novembro , 2022

25nov1:45 pm5:00 pmLiving and Dying under StalinismOficina1:45 pm - 5:00 pm NOVA FCSH, Sala C009, Avenida de Berna, 26C — 1069-061 LisboaTipologia do Evento:Workshop

Detail of the poster for the workshop

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Uma oficina de meio dia que é uma oportunidade para conhecer os desafios historiográficos, literários e éticos que a história da URSS tem colocado a dois dos seus especialistas mais reconhecidos.


Living and Dying under Stalinism
A half-day workshop with Jochen Hellbeck and Yuri Slezkine


This workshop is an opportunity to know the historiographical, literary and ethical challenges that the history of the USSR has posed to two of its most renowned specialists. The workshop will allow us to discuss the way in which personal trajectories and the very notion of self were related to the historical-social transformations in the Stalinist period. At the same time, the workshop will focus on methodological issues arising from the analysis of sources such as diaries, memoirs or belles-lettres.

The first part of the workshop will focus on discussing past and ongoing research of historian Jochen Hellbeck (Rutgers University), revisiting his seminal work Revolution on My Mind (2009) and his later research on the battle of Stalingrad and the history of its memory (Stalingrad, 2015), as well as his ongoing research on the relation between Nazi anti-bolshevism and Soviet anti-fascism.

On the second part of the meeting, we will focus on the work of historian Yuri Slezkine (University of California, Berkeley), namely his book The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution (2017), the story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment built in 1931 and where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin’s purges. We will also address In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, edited by Slezkine and Sheila Fitzpatrick (2000).



13h45:  Opening remarks, by Giulia Strippoli
14h00-15h30:  A conversation with Jochen Hellbeck, conducted by José Neves
15h30-17h00:  A conversation with Yuri Slezkine, conducted by Ricardo Noronha


Poster for the workshop "Living and Dying under Stalinism", with Jochen Hellbeck and Yuri Slezkine. 25 November 2022, 13h45 at Room C009 of the Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities, at Berna Avenue, in Lisbon. It includes the covers of the four books that will be discussed: "Revolution on My Mind" and "Stalingrad", by Jochen Hellbeck; and "The House of Government" and "In the Shadow of Revolution", by Yuri Slezkine.



(Sexta-feira) 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm


NOVA FCSH, Sala C009

Avenida de Berna, 26C — 1069-061 Lisboa


Instituto de História Contemporânea da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa e Universidade de Évora