Socialist childhood exhibition opening in Lenin Museum, Tampere, Finland



This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Cold War ended two years later in the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Although from this perspective, socialist societies have been gone for a while, there are people living among us – including here in Finland – whose important years of life have been spent in socialist societies in the Soviet Union, Southeast Asia, Latin America, China, Central and Eastern Europe. Many Finnish people have also lived some sort of a socialist childhood, as the Finnish author Laura Honkasalo described in her book “Your children are not yours”.

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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!

Book Launch in Berlin on the 1st of March 2018

Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies: Memories of Everyday Life

1st of March, 2018, 2-4 pm,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Humbolt University of Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, room 3071 
(Main Building / Hauptgebäude)

Almost 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, people of different generations still wrestle with the legacy of (post)socialism. Many feel that their lived experiences were not reflected in the dominant narratives of historical socialism and post-socialist transformations.

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Meet us at AERA in NYC (April 13-17, 2018)

We will be presenting at the American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting in NYC on April 13-17, 2018. Please come and meet book editors, several contributors to the book, as well as other colleagues involved in this project! We will share the date, time, and place of our panel as soon as the conference schedule is confirmed.

Towards Decolonizing Childhood: Researching Memories of Everyday Life in (Post)Socialist, American Education Research Association (AERA), New York, NY, April 13-17, 2018

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