New Project Funding!

New Project Funding from KONE Foundation

Re-Collect / Re-Connect: Crossing the Divides through Memories of Cold War Childhoods

Project Leader: Associate professor Zsuzsa Millei, University of Tampere

Academic collaborators: Professor Silova Iveta, Associate Professor Piattoeva Nelli, Professor Hörschelmann Kathrin, Professor Dussel Inés, Professor Tlostanova Madina, Professor Burman Erica, Associate Professor Gannon Susanne

Lenin Museum, Tampere: Jaskari, Ulla; Heinimaa, Mia; Rohunen, Ulla

Dollardaddy Theatre Group, Hungary: Ördög Tamás, Biro Bence, Kiss-Végh Emőke

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From Einstein to Lenin

by Katerina Bodovski

Last summer I gave a talk at the University of Oxford, sharing my work on the comparison of childhood and education between Russia and the US. My husband and I decided to prolong our European stay and spent a week in Switzerland. We were sitting inside a small cafe in Bern named “Einstein” on a warm day in late June. Suddenly we heard a female voice coming from the street, saying in a very loud Russian: “Renowned physicist Albert Einstein lived in this house for seven years while he stayed in Bern!” My husband and I burst out laughing, we didn’t expect to hear the Russian language in the heart of Switzerland. Not only that, the woman spoke in that very particular Russian voice, with the volume going up towards the end of the sentence, as if every statement ends with an exclamation mark, to convince the audience even further.

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Decolonial workshop on (post)socialist childhood memories

On August 23rd-25th 2018, we organized a workshop in Tampere to further extend – theoretically, methodologically, conceptually, analytically, and geographically – our project on DE-COLONIAL AND DE-COLD WAR DIALOGUES ON CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOLING. We had the pleasure of hosting Professors Erica Burman (The University of Manchester, UK), Madina Tlostanova, (Linköping University, Sweden) and Kathrin Hörschelmann (Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig, Germany) for three days in Tampere, Finland.

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Read our new blog post on Palgrave’s Children and Youth page!

Children’s ordinary lives in (post)socialist societies: Remembering social transformations

In this article Zsuzsa Millei, Nelli Piattoeva, and Iveta Silova, editors of Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies, discuss their research into the everyday lives of children in (post)socialist societies.

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Book launch at the Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) in Nicosia, Cyprus (June 1, 2018)

Another excellent launch of our book “Childhood and schooling in (post)socialist societies: Memories of everyday life” at CESE in Nicosia, Cyprus. Many thanks to everyone for joining us to celebrate the book!