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January 2018

Carolina Seminar • Politics of History in the 1980s – 2000s (the ‘New Europe’ and Ukraine)

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation will offer an overview of ideas in Dr. Georgiy Kasianov's most recently completed research project on misuse of history and 'historical memory' in ideological debates in East Europe. Dr. Kasianov will also introduce his current work in progress "Image of the Other: the Past and the Present (Ukraine, Poland, Russia)." The paper can be accessed here. Georgiy Kasianov (Visiting Fulbright Scholar) is the chair of the Department of Contemporary History and Politics at the Institute of History of Ukraine (Kyiv) and a professor at…

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February 2018

Carolina Seminar • The Cold War of Everyday Life in the UNESCO Secretariat, 1956-1967

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) under N. S. Khrushchev and L. I. Brezhnev, this paper provides a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service of the UN during the Cold War. It investigates how these Soviet specialists from a range of backgrounds interpreted their foreign work environment by creatively appropriating Soviet narratives of international affairs in the…

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