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Time for Co-Learning

It’s week thirteen of the semester and I no longer pretend I’m going to catch up. Read, make, watch and blog half of what I want to for… 1,148 more words

New Media Seminar

De-Stalinisation Reconsidered

My chapter ‘Contesting Inequality: Khrushchev and the Revival of the “Woman Question”’ has recently been published in a volume on essays edited by colleagues in Germany: … 171 more words

Melanie Ilic

Baltic Chain, Remembered, or History Lingers

People with flags kept passing by us. Not just Lithuanian flags, which would be slightly more expected given that I was in Vilnius, but also Estonian and Latvian flags. 1,200 more words



During my recent trip to Moscow I had the chance to see the famous Soviet film Tsirk / Circus (1936) for the first time. The film is reputed to have been one of Stalin’s favourites. 344 more words

Soviet History

Review of Sheila Fitzpatrick's A Spy in the Archives

This is just a quick post to note that my review of Sheila Fitzpatrick’s A Spy in the Archives (Melbourne University Press, 2013) has been published in the latest issue of… 955 more words

Contemporary History

New Toynbee Prize Foundation Interviews on Russia and Eastern Europe

A short update–I’ve recently posted two interviews with leading historians of Russia and Eastern Europe done for the Toynbee Prize Foundation. They can be found… 9 more words

History & Historiography