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.

 


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German History Competition 2016/2017

German poster for competition round 2016/2017

"God and the world. Religion makes history" is the topic of the new German history competition. For information about the competition go here.


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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EUSTORY History Camp „Backpacking Visegrád“ has started! | 22 September 2016

Flag of the Polish non-governmental trade union “Solidarność” | Photo: CreativeCommon
Flag of the Polish non-governmental trade union “Solidarność” | Photo: CreativeCommon

One of this year’s History Camps will – literally – be on the move from 22 September! Under the title of »Backpacking Visegrád with Pen and Camera: Traces of Social Movements in Past and Present«, 20 young Europeans from 13 different countries will board trains to travel from Hungary via the Czech Republic to Poland. During their wayfaring study of social movements in Eastern Europe, they have the chance for numerous encounters with representatives of NGOs, the media and journalists and visit editorial offices, museums and archives.

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Call of the Federal President to participate in the German History Competition | 01 September 2016

Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: Federal Government/Guido Bergmann
Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: Federal Government/Guido Bergmann

German President Joachim Gauck calls for participation in the German EUSTORY History Competition: »God and the world – the title of the History Competition opens up a broad field. Yes, the world is large and conceptions of God are numerous. And yet the topic addresses the very core of that which currently concerns many people. It encounters a lively debate on the way religions treat each other, on their meaning and their impact on our coexistence. And anyone who wants to understand the present will always also have to look back, into the past.«

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Next stop in 170,000 kilometres: EUSTORY History Camps 2016 | 11 August 2016

Hometowns of the participants of the »United or Divided in Diversity« History Camp | Map data: Google Maps
Hometowns of the participants of the »United or Divided in Diversity« History Camp | Map data: Google Maps

This autumn, EUSTORIANS will travel a total of more than 170,000 km when they make their ways to the annual History Camps for EUSTORY competition prize winners. 45 young Europeans from 16 different countries are invited to discuss questions of history and identity during their week-long seminars.

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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 | Photo: Bojidar Markov, Photogroup Agency

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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