Barbara Marie Martin

Dr. Barbara Marie Martin


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Professur Schenk)

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Curriculum Vitae

Seit September 2019: SNF Ambizione Postdoktorandin

2017-2018: SNF Early Postdoc mobility Postdoktorandin an der Higher School of Economics in Moskau und Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universität  Bremen. Projekt: "A Moral Battle? Soviet Dissidents and Political Engagement (1970-1991): The Case of Andrei Sakharov and Roy Medvedev"

2011-2016: Doktorstudium in Internationale Geschichte am Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement, in Genf. 

Dissertation: “Filling the ‘Blank Spots’ of the Dark Pages of our History”: Dissident Historians’ Underground Accounts of the Soviet Past (1956-1985)” (unter der Leitung von Prof. Andre Liebich). 

2014-2015: SNF Doc.mobility Forschungsaufenthalte and der Higher School of Economics, Moskau (Russland) und Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universität Bremen.

2012-2014: Hilfsassistenz beim Departement Internationale Geschichte, IHEID. 

2009-2011: Masterstudium in Internationale Geschichte und Politik am Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement, Genf. Masterarbeit: „The Holodomor Issue in Contemporary Russo-Ukrainian Relations“ (unter der Leitung von Prof. Andre Liebich).

2005-2009: Bachelorstudium in Geschichte und Russisch an der Universität Genf. 

Auslandssemester und -Jahre an der Universität Yale (2010), Herzen Pädagogische Universität, St. Petersburg (2007-8) und National University of Ireland, Galway (2004-5).


Aktuelles

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Publikation Dissertationsschrift:

Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika. (Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2019).

How can we explain the emergence of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago and other dissident histories revealing the Soviet regime’s past crimes? What methods of research did their authors rely on, without access to archives? And how was their work influenced by their complex and shifting relationships with the state?

To answer these questions, Barbara Martin tracks the careers of four important dissident historians and writers: Roy Medvedev, Aleksandr Nekrich, Anton Antonov-Ovseenko and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Based on extensive archival research and interviews (with some of the authors themselves, as well as those close to them), the result is a nuanced and very necessary history of Soviet dissident history writing, from the relative liberalisation of de-Stalinization through increasing repression and persecution in the Brezhnev era to official publication during perestroika. In the process Martin sheds light onto late Soviet society and its relationship with the state. This is important reading for all scholars working on late Soviet history and society.


Aktuelles Forschungsprojekt (Postdoc)

“Finding Faith in an Atheist Land: Russian Orthodox Intelligentsia and the Late Soviet National-Religious Revival” (SNF Ambizione Förderung)


  • Geschichte der Sowjetunion
  • Geschichte des sowjetischen Dissens
  • Geschichte der Russischen Orthodoxen Kirche
  • Historisches Gedächtnis und Politik in postsowjetischen Staaten

 

Sämtliche Publikationen sind hier zu finden!

Monographien

Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika. (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019). 

Herausgeberschaften

Barbara Martin, Anton Sveshnikov (Hg.), Istoricheskii sbornik Pamiat’: Materialy i Issledovaniia. Volume co-authored and co-edited with Anton Sveshnikov. (Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Moskau, 2017).

Zeitschrift

Barbara Martin, Mikhail Konashev (Hg.), Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniia (2019, Vol. 11, n° 2) (Sonderheft in Erinnerung an Zhores Medvedev). 

Aufsätze in Zeitschriften

“Andrei Sakharov and Roy Medvedev’s Debate on Détente and Human Rights: From the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Helsinki Accords” (Im Erscheinen, The Journal of Cold War Studies)

“Roy Medvedev’s Political Diary: An Experiment in Free Socialist Press (1964-1970).” (Im Erscheinen, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas)

“Soviet Dissidents and the Legacy of the 1917 Revolutions,” Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta. Istoriia, n°1 (2019), 107-119.

Barbara Martin, Anton Sveshnikov, “Between Scholarship and Dissidence: The Dissident Historical Collection Pamiat’ (1975-1982)”, Slavic Review, Vol. 76, n°4, 1003-1026.

“Soviet dissident historians as a societal phenomenon of the post-Stalin era (1956-1985)”, International Journal of Russian Studies, n°3/1 (Januar 2014).

« Babi Yar : la commémoration impossible », Emulations, n°12 (Frühling 2013), 67-79.

« Le Holodomor dans les relations russo-ukrainiennes de 2005 à 2010 : guerre des mémoires, guerre des identités », Relations Internationales, Vol. 2, n° 150 (Frühling 2012), 105-116. 

Aufsätze in Sammelbänden

Martin Barbara Marie“A Struggle across the Iron Curtain: Soviet Dissidents in Exile in the 1970s,” in Roisin Healy (Hg.) Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past, 95-107. Routledge: London, 2019.

“A Selective Silence: Leonid Brezhnev’s Compromise over the Memory of Stalin’s Crimes,” in Aidan Russel (Hg.), Truth, Silence and Violence in Emerging States: Histories of the Unspoken, 169-187. Routledge: London, 2018.

“Ot XX s”ezda k ‘Arkhipelagu GULAG’: Poiavlenie al’ternativnogo istoricheskogo diskursa v Sovetskom dissidentskom dvizhenii (1956-1975).” In Barbara Martin, Anton Sveschnikov (Hg.), Istoricheskii sbornik Pamiat’: Materialy i Issledovaniia, 15–59. Moskau: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2017. 

“History as Dissent. Independent Historians in the late Soviet era and in post-Soviet Russia: from ‘Pamiat’ to ‘Memorial’”, in Ben Dorfman (Hg), Dissent! Refracted, 51-76. Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang, 2016.

“‘Inakopomnjaščie’ šestidesjatniki. Pojavlenie al’ternativnoj pamjati o velikoj otečestvennoj vojne v period ottepeli i zastoja”. In Velikaja otečestvennaja voina v prostranstve social’noj pamjati, Materjaly meždunarodnoj naučnoj konferencii, posvjaščennoj 70-letiju velikoj pobedy, Moskau, Moskovskij universitet putej soobščenija, 2015. S. 70-81.