Maria Romashova

 

Candidate of Science in History, Associate Professor, Department of Contemporary Russian History

Director of the Perm University History Museum

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Comparative History and Political Studies, Perm State National Research University

Email: romasha09@gmail.com

 

Research interests

History of age and growing up/aging; museum marketing; museum audience; visual anthropology; history of everyday life; oral history

 

Education

2007

Candidate of Science in History (Perm State University), specialization in Russian History

2003

 Specialist (with honors), major: History (Perm State University)

Work Experience

2015 – present

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Comparative History and Political Studies,

Director of  the Perm University History Museum

2009-2015

the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art

2003 – present

Associate Professor, Department of Contemporary Russian History, Perm State National Research University

 

Publications (selected)

2018

Lenin’s Cohort: The First Mass Generation of Soviet Pensioners and Public Activism of the Khrushchev’s Era// "Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History" (with Alissa Klots)

 

2018

Young Minds - Young Bodies: The Emotional and the Physical in the Late Soviet Discourse on Aging // The Many Faces of Late Socialism: The Individual in the Eastern Bloc, 1953-1988 (with Alissa Klots)

 

2017

World History of Aging: from antiquity to Modernity// Vestnik Permskogo universiteta. Seriya Istoriya. 2017. Issue 1 (36). P. 189-197.

2015

Grandmothers in Short Supply: the Soviet Discourse of Old-Age and Scenarios for Aging // Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie. 2015. № 3 (133). P. 55-65.

 

2015

University and the City: Technologies of Image Formation (Perm Case) // Labirint. 2015. № 2. P.83-93. (in collaboration with K.A. Punina)

2013

Problems of Studying Animation in the Context of Russian History of Childhood / «Gulyay tam, gde vse». Istoriya sovetskogo detstva. Opyt i perspektivy issledovaniya. М., 2013. P. 28-35.

2013

Children and the Phenomenon of Childhood in Russian History: the Latest Research, Discussion Platforms, Events // Vestnik Permskogo universiteta. Seriya Istoriya. 2013. Issue 2 (22). P. 108-115.

2012

Local Identity: the City as a Medium, the Object and the Institution of Identity Formation // Bor'ba za identichnost' i novye instituty kommunikatsiy. М., 2012. P. 215-235 (in collaboration with K.A. Punina)

2008

Journal Rabotnitsa as a Source for the History of the Soviet Childhood (1945-1953) // Istochnikovedcheskie issledovaniya/ Otv. red. A.O. Chubar'yan; Sost. T.V. Gimon. M.: IVI RAN, 2008. Issue 4. P. 154-171.

Conferences (selected)

29-30 June,

2017

Young Minds - Young Bodies: The Emotional and the Physical in the Late Soviet Discourse on Aging, The Many Faces of Late Socialism: The Individual in the Eastern Bloc, 1953-1988 (workshop), University of Cologne, Germany (with Alissa Klots)

7-8 June,

2017

Archiving the (non) ordinary: the Personal documents and Commemorative practices of the Older Soviet Generation, 1960-1980s, International Scholarly Conference "A «Memory Revolution»: Soviet History through the Lens of Personal Documents",  HSE Moscow (with Alissa Klots)

26-28 of May,

2016

Lenin’s Cohort: The First Mass Generation of Soviet Pensioners and Public Activism of the Khrushchev’s Era, The Many Faces of Late Socialism: The Individual in the “Eastern Bloc,” 1953-1988 (workshop), University of Cologne, Germany (with Alissa Klots)

2-4 of April,

2016

‘What did the Pensioner Want? Public Organizations of Self-Activity and Pensioners’ Problem of Self-Realization in the “Thaw” Years’, BASEES Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK

 

15-17 October 2015

The Old Guard: Social Activism of the Older Generation  During the Khrushchev Thaw, the VIII International Conference «After Stalin: the 1950s reforms in the context of the Soviet and post-Soviet history», Yekaterinburg

 

28-30 March 2015

(Un) fit Due to Old Age? Age Barriers and Negotiation Practices of the Elderly in Soviet Society of the 1950s and 1960s, the 2015 BASEES (British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies) Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK

4-6 December 2014

“Aging People” in the Post-War Soviet Society: Age Norms, Symbols and Conflicts, the VII International Conference "Late Stalinism. The Soviet State and Society in the Postwar Period. 1945-1953", Tver

June 2013

"People of Our Country Do Not Want to Grow Old!": Old Age and Aging in the Soviet Russia, the 1920-1950s, International Conference "Projects of Modernity: Constructing the Soviet», Perm State University

Grants

2016-2017

Potanin Foundation Program “A changing museum in a changing world”

Campus Martius, or How to be a citizen of Perm University (project of Perm State History Museum)

2015-2016

RGNF "Elderly and Old People in the Soviet Society of the 1940-1960s: Normative Images and Everyday Practices (Based on Molotov and Sverdlovsk Regions)", project №15-11-59003, Project Manager

2013-2016

RGNF "The University and the Community: the European Experience and Russian Practice", project №13-03-00060a, participant

2012-2013

RGNF «Child in a Changing 20th Century Russia: Images of Childhood, Everyday Practices,"Children's Texts"», project № 11-01-00345a, participant

2010-2011

ACLS short-term grant, project «Children’s animation of the Stalin era: historical, cultural, visual and anthropological aspects of research»

2006-2008

Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Dusseldorf, AZ 22/SR/06 «Childhood and Stalinism: Soviet projects and practices of 1945-1953»

 Professional Development

April-December 2014

Transnational training program for educators from the field of formal and non-formal education “Human rights education and historical learning at memorials to mass atrocities“ (Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation/Bergen-Belsen Memorial / Germany; Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum / Poland; International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim / Poland; Memorial Center for the History of Political Repression Perm-36

November 2011

Museum Internship, Paris, France, the Russian Committee of the International Council of Museums

February 2010

Museum Internship, State Russian Museum, the Department of Russian Art Museums

2008-2009

Research and educational project of the European University in St. Petersburg "Challenges of time and history teaching in higher education"

2007-2010

International project «Alternative Culture Beyond Borders: Past and Present of the Arts and Media in the Context of Globalization» (Open Society Institute’s Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET) program