ZOiS Research Colloquium

By the authority of the law? Views on History in Russia

Félix Krawatzek is a senior researcher at ZOiS.

This talk evaluates new data on historical views in Russia. Based on a survey of 18- to 65-year-olds he conducted in January 2021, Krawatzek will identify what historical views can be found in the Russian population today. His analysis will focus in particular on two vignette experiments undertaken to find out whether the widespread attempts to legislate history can be effective, how people react to the breaking of historical taboos, and whether such breaking of norms should be punished.


ZOiS Research Colloquium

In cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) is inviting scholars to participate in a new multidisciplinary research colloquium starting in the 2021 summer semester. The colloquium is intended to serve as a forum to discuss work in progress by PhD candidates, postdocs, and established researchers whose work in the social sciences focuses on Eastern Europe. The aim is to establish a permanent meeting point in the Berlin-Brandenburg area for people engaged in research on Eastern Europe. The research colloquium will take place online every second Wednesday at 6pm during the semester. We will send the access data shortly before the beginning of each session.

If you wish to participate, please register with Anja Krüger (events(at)zois-berlin(dot)de).


  • Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Kropp, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Prof. Alexander Libman, Freie Universität Berlin


Anja Krüger
Communications Coordinator