Event series


Taking #30PostSovietYears as its thematic focus for the year, the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), in cooperation with the Körber Foundation, the German Association for East European Studies (DGO), the German Historical Institute Moscow, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia and Memorial International, is hosting a series of events and online formats that revisit the watershed year of 1991 and examine the legacies of the Soviet era. We will be looking at the dynamics, impacts and traces of that turbulent time and also examining cultures of remembrance.

Five of the events are also part of the ZOiS Forum, a series that brings together academic, artistic and political perspectives on the issues driving Eastern Europe today.


ZOiS Forum

The ZOiS Forum brings together academic, artistic, and political perspectives on the issues driving Eastern Europe today. Our aim is to make the significance and variety of our region of research accessible to a broad audience. Readings, discussions, presentations, and film screenings take place once a month during the semester.

Winter semester 2021/2022

ZOiS Research Colloquium

The colloquium is intended to serve as a forum to discuss work in progress by PhD candidates, postdocs, and established researchers whose work in the social sciences focuses on Eastern Europe. The aim is to establish a permanent meeting point in the Berlin-Brandenburg area for people engaged in research on Eastern Europe.

Winter semester 2021/2022


The ZOiS colloquium is organised in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). It takes place online at 6 p.m. every second Wednesday during the semester.

  • Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, Centre for East European and International Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Kropp, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)


Anja Krüger
Communications Coordinator