Leader of the project

Dr. Katalin Miklóssy
Aleksanteri Institute (Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies) University of Helsinki, Finland.

Research topic: The Intervision Song Contest

Contact: katalin.miklossy[at]helsinki.fi

Senior researchers:

Dr. Melanie Ilic
Reader in History, University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Research topic:
Women and Competition in State Socialist Societies: Soviet Beauty Contests

Contact: milic[at]glos.ac.uk

Dr. Jeremy Smith
Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), University of Birmingham, UK.

Research topic:
The Modernisation of Soviet Winemaking, 1949-1964

Contact: J.R.SMITH[at]bham.ac.uk

Post-doctoral researcher:
Dr. Aappo Kähönen
Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), University of Helsinki, Finland.

Research topic: Planned Economy and Alliance Cohesion from the Viewpoint of Competition 1957 - 1973

Contact: aappo.kahonen[at]helsinki.fi

Doctoral students:

Grigoriu Alexandru, MA
Department of History, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania.

Research topic: Hotel Intercontinental in Bucharest


Contact: grigoriuvn_alexandru[at]yahoo.com

Ira Jänis-Isokangas, MA
Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Research topic: "Sovetskaja zhenshina" and the Soviet model of emancipation

Contact: ira.janis-isokangas[at]helsinki.fi

Pia Koivunen, MA
Department of History and Philosophy, University of Tampere, Finland

Research Topic: Cultural Competitions in the World Youth Festivals, 1950s

Contact: Pia.Koivunen [at] uta.fi

Tuomas Laine-Frigren, MA
Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, (Finland) and Finnish Graduate School for Russian and East European Studies, Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

Research topic: Psychology and Power in Hungarian Socialism 1956-1989

Contact: tuomas.a.laine-frigren[at]jyu.fi

Riikka Nisonen-Trnka, MA
Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Research topic: Soft Contacts through the Iron Curtain - the agency of the Czechoslovak natural scientists in the Cold War

Contact: riikka.nisonen[at]helsinki.fi

Mila

Mila Oiva, MA
University of Turku, Department of Cultural History
Contact: mila.oiva [at] gmail.com

Research topic: Exchange of Practices in the Trade of Clothes between Poland and the Soviet Union

Antti Sarasmo, MA
Department of History and Philosophy, University of Tampere, Finland

Research Topic: Fishing kolkhoze Kirov, Estonian success story

Contact: antti.sarasmo[at] mfa.fi

Associate members:

Christine Evans
Research Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan


Research topic: Competition on Soviet Central Television in the Brezhnev Era

Rosa Magnusdottir
Assistant Professor of Russian History at the Institute of History and Area Studies at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Research topic: Competing ways of life: the USSR and the USA

Contact: slarm [at] hum.au.dk

Personal website http://person.au.dk/en/slarm@hum.au.dk

tarja

Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustala
Docent, Senior Assistant, University of Tampere, Department of Music Anthropology

Research topic: Socialist humanism versus capitalist competition

Contact: tarja.rautiainen [at] uta.fi
Personal website http://www.uta.fi/~kptara/index_english.html

egle

Egle Rindzeviciute
PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Culture and Society Studies Department ISAK, University of Linköping, Sweden

Research topic: The development of state cultural policy in Lithuanian SSR in the 1960s-1980s.

Contact: Egle.Rindzeviciute [at] gri.gu.se



schr

Jutta Scherrer
Professor, Director of the Centre for Russian Studies (CERCEC), at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris.

Research topic: « Socialist humanism » versus capitalist competition