© 2013

Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe

  • Editors
  • Uilleam Blacker
  • Alexander Etkind
  • Julie Fedor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Uilleam Blacker, Alexander Etkind
      Pages 1-22
  3. Divided Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Aleida Assmann
      Pages 25-41
    3. Jay Winter
      Pages 43-58
  4. Postcolonial, Postsocialist

  5. Mourning Matters

  6. Memory Wars in the Twenty-First Century

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-279

About this book


It is the aim of this volume to investigate how academic practices of Memory Studies are being applied, adapted, and transformed in the countries of East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. It affords a new, startlingly different perspective for scholars of both Eastern European history and Memory Studies.


Europe European history history Judaism Soviet Union Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

About the authors

Aleida Assman, University of Konstanz, Germany Nancy Condee, University of Pittsburgh, USA Mischa Gabowitsch, Einstein Forum, State University of New York at Potsdam, USA Ilya Kalinin, St. Petersburg State University, Russia Simon Lewis, Kings College, University of Cambridge, UK Andrzej Nowak, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland Andrei Portnov, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany Natan Sznaider, Academic College, Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Israel Jay Winter, Yale University, USA Harald Wydra, University of Cambridge, UK

Bibliographic information


'The contributors to this volume explore the difficult challenges facing Europe in reaching common understandings of very different historical memories of Holocaust and Gulag. The editors have brought together scholars who cross the boundaries of humanistic disciplines. Above all, they have found scholars who have been brave enough to learn about the other half of Europe.' - Mark von Hagen, Arizona State University

'A compelling volume that powerfully challenges the Western canon of Memory Studies to define a new age of cultural memory in the East.' - Andrew Hoskins, Editor-in-Chief, Memory Studies