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Name Dr Juliane Fuerst
Job title Reader in Twentieth-Century History
Department Department of History (Historical Studies) University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Oxon), MSc, PhD(Lond)
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Keywords Soviet Union
social history
Soviet youth
youth cultures
Soviet train travel
Areas of expertise I am interested in all aspects of the social and cultural history of the Soviet Union. In particular I am engaged in several projects that involve the study of ordinary people and their everyday lives in extraordinary times. My doctoral dissertation and forthcoming book looks at Soviet youth and youth cultures in the first decade after the Second World War and argues that the Soviet Union, like its Western European neighbours, experienced a shift from collective youth identities based on shared ideological convictions to a youth culture characterised by consumption and increasing fragmentation.
I am currently engaged in two new projects. The first is a large pan-European collaborative project that examines networks and ideas around 1968. The second is a new type of social history, which will look at Soviet society through the prism of Soviet train travel.