Dr. Alexey Tikhomirov

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

1996-2001   MA in History, State Pedagogical University Yaroslavl and University Bielefeld (Germany)
2001-2005    Kandidat nauk in History, State Pedagogical University Yaroslavl (Russia)
2006-2008   Post-Doc Fellow of the Hertie-Foundation at Chemnitz University
2008-2011   On parental leave with two daughters
2011-2013   Marie Curie Fellow at School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
2013-2015   Marie Curie Fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation (M4Human) at the History Department (Department of Prof. Christoph Cornelißen), Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main 
2015-2017   Research Fellow in East European History (DFG-eigene-Stelle), History Department, Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main
Since December 2017   Akademischer Rat auf Zeit am Arbeitsbereich für die osteuropäische Geschichte der Universität Bielefeld

 


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary European History, especially German and Russian History

Sovietisation of the post-war Central and Eastern Europe

Symbolic Politics and Leader Cults; Iconoclasm and Violence

Popular perception of political ideologies and communist/socialist systems

History of Emotions; Trust/Distrust and Empathy in History   

History of Psychiatry and Everyday Life under Communism

 


 

PUBLICATIONS (selection)

Monograph

Tikhomirov A.: “Luchshii drug nemetskogo naroda”: kul’t Stalina v Vostochnoi Germanii (1945-1961 gg.) [“The Best Friend of the German People”: The Stalin Cult in East Germany, 1945-1961], Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2014. 310 p. (Series “History of Stalinism”).

- Prize for the best scholarly book in the humanities (in history, archeology and ethnography) in 2015, awarded by the Centre for Innovative Technologies in Education (Kirov, Russia).

- Book award organized by the Russian Foundation for the Development of National Education with an honorable mention in category for the best book in the humanities in 2014. (Sochi, Russia)


Articles

Tikhomirov A.: Trust and Distrust in a Modern Dictatorship: A Case Study of the Soviet Union, in: Laszlo Kontler, Mark Somos (eds.), Trust and Happiness in the History of Political Thought, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2017, pp. 436-461.

Tikhomirov A.: The State as a Family: Speaking Kinship, Being Soviet and Reinventing Tradition in the USSR, in: Journal of Modern European History, Special issue "Trust and Distrust under State Socialism", 15:3 (2017), pp. 395-418.

Tikhomirov A.: The Grammar of Trust and Distrust under State Socialism after Stalin: An Introduction, in: Journal of Modern European History, Special issue "Trust and Distrust under State Socialism", 15:3 (2017), pp. 313-329.

Tikhomirov A.: The Regime of Forced Trust: Making and Breaking of Emotional Bonds Between People and State in Soviet Russia, 1917-1941, in: Slavonic and East European Review, Special Issue “Trust and Distrust in the USSR”, Vol. 91, No. 1 (January 2013), 78-118.  

Tikhomirov A.: Symbols of Power in Rituals of Violence: The Personality Cult and Iconoclasm on the Soviet Empire’s Periphery (East Germany, 1945-61), in: Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Vol. 13, No.1 (Winter 2012), 47-88.

Tikhomirov A.: The Stalin Cult between Center and Periphery: Structures of the Cult Community in the Empire of Socialism, 1949-1956 — the Case of GDR, in: Ennker B., Hein-Kircher H. (ed.), Der Führer im Europa des 20. Jahrhunderts, Marburg: Herder-Institut, 2010, 297-321.

Tikhomirov A.: Stalin-Bild(er) in der SBZ/DDR: die deutsche Nachkriegsgesellschaft im Spannungsfeld zwischen Propaganda und Erfahrung, in: Timmermann H. (ed.), Historische Erinnerung im Wandel. Neuere Forschungen zur deutschen Zeitgeschichte unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der DDR-Forschung, Münster: LIT, 2007, 467-509.

Tikhomirov A.: „Feinde des Volkes“: Zur (Re-)Konstruktion des inneren Feinds in der stalinistischen Phase der DDR (1949-1953), in: Satjukow S., Gries R. (ed.), Unsere Feinde. Konstruktionen des Anderen im Sozialismus, Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2004, 167-178.


APPEARANCES IN THE MEDIA

Diktatur der Empathie? Der Umgang mit den Briefen der Bevölkerung an die Machtinstanzen und die moralische Ökonomie des sowjetischen Subjektes im poststalinistischen Russland, Gastvortrag am Deutschen Historischen Institut Moskau, 9 April 2015,  http://www.dhi-moskau.org/de/veranstaltungen/videopodcast.html

"Schuldbewusstsein, Buße und neu geschaffenes Vertrauen": Interview mit Dr. Alexey Tikhomirov über den Stalinkult in der DDR, http://www.lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/stalinkult

 

Link zu meinem Profil auf academia.edu: http://gsefm.academia.edu/AlexeyTikhomirov