Prof. dr hab. Malte Rolf (Oldenburg): Imperial Russian Rule in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864-1915


pon. 26.04.2021 | 17:00

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Veranstaltungsbeginn: 17:00 Uhr (litauische Zeit).
Titel des Vortrags: Imperial Russian Rule in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864-1915
Vortragssprache: Englisch

After crushing the Polish Uprising in 1863–64, Russia established a new system of administration and control. In his lecture, Malte Rolf will investigate the imperial bureaucracy’s highly variable relationship with Polish society over the next half century. He will portray the personnel and policies of Russian domination and describe the numerous layers of conflict and cooperation between the Tsarist officialdom and the local population. In order to replace the old, unambiguous "freedom-loving Poles vs. oppressive Russians" narrative with a more nuanced account, he will present case studies of both modes of conflict and cooperation. At the same time, he will highlight the process of "provincializing the center," the process by which the erosion of imperial rule in the Polish Kingdom facilitated the demise of the Romanov dynasty itself.

Malte Rolf is professor of modern European history with an emphasis on Eastern Europe at the University of Oldenburg’s Institute of History. His main areas of research include the multi-ethnic empires of Eastern Europe during the long nineteenth century, the nation states of Central and Eastern Europe in the interwar period, and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era. He is the author of Imperiale Herrschaft im Weichselland: Das Königreich Polen im Russischen Imperium (in Polish translation: Rządy imperialne w Kraju Nadwiślańskim. Królestwo Polskie i cesarstwo rosyjskie; in Russsian translation: Pol'skie zemli pod vlast'ju Peterburga. Ot Venskogo kongressa do Pervoj mirovoj vojny), Elites and Empire. Imperial Biographies in Russia and Austria-Hungary (1850-1918) and Soviet Mass Festivals.

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