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INCS - Circular Letter November 2007
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The International Newsletter of Communist Studies


Der Internationale Newsletter der Kommunismusforschung
La newsletter internationale des recherches sur le communisme
Международный бюллетень исторических исследований коммунизма онлайн


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Circular Letter December 2007

Dear Friends, Correspondents and Authors!

We would like to wish you and your close ones peaceful holidays, a Merry Christmas and a happy and productive New Year. The International Newsletter of Communist Studies (2008), no. 21, is currently in print, to be published in March 2008. At the same time, the unabridged Online Newsletter will be put on the homepage. Thanks to your contributions this issue is highly diversified, thematically as well as geographically. In case you did not yet send your contributions the full versions for the Online edition, please do so before January 15, 2008. Below you can see the table of contents of the print edition.

All the best,

Bernhard H. Bayerlein
Gleb Albert

The International Newsletter of Communist Studies (2008), no. 21.
Der Internationale Newsletter der Kommunismusforschung.
La newsletter internationale des recherches sur le communisme.

Table of Contents


Section I: The Newsletter of the Newsletters. Communist Studies – New Issues – Selected Items.

Section II: News on Archives, Fonds and Institutions.
• New Archival Portals, Archives and Libraries in Russia, the Baltic States, Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
• Heiner Bröckermann, Potsdam: Digitalisierungsprojekt der Protokolle des Nationalen Verteidigungsrates der DDR 1960 – 1989.

Section III: Research Projects, Books and Doctoral Dissertations – Work in Progress.
• Kasper Braskén, Turku: Internationale Arbeiterhilfe and Comintern in Weimar Germany as a Network of Mutual Dependence? A Research Report.
• Anne Hartmann, Bochum: »Ich kam, ich sah, ich werde schreiben«. Lion Feuchtwanger, Moskau 1937. Eine Dokumentation.
• Alix Heiniger, Genève: Comités »Freies Deutschland« à l’Ouest, résistance et exil allemands contre le Nazisme. Doctoral Thesis.
• Laura Polexe, Freiburg: Freundschaft und Netzwerke am Beispiel der Sozialdemokraten Rumäniens, Russlands und der Schweiz Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Dissertationsprojekt.
• Kristene Unsworth, Seattle: Identifying the Enemy. Social Categorization and National Security Policy. PhD-Project.
• Holger Weiss, Turku: Anglophone West African Radicals and the Comintern Connection. Report on a Research Project.
• Gerben Zaagsma, Florence: Jewish-Born Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. PhD-Project.
• Russian and International Doctoral Theses, New Research and Edition Projects.

Section IV: Biographical, Regional and Institutional Studies.

IV.1: Biographical Materials and Studies.
• Holger Weiss, Turku: E.A. Richards alias I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson? Some Notes About the Identity of West African Radicals.
• Sonia Combe, Nanterre: Die DDR-Forschung in Frankreich vor der Wende (1979–1989). Ein Zeitzeugenbericht.
• Bernhard H. Bayerlein, Mannheim: Frauenschicksale im internationalen Kommunismus. Einige biographische Anmerkungen.

IV.2: Regional Materials and Studies.
• Avgust Lešnik, Ljubljana: The Sovjet-Yugoslav Conflict of 1948 − A Conflict Between Two Different Doctrines of Socialism?
• Rolf Woersdoerfer, Darmstadt: Partisanenkrieg und nationale Frage in Istrien. Das Ende des Giovanni-Zol-Bataillons.

IV.3: Institutional Materials and Studies.
• Andreas Stergiou, Iraklio: Machtergreifung und Machtbesitz mit demokratischen Mitteln. Der Fall der zypriotischen kommunistischen Partei AKEL.

Section V: New Publications – Reviews and Reports.
• Weber, Hermann; Weber, Gerda: Leben nach dem »Prinzip links«. Erinnerungen aus fünf Jahrzehnten, Berlin, Ch. Links Verlag, 2006. 480 p. (Bernhard H. Bayerlein und Gleb Albert).

V.1: Reviews.
• Anderson, Kevin B.; Hudis, Peter (eds.): The Rosa Luxemburg Reader, New York, Monthly Review Press, 2004. (Ottokar Luban, Berlin).
• Barth, Bernd-Rainer; Schweizer, Werner (eds.): Der Fall Noel Field – Schlüsselfigur der Schauprozesse in Osteuropa. Asyl in Ungarn 1954–1957. Vol. II, Berlin, BasisDruck, 2007. (Wilfriede Otto, Berlin).
• Dam'e, Vadim V.; Savina, I. S., Marianna B. Korčagina (eds.): Vlast' i obščestvo v predstavlenii levych obščestvenno-političeskich dviženij, Moskva, IVI RAN, 2005. (Gleb Albert, Mannheim).
• Gorny, Yosef: Converging Alternatives. The Bund and the Zionist Labor Movement. 1897–1985, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2006. (Frank Wolff, Köln).
• Hürtgen, Renate: Zwischen Disziplinierung und Partizipation. Vertrauensleute des FDGB im DDR-Betrieb, Köln – Wien, Böhlau Verlag, 2005. (Mathieu Denis, Berlin – Montreal).
• Ito, Narihiko (ed.): China entdeckt Rosa Luxemburg. Internationale Rosa-Luxemburg-Gesellschaft in Guangzhou am 21./22. November 2004, Berlin, Dietz, 2007. (Eckhard Müller, Berlin).
• Kuljić, Todor: Kultura sećanja. Teorijska objašnjenja upotrebe prošlosti na zapadnom Balkanu, Beograd, Čigoja štampa, 2006. (Avgust Lešnik, Ljubljana).
• Rizman, Rudolf Martin: Uncertain Path. Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Slovenia, College Station, Texas A&M University Press, 2006. (Avgust Lešnik, Ljubljana).
• Studer/Haumann, Hellbeck, Unfried: Neue Publikationen zur »Ego-Histoire« des Stalinismus. (Klaus-Georg Riegel, Trier).
• Tănase, Stelian: Clienţii lu` tanti Varvara. Istorii clandestine, Bucureşti, Humanitas, 2005. (Laura Polexe, Freiburg – Basel).

V.2: Presentations and Publishers' Announcements.

Section VI: Meetings and Conferences Concerning Communist Studies 2007–2008.

VI.1: Inventory of Meetings and Conferences Concerning Communist Studies 2007–2008.

VI.2: Meeting Reports.
• Ottokar Luban, Berlin: Die Internationale Rosa-Luxemburg-Gesellschaft an der Chuo-Universität in Tokio, 1. und 2. April 2007. Konferenzbericht.
• Communism Conference in Poland and Marxist Historians Meeting in the UK.

Section VII: International Bibliography of Communist Studies. Issue 2007. Edited by Bernhard H. Bayerlein and Gleb Albert.

Section VIII: International Article Bibliography on Communist Studies and Related Topics (Journals, Yearbooks, Bulletins). Issue 2007. Edited by Gleb Albert and Bernhard H. Bayerlein.

Section IX: Internet Resources. Websites Relevant for Communist Studies.

Section X: Cultural and Artistic Performances Concerning History of Communism.

Section XI: Discussions, Debates and Historical Controversies.

Section XII: Miscellanea.