Summer School “Culture of Totalitarian Society and Memory Studies Cases"

The objective of the Summer School is to bring together the perspectives from different disciplines to study the totalitarian society and its images in late soviet and post-soviet cultures and to familiarize the participants with the phenomena of the past and complex phenomena of modern historical memory. The school is aimed at Bachelor's and Master’s students, graduate students, researchers in history, culture, sociology, anthropology and philosophy, who are interested in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. The school’s program consists of seminars, workshops, lectures. In addition to classroom activities, field seminars are to be held at Perm archives, museums and memorial sites of the Kama region, including the prominent Perm-36 museum of political repression.

The summer school will address the following issues:

  • Totalitarian state "from the inside." Agents of power at the level of local and regional government institutions
  • Totalitarian cultural space. The aesthetics of the Soviet, non-Soviet, and anti-Soviet
  • Political socialization of Soviet citizens: the Soviet school and propaganda campaign
  • Channels of information and political communication between the government and the population
  • Soviet in the post-Soviet. Culture of memory of the Stalin period in modern Russia
  • Physicality in Soviet everyday life: hunger and deprivation
  • Modern information environment for the study of Stalinism and Soviet period
  • Totalitarian societies in comparative perspective

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Regular fees: 0 - 400 EUR


Participation fee includes tuition fees, handouts, accommodation in double rooms, lunch, coffee breaks, and excursions. 

You can apply for a scholarship using the instructions on the website. The DAAD stipend covers travel and participation fees. The double-track application process requires that interested students apply in parallel for admission to the summer school and for a stipend to DAAD. 

HSE-Perm also provides scholarships.

6 ECTS credits, 92 contact hours, HSE- Perm


Studencheskaya str., 38

Perm , Russia

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