Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2015

In Osteuropa 1-2/2015

Not Like in “The Life of Brian”
A Response to Anna Veronika Wendland’s Criticism

Martin Aust

Deutsche Fassung


Anna Veronika Wendland’s allegation that East European History as a discipline has failed in the face of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the war in the Donbas is untenable. Historians have spoken up in various ways. Whether specialists appear in public depends more on the laws governing the media than the debate culture of historians. Nor does the thesis hold that expertise in Ukraine is a career risk, or that Ukraine is not addressed in courses. However, more effort is needed to anchor Ukraine in Eastern Europe’s transregional history.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2015, pp. 193–207)