Grades will be assigned according to the following breakdown:
- participation in class discussions, class presentations - 20 % of the grade;
- three short written assignments to be submitted during the semester – 30 % of the grade;
- seminar paper (4000 words max.), to be submitted before September 1, 2021 - 50 % of the grade.
The seminar will be held in digital form.
To pass the course all the assignments should be successfully completed. Not more than two classes can be missed.
Students are required to have completed the readings before class and to actively participate in class discussions. Readings for each class will be provided via Moodle.
Students should have a good command of English so that they are able to read academic texts as well as present and discuss their research.
Important: Please note that plagiarism (using another person's ideas or work and pretending that it is your own) is an act of fraud and will be sanctioned. For more details about plagiarism and its legal consequences see the Richtlinien zur Sicherung der guten wissenschaftlichen Praxis (https://studienpraeses.univie.ac.at/infos-zum-studienrecht/sicherung-der-guten-wissenschaftlichen-praxis/plagiat/).
Readings and seminar discussions.
Selected readings (full list will be announced on Moodle):
Bernhard, Michael H. and Jan Kubik (eds.), 2014, Twenty Years After Communism: The Politics of Memory and Commemoration, Oxford UP.
Norris, Stephen M., 2020, Museums of Communism: New Memory Sites in Central and Eastern Europe, Indiana UP.
Koposov, Nikolay, 2018, Memory Laws, Memory Wars. The politics of the Past in Europe and Russia, Oxford UP.
Daase, Christopher et al., 2015, Apology and Reconciliation in International Relations. The importance of being sorry, Routledge.
Mälksoo, Maria, 2015, “’Memory Must be Defended’: Beyond the Politics of Mnemonical Security”, in: Security Dialogue 46.3, pp. 221-237.
Fedor, Julie et al., 2017, War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Palgrave Macmillan.