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Mark Edele

Professor Mark Edele

Professor/Future Fellow
History

Contact details
Address
History
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2129
Fax
+61 8 6488 1069
Email
mark.edele@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 2.01, Arts Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
MA Tueb., MA PhD Chic.
Biography
Born and raised between books and mountains in Bavaria's south, Edele received much of his education in Germany (MA, University of Tübingen), learned Russian in St. Petersburg, and earned an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. In 2004, he moved to Perth to teach continental European and Russian history.
Key research
Soviet Union in the Second World War, historiography, Stalinism, war and post-war Soviet society, war and displacement, History of veterans (Soviet and comparative),
Publications
Single Authored Books:
Stalinist Society 1928-1953. Part of the Oxford Histories series (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Soviet Veterans of the Second World War: A Popular Movement in an Authoritarian Society, 1941-1991 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Edited books and special issues of journals:
Displaced Persons: From the Soviet Union to Australia in the Wake of the Second World War, edited with Sheila Fitzpatrick. Special issue of History Australia 12, No. 2 (2015).
The Limits of Demobilisation, edited with Robert Gerwarth. Special issue of the Journal of Contemporary History 50, no. 1 (2015).
Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories, edited with Daniela Baratieri and Giuseppe Finaldi = Routledge Studies in Modern European History, vol 19 (New York: Routledge 2014).
War and Peace, Barbarism and Civilization in Modern Europe and Its Empires, edited with James Crossland and Giuseppe Finaldi, special issue of Australian Journal of Politics and History 58, No. 3 (2012).

Articles (forthcoming):
"Violence from Below: Explaining Crimes against Civilians across Soviet Space. 1943-1947," with Filip Slaveski (50%), Europe-Asia Studies, forthcoming 68, No. 6 (2016) (accepted 26 March 2015).
"The Impact of War and the Costs of Superpower Status," The Oxford Handbook of Modern Russian History, ed. Simon Dixon, forthcoming 2016 [Manuscript submitted 4 November 2008; accepted 17 January 2014; first proofs returned 5 August 2015].


Articles (1) Contributions to peer reviewed edited collections:
"Soviet Liberations and Occupations, 1939-1949," The Cambridge History of the Second World War, 3 vols., vol. 2 ed. R. J. B. Bosworth and J. Maiolo. (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 487-506.
"Learning from the Enemy? Entangling Histories of the German-Soviet War, 1941-1945," in: Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories, ed. Daniela Baratieri, Mark Edele, and Giuseppe Finaldi (New York: Routledge, 2014).
"Beyond the Delusion: New Histories of Totalitarian Dictatorship," with Daniela Baratieri and Giuseppe Finaldi, in: Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories, ed. Daniela Baratieri, Mark Edele, and Giuseppe Finaldi (New York: Routledge, 2014).
"Militaries Compared: Wehrmacht and Red Army, 1941-45," A Companion to the Second World War, ed. Thomas Zeiler, vol. 1 (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 169-85.
"Collective Action in Soviet Society: The Case of War Veterans," Writing the Stalin Era: Sheila Fitzpatrick and Soviet Historiography, ed. Kiril Tomoff, Julie Hessler, and Golfo Alexopoulos (Palgrave, 2011).
"States of Exception: The Soviet-German War as a System of Violence, 1939-1945," (with Michael Geyer, 50 %), Beyond Totalitarianism: Stalinism and Nazism Compared, ed. Sheila Fitzpatrick and Michael Geyer (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). Russian language edition: Za ramkami totalitarizma. Sravnitel'nye issledovaniia stalinizma i natsizma (Moscow: Rosspen, 2011), 453-519. Czech edition: Za obzor totalitarismu. Srovnání stalinismu na nacismu (Prague: Academia, 2012), 459-526.
"More than just Stalinists: The Political Sentiments of Victors 1945-1953," Late Stalinism: Society between Reinvention and Reconstruction ed. Juliane Fürst (London: Routledge, 2006).


Articles (2) Essays in peer reviewed journals:
"Take (No) Prisoners! The Red Army and German POWs, 1941–1943," The Journal of Modern History 88, No. 2 (2016): 342-379.
"World War II as a History of Displacement: The Soviet Case," History Australia 12, No. 2 (2015): 17-40.
"Displaced Persons: From the Soviet Union to Australia in the Wake of the Second World War," (with Sheila Fitzpatrick), History Australia 12, No. 2 (2015): 7-16.
"The Limits of Demobilization: Global Perspectives on the Aftermath of the Great War," (with Robert Gerwarth), Journal of Contemporary History 50, no. 1 (2015): 3-14.
"Towards a Sociocultural History of the Soviet Second World War," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 15, No. 4 (2014): 829-35.
"The New Soviet Man as a 'Gypsy': Nomadism, War, and Marginality in Stalin's Time," REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 3 No. 2 (2014): 285-307.
"'What are we fighting for?' Loyalty in the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945," International Labor and Working Class History, 84 (2013): 248-68.
"Total War and Entitlement: Towards a Global History of Veteran Privilege," with Martin Crotty (50%), Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59, No. 1 (2013): 15-32.
"Stalinism as a Totalitarian Society: Geoffrey Hosking’s Socio-Cultural History," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 13, no. 2 (2012): 441-52.
"Veterans and the Welfare State: World War II in the Soviet Context," Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 20, No. 6 (2010): 18-33.
"Veterans and the Village: Red Army Demobilization and Postwar Demography," Russian history/Histoire russe 36, no. 2 (2009): 159-82.
"Soviet Society, Social Structure, and Everyday Life: Major Frameworks Reconsidered," lead article for ex tempore discussion in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 8, No. 2 (2007), 349-73; with answer by Jean-Paul Depretto, ibid., 375-88.
"Roundtable: What Is a School? Is There a Fitzpatrick School of Soviet History?" (with David Wolff, Jonathan Bone, Matthew Lenoe, and Ronald Suny) Acta Slavica Iaponica 24 (2007).
"Soviet Veterans as an Entitlement Group, 1945-1955," Slavic Review 65, no. 1 (2006): 111-137.
"Strange Young Men in Stalin's Moscow: The Birth and Life of the Stiliagi, 1945-1953," Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 50 (2002), 37-61.
"Paper Soldiers: The World of the Soldier Hero according to Soviet Wartime Posters," Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 47 (1999), 90-108.

Other contributions to peer reviewed journals:
"Monitoring nauchnoi zhizni antropologicheskogo soobshchestva (2015 g.)," with M. D. Alekseevskii, S. A. Arutiunov, A. S. Arklhipova, T. V. Volodina, R. Gould, D. Iu. Doronin, L. M. Drobizheva, A. K. Kasatkina, V. B. Kolosova, I. V. Kuznetsov, D. F. Mishchenko, S. Iu, Nekliudov, A. A. Novik, M. M. Pirogovskaia, M. V. Stroganov, V. A. Tishkov, A. L. Toporkov, E. G. Trubina, V. I. Kharitonova," Antropologicheskii forum No. 25 (2015): 193-269 (http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/05/).
"Istoriia i antropologiia za poslednie desiat' let," with Debra McDougall, Antropologicheskii forum No. 20 (2014): 121-132. Now also available in English in Forum for Anthropology and Culture, No. 10, 2014 (http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/en/25/).
"War and Peace, Barbarism and Civilization in Modern Europe and Its Empires," with James Crossland and Giuseppe Finaldi, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58, No. 3 (2012): 337-39 [editorial].
"Social History and Soviet Society," e-kritika discussion with Lewis Siegelbaum, Michael David-Fox, Yoram Gorlizki, and Randall A. Poole following the ex tempore article in the 2007 volume of Kritika. http://web.mac.com/kritika/iWeb/ekritika/Social_History/Social_History.html.


Reviews (forthcoming)
Demobilized Veterans in Late Stalinist Leningrad. Soldiers to Civilians. By Robert Dale. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. In: Journal of Social History.
"Imperial Fornication: A New History of Russia's Rulers," [review of Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Romanovs. In: Australian Book Review (forthcoming).


Reviews
"No Simple Conflict. An Expert Overview of the Ukrainian conflict," [review of The Conflict in Ukraine. What Everyone Needs to Know. By Serhy Yekelchyk. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015]. In: Australian Book Review (May 2016): 40-41.
Sacrificing Childhood. Children and the Soviet State in the Great Patriotic War. By Julie K. deGraffenried. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2014. In: Slavonic & East European Review 94, No. 2 (2016): 367-68.
"Unrevisionist revisionism. Stalin's team reconsidered," [review of On Stalin’s Team. The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics. By Sheila Fitzpatrick. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2015], Australian Book Review (April 2016): 9-11 [feature review, title page].
Stalinskie kommandos. Ukrainskie partizanskie formirovaniia 1941-1944. By Aleksandr Gogun. Moscow: Rosspen, 2012. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 64, No. 1 (2016): 162-63.
"The Victor With a Grudge: Stalin for the Twenty –First Century," [review of Oleg Khelvniuk's and Stephen Kotkin's Stalin biographies], Australian Book Review (November 2015): 23-24.
Deportation und Zwangsarbeit. Polnische und sowjetische Kinder im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland und im besetzten Osteuropa 1939-1945. By Johannes-Dieter Steinert. Essen: Klartext Verlag, 2013. In: East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies II, No. 1 (2015): 181-83.
Kiev 1941. Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East. By David Stahel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas. jgo.e-reviews No. 2 (2015) http://www.dokumente.ios-regensburg.de/JGO/erev/Edele_Stahel_Kiev_1941.html
Dark trophies; Hunting and the enemy body in modern war. By Simon Harrison, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2012. In: Anthropological Forum 25, No. 1 (2015): 88-89.
Die Stalingrad Protokolle. Sowjetische Augenzeugen berichten aus der Schlacht. By Jochen Hellbeck, trans. Christiane Körner and Annelore Nitschke, Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag, 2012. In: The Journal of Modern History, 86, NO. 3 (2014): 739-740.
Na 'kraiu' sovetskogo obshchestva. Sotsial'nye marginaly kak ob''ekt gosudarstvennoi politiki 1945-1960-e gg. By Elena Zubkova and T. Iu. Zhukova. Moscow: Rosspen, 2010. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas/ jgo.e-reviews (2014), 2.
The Shadow of War. Russia and the USSR, 1941 to the Present. By Stephen Lovell, Oxford: Whiley-Blackwell, 2010. In: The English Historical Review CXXIX, 537 (2014): 508-10.
Verbrannte Erde. Stalins Herrschaft der Gewalt. By Jörg Baberowski. Munich: C. H. Beck, 2012. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 62, No 2 (2014): 313-16.
"Purging the Wartime USSR. A review of L’ épuration de guerre en URSS, à partir de l’exemple de la région de Kalinine, 1941-1953 (Purging the Wartime USSR: A Study of the Kalinin Region, 1941-1953), by Vanessa Voisin," http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/8680 (posted 5 May 2014).
Cultivating the Masses. Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism. By David L. Hoffmann, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2011. In: Slavonic and East European Review 92, No. 1 (2014): 165-67.
Wehrmacht im Ostkrieg. Front und militärisches Hinterland 1941/42. By Christian Hartmann. 2nd. ed. Munich: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2010; Unternehmen Barbarossa. Der deutsche Krieg im Osten 1941-1945. By Christian Hartmann. Munich: C. H. Beck, 2011. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 61, No. 3 (2013): 460-61.
Stalins Soldaten in Österreich. Die Innensicht der sowjetischen Besatzung 1945-1955. By Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Vienna and Munich: Böhlau Verlag and Oldenbourg Verlag, 2012. In: Slavic Review 72, No. 4 (2013): 903-4.
Motherland in Danger. Soviet Propaganda during World War II. By Karel C. Berkhoff. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012. In: The American Historical Review 118, No. 2 (2013): 617-18.
Soviet Baby Boomers. An Oral History of Russia's Cold War Generation. By Donald J. Raleigh. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. In: REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 1, No. 2 (2012): 315-17.
17 sentiabria 1939. Sovetsko-pol'skie konflikty 1918-1939. Voennye tainy XX veka. By M. I. Mel'tiukhov. Moscow: Veche, 2009. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas/jgo.e-reviews 2012, 3: 27-29.
Biurokraticheskaia anarkhiia: Statistika i vlast' pri Staline. By Alain Blum and Martine Mespoulet. Moscow: Rosspen, 2008. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas/jgo.e-reviews 2012, 3: 24-25.
Being Soviet. Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin 1939-1953. By Timothy Johnston. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. In: Slavic Review 71, No. 4 (2012): 947-48.
Stalin's Last Generation. Soviet Post-War Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism. By Juliane Fürst. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. In: Social History 37, No. 2 (2012): 234-36.
Shtrafbaty i zagradotriady Krasnoi Armii. By Vladimir Daines. Moscow: Eksmo, 2008. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas / jgo.e-reviews, 2012.1, p. 64.
The Soviet Counterinsurgency in the Western Borderlands. By Alexander Statiev. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. In: European History Quarterly, 42, No. 1 (2012): 196-97.
The Stalingrad Trilogy, vols. 1 & 2. By David M. Glantz with Jonathan M. House. Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 2009. In: New Zealand Slavonic Journal 45 (2011): 181-83.
Stories of the Soviet Experience. Memoirs, Diaries, Dreams. By Irina Paperno. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2009. In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 59, No. 3 (2011): 448-50.
The Hazards of Urban Life in Late Stalinist Russia. Health, Hygiene, and Living Standards, 1943-1953. By Donald Filtzer. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. In: The Russian Review 70, No. 3: 534-35.
The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45. A documentary reader. By Alexander Hill (London: Routledge, 2009). In: European History Quarterly 41, No. 2 (2011): 322-24.
To the Tashkent Station: Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War. By Rebecca Manley (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009). In: The Journal of Modern History 83, No. 1 (2011): 233-35.
Popular Religion in Russia. "Double belief" and the making of an academic myth. By Stella Rock (London and New York: Routledge, 2007). In: Slavonic and East European Review, 88 No. 4 (2010): 737-39.
Stalin's Guerrillas: Soviet Partisans in World War II. By Kenneth Slepyan (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006). In: Slavic Review 69, No. 2 (2010): 511-12.
Revolution on my mind. Writing a diary under Stalin. By Jochen Hellbeck (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2006). In: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 58, No. 2 (2010): 302-303.
Protivniki Rossii v voinakh XX veka. Evoliutsiia 'obraza vraga' v soznanii armii i obshchestva. By Elena Seniavskaia (Moscow: Rosspen, 2006). In: The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies 9 (2009). http://www.pipss.org/index1966.html
In Lubianka's Shadow: The Memoirs of an American Priest in Stalin's Moscow, 1934-1945. By L. Braun (Notre Dame, IN: University Press of Notre Dame). In: Slavonic and East European Review 87, vol. 1 (January 2009): 149-50.
Stalinismus in der Ukraine: Die Rekonstruktion des sowjetischen Systems nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. By Katrin Boeckh (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007). In: Slavic Review 67, No. 4 (Winter 2008): 1013-14.
The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 141-1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments. By Lisa A. Kirschenbaum (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). In: The Journal of Modern History 80, no. 3 (September 2008): 736-37.
Catherine Merridale, Ivan's War. Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006); and Aron Shneer, Plen. Sovetskie voennoplennye v Germanii, 1941-1945 (Moscow and Jerusalem: Mosty kultyry, Gesharim, 2005) in Kritika. Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 8, No. 1 (2007), 209-14.
The Leader Cult in Communist dictatorship. Stalin and the Eastern Bloc, ed. Balazs Apor et al. (Houndmills, Basingstoke: palgrave macmillan , 2005) and Personenkulte im Stalinismus. Personality Cults in Stalinism, ed. Klaus Heller and Jan Plamper (Göttingen: V & R unipress, 2004). In: H-Soz-u-Kult, 12.12.2005, ; reprinted in Historische Literatur 5, No. 4 (2005).

Other publications ("publitsistika")
"Russia still struggles with a violent past, 70 years after the defeat of Nazism," The Conversation (7 May 2015) http://theconversation.com/russia-still-struggles-with-a-violent-past-70-years-after-the-defeat-of-nazism-41031.
"In the bad books," part of the series "Heroes & Villains," ed. Michael Ondaatje, The Herald (Newcastle), 15 May 2010, A9.

Translations
Beyrau, Dietrich. "Brutalization Revisited: The Case of Russia," Journal of Contemporary History 50, no. 1 (January 1, 2015 2015): 15-37 [translated from the German].
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Australian Research Council Future Fellow
Future research
Veterans in the Age of Total War: A Global History, co-authored with Martin Crotty and Neil Diamant (anticipated completion date: early 2017).
The Soviet Union: A Short History (contracted by Wiley-Blackwell; deadline for manuscript delivery 15 January 2017).
Debates on Stalinism (contribution to the series Issues in Historiography), contracted by Manchester University Press; deadline for manuscript delivery: 1 January 2018)
Funding received
Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT140101100) "Soviet War Experiences, 1937-1950"
Australian Research Council DP130101215 -- "War and Displacement: From the Soviet Union to Australia in the Wake of the Second World War" (ex Sydney, with Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick)
Languages
German, Russian, Ukrainian, French, and a sprinkling of others
Memberships
American Historical Association (AHA)
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) (AAASS)
Australasian Association of European Historians (AAEH)
Australia and New Zealand Slavists' Association (ANZSA)
Teaching
HIST1002: An Age of Violence: The Making of the Modern World, 1789-2002
HIST2005: Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Historians
HIST3002: Russia and the USSR
Useful links
Russian History Research Group at UWA: http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/research/clusters/RHRG
Twitter: @EdeleMark

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New and noteworthy
"Take (No) Prisoners! The Red Army and German POWs, 1941–1943," The Journal of Modern History 88, No. 2 (2016): 342-379.
Current projects
Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union, edited with Atina Grossmann and Sheila Fitzpatrick (for Wayne State University Press; anticipated submission date: February 2016).
Stalin's Defectors: How Red Army Soldiers became Hitler's Collaborators, 1941-1945 (forthcoming OUP 2017).
Research profile
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