Advisory Board

Dr Jan Behrends (Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany)

Prof. Arūnas Bubnys (Genocide and Resistance Research Centre in Lithuania)

Prof. Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UK)

Dr Sławomir Dębski (The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland)

Prof. Henryk Głębocki (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)

Dr Mateusz Gniazdowski (Centre for Eastern Studies, Poland)

Prof. Hieronim Grala (Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland)

Dr Łukasz Kamiński (University of Wroclaw, Poland)

Prof. Marek Kornat (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Institute of History PAN, Poland)

Prof. Hennadii Korolov (Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Science of Ukraine)

Prof. Dino Kritsiotis (University of Nottingham, UK)

Prof. Ivan Kurilla (European University at St. Petersburg, Russia)

Dr Kai-Olaf Lang (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

Prof. Šarunas Liekis (Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania)

Prof. Michał Łuczewski (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Poland)

Prof. Olga Malinova (HSE University in Moscow, Russia)

Prof. David Marples (University of Alberta, Canada)

Roger Moorhouse (Royal Historical Society, UK)

Prof. Luke March (University of Edinburg, School of Social and Political Science, UK)

Prof. Andrzej Nowak (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, PAN Institute of History, Poland)

Dr Nikita Petrov (International Memorial, Russia)

Dr Mykoła Riabchuk (Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Science of Ukraine)

Prof. Per Anders Rudling (Lund University, Sweden)

Prof. Aliaksandr Smalianchuk (Institute of Slavic Studies, PAN)

Prof. Darius Staliūnas (Lithuanian Institute of History)

Prof. Mariusz Wołos (Pedagogical University of Krakow, PAN Institute of History, Poland)

Latest Articles


This conversation between Igor Janke and Jakub Kumoch is an important source for research into the beginning of the Russian–Ukrainian war and the role of Polish diplomacy in the winter and spring of 2022. After all, it is not often that direct participants in high-level international talks share their memories of key historical moments, along with many important details and observations, less than a year after the events themselves. This is what Jakub Kumoch does – and he does it in a colourful way. A Polish political scientist and diplomat who has served as Poland's ambassador to Switzerland, Turkey and other countries, Kumoch was State Secretary for International Affairs...
The article touches upon the anti-Polish narratives in the Russian Internet media space that appeared during the period between December 2019 and April 2020. An anti-Polish media campaign initiated by the speech of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin in December 2019 gradually unfolded into a large-scale information war that included multiple actors disseminating the relevant narratives. For the purpose of the study publication of the following segments of the Russian Internet were analyzed: Russia’s state and official sources, Russian main TV programs, Russian leading historical societies, Russian independent historians and their social media channels where applicable. Keywords: poli...
Formerly occupied states or modern national movements have to develop narratives of resisting invaders or occupiers in order to teach the young never to be defeated in the future. Narratives of resistance explain temporary or permanent failures by employing resistance storytelling, which puts forward compensatory and defensive mechanisms for repressed peoples. This article is a case study of the narratives of resistance in Lithuania. The article explores the Lithuanian anti-Soviet resistance, the pro-Soviet Lithuanian partisan groups, the Polish Home Army, or the Jewish partisans in Soviet partisan formations in the framework of narratives of resistance. Keywords: r...