MemberClaire Le Foll

…tude des traditions populaires juives, XIXe-XXe siecles. (pp. 159-181). Paris, FR: CNRS Editions.

Le Foll, C. (2012). The institute for Belarusian culture: the constitution of Belarusian and Jewish studies in the BSSR between Soviet and non-Soviet science (1922-1928). Ab Impe…

I am Associate Professor of East European Jewish History and Culture at the University of Southampton, G.B., where I have worked since 2009. I work on the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, and more specifically on the history of Jews in Belarus. My current research project deals with the national experiments in Lithuania, Belorussia and Ukraine from 1905 to 1941, and in particular how national-cultural autonomy was implemented in these emerging republics. I am conducting research on the cultural interactions in literature, art, theatre, cinema and on the circulation of knowledge among various ethnic groups (Jews, Belorussians, Poles, Ukrainians, etc) and geographic areas (Poland, Russia and the previous margins of the Russian empire – Ukraine, Belarus). I recently published a book on La Biélorussie dans l’histoire et l’imaginaire des Juifs de l’Empire russe, 1772-1905 (Belarus in the history and imaginary of Russian Jews, 1772-1905) and am currently working on illustrations of Yiddish journals and books in Soviet Belorussia.

MemberJon Giullian

As Head of the IAS Department, I coordinate the work of the department’s seven programs (African, East Asian, West European, Global and International; Middle East; Slavic and Eurasian; and Spain, Portugal, Latin American and Caribbean) within KU Libraries and with other campus units. As Librarian for Slavic and Eurasian studies, I acquire materials from and about Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the Caucasus; provide research and instructional services to KU faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars, K-12 community, and the general public; and serve as library liaison to related academic departments and areas studies centers. I also engage in research and professional service and provide support for programs in Global & International Studies and European Studies. 

MemberAnika Walke

…cial inclusion.
Many oral history interviews that I conducted for this project are available online for further research. Please visit the Belarusian Oral History Archive at

An ongoing research project looks at the long aftermath of the Nazi genoc…
…n of Soviet Territories.” Jewish History 32 (Summer 2019), in press.

“Split Memory: The Geography of Holocaust Memory and Amnesia in Belarus.” Slavic Review 77, no. 1 (2018): 174-192.

“Jewish Youth in the Minsk Ghetto: How Age and Gender Mattered,” Kritika–Explo…