IMAGO / Pacific Press Agency / Jorge Sanz

Commemorating National Martyrdom through Re-Creating the Past: Vukovar, Prijedor, Derry/Londonderry, and Gernika/Guernica

How do performative recreations across European post-conflict societies help antagonistic memories retain a multi-generational appeal? Berkeley doctoral researcher Blaze Joel investigates
IMAGO / agefotostock

Traditionen europäischer Sozialpolitiken und deren Nicht-Berücksichtigung am Ende des Kalten Krieges: Eine Spurensuche entlang von Arbeit und Gender

How were labour and social relations transformed at the end of the Cold War? What did neoliberal models and the effacement of progressive traditions mean for gender relations?
Leon Wyczółkowski, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Silent Rebels and the Resurrection of the Polish Nation | Exhibition analysis by Kathleen Wroblewski

Part of the Law and Justice (PiS) government’s soft power agenda, this recent exhibition features artworks that could undermine its efforts to promote a singular, martyrdom-focused politics of history and national identity.

Tadeusz Kościuszko, Poland-Lithuania and the Age of Atlantic Revolutions

How were efforts to secure US and Polish-Lithuanian independence linked in the Age of Atlantic revolution? And in what ways were attempts to free slaves and emancipate peasants connected? Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski takes us on a transatlantic journey with Tadeusz Kościuszko at the helm
Selbi Durdiyeva

Theorizing binaries through auto-ethnography, method, and commoning: Reflections from the field

Revisiting her fieldwork at a Russian memorial site, the author offers autoethnographic reflections on moving away from imposing academic authority towards the common production of knowledge alongside subjects
IMAGO / Pixsell

Staatlichkeit und das Mantra des Exports im Jugoslawien der 1970er und 1980er Jahre: Wie der Schiffbau zum Kentern eines sozialistischen Staates beitrug

Was haben Schiffe und der Zerfall Jugoslawiens miteinander zu tun? Mehr als man glauben könnte, so argumentiert Ulf Brunnbauer
Mediabanco Agencia - Debate Anatel 15 11 2021; CC BY 2.0

Current Debates | Igor Stipić: Changing Chile’s Historical Cycle or Radical Comprises?

Will “the cradle of neoliberalism” also become its grave, as the new President of Chile promises? Igor Stipić, doctoral researcher at the Leibniz ScienceCampus, explores the radical compromises Gabriel Borić might need to make as he seeks to guide a society marked by a decade of protests towards democratic stability and fairness.

Workshop Report | Narrated Lives, Remembered Selves: Emerging Research in Life Writing Studies

How are life writing studies positioned in relation to the spatial, transnational and global turns in cultural studies and area studies? Tamara Heger and Verena Baier discuss these questions in their workshop report.
IMAGO / alimdi

Kicked out of Krapina (Croatia): Emigration Agents and Habsburg Bureaucrats

Was a kosher butcher with a US passport in small-town Croatia part of an international human trafficking ring? Or was he really enjoying the healthy waters? Ulf Brunnbauer explores a life story to consider migration, border and identity regimes in modern Europe and the Americas.

Impressions from the Workshop “Unbuilding binaries: Exploring affective and analytical responses to binary divisions as encountered in the field”

How can binaries be effectively unbuilt? How does this impact constructions of identity, conceptual frameworks and scholarly fields? These are some questions explored by the graduate researcher team behind the workshop “Unbuilding binaries”
IMAGO/ Kirill Kukhmar/TASS

Racial Capitalocene Binaries: Approaching environmental destruction in the Russian context

Sasha Shestakova explores intersections of climate change, extractivism and the destruction of indigenous cultures in Russia’s Far North, querying human/nature and North/South binaries while tracing colonialism’s long-term legacies.
Rorschach, Anna Habaschy aka Minaechx, Wien 2020 (

Deutschland-Analysen: seeing Germany from inside and outside. An interview with Marcus Hahn and Frederic Ponten by Tamara Heger

Must Germany be studied as a nation-state? Or could it be viewed as an area, through lenses positioned on the inside and outside? How does the Nazi past affect the analytical and conceptual frameworks open to researchers today? Marcus Hahn and Frederic Ponten discuss their efforts to reconfigure German studies as transregional or trans-imperial area studies with Tamara Heger.
IMAGO / agefotostock

Transatlantic Circulations of Conspiracy Fiction: From Europe to the United States

Conspiracy theories are often in the (fake) news today. Although they are closer to fiction than reality, Chloé Chaudet, a recent visiting researcher at the ScienceCampus, shows that cultural and literary studies lack the tools to develop a transmedial narratology of conspiracy discourses which could investigate them in their historical and transatlantic dimensions.
Jana Stöxen

Post-socialism in Passing: Impressions from field research conducted off the beaten track | Postsozialismus im Vorbeigehen: Eindrücke einer Feldforschung abseits der großen Straßen

Jana Stöxen, winner of the inaugural Regensburg Prize for Prize for Outstanding Master's Theses, presents a photo essay based on her ethnographic field research conducted in Bucharest. She traced the ways post-socialism forms part of everyday life, shaping the community in a block of flats in the Berceni district of the Romanian capital. The texts are in English and German.
Verena Baier

Sometimes the Past is Just Around the Corner: Impressions from Berkeley

In the 1980s Berkeley was one of the centers of US-Americans’ Nicaragua solidarity work, which supported the Sandinista Revolution. Today remnants from back then can not only be found in UC Berkeley’s extensive archives but also hidden throughout the city. PhD researcher Verena Baier explored them while on a research fellowship there in 2019/20.