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Mark Edele

The Hansen Chair In History
Historical And Philosophical Studies
History
Comparative history
History and Politics
arts & humanities
history
social sciences
political science
government & law
humanities, multidisciplinary
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Prof

Mark Edele

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Russia
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Prof

Mark Edele

 

Mark Edele is a historian of the Soviet Union and its successor states, in particular Russia. A former Australian Research Council Future Fellow, he is the inaugural Hansen Professor in History as well as Deputy Head of School.

He was trained as a historian at the Universities of Erlangen, Tübingen, Moscow and Chicago. He teaches the histories of the Soviet Union, of World War II, and of dictatorship and democracy more generally in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has a particular interest in training students to think like historians, that is, to subtly use primary sources and understand the complexities of historiographical debate. He is the author of Soviet Veterans of the Second World War (Oxford University Press 2008), Stalinist Society (Oxford University Press, 2011), Stalin’s Defectors (Oxford University Press, 2017), The Soviet Union. A Short History (Wiley Blackwell, 2019), Debates on Stalinism (Manchester University Press, 2020), and, with Martin Crotty and Neil Diamant, The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative History (Cornell University Press, 2020). His latest book, Stalinism at War, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2021. He has edited several collections of essays, including, with Daniela Baratieri and Giuseppe Finaldi, Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories (Routledge 2014); with Sheila Fitzpatrick, "Displaced Persons: From the Soviet Union to Australia in the Wake of the Second World War," History Australia 12, No. 2 (2015); with Robert Gerwarth, "The Limits of Demobilisation," Journal of Contemporary History 50, no. 1 (2015); and most recently, with Sheila Fitzpatrick and Atina Grossmann, Shelter from the Holocaust. Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union (Wayne State University Press, forthcoming 2017). His essays have appeared in academic journals based in Germany, the United States, Korea, Japan, Russia, and Australia. For more on Professor Edele's work, including links to sources on Soviet history, and community engagement events visit https://www.markedele.com. Professor Edele is on Twitter as @EdeleMark

Projects

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Additional Information

Australian Research Council Discovery Project (December 2020-December 2023), DP200101728, "KGB Empire: State Security Archives in the former Eastern Bloc," with Prof. Alison Lewis and Dr Julie Fedor.

Australian Research Council Discovery Project (June 2020 – June 2024), DP200101777, "Aftermaths of War: Violence, Trauma, Displacement, 1815-1950," with Prof Joy Damousi, Prof Philip Dwyer, A/Prof Frances Clarke, A/Prof Hans Kieser, Prof Peter Gatrell, A/Prof Rebecca Plant, and Dr Reto Hofmann.

Australian Research Council, Future Fellowship, 2015-20, FT140101100, "Soviet War Experiences, 1937-1950".

Australian Research Council, Discovery Project (2013-2015), DP130101215 "War and Displacement: From the Soviet Union to Australia in the Wake of the Second World War," with Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions

Positions


The Hansen Chair In History

Historical And Philosophical Studies

Education

Education


PhD

University of Chicago

Master of Arts

University of Chicago

Magister Artium

Universitaet Tuebingen

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