Das Center for Governance and Culture in Europe an der Universität St. Gallen (GCE-HSG) untersucht die sozialen, wirtschaftlichen, politischen, staatlichen und kulturellen Veränderungen in Europa aus einer interdisziplinären und transnationalen Perspektive.

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Lithuania – From Soviet Past and Dissidence to Exile and Present-Day Russia

21 May 2024, 18:15 – 20:00 SQUARE, Arena (11-2091), Dufourstrasse 50, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Lithuania had a very difficult fate in the Second World War. In the aftermath of the Hitler Stalin pact it was first invaded by the Soviet Union, then subjugated by Nazi Germany and again conquered by the Red Army. The postwar period is seen today as a Soviet occuptation. Tomas Venclova (born 1937) is a witness of this era. His father was an important communist functionary. Revolting against the system meant for Tomas Venclova also revolting against his own father. Venclova eventually emigrated to the USA where he became a professor of Slavic Studies at Yale. He is the most eminent Lithuanian poet of the 20th century and maintained a close friendship and literary exchange with the Nobel prize winners Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky. In a discussion with Yves Partschefeld Ulrich Schmid, Tomas Venclova will explain the conundrums of the Soviet Lithuanian relationship and the current situation of Lithuania towards Russia.

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Summer School on Documentary Filmmaking in Social Sciences

Call for Applications
Summer School on Documentary Filmmaking in Social Sciences

The one-week-long, on-site summer school is dedicated to exploring the potential of documentary filmmaking for social science research and dissemination. It offers an intensive, practice-based learning process which will acquaint the participants with audio-visual research methods and collaborative ethnographic filmmaking.

Der Krieg in der Ukraine und die neue Weltunordnung

Der Krieg in der Ukraine und die neue Weltunordnung

Vor zwei Jahren hat Russland die Ukraine überfallen. Die Bilanz ist verheerend, die Fronten verhärtet. Wie geht es weiter? Und was steht für den Westen auf dem Spiel? Ein Gespräch mit der Militärexpertin Florence Gaub und dem Slawisten und Osteuropa-Kenner Ulrich Schmid.

The current Russian-Ukrainian war: socio-historical realities and prospects, 15.03.2024

The current Russian-Ukrainian war: socio-historical realities and prospects, 15.03.2024

Die internationale wissenschaftliche Konferenz wird von der Nationalen Wassyl-Stus-Universität Donezk, der Universität Freiburg und der Universität St. Gallen organisiert.

Jahreskonferenz,
2.-6.9.2024

Jahreskonferenz,
2.-6.9.2024

Die internationale Konferenz "Societies on the Move. Migration, Mobility and Displacement in Eastern Europe". 

Euxeinos no. 35 - 10/2023

Euxeinos no. 35 - 10/2023

The new Euxeinos issue on Conservatism in Russia edited by Alexander Meienberger is out. 

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