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Lecture by Jutta Günther in the House of Science

On November 7, 2020, Jutta Günther gave a lecture at the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen to present research results from the joint project Mod-Block-GDR to interested citizens.

Due to the pandemic situation, the lecture was recorded and is available to all interested parties: https://www.hausderwi…


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New publication on the entrepreneurial habitus of East Germans for the Deutschland Archiv

Jarina Kühn, Anna Steinkamp and Anna Schwarz working in the Mod-Block-DDR Research Association have written a new contribution on the entrepreneurial habitus of East Germans before and after 1990. They consider the controversial question in the literature as to the extent to which entrepreneurial…


Mareike zum Felde auf dem Podium

Public discussion "Poland - A state under the rule of law in danger?“

The Civic Education Forum Lower Saxony of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized a discussion on current political developments in Poland in the Zollhaus of Leer on October 7th, 2020 with the participation of Mareike zum Felde.

PD Dr. Kamil Marcinkiewicz from the University of Hamburg introduced…


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Research Report: Universals of Innovation - Invention and Technical Progress in the GDR and its role after 1990

In the research project "Modernization blockades in economy and science of the GDR"(Mod-Block GDR) Jutta Günther, Ann Hipp and Udo Ludwig analyzed the patent data of the GDR in comparison to the Federal Republic of Germany and present some surprising findings: Since the 1960s, the GDR, like the FRG,…


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Series of Events: The long Way from East to West? 30 Years of German Unity

In cooperation with the Research Centre for Eastern European Studies (FSO), the Bremen team of Mod-Block-DDR is organising the series of events "The long way from East to West? 30 Years of German Unity".

A rich mixture awaits you with discussion events, readings, lectures as well as film and…


Young female scientists found regional group of the German Society for Eastern European Studies in Bremen

The application for the establishment of a regional group of the German Society for Eastern European Studies (DGO) on the initiative of young women scientists from the Mod-Block-GDR project was successful, so that the regional group in Bremen will start its work. The DGO provides financial support…


Mod-Block DDR starts online colloquium

Making a virtue out of necessity: Mod-Block-DDR online colloquium in the summer semester 2020

The past semester was marked by the outbreak of the coronavirus and posed challenges to the Mod-Block-DDR project team as well. In order to maintain communication within the research association despite contact and travel restrictions, an online colloquium was set up for the project team. The aim of…


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Mareike zum Felde: Successful proposal defense in the BIGSSS

On June 30, 2020 Mareike zum Felde successfully defended her PhD proposal in the BIGSSS. She has thus passed an important milestone as a PhD student at the Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences (BIGSSS).


Jarina Kühn

Jarina Kühn: Successful proposal defense in the BIGSSS

On June 09, 2020, Jarina Kühn successfully defended her PhD proposal in the BIGSSS. As a PhD student at the Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences (BIGSSS) she has thus passed an important milestone.


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Mod-Block-DDR starts online colloquium

As a result of the restrictions due to Covid-19, the research consortium Mod-Block-DDR also has no possibility to hold regular working and consortium meetings with physical presence. We regret this very much, but would like to use the benefits of technical progress to maintain scientific exchange…


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