Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Geschichte Osteuropas

Prof. Dr. Oksana Nagornaia

Name
Prof. Dr. Oksana Nagornaia
E-Mail
oksana.nagornaia (at) hu-berlin.de
Oksana Nagornaia, Dr. habil.
 

Current Research project:

Environmental History of the WWI

 

Research focus

Transnational History

Environmental History

Soviet Cultural Diplomacy during the Cold War

Prisoners of the WWI

History didactics

Museum pedagogy

 

Education                 

1994-1999 Study at the Chelyabinsk State University, graduated with high honors, qualification "Historian; teacher of history"

1999-2001 Postgraduate studies at the Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University

 

Science qualification:

2002 - Dissertation in Modern and Contemporary History "National Myth Tannenberg and the political culture of Germany (1914-1934)"

2011 Habilitation in Russian History “Russian prisoners of the First World War in Germany (1914-1922)”

 

Scholarships, grants, research projects

2023 – Alumni Fellowship of the Gerda-Henkel-Foundation “Militarised Environment in the Strategic, Medical and Technical Discourses of the Interbellum”

2021-2022 International research project “Great War and the Anthropocene: 'Imperial Debris' and Environmental Change in Central-Eastern Europe”, PI of Russian Researchers (https://konfliktlandschaften-galizien.univie.ac.at/)

2021 DFG cooperation project of Bielefeld University and Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University within the framework of the research project "Transnational Subjectivities in Global Conflict: Individual Spaces and Communicative Networks during the 'Cold War' (1945-1991)".

2016-2018 Russian Science Foundation, head of collective project “Soviet Cultural Diplomacy in the Cold War (1945-1989)”

2015 Fellowship of the German Historical Institute in Moscow. Project “Soviet Cultural Diplomacy in the socialist’s camp”

2012, 2013 Young Eastern European Fellowship, Center for Contemporary History (Potsdam, Germany)

2011-2012 President's Program for the support of young scientists, head of collective project "The Great War in Russia and Germany: commemorative politics and cultural memory (1914-1941)”

2010 Visiting Researcher at the Humboldt University Berlin, project "East German students in the USSR in 1950-60-ies."

2004-2005 Fellowship of the Gerda-Henkel-Foundation «POWs of the WWI in the Russian public communication (1914-1925)»

 

Organisation of international conferences and summer schools (since 2016)

2023 Workshop “Dis-/connecting the world: subjectivities, networks, and transcultural encounters across Cold war boundaries (Bielefeld)

2023 International Conference “Embattled nature: men and landscapes on the Eastern Front of WWI” (Vienna)

2022 Young Researchers Colloquium of the German-Russian Historical Commission “The collapse of the

Soviet Union and the end of the GDR as historical caesuras” (Duesseldorf)

2021 Lecture Series (online) "Cold War at First Hand: Individual Dimensions of Global Conflict" in partnership with the DHI Moscow and Bielefeld University

2021 Workshop for master students “Bringing the Past to Life: Concepts and Practices in Public History” (Yaroslavl) in partnership with the DHI Moscow and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

2019 Young Researchers Colloquium of the German-Russian Historical Commission "History and the Present" in cooperation with HU-Berlin (Yaroslavl)

2018 International research conference “Socialist Cultural Diplomacy of the ХХth century: institutes, actors, discourses” (Moscow)

2019 DAAD Summer School for Russian and German Students "Applied History" (Yaroslavl)

2016 DAAD Summer School for Russian and German Students “Ethnopolitical Developments in Times of Globalisation: State, Region and Local Communities in the Post-Soviet Space” (Chelyabinsk)

 

Most important publications in German and English in last years

  1. Nagornaia O., Raeva T. (2023). Stalins »Kulturattachés«. Sowjetische Kulturdiplomatie im beginnenden Kalten Krieg // Kontrollregime und Stabilitätserwartungen im Spätsozialismus. Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung. S. 45-60.
  2. Nagornaia O., von Lingen K. (2023). Conflict landscapes of the Great War: an interdisciplinary approach to the spatial and ecological dimension of military history, in: Quaestio Rossica. 11, № 2. P. 571–585. DOI 10.15826/qr.2023.2.806.
  3. Nagornaja O. (2023). Geschlechterspezifische Partizipationsmodelle in der sowjetischen Kulturdiplomatie des Kalten Krieges, in: Partizipation und geschlecht Handlungsspielräume von Frauen im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert / G. Gumbel, G. Pieri, C. Schneider, S. Schraut. Stuttgart: Ulrike Helmer Verlag, 2023. S. 265-276.
  4. Nagornaja O. (2022). Wissenstransfer hinter der ideologischen Verpackung? Sowjetisch-kubanischer Ausbildungs- und Wissenschaftsaustausch im Zeichen des Kalten Krieges, in: Schulte-Beerbuehl M., Schnurmann C (Hrsg.). Wissenstransfer in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive: Institutionen – Akteure – Medien. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. S. 97–110.
  5. Golubinov Ya, Nagornaya O. (2022). Embattled nature: men and landscapes on the Eastern Front of WWI, in: Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922. Anthony J. Heywood, Scott W. Palmer and Julia A. Lajus (eds.). Bloomington, Indiana : Slavica. Р. 333-351.
  6. Nagornaja O. (2019). „Nicht Freunde, nur Verbuendete“. Entante -Kriegsgefangene in deutschen Lagern, in: Kriegsgefangenschaft 1914-1919. Kollektive Erfahrung, kulturelles Leben, Regensburger Realitaet. Luebbers B., von Treskow I. (Hrsg.). Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet. S. 233–247.
  7. Nagornaja, O. (2019), Centenary (Russia), in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel et al., issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2019-09-26. DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.11407. Translated by: Kroeker, Joshua R.
  8. Nagornaia O. (2019). Russian Prisoners of War in the First World War: The Camp Experience and Attempted Integration into Revolutionary Society (1914–22), in: Military Affairs In Russia's Great War And Revolution, 1914-22. Book 1: Military Experiences. Laurie S. Stoff et al. (eds.). Slavica Publishers. P. 441-462.
  9. Nagornaya O. (2018). 2014: An Invented Anniversary? Museum Exhibitions on the First World War in Russia, in: The Long End of the First World War. Ruptures, Continuities and Memories. K. Bromber et al. (eds.). Frankfurt am Main, New York: Campus. P. 121-135
  10. Nagornaia O., Nikonova О. (2018). Sowjetische Kulturdiplomatie in Osteuropa in der Nachkriegszeit. Ein Überblick über die neuesten Veröffentlichungen, in: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas. 66. № 2. S. 274-298