukharine est le benjamin des dirigeants du Parti dont, selon Lénine lui-même, il est le «favori». Schématiquement, ce communisme est caractérisé : 1° par sa formation en un parti ouvrier, organisé comme une armée, tout à fait indépendant des autres classes et des autres partis ; 2° par la stratégie qu’il met en œuvre dès 1914 : transformer la guerre mondiale des impérialismes en une série de guerres civiles révolutionnaires qui mettront fin au capitalisme ; 3° par l’audace de ses combinaisons tactiques qui lui ont permis d’arriver au pouvoir avec le soutien des paysans russes et de s’y maintenir plus longtemps que ne le fit la Commune de Paris … Boukharine est évidemment, avant tout, un dirigeant du Parti bolchevik qui participe pendant près de vingt ans à son Comité central et pendant une dizaine d’années à son Bureau politique. Il occupe une place singulière dans l’appareil de la Direction du mouvement communiste. Le problème du rôle des intellectuels dans la révolution prolétarienne apparaît à plusieurs reprises chez Boukharine, mais pas aussi tôt qu’on pourrait s’y attendre. Une question comme celle de la «culture prolétarienne» est soulevée dès les premiers mois de la révolution et il est évidemment attiré par un mouvement qui est inspiré par un de ses maîtres à penser, A. Bogdanov. On n’en trouve cependant aucune trace dans les premiers travaux politiques qu’il publie sur le programme des communistes. Il faut attendre, nous semble-t-il, les années 1920 et 1921, lorsqu’il élabore son analyse théorique de la révolution (Economique de la Période de Transition) et son manuel de sociologie (Théorie du Matérialisme Historique), pour voir des développements suggérant une spécificité de la culture ouvrière.

The full version of this presentation will be published in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012).

Álvaro Cúria, University of Porto (Portugal):

» Heirs of the Wall. The Events of 1989–91 and the Continuity of the Southwest European Communist Parties. PhD Project.*2

Through this study I will offer a reflection based on primary sources, discourse analysis, and published literature on the reaction of five Southwest European communist parties to the historical events that occurred between 1989 and 1991, such as the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) and the Coup d’État in the USSR (1991). Using the methodology inherent to the history of present time, a study will be conducted on the Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, French and Italian communist parties. Among others, factors related to their origin, course and the different paths followed after the collapse of the so-called real socialism motivated my choice. A comparative, transnational, interdisciplinary research will be carried out that promotes connections between political science and political history – highlighting the analysis of the party’s route and ideology – and communication science – with the analysis of the party press during that period and the use of political discourse study techniques, including the provision of a new framework for speech and content analysis.

Objectives

A primary objective is aimed at the description of the parties’ historical and ideological background. I will go through the relationships between them in a comparative manner, as well as other factors related to the context of their origin and development as European political institutions. The project’s goal is to create an openly comparative study, finding points of separation and connection between the parties that will allow us to, among other conclusions, infer of their peculiarities and study the possible definition of a Latin type of European Communism. The secondary objective stems precisely from the previous one. The parties’ reaction to defining moments in the years under study will be contextualized by conducting exploratory interviews to party leaders from that period, as well as investing deeply in document analysis, which includes minutes from congresses that took place between 1989 and 1991, and, as a main source of analysis, the party press archives. This material will be studied from the viewpoint of speech, proposing to that end a specific and original analysis framing scheme.

The project will draw an accurate picture of the consequences and the reaction of the parties under study to the collapse of real socialism, how they adapted themselves to the absence of an international communist movement, and the conditions that caused the various parties to choose strategies as diverse as maintaining their identities or, in other cases, incorporating broader political coalitions, or even becoming extinct. Based on these objectives, a structured conclusion combining a pan-European comparative study will be provided.

Detailed Description

My study is focused on Southwest Europe, where communist parties have been implemented since the 20s. Five of those parties were chosen for this study: the Portuguese Communist Party, the French Communist Party, the Spanish Communist Party, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia and the Italian Communist Party. The choice of these five parties met criteria associated with several factors. First of all, facts connecting those parties, such as the existence of a cultural community and social models of South-European countries that generated a sort of proximity that will lead us to question whether there is indeed an identity of Latin/Southwest European communist parties. Also, the fact that these parties have undergone a phase as clandestine political organizations: a prolonged one in the Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan and Italian case; shorter in France. Finally, the fact that two of these parties (PCI and PCF) have taken part in the respective governments during the Liberation of Europe, more precisely between 1944 and 1947; and another one, PCP, has also risen to power at a period of national liberation in 1974, and maintained representation in the government until 1976. In each case, the rise to power is related to national liberation from right wing authoritarian regimes, with or without foreign occupation.

These parties are also analyzed by differentiating criteria. In particular, the inclusion of four parties in the definition of Eurocommunism (French, Italian, Catalan and Spanish) as opposed to the Portuguese case, included by some authors in a group called the abnormal Eurocommunists,13 a group were Yugoslav and Asian Communism, particularly Indian Communism, would also take part. Also, we will assess if it is during the period between 1989–1991 that the parties reformulated themselves and if this was a result of the events that marked the end of a cycle.

My interest in this subject arises from the results achieved in my research for the Master’s degree, based on the Portuguese case of the communist movement, whose discussion in international events already took place. I consider, however, that this matter could be pursued further. I am therefore aware of the relevance and potential of transnationality implied by this study, for which I propose a comparative approach using interdisciplinary tools, where the historical and ideological study provide the methodology required to reach firm conclusions and produce new knowledge.

Contact: alvarocuria@gmail.com

The full version of this presentation will be published in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012).

Leo Goretti, University of Reading (UK):

» Young Partisans and »Ragazzi con la maglietta a strisce«. Communist Youth in Italy between the Resistance and July 1960. A Gender and Generational Study. PhD Project.*4

The thesis deals with Communist youth in Italy between 1943 and 1960. The main aim of the research is to explore the change in the political identities and behaviour of Italian young radicals between the Resistance War and the late 1950s. To do this, the topic is approached from different angles, in an attempt to overcome the barriers between political, social and cultural history.

The first chapter focuses on the history of Communist youth organizations between 1943 and 1960. Through an extensive analysis of Party documents, the chapter illustrates the organic allegiance of these networks to the Communist Party, on the basis of the Leninist principle of »democratic centralism«. The crisis of this top-down relationship between the »adult« Party and its youth organizations in the aftermath of 1956, and the subsequent emergence of youth dissent within the Party, is extensively analysed. Through a comparison with the youth organizations of the French Communist Party, the chapter endeavours to investigate whether (or to what extent) the developments in the Italian Communist youth networks were the result of specific decisions of the Italian leadership or whether they should be seen as the fulfilment of external Soviet directives.

The second chapter focuses mainly on Communist pedagogy for young people. It deals with the educational ideas of some of the most prominent Communist thinkers (most notably, Antonio Gramsci), and the way in which they were put into practice within the Party – in its publications for young people, and in the schools for prospective cadres. Through an examination of the Party magazines for young people, the chapter stresses the increasing difficulty faced by Italian Communists in dealing with the diffusion of commercial mass culture. Even though in principle the latter was ideologically described as an American Trojan horse that corrupted the minds and souls of the younger generations, in practice Communist youth magazines drew largely on the design and the style of commercial weeklies to reach a wider audience.

The third chapter deals with the gendered content of Communist youth policies. Through an analysis of different issues (namely, the fact that until 1957 girls had to be part of separate youth branches; the priority given to marriage and family over work as the defining elements of girls’ lives; the daily activities organised for girls, including cake baking and beauty competitions) the chapter outlines the female role models put forward in the Communist movement. It stresses the significance of the change that took place in the late 1950s, when the importance of work as a precondition for girls’ independence was eventually acknowledged within the Party. In the light of the »specific« content of Communist policies for girls, the masculine, virile, patriarchal essence of the »universal« Communist youth policies is also discussed.

In the fourth chapter, the emergence of different generations of Communist militants is analysed. The category of »political generation« is here defined as a group of young people who enter the public arena for the first time at a specific political conjuncture, which ends up influencing their idea of militancy and their political identity in the long term. On the basis of an analysis of the political biographies of different groups of militants, it is suggested that three generations of young Communist militants can be distinguished in this period: the generation of Antifascism, who entered the Party in World War II or in its aftermath; the generation of the Cold War, which was politically socialized at the height of the East-West confrontation; and the post-1956 generation, who shared a more »liberal« political – and cultural – mindset, more similar to that of the radical students and workers of 1968.

Based on an extensive research involving a wide range of sources (documents of the Party and the National archives; youth magazines; sociological surveys; autobiographies and memoirs; interviews with former young Communists), the thesis aims to offer an original contribution to our understanding of the processes of cultural and political change among Italian youth after World War II. Moreover, it endeavours to highlight some crucial (and unresolved) dilemmas for Italian Communists in dealing with cultural modernization and the spread of commercial, consumption-based mass culture.

David Mayer, Department of Social and Economic History, University of Vienna (Austria):

» Tropics Defiant – Clio Militant. On Marxist Historiographic Debates in Latin America in the »Long 1960s« in Transnational Perspective. PhD Project.

One of the realms in which references to Marx and Marxisms played a critical role in the 20th century, was historiography. This holds true not only for the historical sciences as an academic discipline but also for social-political disputes about how to understand the past (politics of history). This PhD thesis offers a study of Latin American historiographic debates inspired by Marxism. It focuses on the »long 1960s« and on Argentina, Mexico, and Chile. Two debates are reconstructed in detail: First, the controversy about historical socio-economic formations and transformations, which were concerned with determining the character of colonial and post-colonial societies in Latin America (feudal or capitalist?) and with specifying the different modes of production in these societies. Second, the debate about the Mexican Revolution in which the popular masses as historical actors, social conflicts and questions of political domination were in the centre of interest. The analyses of this thesis focus on the referenciality in these debates, i.e. the way how these referred to other debates both formally and with regards to contents. For this the following questions are dealt with: Which ideas and arguments did the participants of Latin American debates base themselves on? Were these references local, transnational or transcontinental? What were the preconditions for references to texts and debates from other places (translations, travels, stays abroad etc.)? How did these references influence the interpretations of authors? Were there characteristic reference patterns?

Contact: david.mayer[at]univie.ac.at

The full version of this presentation will be published in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012).

Claudia Monteiro, Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil):

» A Study of Communism in Paraná (1945–1964): Militancy Between Reason and Feelings. PhD Project.*5

The Partido Comunista do Brasil (PCB), founded in 1922 from the impact and repercussions of the Russian revolutionary process, was one of the main agglutinating poles of the Brazilian political Left during the twentieth century, even during the periods of illegality. The years between 1945 and 1964 (the period selected for my PhD research) were a time when the PCB had considerable influence in Brazilian politics – a fact that attracted the attention of the political police investigators looking for evidence of subverting the political and social order. In the State of Paraná, this activity of the political police left behind a big range of captured documents, newspapers, photographs, pamphlets about various activities of communist militants. These materials confiscated by the Department of Political and Social Order of Paraná (DOPS-PR) are currently kept in the historical and public archives of Paraná, and constitute important sources for social and political history.16

Based upon these archival materials of the Department of Political and Social Order of the State of Paraná, my research has the objective of building a social history of politics. In other words, my main purpose is to draw a history from below of communist militancy, reflecting on the following issues: What did motivate ordinary working men and women to defend the ideal of communism with such passion and dedication? Despite the period of illegality and the repression against the PCB, why did the party did not lack loyal and faithful militants at that time?

In an attempt to provide answers to these questions, my research concentrates on the militants who, for several motivations, acted collectively in favor of a common ideology: communism. Therefore my main focus is not the history of the PCB as an institution, but as an affective unit. Although it is methodologically more convenient to consider the institution as a representative of a whole group, I intend to show the opposite, considering that any political party is a homogeneous unit.

This research is delimited on the State of Paraná despite the fact that this State was not where the PCB had the most supporters in Brazil. It serves as an empirical basis to observe the various strategies of a small group of militants. This delimitation allows to analyze various aspects of communist militancy in the State of Paraná: the growth and popularity of the party during the period of the PCB’s legality between 1945 and 1947 (Chapter one of the thesis), the involvement of militants with the local population (Chapter two), the election campaign and activities of the Communist candidates (Chapter three), the influence of Communists on the labor movement and on the countryside (Chapter four), the ban of the party in May 1947 by the Government, the illegal militancy and the impact of the military coup in March 1964 (Chapter five). In this way the history of communist militancy in Paraná will be presented through the reflection of the role of political passions considering militancy.

Due to the belief in the omnipotence of reason as the sole producer of meaning and the difficulty in overcoming the positivist opposition between what is objective and subjective in science, the role of emotions in politics has been ignored for a long time, as if political activity was only managed by people fully aware of their ideas and interests. For this purpose, authors like Pierre Ansart and Eugène Enriquez27 have made valuable contributions about this theoretical approach on the theme of political passions.

Acording to Ansart, the communist parties have produced touching messages through symbols and collective practices.38 From the viewpoint of the militants, the party is an affective object, because in comparison to others political parties, their party is »the chosen one«. Being connected to a party means to feel its orders as beneficial, to approve its goals as desirable choices and to judge its leaders as the best rulers. Thus, the party as an affective unit provides comfort and confidence to its members in an uncertain and insecure world, and it operates like »an oasis in the desert« protecting them from a lonely and desolate life.

Based on the reflections about passions in politics, my research aims to consider the motivations of communist militants of the past, trying to overcome a perspective in which motivations are not just based upon the ratio of class interests of the Marxist scientific discourse, but also in different feelings like courage, hate, love, happiness, sorrow, resentment and hope.

Contact: claudiahistoria[at]yahoo.com.br

The full version of this presentation will be published in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012).

Jonathan Waterlow, Merton College, University of Oxford (UK):

» Popular Humour in Stalin’s 1930s. A Study of Popular Opinion and Adaptation. PhD Project.*9

Understanding everyday life – »history« as experienced by the majority – during Stalin’s 1930s remains problematic. The historiography of the Stalin period has shifted ever more towards social analyses, away from totalitarianism-based explanations of the regime as based upon either total state coercion or total state conversion, with the focus coming to rest upon the space between those poles. Exactly what that space was, its nature and operation, its blurring of boundaries between affirmation and dissent, has yet to be clearly defined. The outlines of the everyday realities for the majority of Soviet citizens have been sketched, but have yet to be coloured in. My research proposes that studying the humour of the population can offer us a keyhole onto the period, providing a wealth of new detail to this still underdeveloped picture of popular perceptions, understandings of and reactions to the upheavals of the 1930s. Policies, speeches, leading figures and the daily grind of life in the Soviet Union were all subjected to constant mockery by the Soviet population. This was evident in anekdoty (jokes or humorous tales), sarcastic remarks and observations shared at work, and in the widespread practice of »decoding« the ubiquitous acronyms of the Soviet authorities in mocking and sometimes filthy ways. But in the end, nothing approaching a dangerous »opposition« emerged from this plethora of humorous subversion. How, then, did the relationship between official ideology and popular responses to it actually function?

I propose an intricate blend of acceptance and criticism or, rather, of acceptance through the process of criticism. By criticising that which could not be changed, »ordinary« Soviet citizens could retain some agency of their own and shared these interpretive acts widely with those whom they trusted. These processes created a pathway to adaptation without becoming simply crushed or brainwashed by ideology, and simultaneously shaped a very complex interaction between the population and official ideology. They picked and chose only certain pieces which they held to be true, but did not simply discard the most patently false or unwanted. Instead, my research reveals not outright rejection, but strong desires that the system should live up to its claims, combined with a subtle, popular reclamation of official »signs« (e.g. the acronyms mentioned above), which were given new, clandestine meanings that reflected the majority’s view of world around them.

In a broader sense, the aim of my research is to develop scholarly understanding of how populations engage with and adapt to dominating, »totalitarian« regimes. I propose humour as a key indicator of the path many citizens may take between those poles. That is not only to say that people are selective, but to identify the operational islands of the everyday which they constructed and to examine them in their own right. Humour is especially suited to this goal because it both receives/accepts a regime’s ideology, but continues to allow for personal agency to colour that reception. My analysis therefore directly engages with the continuing debates surrounding the category of »resistance«, but not upon the subjective and value-laden question of why people endured the difficulties of the Stalinist regime. Instead, my research is more empirical in its focus, noting first that because people did endure it, our focus should be upon the vital question of how they did so.

The focus upon humour adds an important element of social psychology to my research which may be more widely applicable to studies of contemporary societies’ social bonds and interactions. Humour plays an important role in the forging, shaping and endurance of social bonds, and I examine the different kinds of jokes or comments that citizens would risk in different social settings. It is possible in this way to identify different »trust-groups«, the contours of which I propose to be more useful interpretational categories than the problematic labels of »public« and »private« – a binary division that simply does not work for Stalinist Russia nor, I argue, in many other societies, perhaps including our own.

The principal source bases of this project are reports on the »mood« of the population, combined with the criminal casefiles of individuals who were arrested and imprisoned for crimes of humour committed during the 1930s. The sample materials are drawn from archives in Moscow, St Petersburg and Kyiv.

Contact: jonathan.waterlow@history.ox.ac.uk

Section IV
Materials and Studies

Materials and studies will be presented in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012).

Section V
New Publications – Reports, Presentations and Reviews

V.1 Reviews

The following reviews will be presented in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012):

• Augstein, Franziska: Von Treue und Verrat. Jorge Semprún und sein Jahrhundert, München, C.H. Beck, 2008. 381 p.

• Gehrmann, Manfred: Die Überwindung des »Eisernen Vorhangs«. Die Abwanderung aus der DDR in die BRD und nach West-Berlin als innerdeutsches Migranten-Netzwerk, Berlin, Links, 2009. 
650 p.

• Gutjahr, Wolf-Dietrich: »Revolution muss sein«. Karl Radek. Die Biographie, Köln e.a., Böhlau, 2011. 840 p.

• Herbeck, Ulrich: Das Feindbild vom »jüdischen Bolschewiken«. Zur Geschichte des russischen Antisemitismus vor und während der Russischen Revolution, Berlin, Metropol, 2009. 480 p.

• John, S. Sándor: Bolivia’s Radical Tradition. Permanent Revolution in the Andes, Tucson, University of Arizona Press, 2009. XIII, 317 p.

• King, David: Roter Stern über Russland. Eine visuelle Geschichte der Sowjetunion von 1917 bis zum Tode Stalins. Plakate, Fotografien und Zeichnungen aus der David-King-Sammlung, Essen, Mehring, 2010. 345 p.

• Krivošeev, Grigorij F. e.a.: Velikaja Otečestvennaja bez grifa sekretnosti. Kniga poter’, Moskva, Veče, 2009. 380 p.

• Kuckuk, Peter (ed.): Die Revolution 1918/19 in Bremen. Aufsätze und Dokumente, Bremen, Edition Temmen, 2010. 230 p. (Beiträge zur Sozialgeschichte Bremens. 27).

• Laschitza, Annelies; Gietinger, Klaus (eds.): Rosa Luxemburgs Tod. Dokumente und Kommentare, Leipzig, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Sachsen, 2010. 203 p. (Rosa-Luxemburg-Forschungsberichte. 7).

• Lorenz, Gerlinde: Leitstern Sozialismus. Die politische Biografie des Remscheider Arbeiterführers Otto Braß (1875–1950) und seines Sohnes Otto (1900–1972), Essen, Klartext, 2010. 432 p.

• Pons, Silvio; Service, Robert (eds.): A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism, Princeton-Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2010. 921 p.

• Vinogradov, V. K. (ed.): Pravoėserovskij političeskij process v Moskve 8 ijunja–4 avgusta 1922 g. Stenogrammy sudebnych zasedanij. Vols. 1–2, Moskva, ROSSPĖN, 2011. 686 p.

V.2 Presentations and Announcements

John Riddell (ed.):

» Toward the United Front. Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International 1922, Leiden, Brill, 2011. 1310 p. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 34).

ISBN 978-9-00420-778-3.

Historical Materialism Book Series, an imprint of Brill Academic Publishers, has published an annotated edition of the Communist International’s Fourth World Congress, held in Moscow from 5 November to 5 December 1922. The 1,310-page volume includes the Congress resolutions, the stenographic transcript of its 32 sessions, explanatory footnotes, biographies of the more than 500 persons mentioned in the Congress, a glossary, a chronology, an analytic index, and an extensive introduction by the translator and editor, John Riddell. The Congress proceedings and resolutions were originally published in German in 1923, and excerpts appeared then in English, French, and Russian. The German edition was reprinted by Feltrinelli in 1967; a Serbo-Croatian translation appeared in 1982. The present edition is the first in English. The book is available from Brill for €199 or $283. A paperback edition will be published by Haymarket Books at the end of 2012.

The main theme of the Fourth Congress was the need for workers’ organisations to unite in struggle, and this topic is developed in interrelated discussions on the united front, transitional demands, and the demand for a workers’ government. The Congress also includes the Comintern’s first substantive discussion on fascism, which achieved power in Italy a few days before the Moscow gathering convened. Another discussion addressed the colonial revolution, Islamic anti-imperialism, and the responsibility of parties in the metropolitan countries to support colonial freedom. The congress was much broader in scope than its predecessors, embracing discussions on trade union work, the Communist women’s movement, the world struggle for Black liberation, material aid to the Soviet republic, and work in cooperatives. Delegates also considered the problems of many member parties. Agreement was general at the Fourth Congress that some form of united front policy should be pursued, but there was discord over how this should be done. The majority of the Italian party, led by Amadeo Bordiga, favoured a united front of trade unions but not political parties. The minority in the German party led by Ruth Fischer argued for a united from »from below«, which would not include negotiations with Social Democratic leaderships. The German party majority, together with Karl Radek, favoured a more forceful effort to achieve a united front. Similar disagreements cropped up with respect to transitional demands and the workers’ government.

The present edition forms part of a sustained effort to publish in English the annotated proceedings of the four Comintern congress held in Lenin’s lifetime. Six volumes of Comintern documents were published by Pathfinder Press under Riddell’s editorship between 1984 and 1993, including proceedings of the First (1919), Second (1920), and Baku (1920) congresses. Work is under way to enable Historical Materialism to make available the record of the Third Congress (1921), with a planned publication date of 2014. An additional projected volume would include the three conferences of the Comintern’s expanded Executive Committee that were held in 1922 and 1923.

Correspondence regarding this project can be sent to johnriddell@sympatico.ca.

(Information by the author)

Fridrich I. Firsov:

» Sekrety Kommunističeskogo Internacionala. Šifroperepiska [Secrets of the Communist International. Coded Correspondence], Moskva, ROSSPĖN, 2011. 519 p. (Istorija stalinizma).

ISBN 978-5-8243-1461-8.

On the basis of less known, or even in most cases previously unknown sources, the book shows the part of the Comintern’s activity that used to be kept silent, yet was of first priority – covert instructing of communist parties through emissaries, methods of financing, control and complete subordination. The book sheds new light on events such as the Popular Front in France, the civil wars in Spain and China, and World War II. Special attention is drawn to the tense cooperation between Comintern and Soviet intelligence. The author succeeded to decipher the codes that the Comintern used to correspond with communist parties.

(From the publisher’s announcement)

Ralf Hoffrogge:

» Sozialismus und Arbeiterbewegung in Deutschland. Von den Anfängen bis 1914, Stuttgart, Schmetterling, 2011. 216 p. (Reihe theorie.org). ISBN 978-3-89657-655-2.

Die soziale Frage, welche der klassischen Arbeiterbewegung zugrunde lag, ist heute wieder aktuell. Auch der Sozialismus als Utopie wird neu diskutiert. Die Geschichte des Sozialismus ist jedoch weder an den Universitäten noch in politischen Debatten ein prominentes Thema. Doch wie kann man über die Zukunft nachdenken, ohne die Vergangenheit zu kennen? Diese Einführung liefert einen historischen Überblick über die sozialistische Arbeiterbewegung vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg. Der Schwerpunkt liegt in Deutschland, aber Fragen von Internationalismus, Kolonialismus und Migration nehmen breiten Raum ein. Denn Kämpfe um das Soziale waren Kernfrage, aber nie einziges Thema der Arbeiterbewegung. Sie beschäftigte sich schon im 19. Jahrhundert mit Geschlechterverhältnissen, kämpfte gegen rassistische Diskriminierung und Antisemitismus, setzte sich gegen die Kriminalisierung von Homosexualität ein. Diese Breite zeitgenössischer Diskussionen soll in der vorliegenden Einführung neu erschlossen werden. Es gilt, neu zu untersuchen, wie in der Vergangenheit verschiedene Kämpfe um Emanzipation zusammengeführt wurden – oder auch scheiterten. Denn das Wissen um historische Niederlagen ist besser als ein geschichtsloser Zustand, in dem selbst die Idee des Kampfes abwesend ist. Für den Zeitabschnitt nach 1914 ist ein weiterer Band geplant.

(Verlagsankündigung)

Richard Müller:

» Eine Geschichte der Novemberrevolution. Vom Kaiserreich zur Republik. Die Novemberrevolution. Der Bürgerkrieg in Deutschland, Berlin, Die Buchmacherei, 2011. 756 p. ISBN 978-3-00-035400-7.

In einer historischen Trilogie unter dem Obertitel »Vom Kaiserreich zur Republik« verfasste Richard Müller, Metallarbeiter und Vorsitzender des Vollzugsrats der Arbeiter- und Soldatenräte in der deutschen Novemberrevolution, einen ungewöhnlichen Zeitzeugenbericht. Seine packend erzählten Bände inspirierten Historiker wie Sebastian Haffner und sind Standardwerk und Geheimtipp zugleich. Jetzt sind die drei Bände in einem Band gebündelt wieder verfügbar.

(Verlagsankündigung)

David North:

» Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis, Essen, Mehring-Verlag, 2010. 259 p. ISBN 978-3-88634-085-9.

Innerhalb von fünf Jahren haben drei britische Historiker – Ian Thatcher, Geoffrey Swain und Robert Service – Biografien über Leo Trotzki vorgelegt. Alle drei, insbesondere aber diejenige von Robert Service wurden in der Presse hoch gerühmt und in ihrem Verkaufserfolg gefördert. Suhrkamp plant für Anfang 2012 eine Übersetzung des Buchs von Service für den deutschsprachigen Markt. Doch was ist abgesehen von diesem kommerziellen Erfolg der wissenschaftliche Wert dieser Biographien? David North hat sie unter diesem Gesichtspunkt in sieben Vorträgen und Rezensionen, die unter dem Titel Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis beim Mehring Verlag erschienen sind, einer umfassenden und aufschlussreichen Kritik unterworfen. David North ist Vorsitzender der Internationalen Redaktion der World Socialist Website (www.wsws.org) und Autor zahlreicher Veröffentlichungen über das Werk Leo Trotzkis und der Vierten Internationale. Kern seiner Kritik an Robert Service: Die Biographie genügt nicht im Entferntesten den etablierten wissenschaftlichen Standards für den Umgang mit geschichtlicher Wahrheit und historischen Quellen, auch die Regeln verlegerischer Sorgfalt und Integrität sind gröblich verletzt. Es wimmelt in ihr nur so von faktischen Fehlern zu geschichtlichen und biographischen Ereignissen, von falschen Angaben zu Orts- oder Personennamen. Die Quellenangaben, deren Vielzahl wissenschaftliche Akribie vortäuschen soll, sind unzuverlässig. Schwer zugängliche und daher für den normalen Leser kaum überprüfbare Quellen haben oft mit dem Behaupteten nichts zu tun oder sind in ihrem Inhalt verdreht und gefälscht worden. So gut wie nichts erfährt der Leser über die komplexen geschichtlichen Entwicklungen, die das Leben und die Ideen von Leo Trotzki geformt haben und die er seinerseits mit einer unglaublich produktiven schriftstellerischen und politischen Tätigkeit in Zeiten der Revolution gestaltete, in Zeiten der Reaktion zu ändern suchte.

David North gelingt es, in der Auseinandersetzung mit den Positionen der drei Autoren auf knappem Raum nicht nur zahlreiche historische Fakten zu berichtigen, sondern auch Inhalt und Bedeutung der theoretischen Konzeptionen und politischen Perspektiven Trotzkis verständlich zu machen. So erläutert er, welchen entscheidenden Einfluss seine Theorie der Permanenten Revolution auf den Verlauf der Revolution 1917 in Russland hatte, wie sie die Grundlage für seinen Aufbau einer internationalen Opposition gegen den Stalinismus bildete.

Bei Service hingegen tritt laut North an die Stelle einer kritischen Analyse von geschichtlichen Fakten und politischen Konzepten eine Fülle von abwertenden und abfälligen subjektiven Urteilen über Politik und Privatleben Trotzkis. In der Regel handelt es sich dabei um längst bekannte und widerlegte Verleumdungen, die schon von Stalins Propaganda eingesetzt wurden. In vielen Passagen bringt Service gezielt auch solche Vorurteile zum Schwingen, die bei antisemitischen Kreisen Begeisterung auslösen dürften. Nicht die Erforschung und Darlegung seines Lebens mittels einer kritischen Auswertung neuer und alter Quellen, sondern die Verfälschung und Diskreditierung Trotzkis als Persönlichkeit der Weltgeschichte und seine Vernichtung als Mensch sind das Ziel der Biographie – nicht eine wissenschaftliche Streitschrift, sondern eine ideologisch motivierte Schmähschrift das Resultat. Kenntnisreich, nüchtern-akribisch, immer mit sorgfältig recherchierten Belegen weist David North dies nach. Zwei unbestrittene Autoritäten haben die Kritik von David North inzwischen in vollem Umfang bestätigt: Bertrand Patenaude, als Professor der Hoover Institution, Stanford University, der Sympathien für Trotzki unverdächtig, in einer Parallel-Besprechung der Biographie von Robert Service und des Buches Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis in The American Historical Review (Juni 2011) – und der Autor Robert Service selbst. Bis heute haben weder er noch sein Verlag Harvard University Press die von Patenaude bestätigten Vorwürfe David Norths widerlegt oder auch nur versucht, sie zu widerlegen. Hermann Weber und Helmut Dahmer sowie zwölf weitere deutsche Historiker und Politikwissenschaftler haben auf Grund dieser Sachlage in einem Brief an den Suhrkamp Verlag erhebliche Bedenken gegen die geplante Veröffentlichung des Buchs von Robert Service angemeldet. Keine Frage: David North regt mit seiner Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis Historiker und alle an der geschichtlichen Wahrheit Interessierten zu weiterem Forschen, Nachdenken und Debattieren an.

(Verlagsankündigung)10

David Fernbach (ed.):

» In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg. Selected Writings of Paul Levi, Leiden, Brill, 2011. VI, 349 p. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 31). ISBN 978-90-04-19607-0.

Paul Levi remains one of the most interesting and controversial figures in the early history of the Communist movement. As leader of the KPD after the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, he successfully built up a party of a third of a million members, but by 1921 Comintern pressure for »Bolshevisation« forced Levi’s resignation and expulsion. Until his early death in 1930 he remained »a revolutionary socialist of the Rosa Luxemburg school« (Carl von Ossietsky), and was described by Albert Einstein as »one of the wisest, most just and courageous persons I have come across«. The first English edition of Levi’s writings fills a long-standing gap in the documents of German Communism.

(Publisher’s announcement)

Raquel Varela:

» A História do PCP na Revolução dos cravos, Lisboa, Bertrand, 2011. 399 p.

ISBN 978-972-252295-3.

The Portuguese events of 1974–75 were one of those rare moments in the history of the second half of the 20th century when one can study the politics of a Soviet-style Communist party in Europe at the centre of a revolution – the last one until today in the developed countries where there has been a double power structure, and where the existence of private property of the means of production has been questioned. The aim of this book is to understand precisely what has been the political articulation of the Portuguese Communist Party during the revolutionary period.

»Varela’s Book discusses for the first time in a work of an academic nature the specific political role played by the Portuguese Communist Party within the revolutionary process of the years 1975/1975. She did this in a very sustained way, building an innovative, and necessarily controversial, approach to a crucial period of the 20th Century.« (Prof. Fernando Rosas, Chair of Contemporary History, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

(Information by the author).

V.3 Books Sent In For Review

The following books are available for review. If you are interested to review any of the titles – or any other relevant titles – in the International Newsletter, please contact the editors first, including information about yourself. Also feel free to contact us if you have review suggestions for books that are not listed here, or if you are an author/publisher and want the International Newsletter to review your books. Please note that unsolicited reviews will not be published.

• Bürgi, Markus; König, Mario (eds.): Harry Gmür. Bürger, Kommunist, Journalist. Biographie, Reportagen, politische Kommentare, Zürich, Chronos, 2009. 250 p.

• Caillat, Michel/Cerutti, Mauro/Fayet, Jean-François/Roulin, Stéphanie (eds.): Histoire(s) de l’anticommunisme en Suisse. Geschichte(n) des Antikommunismus in der Schweiz, Zürich, Chronos, 2008. 368 p.

• Čubar’jan, Aleksandr O.: Kanun tragedii. Stalin i meždunarodnyj krizis. Sentjabr’ 1939 – ijun’ 1942 goda, Moskva, Nauka, 2008. 475 p.

• Dahmer, Helmut: Divergenzen. Holocaust, Psychoanalyse, Utopia, Münster, Westfälisches Dampfboot, 2009. 649 p.

• Flügge, Manfred: Die vier Leben der Marta Feuchtwanger. Biographie, Berlin, Aufbau, 2008. 422 p.

• Gerstengarbe, Sybille/Hennig, Horst: Opposition, Widerstand und Verfolgung an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg 1945–1961. Eine Dokumentation, Leipzig, Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag, 2009. 730 p.

• Griesse, Malte: Communiquer, juger et agir sous Staline. La personne prise entre ses liens avec les proches et son rapport au système politico-idéologique, Frankfurt am Main e.a., Lang, 2011. XII, 536 p.

• Hedeler, Wladislaw: Die Ökonomik des Terrors. Zur Organisationsgeschichte des Gulag 1939 bis 1960, Hannover, Offizin, 2010. 333 p.

• Huber, Peter/Hug, Ralph (eds.): Die Schweizer Spanienfreiwilligen. Biografisches Handbuch, Zürich, Rotpunktverlag, 2009. 478 p.

• Iber, Walter M.: Die sowjetische Mineralölverwaltung in Österreich. Zur Vorgeschichte der OMV 1945–1955, Innsbruck e.a., Studien-Verlag, 2011. 309 p. (Veröffentlichungen des Ludwig-Boltzmann-Instituts für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung. 15).

• Jahn, Egbert (ed.): Nationalismus im spät- und postkommunistischen Europa. I: Der gescheiterte Nationalismus der multi- und teilnationalen Staaten. II: Nationalismus in den Nationalstaaten. III: Nationalismus in den nationalen Gebietseinheiten, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2008/2009. 401 + 657 + 388 p.

• Jahn, Egbert (ed.): Nationalism in Late and Post-communist Europe. I: The Failed Nationalism of the Multinational and Partial National States. II: Nationalism in the Nation States. III: Nationalism in National Territorial Units, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2008/2009. 367 + 633 + 359 p.

• Junge, Mark/Bordjugov, Gennadij/Rol’f Binner: Vertikal’ bol’šogo terrora. Istorija operacij po prikazu NKVD N° 00447, Moskva, Novyj Chronograf, 2008. 778 p.

• Kamiński, Łukasz/Persak, Krzysztof/Gieseke, Jens (eds.): Handbuch der kommunistischen Geheimdienste in Osteuropa. 1944–1991, Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. 583 p. (Analysen und Dokumente. 33).

• Karner, Stefan/Stelzl-Marx, Barbara/ Tomilina, Natalja/ Tschubarjan, Alexander e.a. (eds.): Der Wiener Gipfel 1961. Kennedy – Chruschtschow, Innsbruck e.a., StudienVerlag, 2011. 1056 p.

• Keep, John L. H./Litvin, Alter L.: Epocha Iosifa Stalina v Rossii. Sovremennaja istoriografija, Moskva, ROSSPEN, 2009. 328 p. (Istorija stalinizma).

• Killian, Herbert: Geraubte Freiheit. Ein Österreicher verschollen in Nordostsibirien, Berndorf, Kral Verlag, 2008. 220 p.

• Neves, José: Comunismo e nacionalismo em Portugal. Política, cultura e história no século XX, Lisboa, Tinta-da-China, 2008. 502 p.

• Oberloskamp, Eva: Fremde neue Welten. Reisen deutscher und französischer Linksintellektueller in die Sowjetunion 1917–1939, München, Oldenbourg, 2011. VIII, 472 p.

• Seifert, Roger/Sibley, Tom: Revolutionary Communist at Work. A Political Biography of Bert Ramelson, London, Lawrence & Wishart, 2011. 414 p.

• Zeuske, Michael: Von Bolívar zu Chávez. Die Geschichte Venezuelas, Zürich, Rotpunktverlag, 2008. 619 p.

Section VI
Meetings and Conferences Concerning Communist Studies 2011–2012

VI.1 Conference List*11

Past meetings and conferences 2011

• Glasgow, UK, 6–8 January 2011: XXXVII Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution, Glasgow University. www.basees.org.uk/sgrusrev.shtml

• London, UK, 13–15 January 2011: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc after 1945. The British Academy, London. Proposal deadline: 18 June 2010. www.nottingham.ac.uk/Music/Research/conferences/communism.aspx

• Berlin, Germany, 14 January 2011: Basisdemokratie und Arbeiterbewegung – Erfahrungen und Vermächtnisse. Kolloquium anlässlich des 80. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. Günter Benser. Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftungen Berlin und Brandenburg, Förderkreis Archive und Bibliotheken zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung. www.brandenburg.rosalux.de/fileadmin/ls_bbg/media/Benser_01.pdf

• Santa Barbara, USA, 2–5 February 2011: West Meets East. The International Labor Organization from Geneva to the Pacific Rim. University of California Santa Barbara, Department of History. jmjensen@umail.ucsb.edu

• Fontainebleau/Paris, France, 3–5 March 2011: La société française dans la guerre froide. Archives nationales-Fontainebleau. guerre-froide.hypotheses.org/736

• Leipzig, Germany, 4–5 March 2011: Vom Leben Rosa Luxemburgs nach ihrem Tod. Die Luxemburg-Rezeption nach 1945. XI. Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz. Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Sachsen e.V. www.sachsen.rosalux.de

• Paris, France, 5 March 2011: Colloque »Présence de Rosa Luxemburg« à l’occasion de son 140e anniversaire. Fondation Gabriel Péri, Regards, Approches Marxistes.

• Moscow, Russian Federation, 16–19 March 2011: Mežrabpom-Fil’m und die deutsch-russischen Filmbeziehungen der 1920er und 1930er Jahre. Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin, Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau. www.dhi-moskau.org/seiten/veranstaltungen/programme/2011/CFP_16-19mar11_de.pdf; hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=3685

• Lisbon, Portugal, 17–19 March 2011: Strikes and Social Conflicts in the Twentieth Century, The Institute of Contemporary History (New University of Lisbon), the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam), The Archive Edgard Leuenroth (Unicamp/Brasil) e.a. ihc@fcsh.unl.pt

• Cambridge, MA, USA, 25–26 March 2011: Symposion »The Vienna Summit 1961: J. F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev«, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung, Harvard University, Center Austria of the University of New Orleans e. a. www.bik.ac.at

• Grodziszcze, Poland, 29 March–1 April 2011: 9. Internationales Gedenkstättentreffen Kreisau. Die europäische Einigung als Museumsprojekt. Perspektiven aus der Erfahrung von Widerstand und Opposition während des Kalten Krieges. Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Internationale Jugendbegegnungsstätte Kreisau.

• Potsdam, Germany 31 March – 2 April 2011: »Post-Stalinism as an Epoch«. Towards a Comparative Societal History of European Communism between 1956 and 1980. Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam.

• Cambridge, UK, 2–4 April 2011: Annual Conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. www.basees.org.uk/conference.shtml

• Reading, UK, 5 April 2011: Communism and Youth in the Twentieth Century. Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading. tinyurl.com/c20c-youth

• Berlin, Germany, 5 April–13 July 2011: Veranstaltungsreihe »Stalinistischer Terror in der Sowjetunion und in Osteuropa. Neue Forschungen zu Tätern – Opfern – Folgen«. Lehrstuhl Geschichte Osteuropas der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung. www.stiftung-aufarbeitung.de/%BBstalinistischer-terror-in-der-sowjetunion-und-in-osteuropa%3A-neue-forschungen-zu-taetern-%96-opfern-%96-folgen-vortraege-und-diskussion%AB-3213.html

• New Brunswick NY, USA, 7–10 April 2011: Russian Representations of World War II. 42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association, Rutgers University. www.nemla.org/convention/2011/

• London, UK, 14–17 April 2011: III European Congress on Universal and Global History. Area Studies in the Soviet Union. Actors, Entanglements and Paradigms, GWZO Leipzig. hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=14028

• Paris, France, 5–7 May 2011: The Soviet Union and WWII, Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen, EHESS. lodel.ehess.fr/cercec/document.php

• Göttingen, Germany, 6–7 May 2011: Religion and Communism. Comparative Perspectives, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Quijada@mmg.mpg.de

• Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 12–13 May 2011: »Interkit«. An International Against China? Policy Coordination and National Interests in the Soviet Bloc in the Second Half of the Cold War. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).

• Geneva, Switzerland, 12–13 May 2011: Les représentations historiques et la réécriture du passé dans la Russia post-soviétique. Institut Européen et Faculté des Lettres, Université de Genéve.

• Potsdam, Germany, 13–14 May 2011: Gesellschaften in Diktaturen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Kulturen, Alltagspraxen, Semantiken. 9. Potsdamer Doktorandenforum zur Zeitgeschichte. Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam.

• Princeton, USA, 13–15 May 2011: Sots-Speak. Regimes of Language under Socialism, Princeton University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. ppetrov@princeton.edu.

• Bremen, Germany, 19–20 May 2011: The End of the Soviet Union? Origins and Legacies of 1991. Forschungsstelle Osteuropa, Universität Bremen.

• Vienna, Austria, 19–21 May 2011: Internationale Konferenz »Der Wiener Gipfel 1961: Kennedy – Chruščev«, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München, Harvard University, Center Austria of University of New Orleans e.a. www.bik.ac.at

• Berlin, Germany, 27 May 2011: Der Mauerbau 1961. Politik – Pädagogik – Erziehungswissenschaft. Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung des Deutschen Instituts für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung. www.bbf.dipf.de

• Dessau, Germany, 27–29 May 2011: 15. Bundesweiter Kongress der Landesbeauftragten für die Stasi-Unterlagen und für die Aufarbeitung der Folgen der kommunistischen Diktatur und der Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur. poststelle@istu.justiz.sachsen-anhalt.de

• Graz, Austria, 15–17 June 2011: : Die Ukraine und Osteuropa zwischen staatlicher Souveränität, Besatzung und internationaler Diplomatie 1917–1922. Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung, Institut für Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Unternehmensgeschichte.

• Berlin, Germany, 22 June 2011: Kolloquium zum 70. Jahrestag des deutschen Überfalls auf die 
Sowjetunion. Berliner Gesellschaft für Faschismus- und Weltkriegsforschung. www.berliner-gesellschaft.org/

• Berlin, Germany, 24 June 2011: Workshop »How Eastern and Western Europe Did Meet in International Organizations (1945–1973)? A Post-Cold War Perspective«. Re:work der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Université de Genève mit dem Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam.

• Magdeburg, Germany, 24–26 June 2011: Mauerbau, Grenze und Militarisierung in der DDR. Institut für Geschichte der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Gedenkstätte Deutsche Teilung Marienborn in der Stiftung Gedenkstätten Sachsen-Anhalt.

• Washington D.C., USA, 22 June 2011: Conference on the Rosenberg Case, Soviet Espionage, and the Cold War. Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=185678

• Glamorgan/Cardiff, UK, 1–2 July 2011: »Local Communisms«, 1917–89. First Annual Conference of the Journal Twentieth Century Communism, University of Glamorgan. tinyurl.com/c20c-local

• St. Petersburg, Russia, 6–10 July 2011: XIV. Sitzung der Gemeinsamen Kommission für die Erforschung der jüngeren Geschichte der deutsch-russischen Beziehungen sowie Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium »Deutschland, die Sowjetunion und der Kalte Krieg 1945 bis 1989«. Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland St. Petersburg, Russische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Russische Staatliche Paedagogische Herzen-Universität.

• Valencia, Spain, 11–13 July 2011: XV Congreso de la Federación Internacional de Estudios sobre América Latina y el Caribe (FIEALC). congresosfiealc.org

• Berlin, Germany, 14–17 July 2011: The Cold War. History, Memory, Representation. Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF), European Academy Berlin.

• Tutzing, Germany, 22–26 July 2011: Erinnerungsorte des 20. Jahrhunderts im russischen und deutschen Gedächtnis. Deutsch-russische Historikerkonferenz. Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.

• Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8–12 August 2011: IX Jornadas de Sociología. Capitalismo del siglo XXI, crisis y reconfiguraciones. Luces y sombras en América Latina. Carrera de Sociología, Universidad de Buenos Aires. sociologia.fsoc.uba.ar/jornadas/9jornadas.htm

• Leipzig, Germany, 1 September 2011: Die Linke – Erbe und Tradition. Geschichtspolitik und linkes Erbe in Ost und West. X. Ständiges Kolloquium zur historischen Sozialismus- und Kommunismusforschung, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Sachsen e.V.

• Cádiz, Spain, 6–9 September 2011: XVI Congreso Internacional de AHILA. El nacimiento de la libertad en la Península Ibérica y Latinoamérica. Orígenes, Evolución y Debates. Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos, Ayuntamiento de San Fernando, Universidad de Cádiz San Fernando. www.congresoahila2011.com/

• Bonn, Germany, 7–10 September 2011: 42nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI). Archiv und Bibliothek der sozialen Demokratie (AdsD) der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. www.ialhi.org/conferences.php

• Paris, France, 8–9 September 2011: 5èmes Journées franco-allemandes. Culture et expérience de la violence dans l’histoire russe/5. Deutsch-französischer Workshop

• Gewaltkultur und Gewalterfahrung in der russischen Geschichte. Lehrstuhl Geschichte Osteuropas (HU Berlin), Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen.

• Paris, France, 15–16 September 2011: À la redécouverte de la »Grande Fièvre Ouvrière«/Revisiting the Great Labour Unrest (1911–1914). CRIDAF, Paris 13. labourhistory.net/news/i1108_13.php

• Odense, Denmark, 16–17 September 2011: The Comintern and the Soviet-Danish Relations. Centre for Cold War Studies, Labour Museum, Labour Movements Library and Archive, University of Southern Denmark. www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/C_koldkrig/Aktiviteter/Komintern

• New York, USA, 20 September 2011: Conference »American Jews and Soviet Espionage«. YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. www.yivo.org/events/index.php?tid=181&aid=861

• Helmstedt, Germany, 23–24 September 2011: 17. Helmstedter Universitätstage »Autobiographische Aufarbeitung. Diktatur und Lebensgeschichte im 20. Jahrhundert«. www.universitaetstage.de/index.php?id=24

• Visby, Denmark, 26–27 September 2011: The Stasi and the Nordic Countries. Centre for Cold War Studies, University of Gotland.

• Berlin, Germany, 28–30 September 2011: Nach dem Mauerbau. Geteilte Entwicklungen – bleibende Verbindungen. Der Bundesbeauftragte für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen Deutschen Demokratischen Republik (BStU), Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin (IfZ).

• Vienna, Austria, 28–30 September 2011: From the Iron Curtain to the Schengen Area. Bordering Communist and Postcommunist Europe. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European

• History and Public Spheres. ehp.lbg.ac.at/node/526

• Leipzig, Germany, 29 September 2011: Wendungen sowjetischer Kriegs- und Nachkriegspolitik. Kolloquium zum 70. Jahrestag des antifaschistischen Befreiungskrieges, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Sachsen e.V.

• Korčula, Croatia, 3–15 October 2011: Praxis – Kritika i humanistički socijalizam. Konferencija o jugoslavenskoj praxis-filozofji i korčulanskoj ljetnoj školi (1968–1974. Mjesto sječanja i aktualnosti. Praxis – Kritik und humanistischer Sozialismus. Konferenz zur jugoslawischen Praxis-Philosophie und der Sommer-Schule auf Korčula (1963–1974). Erinnerungsort und Aktualität. Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Southeast Europe. korcula.rosalux.rs

• Moscow, Russian Federation, 5–6 October 2011: Rosa Luxemburg und »Weltpolitik«/Rosa Luxemburg und Russland. Konferenz der Internationalen Rosa Luxemburg Gesellschaft, Russländisches Staatsarchiv für soziale und politische Geschichte (RGASPI). ito-lux248@nifty.com

• Paris, France, 22 October 2011: Les ombres du Dégel. La politique religieuse de Khrouchtchev et ses conséquences. Université Paris VIII-Saint Denis, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. ombresdegel.hypotheses.org

• Munich, Gemany, 27–28 October 2011: Workshop »Digitale Volltexte und Hilfsmittel in den Osteuropastudien«. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. www.bsb-muenchen.de/Einzeldarstellung.408+M5e9f78d98ca.0.html

• Barcelona, Spain, 27–29 October 2011: Congreso Internacional del Antifascismo Combatiente. Cellebración de la creación de las Brigadas Internacionales en su 75 aniversario. Terre de Fraternité – Terra de Germanor con el soporte de La Coordinadora Internacional de Asociaciones de las Brigadas Internacionales. .http://noticies.pcc.cat/2011/08/en-barcelona-los-dias-27-28-y-29-de_30.html

• Moscow, Russia, 28–29 October 2011: Prinuditel’nyi trud v SSSR. Ekonomika, politika, vlast’. ROSSPEN, Prezidentskii tsentr B.N. El’tsina, RGASPI. hro.org/node/12052

• Fribourg, Switzerland, 31 October–1 November 2011: Transnational Dimensions of Cold War Anticommunism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. luc.vandongen@unifr.ch

• Magdeburg, Germany, 2–3 November 2011: Stasi-(Untersuchungs-)Haft – Quellen, Forschung und Gedenkstätten. Zentrum für Zeihistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF); Gedenkstätte Moritzplatz Magdeburg.

• Kyiv, Ukraine, 5–6 November 2011: Collaboration between the Soviet Union and Germany: Causes and Consequences. Vasyl Stus Memorial Society, Public Institute of Historical Memory, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. memkonf@gmail.com

• Brussels, Belgium, 8–9 November 2011: Need to Know. Intelligence and Politics. Western and Eastern Perspectives. Pawel Zalewski, MEP (European People’s Party), Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation, Center for Cold War Studies of the University of Southern Denmark, and the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=183374

• Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9–11 November 2011: VI Jornadas de Historia de las Izquierdas »José Ingenieros y sus mundos«. Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en la Argentina, Universidad Nacional de San Martín. www.cedinci.org/jornadas.htm

• London, UK, 10–13 November 2011: Spaces of Capital, Moments of Struggle: Eighth Annual Historical Materialism Conference. www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/8annual

• Graz, Austria, 12 November 2011: Klassenkampf und Interessenpolitik. Kommunistische Gewerkschaftspolitik und Betriebsarbeit in historischer und aktuell-politischer Perspektive. Alfred Klahr Stiftung, Bildungsverein der KPÖ Steiermark.

• Bratislava, Slovakia, 14–16 November 2011: Anti-Communist Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe. Nation’s Memory Institute. www.upn.gov.sk/ine/anti-communist-resistance-in-central-and-eastern-europe

• Bad Arolsen, Germany, 17–18 November 2011: Gedenkstättenarbeit und Oral History, Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Verein »Gegen Vergessen – für Demokratie«. www.stiftung-aufarbeitung.de/veranstaltungen-2011-1572.html?id=1732

• Washington D.C., USA, 17–20 November 2011: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Convention. www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/

• Chernigov, Ukraine, 18–19 November 2011: The Religious Underground in the USSR. The Shevchenko University of Chernigov, with the participation of members of the Keston Institute. veraigizn@rumbler.ru

• London, UK, 26 November 2011: »Histories of Activism« Postgraduate Conference. Histories of Activism Research Group at Northumbria University, Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH). Bishopsgate Institute, London. labourhistory.net/news/i1108_10.php

• Jerusalem, Israel, 5–8 December 2011: The Methodological Problems in Researching the History of Soviet Jews During the Holocaust. The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem. www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/about/institute/workshop_soviet_jewry.asp

• Moscow, Russian Federation, 9–10 December 2011: »Hers is no common yardstick«? Large Datasets for the Study of Russian Social and Economic History. A seminar on sources and methods. New Economic School (NES), Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies in History, Economy and Society (ICSHES), International Institute of Social History (IISH). amarkevich@nes.ru

• Paris, France, 12–14 December 2011: Le «moment 1991» : la fin de l’URSS au regard des transformations politiques, sociales et culturelles (1970–1991). Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po, CERI. chsp.sciences-po.fr

Meetings and conferences 2012

• Glasgow, UK, 5–7 January 2012: XXXVIII. Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution, Glasgow University. www.basees.org.uk/sgrusrev.shtml

• Milwaukee, USA, 17–18 February 2012: Power & Struggle. 2012 Midwest Labor and Working-Class History (MLWCH) Graduate Student Colloquium. University of Wisconsin. gradconferenceMKE@gmail.com

• Nottingham, UK, 16–17 March 2012: PhD Colloquium »Cultural Construction in the USSR and States of the Former Soviet Bloc«. School of History at the University of Nottingham. Proposal deadline: 23.10.2011. ahxss2@nottingham.ac.uk

• Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23–25 March 2012: Quo vadis, Exile Studies? Status and perspectives. The challenge of »Globalization«. Gesellschaft für Exilforschung e.V. in co-operation with the International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam. Proposal deadline: 15.7.2011. ula@iisg.nl

• Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 30–31 March 2012: Solidarities that know no boundaries? Transnational Advocacy in Historical Perspective. »Histories of Activism« Research Group, Northumbria University. Proposal deadline: 15.8.2011. AZ.TransnationalSolidarities@northumbria.ac.uk

• Warsaw, Poland, 31 March–1 April 2012: Drugi obieg wydawniczy w PRL na tle historii samizdatu w państwach bloku sowieckiego po 1956 roku [Second Circulation of Publications in the Polish People’s Republic (PRL) against the History of Samizdat in the Countries of the Soviet Bloc after 1956]. Biuro Edukacji Publicznej Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej. Submission deadline: 6.1.2012. anna.piekarska@ipn.gov.pl

• Cambridge, UK, 31 March–2 April 2012: Annual Conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. www.basees.org.uk/conference.shtml

• Glasgow, UK, 11–14 April 2012: European Social Science History Conference 2012. www.iisg.nl/esshc/

• Cambridge MA, USA, 13–14 April 2012: »How to End a Revolution?« The Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference. Harvard University. Submission deadline: 31.1.2012. http://isites.harvard.edu/revolution2012

• Berlin, Germany, 18–20 April 2012: Region – State – Europe. Regional Identities under Dictatorship and Democracy in East Central Europe. European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Warsaw, Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe Oldenburg e.a. Embassy of the Slovak Republic. freitag@dgo-online.org

• Regensburg, Germany, 19–21 April 2012: First Annual Conference. Physical Violence in Late Socialism. (Dis-)Entangling Statehood, Labor, and the Nation. Institute for East and South East European Studies (IOS) u. a. www.suedost-institut.de

• Jyväskylä, Finland, 14–16 June 2012: East-West Cultural Exchanges and the Cold War. University of Jyväskylä. culturalcoldwar.blogspot.com

• Gijón, Spain, 4–6 July 2012: Sindicalismo en España: Del franquismo a la estabilidad democrática (1970–1994). Universidad de Oviedo, campus de la Universidad Laboral en Gijón. Deadline: 30.10.2011. congresogijon@cec.ugt.org

• Warsaw, Poland, 15–18 July 2012: 9th Annual Warsaw East European Conference. Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw. Submission deadline: 15.4.2012. www.studium.uw.edu.pl/weec

• Linz, Austria, 13–16 September 2012: 48. Internationale Tagung der HistorikerInnen der Arbeiter- und anderer sozialer Bewegungen (ITH). Soziale und kulturelle Entwicklung durch Arbeiterbewegungen. www.ith.or.at/konf/

• Cheliabinsk, Russia, 13–18 September 2012: »Rabota nad proshlym«. XX vek v püamiati I kommunikatsii poslevoennykh pokolenii Germanii I Rossii. Center for Culture-Historical Research of the South Ural State University, German Historical Institute Moscow, Moscow Dependency of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Deadline: 25.1.2012. kulthist.ru/novosti_23.html

• Kochel am See, Germany, 26–28 October 2012: Auf unsicherem Terrain. Briefeschreiben im Exil. Arbeitsgemeinschaft »Frauen im Exil« in der Gesellschaft für Exilforschung e.V., Georg-von-Vollmar-Akademie e.V. Submission deadline: 1.11.2011. hansen.schaberg@t-online.de

VI.2 Conference Reports and Announcements

Historical Materialism Conference 2011: Panels on the History of Communism

At the 8th Historical Materialism conference (London, 10–13 November 2011) a whole stream has been dedicated to the history of the communist movement in the interwar period. There were panels on different periods and policies of Comintern history, particular Communist leaders and movements in various countries, as well as ideological controversies within the movement. Speakers have included, amongst others, Paul LeBlanc, Lars T. Lih, Ben Lewis, Bryan Palmer, Ottokar Luban, Brigitte Studer, John Riddell, Kevin Morgan, Ian Birchall, Reiner Tosstorff, Florian Wilde, Marcel Bois, Bernhard H. Bayerlein, and several other distinguished scholars of interwar communism. A detailed report of the discussions by John Riddell can be read at johnriddell.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/communist-history-debated-at-historical-materialism-london-conference/.

Conference on the »Praxis School«: Materials Online

The Praxis School was a philosophical school of thought in 1960s–70s Communist Yugoslavia that tried to pursue an unorthodox, humanistic variant of Marxism against the essentially Marxist-Leninist Yugoslav mainstream. On 13–15 October 2011, the Southeast Europe Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation held a conference on the history of Praxis at the Croatian isle of Korčula, the historical place of the famous summer school that the Praxis group organised from 1963 to 1974 before having to succumb to the Communist Party’s pressure. The conference is very well documented – the conference reader, single papers and photo-/video-footage are available (in Croatian and German) at korcula.rosalux.rs.

Section VII
The International Bibliography of Communist Studies. Issue 2011

The International Bibliography of 2011 will be presented in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012).

Section VIII
Periodicals/Serials on Communist Studies

VIII.1 The International Bibliography of Journal Articles on Communist Studies. Issue 2011

The International Bibliography of Journal Articles of 2011 will be presented in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online (2012).

VIII.2 Directory of Periodicals on Communist Studies and 
Connected Areas

Conventional and Online Journals, Newsletters, Discussion Lists, Bulletins and Services

This directory lists 271 periodical publications from all over the world relevant for studies on Communism in a broad sense. It aims to provide access to these sometimes disperse and ephemere sources of contemporary history including all periods, regions and fields of speciality. Suggestions for amending and updating this directory are always welcome.

For further investigation, it is recommended to visit the IALHI Serials Service (http://serials.labourhistory.net), which covers diverse serials in the field of labour history and Communist studies and offers a Labour History Serials Alerting Service (http://serials.labourhistory.net/alerting_services.asp).

Title and URL

Country

Category

A nemzetközi munkásmozgalom történetéböl.

Hungary

Journal

Ab Imperio. Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space. www.abimperio.net/

Russia/USA

Journal

Acta Slavica Iaponica. src-home.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/publictn/acta/a-index-e.html

Japan

Journal

Actuel Marx. http://actuelmarx.u-paris10.fr/

France

Journal

Aden. Paul Nizan et les années trente. www.paul-nizan.fr/

France

Journal

Aktuelles aus der DDR-Forschung. Ein Newsletter der Stiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur. www.stiftung-aufarbeitung.de

Germany

E-Newsletter

Alfred Klahr Gesellschaft Mitteilungen. www.klahrgesellschaft.at

Austria

Newsletter

American Communist History. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14743892.html

USA

Journal

Anarchist Studies. www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/anarchiststudies/current.html

UK

Journal

Annali Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. www.fondazionefeltrinelli.it/en/publications/annali-annals

Italy

Journal

Anthropology of East Europe Review. scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/aeer/

USA

Journal

Arbeiderhistorie. årbok for Arbeiderbevegelsens Arkiv og Bibliotek. www.arbark.no/Arbeiderhistorie.htm

Norway

Journal

Arbeiterbewegung und Sozialgeschichte. www.sozialgeschichte-bremen.de/

Germany

Journal

Arbejderhistorie. Tidsskrift for historie, kultur og politik. www.sfah.dk/default.aspx?pageid=14

Denmark

Journal

Arbejdermuseet Årbog. www.arbejdermuseet.dk

Denmark

Journal

Arbetarhistoria. Meddelande från Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek. www.arbetarhistoria.se/

Sweden

Journal

Archiotaxio. www.askiweb.eu/index.php?lang=en

Greece

Archiv für die Geschichte des Widerstandes und der Arbeit. wobarchiv@gmx.de

Germany

Journal

Archiv für Sozialgeschichte. www.fes.de/afs-online/

Germany

Journal

Archivar. Zeitschrift für Archivwesen. www.archive.nrw.de/archivar/

Germany

E-Journal

Ariadne. Forum für Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte. www.addf-kassel.de/publikationen/ariadne.html

Germany

Journal

Arkiv för studier i arbetarrörelsens historia. www.arkiv.nu

Sweden

Journal

Aspasia. The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History. www.berghahnbooks.com/journals/asp/

Hungary

Journal

Beiträge zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung [ceased publication] www.trafoberlin.de/geschichte-der-arbeiterbewegung/

Germany

Journal

Beiträge zur Marx-Engels-Forschung. www.marxforschung.de

Germany

Journal

Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis. www.flwi.ugent.be/btng-rbhc/en/

Belgium

Journal

Berlin-Brandenburger Forum Osteuropa. Rundbrief. www.gesis.org/Kooperation/Information/Osteuropa/newslist.htm#bb

Germany

E-Newsletter

Bibliotheksbrief. Stiftung Archiv der Parteien und Massenorganisationen der DDR im Bundesarchiv. www.bundesarchiv.de/

Germany

E-Newsletter

Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik. www.blaetter.de/

Germany

Journal

Bohemia. Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der böhmischen Länder. www.oldenbourg-wissenschaftsverlag.de/olb/de/1.c.335309.de

Germany

Journal

Boletín Electrónico. Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en Argentina. www.cedinci.org/

Argentina

E-Newsletter

Bollettino dell’Archivio per la storia del movimento sociale cattolico in Italia. www.vponline.it/riviste/000072/

Italy

Journal

Brood & Rozen. Tijdschrift voor de Geschiedenis van Sociale Bewegingen. www.brood-en-rozen.be/

Belgium

Journal

Bulletin des Deutschen Historischen Instituts Moskau. www.dhi-moskau.de

Russia

Journal

Bulletin du CEGES / SOMA Berichtenblad. www.cegesoma.be

Belgium

E-Newsletter

Bulletin du Centre d’Histoire et de Sociologie des Gauches. www.ulb.ac.be/is/chsg/

Belgium

Newsletter

Bulletin für Faschismus- und Weltkriegsforschung. www.edition-organon.de/bulletin_fuer_faschismusforschung.htm

Germany

Journal

Bulletin de l’Association Etudes Jean-Richard Bloch. www.etudes-jean-richard-bloch.org/

France

Journal

Cahiers Charles Fourier. www.charlesfourier.fr/

France

Journal

Les Cahiers d’ADIAMOS. www.codhos.asso.fr/Adiamos.htm

France

Journal

Cahiers d’histoire. Revue d’histoire critique. chrhc.revues.org

France

Journal

Cahiers d’histoire du mouvement ouvrier. www.aehmo.org/cahiersdhistoire

Switzerland

Journal

Cahiers d’Histoire du Temps présent. Bijdragen tot de Eigentijdse Geschiedenis. www.cegesoma.be

Belgium

Journal

Les Cahiers du C.E.R.M.T.R.I. www.trotsky.com.fr/

France

Journal

Cahiers du monde russe. monderusse.revues.org

France

Journal

Cahiers du mouvement ouvrier. www.trotsky.com.fr/

France

Journal

Cahiers Jaurès. www.cahiers.jaures.info

France

Journal

Cahiers Léon Trotsky [ceased publication]. l.aujame@chello.fr

France

Journal

Cahiers Marxistes. www.ulb.ac.be/socio/cmarx/

Belgium

Journal

Caietele Echinox. www.phantasma.ro

Romania

Journal

Časopis za suvremenu povijest. www.isp.hr/

Croatia

Journal

Central Asian Survey. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/02634937.html

UK

Journal

Central Europe. www.maney.co.uk/journals/centraleurope

UK

Journal

Central European History. journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal

UK

Journal

The China Quarterly. www.journals.cambridge.org/jid_CQY

UK

Journal

Cold War History. www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CWSC/coldWarHistoryJournal/

UK/USA

Journal

Cold War International History Project Electronic Bulletin. www.wilsoncenter.org

USA

E-Journal

Cold War International History Project Working Papers. www.wilsoncenter.org

USA

Journal

Communisme.

France

Journal

Communist and Post-communist Studies. www.elsevier.com/locate/postcomstud

USA

Journal

Communist History Network Newsletter [ceased publication]. www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/chnn/

UK

E-Newsletter

Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung. www.comparativ.net/

Germany

Journal

Comparative Studies in Society and History. journals.cambridge.org/jid_CSS

UK

Journal

Contemporary British History. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1361-9462

USA

Journal

Contemporary European History. journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal

UK

Journal

Critica marxista. Analisi e contribuzioni per ripensare la sinistra. www.criticamarxista.net/

Italy

Journal

Crítica Marxista. www.unicamp.br/cemarx/criticamarxista/

Brazil

Journal

Critique. Journal of Socialist Theory. www.critiquejournal.net/

UK

Journal

Critique Sociale. www.critique-sociale.info/

France

Journal

Cuadernos de historia contemporánea. dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/revista

Spain

Journal

Debatte. Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/0965156x.html

UK

Journal

Deutschland Archiv. Zeitschrift für das vereinigte Deutschland. www.wbv.de/deutschlandarchiv/

Germany

Journal

Die Aktion. Zeitschrift für Politik, Literatur, Kunst. www.edition-nautilus.de

Germany

Journal

Dissidences [former Bulletin de liaison des études sur les mouvements révolutionnaires]. www.dissidences.net

France

Journal

Divinatio. mshs-sofia.com

Bulgaria

Journal

Dzieje Najnowsze. www.dig.com.pl/index.php?s=wyniki&rodz=9&id=5

Poland

Journal

East European Jewish Affairs. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13501674.asp

UK

Journal

East European Politics & Societies. eep.sagepub.com

USA

Journal

East European Quarterly [ceased publication]. www.colorado.edu/history/about/journals.html

USA

Journal

Em Debate. www.incubadora.ufsc.br/index.php/emdebate

Brazil

Journal

Estudos sobre o Comunismo [ceased publication]. estudossobrecomunismo.weblog.com.pt

Portugal

E-Newsletter

Europe Asia Studies. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/09668136.html

UK

Journal

European History Quarterly. ehq.sagepub.com

UK

Journal

European Review of History / Revue Européenne d’Histoire. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13507486.html

UK/France

Journal

Exilforschung. Ein Internationales Jahrbuch. www.exilforschung.de/

Germany

Journal

Exilios y migraciones ibéricas en el siglo XX. Éxils et migrations ibériques au XXe siècle.

Spain

Journal

EXIT! Krise und Kritik der Warengesellschaft. www.exit-online.org

Germany

Journal

Film History. muse.jhu.edu/journals/film_history/

USA

Journal

Filmblatt. www.filmblatt.de

Germany

Journal

Forschungen zur baltischen Geschichte. www.balt-hiko.de/publikationen/forschungen-zur-baltischen-geschichte/

Estonia

Journal

Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte. www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forum/index.htm

Germany

Journal

Georgian Archival Bulletin. archive.security.gov.ge/en/

Georgia

Newsletter

German Studies Review. www.people.carleton.edu/~dprowe/GSR.index.html

USA

Journal

Geschichte und Gesellschaft. www.v-r.de/de/zeitschriften/500007/

Germany

Journal

Grundrisse. Zeitschrift für linke Theorie & Debatte. www.grundrisse.net/

Germany

Journal

Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains. www.puf.com/wiki/Guerres_mondiales_et_conflits_contemporains

France

Journal

Halbjahresschrift für südosteuropäische Geschichte, Literatur und Politik.
halbjahresschrift.blogspot.com

Germany

Journal

Histoire et Liberté. www.souvarine.fr/sommaire.html

France

Journal

Histoire sociale – Social history

. www.utpjournals.com/hssh/hssh.html

Canada

Journal

Historia Actual On-Line. www.historia-actual.com/

Spain

E-Journal

História e Luta de Classes. historiaelutadeclasses.wordpress.com

Brazil

Journal

Historia social. www.uned.es/ca-alzira-valencia/publicaciones/historia_social/revista.htm

Spain

Journal

Historical Materialism. www.historicalmaterialism.org/

UK/The Netherlands

Journal

Historische Literatur. www.steiner-verlag.de/HistLit/

Germany

Journal

Historische Zeitschrift. www.historische-zeitschrift.de

Germany

Journal

Historisk Tidskrift för Finland. www.historisktidskrift.fi/

Finland

Journal

Humanity. www.humanityjournal.org

USA

Journal

H-HOAC Historians of American Communism Newsletter [ceased publication]. www.h-net.org/~hoac/

USA

E-Newsletter

Iberoamericana. América Latina. España. Portugal. www.iberoamericana.de

Germany

Journal

ICCEES International Newsletter, International Council for Central and East European Studies. www.iccees.org/Newsletter.html

Germany

Newsletter

The Indian Economic and Social History Review. ier.sagepub.com

India/UK

Journal

InterDisciplines. www.inter-disciplines.de

Germany

Journal/E-Journal

Inter Finitimos. Jahrbuch zur deutsch-polnischen Beziehungsgeschichte. www.interfinitimos.de/

Germany

Journal

Intermarium. www.ece.columbia.edu/research/intermarium/

Poland/USA

E-Journal

International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) Newsletter. 
www.iccees.org

Germany

E-Newsletter

International History Review. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RINH

UK

Journal

International Labor and Working-Class History. www.ilwch.rutgers.edu/

UK

Journal

The International Newsletter of Communist Studies. newsletter.icsap.eu

Germany

Newsletter

The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online. newsletter.icsap.eu

Germany

E-Journal

International Review of Social History. www.iisg.nl/irsh/

The Netherlands

Journal

International Socialism. www.isj.org.uk

UK

Journal

Internationale wissenschaftliche Korrespondenz zur Geschichte der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung. www.iwk-online.de/

Germany

Journal

Istočnikovedčeskie issledovanija. www.igh.ru/

Russia

Journal

Istoričeskij Archiv. www.rosspen.su/ru/archive/istarch/

Russia

Journal

Istorija. Lietuvos aukštųjų mokyklų mokslo darbai. www.vpu.lt/index.php?1830576658

Lithuania

Journal

Istorika.

Greece

Journal

Izquierdas. www.izquierdas.cl

Chile

E-Journal

Jahrbuch der Internationalen Georg-Lukács-Gesellschaft. www.lukacs-gesellschaft.de/frame_jahrbuch.html

Germany

Journal

Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts. www.yearbook.dubnow.de

Germany

Journal

Jahrbuch für Forschungen zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung. www.arbeiterbewegung-jahrbuch.de/

Germany

Journal

Jahrbuch für historische Kommunismusforschung. www.stiftung-aufarbeitung.de/jahrbuch-fuer-historische-kommunismusforschung-2477.html

Germany

Journal

Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas. www.steiner-verlag.de/JGO/

Germany

Journal

Journal of Baltic Studies. depts.washington.edu/aabs/publications-journal.html

UK

Journal

Journal of Cold War Studies. muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_cold_war_studies/

USA

Journal

Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13523279.asp

UK

Journal

Journal of Contemporary History. jch.sagepub.com

UK

Journal

Journal of Genocide Research. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14623528.asp

USA

Journal

Journal of Modern European History. www.chbeck.de/trefferliste.aspx?toc=3434

Germany

Journal

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies. pipss.revues.org

France

E-Journal

The Journal of Slavic Military Studies. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/fslv

USA

Journal

Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14683857.asp

UK

Journal

Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies [formerly Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans]. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/14613190.html

UK

Journal

Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte. www.kirchliche-zeitgeschichte.de/

Germany

Journal

Krisis. Beiträge zur Kritik der Warengesellschaft. www.krisis.org/

Germany

Journal

Kritika. Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. www.slavica.com/journals/kritika/kritika.html

USA

Journal

Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi. ktu.artun.ee

Estonia

Journal

L’HOMME. Europaeische Zeitschrift fuer Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft. www.univie.ac.at/Geschichte/LHOMME/

Austria

Journal

La Lettre d’Espaces Marx. www.espaces-marx.eu.org/

France

Newsletter

Labnet List. Labour Movement. listserv@iisg.nl

The Netherlands

E-Discussion

List

Labor History. www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content= t713436999

USA

Journal

Labour. Le Travail. www.cclh.ca/llt/

Canada

Journal

Labour History. www.historycooperative.org/labindex.html

Australia

Journal

Labour History Review. www.ingenta.com/journals/browse/maney/lhr

UK

Journal

Latin American Perspectives. www.latinamericanperspectives.com/

USA

Journal

Latinoamerikanskij istoričeskij al’manach. www.igh.ru/

Russia

Journal

Latinskaja Amerika. www.ilaran.ru/?n=39

Russia

Journal

Left History. lefthistory.ca

UK

Journal

Lettre du Centre d’études slaves. www.etudes-slaves.paris4.sorbonne.fr/

France

Newsletter

L’homme et la société. www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=revue&no=20

France

Journal

Lutas Sociais. www.pucsp.br/neils/revista/revista.html

Brazil

Journal

Margem Esquerda. www.boitempo.com/revista_margem_esq.php

Brazil

Journal

Marx & Philosophy Review of Books. www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

UK

E-Journal

Marx-Engels-Jahrbuch [formerly: MEGA-Studien]. www.bbaw.de/

Germany

Journal

Marx-Engels-Marxismus-Forschung. www.cpm.ehime-u.ac.jp/AkamacHomePage/MEMA/MEMA.html

Japan

Journal

Matériaux pour l’histoire de notre temps. www.persee.fr/listIssues.do?key=mat

France

Journal

Memoria e Ricerca. www.istitutodatini.it/biblio/riviste/l-n/mem-ric2.htm

Italy

Journal

Mir istorii. Rossiskij elektronnyj žurnal. www.historia.ru/

Russia

E-Journal

Mitteilungen des Förderkreises, Archive und Bibliotheken zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung. www.fabgab.de/mitteilungen.htm

Germany

Newsletter

Mitteilungen der Gemeinsamen Kommission für die Erforschung der jüngeren Geschichte der deutsch-russischen Beziehungen. www.oldenbourg-verlag.de/wissenschaftsverlag/mitteilungen-gemeinsamen-kommission-erforschung-juengeren-geschic

Germany

Journal

Mitteilungsblatt des Instituts für soziale Bewegungen Bochum. www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/iga/isb/isb-hauptframe/mitteilungsheft/mitteilheft.htm

Germany

Journal

Mittelweg 36. Zeitschrift des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung. www.mittelweg36.de/

Germany

Journal

Mnimon.

Greece

Journal

Mondo contemporaneo. www.francoangeli.it/riviste/sommario.asp?IDRivista=136

Italy

Journal

Le Mouvement social. mouvement-social.univ-paris1.fr

France

Journal

Mundos do Trabalho. www.periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/mundosdotrabalho

Brazil

Journal

Nationalities Papers. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cnap

USA

Journal

Naučno-informacionnyj bjulleten’ RGASPI [ceased publication]. www.rusarchives.ru/federal/rgaspi/nsa1.shtml#1.1.3

Russia

Newsletter

The NEP Era. Soviet Russia 1921-28. www.d.umn.edu/cla/NEPera/

USA

Journal

Neprikosnovennyj zapas. magazines.russ.ru/nz/

Russia

Journal

New Left Review. www.newleftreview.org/

USA

Journal

New Political Science. A Journal of Politics & Culture. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/07393148.html

USA

Journal

Newsletter Social Science in Eastern Europe. www.gesis.org/en/publications/magazines/newsletter_eastern_europe/

Germany

Newsletter

NewsNet. News of the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. www.aseees.org

USA

E-Newsletter

North West Labour History. www.workershistory.org/

UK

Journal

Novaja i novejšaja istorija.

Russia

Journal

Novyj istoričeskij vestnik. www.nivestnik.ru/

Russia

Journal

Nuevo Topo. Revista de historia y pensamiento crítico. nuevotopo.wordpress.com

Argentina

Journal

O Olho da História. www.oolhodahistoria.org

Brazil

Journal

Osteuropa. www.osteuropa.dgo-online.org/

Germany

Journal

Otečestvennye Archivy. www.rusarchives.ru/publication/otecharh/

Russia

Journal

Outubro. Revista do Instituto de Estudos socialistas. revistaoutubro.com.br

Brazil

Journal

Passato e presente. www.francoangeli.it/riviste/sommario.asp?IDRivista=98

Italy

Journal

Past & Present. past.oxfordjournals.org

UK

Journal

Perseu. História, Memória e Política. www2.fpa.org.br/portal/modules/news/index.php

Brazil

Journal

Perspektiven ds. www.perspektiven-ds.de/

Germany

Journal

Plurale. Zeitschrift für Denkversionen. www.plurale-zeitschriftfuerdenkversionen.de

Germany

Journal

Políticas de la Memoria. Anuário de investigación del Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en Argentina. www.cedinci.org/

Argentina

Journal

Politics, Religion & Ideology [formerly: Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions]. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14690764.asp

UK

Journal

Post-Soviet Affairs. www.bellpub.com/psa/

USA

Journal

Potsdamer Bulletin für Zeithistorische Studien [ceased publication]. www.zzf-pdm.de/site/332/default.aspx

Germany

Journal

Problemy Dal’nego Vostoka. www.ifes-ras.ru/publications/pdv

Russia

Journal

PROKLA. Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft. www.prokla.de/

Germany

Journal

Przegląd Historyczny. www.dig.com.pl/index.php?s=wyniki&rodz=9&id=15

Poland

Journal

Quaderno di storia contemporanea. Rivista semestrale dell’Istituto per la storia della resistenza e della società contemporanea in provincia di Alessandria. www.isral.it/web/web/pubblicazioni/quadernodistoriacontemporanea.htm

Italy

Journal

Quaderni di storia. www.edizionidedalo.it/site/riviste-attive.php?categories_id=30&attive=1

Italy

Journal

Quaderni storici. www.mulino.it/edizioni/riviste/

Italy

Journal

Radical History Review. chnm.gmu.edu/rhr/rhr.htm

USA

Journal

Recherche. Zeitung für Wissenschaft. www.recherche-online.net

Austria

Magazine

Recherche socialiste. www.lours.org

France

Journal

Relations internationales. www.cairn.info/revue-relations-internationales.htm

Switzerland

Journal

Rethinking Marxism. A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society. rethinkingmarxism.org

USA

Journal

Review of Croatian History. misp.isp.hr

Croatia

Journal

Revista de Historiografía. dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/revista

Spain

Journal

Revolutionary History. www.revolutionaryhistory.co.uk/

UK

Journal

Revolutionary Russia. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09546545.asp

UK

Journal

Revue française de science politique. www.afsp.msh-paris.fr/publi/rfsp/rfsp.html

France

Journal

Ricerche di storia politica. www.arsp.it/

Italy

Journal

Rocznik Polsko-Niemiecki / Deutsch-Polnisches Jahrbuch. isppan.waw.pl/redinfo/rpn.htm

Poland

Journal

Rossijskaja istorija [formerly: Otečestvennaja istorija]. elibrary.ru/title_about.asp

Russia

Journal

Rundbrief der Willi-Bredel-Gesellschaft Geschichtswerkstatt. www.bredelgesellschaft.de

Germany

Newsletter

Russian History. www.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/ruhi

USA

Journal

The Russian Review. www.russianreview.org/

USA

Journal

Russian Studies in History. A Journal of Translations. www.mesharpe.com/mall/results1.asp?ACR=rsh

USA

Journal

Science and Society. A Journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis. www.scienceandsociety.com/

USA

Journal

Sehepunkte. Rezensionsjournal für die Geschichtswissenschaften. www.sehepunkte.de/

Germany

E-Journal

Slavic Review. American Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies. www.slavicreview.uiuc.edu/

USA

Journal

The Slavonic and East European Review. www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Journals/seer.html

UK

Journal

Slovanský Přehled. www.hiu.cas.cz/cs/nakladatelstvi/periodika/slovansky-prehled.ep/

Czech Republic

Journal

Social History. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/03071022.html

UK

Journal

Socialist History. www.socialist-history-journal.org.uk/

UK

Journal

Socialist Studies. www.socialiststudies.com

Canada

E-Journal

Società e storia. www.francoangeli.it/riviste/sommario.asp?IDRivista=50

Italy

Journal

Soudobé dějiny. www.usd.cas.cz/en/pages/en-soudobe-dejiny

Czech Republic

Journal

South Eastern European Politics Online. www.seep.ceu.hu/

Hungary

E-Journal

The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review. www.brill.nl/spsr

The Netherlands

Journal

Sozial.Geschichte. Zeitschrift für historische Analyse des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts [ceased publication]. www.stiftung-sozialgeschichte.de/

Germany

Journal

Spagna contemporanea. www.spagnacontemporanea.it/

Italy

Journal

Storica.

Italy

Journal

Studi storici. Rivista trimestrale dell’Istituto Gramsci. web.tiscali.it/studistorici/

Italy

Journal

Studia Historyczne.

Poland

Journal

Studia z dziejów Rosji i Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej. www.semper.pl/sdr.html

Poland

Journal

Studies in East European Thought. www.springer.com/philosophy/political+philosophy/journal/11212

Switzerland/The Netherlands

Journal

Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsforschung. www.oldenbourg-wissenschaftsverlag.de/ olb/de/1.c.335320.de

Germany

Journal

Südostforschungen. Internationale Zeitschrift für Geschichte, Kultur und Landeskunde Südosteuropas. www.oldenbourg-wissenschaftsverlag.de/ olb/de/1.c.335321.de

Germany

Journal

Svobodnaia mysl’-XXI. www.postindustrial.net/

Russia

Journal

Századok. www.szazadok.hu/

Hungary

Journal

Témoigner. Entre Histoire et Mémoire. www.revue-temoigner.net/

France

Journal

Territoires contemporains. Bulletin de l’ICH Dijon.

France

Newsletter

Thesis Eleven. Critical Theory and Historical Sociology. the.sagepub.com

Australia

Journal

Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis. www.tseg.nl/

Belgium

Journal

Tokovi Istorije. www.inisbgd.co.rs/celo/publikacije.htm

Serbia

Journal

Totalitarismus und Demokratie / Totalitarianism and Democracy. www.hait.tu-dresden.de/td

Germany

Journal

Transit. Europäische Revue. www.iwm.at/transit.htm

Austria

Journal

Twentieth Century British History. tcbh.oxfordjournals.org

UK

Journal

Twentieth Century Communism. www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/twentiethcenturycommunism/

UK

Journal

Ukrajins’kyi Istoryčnyi žurnal. www.history.org.ua

Ukraine

Journal

Utopian Studies. www.utoronto.ca/utopia/journal/index.html

Canada

Journal

UTOPIE kreativ [ceased publication]. www.rosalux.de/cms/index.php?id=uk

Germany

Journal

Vestnik archivista. www.vestarchive.ru/

Russia

Journal

Vestnik Permskogo universiteta. Istorija. www.histvestnik.psu.ru/

Russia

Journal

Vestnik Rossijskogo gosudarstvennogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. rggu-bulletin.rggu.ru

Russia

Journal

Vestnik Rossijskogo universiteta družby narodov. Istorija Rossii. www.rudn.ru/?pagec=127

Russia

Journal

Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte. www.vierteljahrshefte.de

Germany

Journal

Vingtième siècle. Revue d’histoire. www.pressesdesciencespo.fr/revues/vingtimesiclerevuedhist/

France

Journal

Vlaams Marxistisch Tijdschrift. www.democratisch-links.be/vmt/

Belgium

Journal

Voenno-istoričeskij žurnal. history.milportal.ru

Russia

Journal

Voprosy istorii.

Russia

Journal

vorgänge. Zeitschrift für Bürgerrechte und Gesellschaftspolitik. vorgaenge.humanistische-union.de

Germany

Journal

Widerspruch. Beiträge zu sozialistischer Politik. www.widerspruch.ch/

Switzerland

Journal

Z. Zeitschrift Marxistische Erneuerung. www.zeitschrift-marxistische-erneuerung.de/

Germany

Journal

Zeithistorische Forschungen. www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de

Germany

Journal/E-Journal

Zeitschrift des Forschungsverbundes SED-Staat. web.fu-berlin.de/fsed/

Germany

Journal

Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft. www.metropol-verlag.de/pp/zfg/zfg.htm

Germany

Journal

Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte. www.z-i-g.de/

Germany

Journal

Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung. www.herder-institut.de/startseite/verlagsprogramm/zfo.html

Germany

Journal

Zeitschrift für Slavistik. www.uni-potsdam.de/u/slavistik/slav_reihen/zfslav/zfsld.htm

Germany

Journal

Zeitschrift für sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft. www.spw.de/

Germany

Journal

Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Newsletter. www.zzf-pdm.de/site/650/default.aspx

Germany

E-Newsletter

Žurnal issledovanij social’noj politiki. www.jsps.ru/

Russia

Journal

Section IX
Internet Resources. Websites Relevant for Communist Studies

Online Newsletters, Discussion Groups and Weblogs

Title

URL

Aktuelles aus der DDR-Forschung, Newsletter der Stiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur.

www.stiftung-aufarbeitung.de/service_wegweiser/ddr_newsletter.php

Alfred Klahr Gesellschaft Mitteilungen, Vienna, Austria.

www.klahrgesellschaft.at

Anarchists in the Gulag.

gulaganarchists.wordpress.com

Boletín Electrónico. Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

www.cedinci.org/

Estudos sobre o Comunismo, Portugal [not updated anymore].

estudossobrecomunismo2.wordpress.com

H-Net Discussion Network: H-HOAC. History of American American Communism.

www.h-net.org/~hoac/

H-Net Discussion Network: H-Labor.

www.h-net.org/~labor/

H-Net Discussion Network: H-Russia.

www.h-net.org/~russia/

H-Net Discussion Network: H-Socialisms.

www.h-net.org/~socialisms/

Historical Brochures of the Political Left, Bielefeld, Germany.

brochures.blogsport.eu

International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) Newsletter, Münster, Germany.

www.iccees.org/newsletter.html

The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany.

newsletter.icsap.eu

John Riddell, Toronto, Canada. Marxist Essays and Commentary.

johnriddell.wordpress.com

Labnet List. Labour Movement.

www.iisg.nl/labnet/

LAWCHA. Newsletter of the Labor and Working Class History Association.

www.lawcha.org/newsletter.php

London Socialist Historians Group Newsletter.

londonsocialisthistorians.blogspot.com

Marxism & Philosophy Review of Books, Kent, UK.

marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies.

newbooksinrussianstudies.com

NewsNet. News of the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Philadelphia, USA.

www.aseees.org/publications/newsnetmain.html

Russian History Blog.

russianhistoryblog.org

Socialist History News, Socialist History Society, London, UK.

socialisthistory.wordpress.com

Twentieth Century Communism Blog.

c20c.wordpress.com

Resources

Title

URL

100(0) Schlüsseldokumente zur russischen und sowjetischen Geschichte, Munich, Germany.

www.1000dokumente.de/index.html?c=1000_dokumente_ru

1937 god, Memorial, Moscow, Russia.

Documents and materials on the Great Terror.

www.memo.ru/history/y1937/1937.htm

American Communism and Anticommunism.

A Historian’s Bibliography and Guide to the Literature, John Earl Haynes, Washington D.C., US.

www.johnearlhaynes.org/page94.html

Annals of Communism. Yale University Press.

Contains online document publications.

www.yale.edu/annals/

Archive.org

Features immense amounts of digitised Communist brochures.

www.archive.org

Association Atelier André Breton, Archigny, France.

www.andrebreton.fr

Association des amis de Benjamin Péret, Lyon, France.

www.benjamin-peret.org

Arbeiteraufstand des 17. Juni 1953 in der DDR.

Enthält Tageschroniken, Karten, Materialien, ein Forum, Veranstaltungen, Dokumentationen (Videoclips u. a.) sowie einen Newsletter.

www.17juni53.de

ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia, IISG, Amsterdam.

English-language repository of central and local archives, libraries and museums in Russia, maintained by Patricia Grimsted. Includes bibliography and contact information.

www.iisg.nl/~abb/

ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Ukraine, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, US.

www.huri.harvard.edu/abb_grimsted

Archivgut der Sozialistischen Einheitspartei Deutschlands (SED) und des Freien Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes (FDGB), Bundesarchiv, Koblenz/Berlin, Germany.

www.bundesarchiv.de/sed-fdgb-netzwerk/

Archivi del Novecento, BAICRSistemaCultura, Rome, Italy.

www.archividelnovecento.it

Archivy Belarusi.

Official site of the archival adminstration of Belarus.

archives.gov.by

Archivy Rossii. Archives in Russia.

Joint-venture site of Rosarchiv and NGOs, covering all news and matters of Russian archives. Also features online publications of articles from journal »Otečestvennye Archivy«.

www.rusarchives.ru/

Bălgarskijat komunizăm. Kritičeski izsledvanija.

Bulgarian webportal on Communist Studies.

www.red.cas.bg/

Bibliographie zur Geschichte des deutschen Widerstands gegen die NS-Diktatur 1938–1945, Karl Heinz Roth.

www.stiftung-sozialgeschichte.de/index.php?selection=63

Bibliothek deutscher Kämpfer für den Sozialismus.

www.deutsche-kommunisten.de/

Bundism.net. A Network Dedicated to Research on the Jewish Labor Bund.

www.bundism.net

Central and Eastern European Online Library.

www.ceeol.com/

Center for Working-Class Studies, Youngstown State University, US.

www.as.ysu.edu/~cwcs

Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Mouvements Trotskyste et Révolutionnaires Internationaux, Paris, France.

www.trotsky.com.fr/

Centre des Archives Communistes en Belgique.

users.skynet.be/carcob/

Centro de Estudios y Documentación de las Brigadas Internacionales (CEDOBI), Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

www.brigadasinternacionales.uclm.es

Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril, Coimbra, Portugal.

www.uc.pt/cd25a/

Clio-online. Fachportal für die Geschichtswissenschaften.

www.clio-online.de

Clio-online Findmittelkatalog.

www.clio-online.de/default.aspx?tabid=40208223

Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington DC, US.

Contains huge quantities of digitized and systematically arranged Cold War documents.

www.wilsoncenter.org/cwihp

Collectif Smolny. Collectif d’édition des introuvables du mouvement ouvrier.

www.collectif-smolny.org/

Comintern-Online Electronic Archives.

www.comintern-online.com/

»Communism« – An exhibition of highlights from the Monash University Library Rare Books Collection, Victoria, Australia.

Illustrated virtual catalogue.

www.lib.monash.edu/exhibitions/communism/

The Complete Works of George Orwell.

www.george-orwell.org/

CPGB Bibliography, Dave Cope.

www.amielandmelburn.org.uk/cpgb_biblio/searchfrset.htm

Datenbank des deutschsprachigen Anarchismus – DadA.

projekte.free.de/dada/

Dictionary of Labour Biography, University of York, UK.

www.york.ac.uk/res/dlb/

Die politischen Häftlinge des Konzentrationslagers Oranienburg, Oranienburg-Berlin, Germany.

www.stiftung-bg.de/kz-oranienburg

Die Rote Fahne, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany.

Main newspaper of the CPG, digitized issues 1918–1919 and 1928–1933.

zefys.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/list/title/zdb/24352111/0/

Documents in Russian History, Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ, USA.

academic.shu.edu/russianhistory/

Dokumente und Materialien zur Ostmitteleuropäischen Geschichte, Herder-Institut, Marburg, Germany.

quellen.herder-institut.de

Envisioning a Post-Capitalist Order. A Collaborative Project, Lancaster, USA.

postcapitalistproject.org

Filmarchives Online. Finding Moving Images In European Collections, Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt am Main.

www.filmarchives-online.eu

Fondazione Istituto Gramsci, Rome, Italy.

Includes inventories of the Gramsci archives.

www.fondazionegramsci.org/

Fonds Thorez-Vermeersch, Archives communales d’Ivry-sur-Seine, France.

www.fonds-thorez.ivry94.fr

geschichte.transnational. Fachforum zur Geschichte des kulturellen Transfers und der transnationalen Verflechtungen in Europa und der Welt.

geschichte-transnational.clio-online.net

Guia da história das esquerdas brasileiras, Universidad Federal Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

www.ifcs.ufrj.br/~rfcastro/gheb.htm

Guide Books to Russian Archives, East View Inc., Minneapolis, US.

guides.eastview.com

GULAG – Das Lagersystem der Sowjetunion, Memorial e.V., Berlin, Germany.

gulag.memorial.de

H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online Discussion Network.

www.h-net.org/

H-Soz-u-Kult, Germany. Internet-Forum des H-Net. Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften. Communication and Information Services for Historians.

hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de

Harvard Project on Cold War Studies, Harvard University, US.

Contains some digitized documents.

www.fas.harvard.edu/~hpcws

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, US.

www.hoover.org/

IG Spanienfreiwillige, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

www.spanienfreiwillige.ch/

Infosurr. Actualités du surréalisme et de ses alentours, Lion en Beauce, France.

www.infosurr.net

International Association of Labour History Institutions.

www.ialhi.org/

The International Brigades.

www.interbrigades.com/

International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

www.iisg.nl

International Library of the Communist Left.

Writings of A. Bordiga and his followers.

www.sinistra.net/lib/index.html

Internationale Rosa-Luxemburg-Gesellschaft, Tokio-Berlin, Japan-Germany.

www.internationale-rosa-luxemburg-gesellschaft.de

Internet Modern History Sourcebooks Socialism.

www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook33.html

Italians in the Gulag.

Informational, biographical and bibliographical ressource on Italian victims of the Soviet camp system, by the Fondazione Feltrinelli (Milan) and the Memorial association (Moscow).

www.gulag-italia.it

Kansan Arkisto, Helsinki, Finland.

The archive features the files of the Communist Party of Finland.

www.kansanarkisto.fi/

KGB in the Baltic States: Documents and Researches, Lietuvos gyventojų genocido ir rezistencijos tyrimo centras, Vilnius, Lithuania.

kgbdocuments.eu

Klassiker des Marxismus-Leninismus.

www.mlwerke.de

Knowledge Base Social Sciences in Eastern Europe. Designed to provide an ongoing overview of the development of social sciences in Central and Eastern Europe.

www.gesis.org/knowledgebase/index.html

Libertarian Communist Library.

Historical essays on Libertarian Communism.

libcom.org/history

Labour History News Service.

labourhistory.net

Labour History Serials Service.

serials.labourhistory.net

Marxists Internet Archive.

Largest platform for digitized texts and documents concerning the history of Marxism.

www.marxists.org/

Memorial Association, Russia.

Russian association dedicated to the defendance of human rights and the commemoration of the victims of Stalinism.

www.memo.ru

Mosfilm Online Film Portal, Moscow, Russia.

www.cinema.mosfilm.ru/

Netzwerk Mediatheken, Bonn, Germany.

Virtual Library of Audiovisual Archives.

www.netzwerk-mediatheken.de

OstDok – Osteuropa-Dokumente Online, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany.

Repository of digitised monographs on Eastern European history.

www.ostdok.de

Ottokar Luban, Berlin, Germany.

www.ottokar-luban--rosa-luxemburg-forschung.de

Pobeda 1941–1945, Moscow, Russia.

Photos on WWII from Russian archives.

victory.rusarchives.ru

Recensio.net. Rezensionsplattform für die europäische Geschichtswissenschaft, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München, Germany.

www.recensio.net

Rossijskie socialisty i anarchisty posle Oktjabrja 1917 goda, Memorial, Moscow, Russia.

socialist.memo.ru

Russian and East European Network Information Center, University of Texas, Austin, US.

reenic.utexas.edu

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History, James von Geldern & Lewis Siegelbaum, St. Paul, US.

An on-line archive of primary source materials on Soviet history, including video and audio.

www.soviethistory.org/

Soviet Jewish Culture. Recovering Jewish Daily Life in the Soviet Union Before the Holocaust.

www.sovietjewishculture.org/

Stalin – Werke und Texte im Internet.

www.stalinwerke.de/

Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project, University of Toronto, Canada.

www.utoronto.ca/ceres/serap/

The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY 1931–42.

Virtual exhibition.

www.virtualny.cuny.edu/gutter/panels/panel1.html

The Truth about Kronstadt.

Online ressource featuring the completely digitized Kronstadt Izvestija.

www-personal.umich.edu/~mhuey/

UNESCO Archives Portal. An international gateway to information for archivists and archives users.

www.unesco.org/webworld/portal_archives

Ungarn 1956 – Geschichte und Erinnerung, Berlin, Germany.

www.ungarn1956.de

Verzeichnis der Mikroformen zur Geschichte in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek, Freddy Litten, Munich, Germany.

www.bsb-muenchen.de/mikro/litten.htm

Virtual Gulag Museum.

Multilanguage resource on all museums and collections featuring Gulag history, including photos of exhibits.

gulagmuseum.org

Virtual Library Labor History, IISG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

www.iisg.nl/~w3vl/

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Osteuropa, Bayerische Staatsbiliothek, Munich, Germany.

www.vifaost.de/

Yale Russian Archive Project, Yale University, US.

www.yale.edu/rusarch/archive.html

Zeitgeschichte-online, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany.

www.zeitgeschichte-online.de/

Žurnal’nyj zal.

Online archive of Russian humanities periodicals.

magazines.russ.ru

Section X
Communism in Culture, Art and Media

Some Exhibitions on the History of Communism, 2011–2012

• Bielefeld, Germany, 22 November 2010–14 January 2011: Mascha + Nina + Katjuscha. Frauen in der Roten Armee. Universität Bielefeld, Abteilung Geschichtswissenschaft, in Kooperation mit dem Deutsch-Russischen Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.

• New York, USA / Manila, Phillipines, 2 December 2010–12 January 2011: »Corresponsales en la Guerra de España«. Fundación Pablo Iglesias/ Instituto Fernandes, Instituto Cervantes, Nueva York, Instituto Cervantes, Manila.www.fpabloiglesias.es/exposiciones/historico/corresponsales-guerra-espana_22

• Wald, Switzerland, 15 April – 15 May 2011: Robert Grimm zum An- und Nachdenken. Robert-Grimm-Gesellschaft, Heimatmuseum Wald ZH. www.robertgrimm.ch

• Hanover, Germany, 29 May – 31 Juny 2011: »Emmy und Werner Scholem – im Kampf zwischen Utopie und Gegenrevolution«. Quartier e. V. Hannover-Linden.

• Gijón, Spain, 5 July–18 September 2011: »Ministerio de la Guerra (1931–1939): tiempos de paz, tiempos de guerra«. Museo Arqueológico-Natural de la Campa Torres.

• New York, USA, 6 July – 25 September 2011: Ostalgia. New Museum, New York. www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/440

• Toulouse, France, 25 June–4 September 2011: »Toulouse, capitale de l’exil républicain espagnol«. Fundación Francisco Largo Caballero, Réfectoire des Jacobins, Archives municipales de Toulouse.

• Berlin, Germany, 21 July–22 August 2011: »ZOV Sportverräter. Spitzenathleten auf der Flucht«. Willy-Brandt-Haus (WBH), Berlin. www.zov-sportverraeter.de/

• Madrid, Spain, 24 November 2011 – 26 February 2012: El Socialista 1886–2011. Prensa y compromiso político. Fundación Pablo Iglesias, Museo de História.

Film:

» Moskau: Konferenz über Mežrabpom-Fil’m

Die frühsowjetische Filmfabrik Mežrabpom-Fil’m produzierte in Kooperation mit der deutschen proletarischen Prometheus Film erfolgreiche Spielfilme. Letztere wurde von der Berliner Zentrale der Internationalen Arbeiterhilfe betrieben, die Kooperation stand unter der Ägide des herausragenden KPD-Propagandisten, »roten Medienzars« und späteren »Renegaten« Willi Münzenberg. Diesem frühen Kapitel der deutsch-sowjetischen Filmbeziehungen war eine deutsch-russische interdisziplinäre Konferenz gewidmet, die vom 17. bis 19. März 2011 am Deutschen Historischen Institut Moskau stattfand. Das Tagungsprogramm sowie ein ausführlicher Konferenzbericht findet sich unter hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=3685.

Museum:

» Opening of the Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana, Santo Domingo

The museum was opened on 29 May 2011, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the overthrow of the Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina (1891–1961), dictator of the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961 and one of the bloodiest personal rulers in the Americas. In a bright historical perpective starting in 1916 it serves at the same time as a memorial place with its guideline to honour the memory of the resistance movement (»Promover con significado histórico y conciencia ciudadana las luchas de varias generaciones de dominicanos (as) durante la dictadura de Rafael L. Trujillo, sus antecedentes y sus consecuencias, difundiendo conocimientos a la sociedad«, as Director Luisa De Peña Diaz stated). In 2009, the Documentary Heritage on the Resistance and Struggle for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic, 1930–1961 was inscribed on the Memory of the World International Register in recognition of its global significance in documenting one of the most oppressive regimes in Latin American history, under which thousands of Dominicans and foreigners were imprisoned, tortured or killed.

Calle Arzobispo Nouel No.210, Ciudad Colonial

Santo Dominigo, República Dominicana 10210.

Fone: 809.688.4440.

Web: www.museodelaresistencia.org; Email: info@museodelaresistencia.org; cf. www.archivalplatform.org/

Film:

» Hotel Lux: Das sowjetische KPD-Exil im Spielfilm

Eines eher ungewöhnlichen Themas hat sich Regisseur Leander Haußmann in seiner neuesten Tragikomödie angenommen. Michael Herbig spielt darin den Varieté-Schauspieler Hans Zeisig, der im Berlin der späten Weimarer Republik vor allem als Stalin-Imitator reüssiert. Als der eigentlich vollkommen unpolitische Kabarettist nach der Machtübernahme der Nationalsozialisten beim neuen Regime aneckt, wird er von theaterinternen KPD-Kontakten mit Papieren ausgestattet, die ihn nicht, wie von ihm geplant, nach Hollywood bringen, sondern ins stalinistische Moskau. Dort landet er im »Hotel Lux«, der Unterkunft kommunistisher Politemigranten und Komintern-Funktionäre. Inmitten der Atmosphäre von Denunziation, Paranoia und Terror nimmt die Geschichte einen geradezu phantastischen Lauf. Nicht zuletzt dank historischer Beratung weist der Film abseits der Haupthandlung kaum historische Fehler auf und kann mit vielen Details aufwarten, die für Komintern-Historiker Wiedererkennungswert besitzen. (Hotel Lux. Deutschland, 2011. Regie: Leander Haußmann. Laufzeit: 110 Minuten).

Section XI
Discussions, Debates, Historical Controversies

Ottokar Luban, Berlin (Germany):

» Rosa Luxemburgs Tod

Die sozialistische Theoretikerin und Politikerin Rosa Luxemburg ist als eine weitgehend respektierte Person der deutschen Geschichte in der bundesrepublikanischen Gesellschaft angekommen. Im Bundestag wurde sie in einer Reihe mit Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Hermann Cohen, Hannah Arendt, Heinrich Heine, Moses Mendelssohn, Walther Rathenau, Stefan Zweig und Walter Benjamin als bedeutende deutsche Persönlichkeit jüdischer Herkunft genannt (Rede des Präsidenten des Staates Israel Shimon Peres am 27. Januar 2010). Im Zweiten Deutschen Fernsehen wurden ihr Leben und Werk in der Dokumentationsreihe »Die Deutschen II (9/10)« in einem 45minütigen Portrait (12.12.2010, 19:30–20:15 Uhr) gewürdigt.

Kein Wunder, dass auch ein Mediziner, der Chef der Pathologie in der Charité Berlin, Prof. Dr. Michael Tsokos, die Prominenz der im Januar 1919 von Freikorpstruppen in Berlin ermordeten Sozialistin als Aufhänger für sein Buch Der Totenleser. Neue unglaubliche Fälle aus der Rechtsmedizin nutzen wollte. Er trat Mitte 2009 mit der Vermutung an die Öffentlichkeit, bei einer in der Berliner Charité als Ausstellungsobjekt aufbewahrten sog. Wachsleiche – einem Torso ohne Kopf, Hände und Füße – könnte es sich um die sterblichen Überreste Rosa Luxemburgs handeln. Überzeugende Hinweise für die Richtigkeit seiner Vermutung oder sogar Beweise konnte Tsokos, wie er auch selbst äußerte, nicht vorlegen. Trotzdem widmeten sich Monate lang viele Medien von der Zeit bis zum Spiegel mehrfach intensiv diesem Thema. Schließlich versandete die Diskussion 2010.

Als fundierte Antwort auf diese Diskussion legen Annelies Laschitza, die renommierte Luxemburg-Expertin, und Klaus Gietinger, Sozialwissenschaftler und Biograf von Waldemar Pabst (Organisator des Luxemburg-Mordes), eine reichhaltige und informative Aufsatz- und Dokumentensammlung vor.112 Aus mehreren Dokumenten geht hervor, dass bei dem am 31. Mai 1919 im Berliner Landwehrkanal aufgefundenen Leichnam Gegenstände gefunden wurden, die zu Rosa Luxemburg gehörten. Die Identität der am 13. Juni 1919 auf dem Friedhof in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde beigesetzten Toten kann damit als gesichert angesehen werden. Die heutige Gedenkstätte beherbergt jedoch nicht das Grab Rosa Luxemburgs, das, genauso wie das von Karl Liebknecht, an der alten Stelle des niedergerissenen Mies-van-der Rohe-Werks in der Nazizeit eingeebnet und für neue Bestattungen genutzt wurde. Medien wie Der Spiegel und Die Zeit, die sich vorher intensiv mit den Vermutungen von Prof. Tsokos beschäftigt hatten, sind auf die Publikation von Laschitza/Gietinger bisher nicht eingegangen.


1 See: Izjava Komunistične partije Slovenije, slovenskega sokolstva in krščanskih socialistov dne 1. Marca 1943 o okrepitvi politične in organizacijske enotnosti Osvobodilne fronte pod vodstvom KPS [Communist Party of Slovenia – Slovene Hawks – Christian Socialists Declaration on strengthening of the political and organizational unity of Liberation Front under Leadership of CPS], DPRS 6, pp. 13–16.

2* Supervisor: Manuel Loff (Associated Professor, Department of History and Political and International Studies, at the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto).

31 Aldo Rizzo: La Frontiera Dell’eurocomunismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1977.

4* Supervisors: Prof. Christopher Duggan, Dr. Matthew Worley. Editors’ note: »Il ragazzo con la naglietta a strisce« means »The boy with a striped t-shirt« and is the title of the autobiography of Fausto Bertinotti, one of the leaders of the Rifondazione Comunista, published in 2005.

5* Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marion Brepohl de Magalhães (Universidade Federal do Paraná). Research supported by the CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior).

61 Collection DOPS, Departamento de Arquivo Público (DEAP), Curitiba/PR.

72 Eugène Enriquez: Da horda ao Estado. Psicanálise do vínculo social, Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Zahar, 1990.

83 Pierre Ansart: La gestion des passions politique, Lausanne, L’Age d’Homme, 1983.

9* Supervisors: Prof. Nick Stargardt & Dr. David Priestland.

101 Anm. d. Red.: Die Kontroverse um die geplante Herausgabe der Trotzki-Biographie von Robert Service befindet sich bei Redaktionsschluss noch in vollem Gange. In der Online-Ausgabe 2012 wird der International Newsletter ausführlich über die Vorgeschichte, den Verlauf und das vorläufige Ergebnis berichten.

11* Additional information and links may be consulted through specific and thematical websites, as for example: Calenda (http://calenda.revues.org). French and other social science conference announcements. H-Net Academic Announcements (www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/). Academic conferences, calls for papers in the humanities and social sciences. • History Conferences Worldwide from Conference Alerts (www.conferencealerts.com). • News and Events List of upcoming events, International Institute of Social History. • WWW Virtual Library Labour History (www.iisg.nl/~w3vl/) • H-Soz-u-Kult (http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/).

121 Annelies Laschitza, Klaus Gietinger (eds.): Rosa Luxemburgs Tod. Dokumente und Kommentare, Leipzig, 
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Sachsen, 2010. 203 p. (Rosa-Luxemburg-Forschungsberichte, H. 7) [mit Beiträgen von 
A. Laschitza, K. Gietinger, Volkmar Schneider, Jürgen Hofmann sowie 61 Dokumenten].

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