Professor of history at Lund University.

Kristian Gerner

Professor of history at Lund University. He took his degree in history at Lund University in 1984 with a Ph.D. thesis on Soviet–Central European relations in the postwar era. Gerner’s research has focused on 20th century Central and Eastern European history and cultural history. Recent publications include “The Holocaust and Jewish-Polish-German Historical Culture”, in Festskrift till Anders Fogelklou [Festschrift for Anders Fogelklou] (Åke Frändberg et al., eds., 2008), “Open Wounds? Trianon, the Holocaust, and the Hungarian Trauma”, in Collective Traumas: Memories of War and Conflict in 20th-Century Europe (Conny Mithander et al., eds., 2007), “The Holocaust in Hungarian and Romanian Historical Culture”, in Klas-Göran Karlsson & Ulf Zander, eds., The Holocaust on Post-War Battlefields (2006), and “Building Civil Society and Democracy East of the Elbe: Problems and Prospects”, in Building Democracy and Civil Society East of the Elbe: Essays in Honour of Edmund Mokrzycki (Sven Eliaeson, ed., 2006).

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Articles by Kristian Gerner

  1. How and why did Estonia succeed? Exploring the long-lasting grip of the Soviet period

    Bakom och bortom järnridån. De sovjetiska åren och frigörelsen i Baltikum och Ukraina [Behind the Iron Curtain and Beyond. The Soviet Years and the Emancipation in the Baltics and Ukraine]. Li Bennich Björkman. Stockholm: Appell förlag. 465 pages

  2. Inside Russia. The Finnish dimension

    Kivinen, Markku & Humphreys, Brendan (eds.). (London and New York: Routledge 2021). xxv and 368 pages.

  3. Art as the venue for politics. The image of Rossiya 2

    Lena Jonson, Art and Protest in Putin’s Russia. London and New York: Routledge 2015, 399 pages.

  4. The Baltic States – how many? A story of a historical coincidence

    Andres Kasekamp, A History of the Baltic States, London , Palgrave Macmillan 2010, xi + 251 pages, Andrejs Plakans, A Concise History of the Baltic States, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2011, xvi + 474 pages

  5. Not with a bang but with a whimper. The Soviet era in world history

    Archie Brown, The Rise and Fall of Communism, London: Vintage Books 2010, (First edition 2009), 752 pages

  6. On the road towards a “European culture of memory”? Coming to grips with Stalinism

    + Julia Obertreis & Anke Stephen (eds.) Erinnerungen nach der Wende: Oral History und (post)sozialistische Gesellschaften, Essen: Klartext Verlag 2009, 401 pages.

  7. Sport. The return of enchantment to Western society

    + Rune Slagstad. (Sporten): En idéhistorisk studie [(Sport): A Study in the History of Ideas] Oslo: Pax Förlag 2008. 849 pages.

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