Awarded Research Papers

Dariya Gizatullina | Photo: private
Dariya Gizatullina | Photo: private

 

Author: Dariya Gizatullina
Country: Russia
Competition Topic: "Man in history – Russia in the 20th century"
Research Title: "I will write as I wish…"

 

Herman Stepanov was born in 1913 into one of the richest families in the Orenburg region (today's Chelyabinsk region) in Russia. After the 1917 Revolution millions of Russians were deprived of political and civil rights (they came to be called "former people") and the life of the Stepanovs changed dramatically. How did these events influence the little boy Herman? Dariya looked at the diary entries that Herman made when he was between 9 and 12 years old.

Read an English abstract here.

 


History Campus

EUSTORY History Camps in 2016

There are two History Camps on offer for EUSTORY prizewinners.


Slovenian History Competition 2015/2016

Slovenian flag for competition round 2015/2016

"For the Common Good" is the topic of the current Slovenian competition. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Slovenian history competition go here


Slovak History Competition 2015/2016

Slovak poster for competition round 2015/2016

"History in Photographs" is the topic of the current Slovak competition. For information about the Slovak history competition go here.


French History Competition 2015/2016

French poster for competition round 2015/2016

"Verdun - A European Commemoration Site?" is the topic of the French competition in 2015/2016. Download the competition brochure: in French, in German. For information about the French history competition go here.



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Former Bulgarian President presents awards of Bulgarian History Competition | 25 June 2016

Prize winners of the 2016 Bulgarian History Competition
Prize winners of the 2016 Bulgarian History Competition

On 25 June, the director of the National Ethnographic Museum hosted the award ceremony of the 9th Bulgarian National History Competition in the Royal Palace in Sofia. Mitoko Todorv, chairman of the National Endowment Fund “13 centuries of Bulgaria”, as well as the former Bulgarian President Peatr Stoyanova presented the prize winners with their awards.

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EUSTORY Annual Network Meeting 2016 | 17 June 2016

Annual EUSTORY network meeting 2016 | Photo: Natalia Kataeva
Annual EUSTORY network meeting 2016 | Photo: Natalia Kataeva

From 27 April to 1 May, EUSTORY competition organisers gathered in Moscow for their Annual Network Meeting. The conference was hosted by The MEMORIAL Society Moscow. Representatives from the EUSTORY member countries discussed the potential of different reference points for historical analysis and education in the EUSTORY history competitions throughout Europe.

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EUSTORY History Camps 2016: Young Europeans look for Traces of Protest and Nationalism | 03 June 2016

Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Photo: Tina Gotthardt

Under the pressure of current crises and driven by strengthened populist movements, Europe is struggling for its future. The ratio of the nation state and Europe, of individual interests and solidarity is being tested. In the battle for the sovereignty of interpretation national history serves as quarry for political rhetoric.

This year’s EUSTORY History Camps take up the challenge to clarify one-sided interpretations of history and nationalistic narrowing. Forty-five EUSTORY award winners are offered the great opportunity to learn across borders what separates and what unites us in Europe.

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Family History in Russia | 24 May 2016

Andrej Kozyrev | Photo: Körber Foundation
Andrej Kozyrev | Photo: Körber Foundation

Andrey Kozyrev is one of the prize winners of this year´s Russian EUSTORY History Competition on the topic "Man in History – Russia in the 20th century". He traced his family's history back over the past 100 years and found stories, photos and documents that seemed long forgotten.

Watch a video about him and his work here.


President of Latvia opens Award Ceremony in Riga | 21 May 2016

Latvian Award Ceremony | Photo: The Chancery of the President of Latvia
Latvian Award Ceremony | Photo: The Chancery of the President of Latvia

On 21 May 2016, the President of the Republic of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, opened the EUSTORY award ceremony in the “Riga Latvian Society House”. He expressed his gratitude saying: "The time in which we live affects our options and choices, but it also determines our responsibility for our land and country. Without knowledge of history and respect for it, there is no future. Looking at you, competition winners, I am proud and I know that Latvia is in safe hands."

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EUSTORY competition organisers in dialogue: World War II from the perspectives of Germans, Russians, Polish and Czechs | 12 May 2016

Irina Scherbakowa, Petr Šimíček (above); Sven Tetzlaff, Alicja Wancerz-Gluza (below) | Photos: MEMORIAL Natalia Kataeva
Irina Scherbakowa, Petr Šimíček (above); Sven Tetzlaff, Alicja Wancerz-Gluza (below) | Photos: MEMORIAL Natalia Kataeva

World War II started in 1939, war crimes were committed by the National Socialists as well as the German army, and in the spring of 1945 it was all over? That is basic knowledge for all Germans. But in other European countries, they view World War II a little differently. Four coordinators of EUSTORY history competitions from Germany, Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic were asked the same questions about World War II – and gave some very different answers. Read the interviews here.


EUSTORY strongly condemns attack on award ceremony of MEMORIAL competition | 28 April 2016

Attack on award ceremony of MEMORIAL competition | Photo: Alicja Wancerz-Gluza
Attack on award ceremony of MEMORIAL competition | Photo: Alicja Wancerz-Gluza

The award ceremony of the Russian EUSTORY member competition in Moscow on 28 April was attacked by nationalists. We see this attack as a direct attempt to counter a critical approach towards the past, an approach that is of crucial importance for an open and democratic society.

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Belarusian Award Ceremony | 15 April 2016

Belarusian Award Ceremony | Photo: Belarusian Oral History Archive
Belarusian Award Ceremony | Photo: Belarusian Oral History Archive

On April 15, 2016 the award ceremony of Belarusian EUSTORY History Competition for university students took place in Minsk. The contest itself was held in 2015, with its topic being “The Chernobyl catastrophe and its consequences in the memory of dwellers of Belarus”.

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