Guest Lecture

Researcher Veronika Susova (Charles University, Prague) gave a lecture on

Political Education and Political Identity in The Multiethnic Empire: Austria-(Hungary) and Russia, 1875-1918

The lecture took place 22nd March at 14:15-15:45
at the University of Helsinki Main Building, old side, auditorium IX (Unioninkatu 34), 3rd floor.


The lecturer focuses on the imperial political socialisation strategies applied in the Austrian and Russian schools at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Two mutually interrelated discourses are analysed. First, historical narrative is contemplated as a “fabrication” of empire-state as a fatherland. Second, the definition of individual’s role in the public sphere and picturing of political system in general are examined. A deeper interpretation of these discourses tries to reconstruct imperial socialisation strategies aimed to build an “imperial” political identity as well as to explain some phenomena of political culture in Central and Eastern Europe.

PowerPoint -presentation