Stay at EEGA: January 2019 – May 2019
Dr. Anastasia Felcher specializes in cultural history of East-European borderlands. Her academic interests include heritage of minorities in plural societies; literature and politics, and museum-making at East-European peripheries. She holds a PhD in management and development of cultural heritage from the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (2016). Currently, she is a research associate at the international research project “Memory Politics in Russia and International Arena: Actors, Strategies, Approaches” sponsored by the Russian Science Foundation under the grant no. 17-18-01589 and held at the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, INION RAN (2017-2019). During her post-doctoral years, she received fellowships at the Open Society Archives in Budapest (2016), the German Historical Institute in Moscow (2017) and worked as a country expert for the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, EHRI (2018-2019). She has published a number of articles in such journals as National Identities, East European Jewish Affairs and European Review of History. Currently, she is finishing her first book (based on her dissertation), entitled “Jewish Heritage on the Edge of Europe. The Challenge of being Glocal”.
Research Project: Global Trends, Local Responses: Knowledge Production in the post-Soviet WWII Museums in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova
During her stay at EEGA, she develops and prepares applications for more extended funding for a project “Global Trends, Local Responses: Knowledge Production in the post-Soviet WWII Museums in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova”. This multifocal comparative research brings together global trends of exhibiting difficult past (WWII and the Holocaust) and the fluidity of the narratives about WW2 exhibited at the three East-European central museums in dialogue with the three peripheral memorials/museums at the authentic battlefield sites.