Invited Talks & Conference Papers (Selection from 2008 onwards)

  • 18-21 November 2021, New Orleans
    ASEEES, 53rd Annual Convention, Certificates of merit (pochetnye gramoty) in late Soviet rural communities: Materiality of state and subjectivities
  • 5-8 November ASEEES 2020 (online)
    ASEEES, 52nd Annual Convention, paper: Berries in trade for a tape recorder: Fartsovka between the city and the village
  • 5-8 March 2020, Halle
    5. Kongress der Polenforschung, invited panel presenter: Die Warschauer Frankisten in den Diskursen und Aushandlungsprozessen um Rechte und Gerechtigkeit während des Vierjährigen Sejms (1788–1792)
  • 16-19 December 2019, Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg)
    Conference: Cold War Matters: The (In)visible Economics of Things (Higher School of Economics): Invited discussant
  • 23-26 November, 2019 San Francisco
    ASEEES, 51th Annual Convention, Invited paper presenter: Certificates of merit (pochetnye gramoty) in late Soviet rural communities: Between performing materiality of the state and shaping beliefs and subjectivities
  • 21 Nov 2019, University of Washington (Seattle)
    UW, Department of History, invited lecture: Flexible Socialism of the Brezhnev Era: People, Institutions, and Emotions in the closed city of Severodvinsk
  • 21-26 August 2019, European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), Tallinn
    ESEH, 10th Biennial conference, paper: Coldness as Imagination and Resource in a Cold War bastion of Late Soviet Union: “Coldness talk” in a closed city of Severodvinsk
  • 7 June 2019, Zurich
    5th Swiss Congress of Historical Sciences, paper: Money and other things in the late Soviet village Discussant at the panel: Cashing in after Communism
  • 11-12 April 2019, European Institute in Florence
    International Conference “Managing the Land: Agricultural and Rural Actors in Twentieth Century Europe”, paper: “Decline” narratives and late Soviet rural transformation (1960s-1980s)
  • 14-16 March 2019, German Historical Institute in London
    International Conference “An Era of Value Change. The Seventies in Europe”, paper: Change discourses and the practices in the long Seventies: “Decline” narratives and rural development in the Late Soviet Union.
  • 28 November 2018, Moscow State University (Moscow)
    Moscow State University, Department of History and Ethnography: Workshop “The Ethnography of Collective Farms”, invited paper: “The project: Late Soviet Village - People, Institutions, and Things between the socialist cult of urbanity and ruralisation of urban life styles
  • 23 October 2018 Universität Bielefeld
    Abteilung für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Forschungskolloquium, paper: Das spätsowjetische Dorf: Konzeptionelle Überlegungen zu ländlichen Lebenswelten im Zeichen der technizistischen Moderne
  • 13-16 June, German Historical Institute in Moscow
    International workshop: The Game of the Peoples? Historical Perspectives on Football in Russia: Politics, Culture, Economy, invited paper: Sports culture in Revolutionary Russia: 1914-1922. From bourgeois elite recreation in late Tsarist Russia to patriotic mass militarization in the early Soviet Union
  • 6 June 2018, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
    Institute of Anthropology, International Workshop “Post-agrarian Village: Economies, Lifestyles, Relations” invited paper: Late Soviet kulturnost’ between “urban” and “rural“: Drama theatre performances in North-Western Russian villages
  • 19.4.2018, Munich
    Historisches Kolleg, Conference “Gute Erinnerungen an böse Zeiten – Nostalgie in „posttotalitären“ Erinnerungsdiskursen nach 1945 und 1989“, Paper: “Wir leben heute besser als unsere Eltern, aber so fröhlich feiern, das können wir nicht!“ Spätsowjetische Festkultur und Gemeinschaft in den post-sowjetischen Erinnerungen
  • 1.12.2017, University of Innsbruck
    Slavic Departmen, Lecture and workshop: Die Russische Revolution:
    Ereignis, Prozess, Bedeutung, Erinnerung
  • 24.11.2017, University of Konstanz  – Department for Slavic Studies, Conference Dorfgeschichten der Sozialistischen Moderne, Paper: Das spätsowjetische Dorf
  • 11. November 2017, Chicago
    ASEEES, 49th Annual Convention, Paper: 'They Sold Their Cow to Buy a TV': Late Soviet Rural Subjectivities and Changing Regimes of Value
  • 14. September 2017, Leuven
    Rural History 2017, Paper: Late Soviet kulturnost’ between “urban” and “rural“: Drama theatre performances in North-Western Russian villages
  • 12.5.2017, Wiesneck
    5. Deutsch-Schweizerischer Studientag für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Paper: Das spätsowjetische Dorf: Menschen, Institutionen und Dinge zwischen sozialistischem Urbanitätskult und Ruralisierung städtischer Lebensweisen
  • 25.-27.1.2017, University of Zürich
    International Conference „Cultures of Secrecy in Soviet Life“, Paper: “Secrecy talk”, spatiality, and community cohesion in the closed city of Severodvinsk
  • 11.10.2016, University of Zurich
    Geschichtskontor (Monika Dommann, Martin Dusinberre, Gesine Krüger, Simon
    Teuscher), Paper title: Cold climate, natural environment, and community cohesion in the closed city of Severodvinsk
  • 12.10.2015, German Historical Institute, Moscow
    Research seminar on Soviet History, Paper title: Flexible Socialism of the Brezhnev era: Institutions, People, and Emotions a the closed city of Severodvinsk (in Russian)
  • 2.6. 2015, European University of St Petersbury
    History Department, Research Seminar, Paper title: Leisure practices and holidays in late Socialism: State rituals, emotions, and agency
  • 23.11.2013, ASEEES 45th Annual Convention, Boston
    Paper title: Between boredom and joy: Emotional experience(s) of late Socialism(s)
  • 24.5.2013, European University of St. Petersburg
    History Department, Research Seminar, Paper title: Severodvinsk during the Brezhnev era
  • 3. 7.2012, University of Bielefeld
    Division for East European History, Research Seminar, Paper title: Flexibler Sozialismus der Brežnev-Ära in der geschlossenen Stadt Severodvinsk
  • 23. April 2012, Oriel College, Oxford
    The Long 19th Century Seminar, Paper title: Modes of self-description between Western mysticism, the Christ-Faith tradition, and the Russian Orthodoxy: The St. Petersburg “Spiritual brotherhood” of Ekaterina Tatarinova (1817–1837)
  • 25.11.2011, University of Zurich
    Division for East European History, Conference: Zwischen öffentlich und privat: Arbeit, Konsum und Freizeit im Sozialismus der 1960er- bis Mitte der 1980er-Jahre, Paper title: Flexibler Sozialismus der späten Brežnev-Zeit: Freizeit und Konsum in der geschlossenen Stadt Severodvinsk
  • 18. 11.2011, ASEEES 43th Annual Convention, Washington – Paper title: The cult of secrecy as an element of community cohesion and commodity in negotiations: The case of the closed city of Severodvinsk during the Cold War
  • 9. 9.2010, University of Bern
    AKM (Military History Study Group) Annual Conference: Ehre und Pflichterfüllung als Codes militärischer Tugenden, Paper title: Ehrenmänner – Männer ohne Emotionen: Ehrkodex und Emotionen auf den sowjetischen Atom-U-Booten in den 1960er bis 1980er Jahren 
  • 28.3.2010 BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) Annual Conference, Cambridge
    Paper title: Human heroes or bio-robots? The Soviet cult of technology, masculinity, and emotions on the Soviet nuclear submarines in the 1960–90s
  • 4. 4.2008, German Historical Institute, Moscow/Centre franco-russe en sciences humaines et sociales de Moscou
    Conference: Emotions in Russian History and Culture, Paper title: Laboratories of “Biorobots”: Technology and Emotions on the Soviet Nuclear Submarines in the 1960–90s (in Russian)