Book Launch " When the Future Came: The Collapse of the USSR and the Emergence of National Memory in Post-Soviet History Textbooks"
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor, IRES Library
- Organiser: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
- Contact person: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
- Phone: 018 471 1630
with Dr. Li Bennich-Björkman and Dr. Sergiy Kurbatov
Welcome to an IRES book launch where Dr. Li Bennich-Björkman and Dr. Sergiy Kurbatov will present an edited volume “When the Future Came: The Collapse of the USSR and the Emergence of National Memory in Post-Soviet History Textbooks” ibidem-Verlag, 2019). This work brings together case studies drawn from four post-Soviet states - Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. The volume's analyses juxtapose history textbooks for secondary schools and universities and explore how they aim to create understandings as well as identities that are politically usable within their different contexts.
The presentation will be followed by a post-seminar where light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Li Bennich-Björkman is Johan Skytte Professor in Eloquence and Political Science at the University of Uppsala.
Dr. Sergiy Kurbatov is an Affiliated Researcher with the University of Uppsala, Senior Fellow at the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv, and Board Member of the Ukrainian Educational Research Association.