Karl Schlögel, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder

The Transformation of Cultural Spaces

“Writing the History of a River – The Problem of Narration in Historiography”

Monday, September 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“‘Soviet Detroit’ or How Mother Russia became Modern”

Tuesday, September 25, 4pm, 336 Ingraham Hall

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public

Wednesday, September 26, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the History Department, the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and Global Studies.

KARL SCHLÖGEL holds the chair of East European History at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder). His research focuses on Russian modernity in 19th and 20th Centuries, the Russian Diaspora after 1917, Stalinism, Urban Culture in Eastern Europe, Forced Migration in Central Europe. He has won numerous prizes for his essays and books, including the 2009 Leipzig Book Prize for Terror and Dream: Moscow 1937 on the Moscow Trials (forthcoming in English translation with Polity Press). He has published 12 additional monographs, including cultural histories of St. Petersburg and Moscow and on Russians in Berlin. He studied philosophy, sociology, and East European history at Free University Berlin and the universities in Moscow and Leningrad/St.Petersburg in the 1970s and 1980s.