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Dr. Melanie Arndt

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Edited Volumes and Special Issues

Arndt, Melanie/Coumel, Laurent (Hrsg.): A Green End to the Red Empire? Ecological Mobilizations in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States, 1950–2000: A Decentralized Approach., 2019 (Forum Ab Imperio).
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Arndt, Melanie (Hrsg.): Politik und Gesellschaft nach Tschernobyl. (Ost-)Europäische Perspektiven. Berlin: Ch. Links, 2016 (= Kommunismus und Gesellschaft, Bd. 1).

Journal Articles

Arndt, Melanie: A Green End to the Red Empire? Ecological Mobilizations in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States, 1950–2000: A Decentralized Approach. In: Ab Imperio, 2019, 1, 2019, S. 105-124. (Journal with Impact Factor, Refereed Journal)
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DOI: 10.1353/imp.2019.0001


Winter term 2019/20
  • Einführung in die Hermeneutik, Blockseminar (MAS "Applied History"), Universität Zürich
  • Einführung in die Schreibweisen der Geschichtswissenschaft, Blockseminar (MAS "Applied History"), Universität Zürich
Summer term 2018
  • Stadtgeschichte(n) Ost- und Südosteuropas, Proseminar, Universität Regensburg
  • Nationen ohne Geschichte? Belarus und Ukraine im Vergleich, Hauptseminar, Universität Regensburg
  • Einführung in geschichtwissenschaftliches Schreiben, MAS, Universität Zürich


  • Radiant Jesus. Religion and Spirituality after Chernobyl. ASEEES National Convention "Belief" San Francisco, 24.11.2019.
  • The "Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas": Perspectives and Challenges Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, 11.11.2019.
  • “It’s historic!” 1991 and Western Commitment to (Post-) Soviet Environmentalism. ESEH convention “Boundaries in/of Environmental History” European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), Tallinn, 23.08.2019.
  • The “Genuine Chernobyl Child”. Perceptions of Victimhood. Annual conference “Fearing for the Nation. Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century” Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena, 13.06.2019.
  • Chernobyl Children as the “Children of the Whole Planet”. Transnational Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster.. Workshop “Tolerance, Ignorance and Xenophobia in the Imperial Contexts of Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries” Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, 15.05.2019.
  • Nuclear Disaster in the Context of Political Change: Chernobyl and its Children. Konferenz "Nuclear Technology in the Context of Political Change" Universität Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 18.01.2019.
  • „To add to your comfort and happiness“: Eine Geschichte der Wärmeversorgung in Europa und den USA seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Berufungsverfahren der W3-Professur Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Umweltgeschichte Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, 07.01.2019.
  • The "New Era of Ecology" in East and West, 1986-1992. Keynote Workshop "Histories of Sustainability in Europe: Discourses and Practises Before and After 1989" Herder-Institut, Marburg, 15.11.2018.
  • Knowledge and Ignorance on the Move: The Power of Disaster (Non-)Knowledge. Jahrestagung der Graduiertenschule Ost- und Südosteuropastudien "Studying East and Southeast Europe as Area Studies: Paradigms - Themes - Methods for the 21st Century" Graduiertenschule Ost- und Südosteuropastudien, München, 26.10.2018.
  • „Nostalgic Bonfires and Nuclear Burnups: West Meets East in the Post-Soviet Garden, 1986-1996”. Konferenz „East Side Story of Ecological Globalization“ IOS Regensburg, Regensburg, 17.05.2017.
  • Konferenzeinführung. Konferenz „East Side Story of Ecological Globalization“ IOS Regensburg, Regensburg, 16.05.2017.

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