Posts Tagged ‘Kreisau Fellows’

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septembrie 27, 2013




Estonia, Tallinn , foto: Liliana Corobca (2011)

Kreisau Fellows

august 9, 2011

Internationales Netzwerk des Lehrens und Lernens. Kreisau-Fellows des George Bell Instituts
Das Projekt „Netzwerk des internationalen Lehrens und Lernens“ entstand in Zusammenarbeit der Stiftung Kreisau für Europäische Verständigung und des George Bell Instituts (Chichester, UK), gefördert von der Robert Bosch Stiftung, als neues Zentrum für Begegnung, Austausch und Lehre für Fellows des George Bell Instituts aus Mittel-, Süd- und Osteuropa. Der Campus in Kreisau schafft für sie ein Forum für kreatives und politisch verantwortliches Denken, wo die Fellows ihre Forschungsaufenthalte und Kolloquien organisieren und sich gleichzeitig in den Projekten der Stiftung Kreisau vor Ort engagieren, indem sie Vorträge oder Workshops für die Studierenden organisieren, die als Gäste in Kreisau weilen. Die neuen Fellows werden durch den Direktor und die Mitglieder des George Bell Instituts gewählt. Wir nehmen keine Bewerbungen an.

Kreisau-Fellows of the George Bell Institute:

Tatiana Shabalina (St. Petersburg) is a musicologist who teaches at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and specializes in the study of the work of J.S. Bach. She has published a succession of important studies of Bach’s work. She is currently preparing a range of new critical editions of his chamber music. In 2004 she authenticated an uncatalogued manuscript of Bach’s cantata BWV199 discovered in the library of Pushkin House, in St. Petersburg. This led to the creation of a new edition of the cantata, which was first performed in Köthen in 2005.

Elżbieta Opiłowska (Wrocław) – Residential Fellow in Kreisau – was educated in German Studies in Lublin, Mainz and Kassel and European Studies in Leipzig. In her Dissertation she dealt with German and Polish historical memory and conducted her case study in the border town of Görlitz/Zgorzelec. In 2002-2003 she worked as a tutor for Polish Language and Culture at the University of Leipzig and at the Polish Institute Leipzig. In 2003-2004 she became a Co-moderator of the discussion cycle ” Görlitzer Wednesday Extra. Tell your life story, remember history” of the Theater Görlitz and the co-author of the book „Görlitz/Zgorzelec. Two sides of a city.” She was a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. She used to teach at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

Sylwia Siedlecka (Warsaw) is a literature historian, writer, Slavicist specializing in the Bulgarian and Czech cultures. Her PhD Pagans and intellectuals about Bulgarian elites in the period of Communism, is conducted to works by Blaga Dimitrova – poet, writer and vice-president of Bulgaria in the 1992-93. She translated Slovak prose and poetry. Author and lecturer of the project about Central European cinema in The History Meeting House in Warsaw. Her debut collection of short stories The Puppies has been published in WAB Publishing House.(

Anton Shekhovtsov (Sevastopol) received his PhD in Political Science in 2010. His academic interests include but are not limited to radical right-wing parties, the European New Right, interwar European fascisms, sacralization of politics, far right music. Shekhovtsov has published in these areas for Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Patterns of Prejudice, Europe-Asia Studies, The Russian Review, Religion Compass, Ab Imperio, and other journals. He is also co-author the Russian language book Radical Russian Nationalism: Structures, Ideas, Persons (2009) that surveys contemporary Russian ultranationalist parties, organisations, and groupuscules. Shekhovtsov is also general editor of the Explorations of the Far Right book series which is being launched at ibidem-Verlag (Stuttgart).

Elena Alexieva (Sofia) was born in 1975 in Sofia. She majored in International Economic Relations at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, and continued her studies in the Doctoral Program in Semiotics at New Bulgarian University (Sofia). She is the author of two poetry books, Ladder on the Heart (1994) and The Face of a Killer Angel (1996), three collections of short stories, Readers’ Group 31 (2005), Who (2006, published in Spain by Nocturna Editiones in 2010) and Pets Syndicated (2010), and the novels The Blue Stairway (2000), Knight, Death and the Devil (2007, rights sold in France), and She Is Here (2009). Elena Alexieva is winner of the 2006 Helikon Prize for new Bulgarian fiction for Readers’ Group 31. Her works have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies in Bulgaria and abroad. Elena Alexieva lives in Sofia where she works as freelance interpreter and writer.

Andriy Portnov (Kyiv) – historian, graduated from Dnipropetrovsk (Master of History) and Warsaw (Master of Cultural Studies) Universities, PhD in History obtained from Ivan Krypiakevych Institute for Ukrainian Studies, L`viv. Since 2006 – „Ukraina Moderna” international journal Editor-in-Chief. Fields of interest: genocide studies, memory and politics of memory, historiography. Invited researcher and lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Trier University, Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam) and other institutions. The author of 3 books and more than 100 publications in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, German, English, French, Belarusian, Hungarian, Japanese.

Liliana Corobca (Bucharest) was born 1975 in Săseni-Călăraşi/Moldova, writer, researcher. She studied from 1992 to 1997 at the faculty for philology at the State University of Moldova in Chişinău. From 1997 to 2001 she did her doctorate in humanistic sciences (Philology) at the University of Bucharest. Since 2002, she has worked at the George Calinescu Institute for literary history and theory in Bucharest. Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Germany (2009/2010). Author of two novels: “Negrissimo”, 2003 (awarded in Moldova and Romania), “A year in paradise”, 2005 (translated into Italian, 2009 and German, 2011). She edited volumes dedicated to Romanian interwar novel, anticommunist Romanian exile, Bucovina People deported in Siberia. In 2010 she published “The epuration of books in Romania”, a volume of documents about the activity of communist censorship during the first period (1944-1964).

Sergey Kachkin (Perm) is a film director who works as the independent filmmaker. He was educated in Moscow in Documentary Film School, Higher School of Journalism. Since 2006 he produced several documentaries as a producer, film director and a cinematographer. Some films were shown and awarded both in homeland and abroad. For example “The river flowing into the sky”, 2006 and “Being Berezovskiy, the director”, 2007 were shown in the USA in 2008 as a part of Open World Program “Cultural Leaders Program, Filmmakers”. In a field of his interests are eminent persons, human stories or just a surrounding life. From the outset he has been strongly directed at an international collaboration in a film industry. In 2008 he took part in Aristoteles Workshop, Romania (supported by TV Arte, France-Germany). He spent a month in Romanian village filming gypsies as the cinematographer. Since that time he has moved on further in an international co-production. This year he has finished his next feature-length documentary “On the way home” (Russia-Germany). The film tells a story about a long-distance truck-driver, his home wife and her beloved pet. At present he is working on his next documentary “Perm-36, a territory of freedom”. It has to be a reflection on a theme of political repressions in Soviet times.

Tatsiana Astrouskaya (Glubokoje, Belarus) is a social philosopher and analyst, educated in Belarusian state university (Minsk) and European humanities university (Vilnius). At the time she is writing her PhD thesis “National identity as the concept of theory and practice of education” and lectures at Polotsk state university (Belarus). In 2010 as a fellow of Belarusian institute for strategic studies she conducted research on historic memory of Belarusians presented in history textbooks, which provoked high interest and discussion in media and civic society. She has published a number of articles devoted to the topics of national identity and education.

Milena Migut (Lublin, Poland, born 1984) is a youth worker, Polish teacher (for foreigners) and PhD student. Running a research on youth projects about the “Righteous among the Nations” in Poland, Germany and Israel. As a free lancer she gives youth workshops about the “Righteous among the Nations”, Jewish heritage and organizes Polish-Israeli and German-Polish youth encounters . She has been working for international NGOs in Israel (Rabbis for Human Rights in Jerusalem), Germany (Jugendbildungsstätte Burg Ludwigstein in Witzenhausen) and Poland (“Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre in Lublin). Co-author of publications for youth workers.