Dr. Tatsiana Astrouskaya

Astrouskaya , Dr. Tatsiana
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Research associate | Project: Media Representations of inter-ethnic and commemorative Conflicts: West Ukraine, Transylvania, Southern Slovakia since 1980
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09/2000-06/2005      Studies in Philosophy, Belarusian State University, Minsk

Studies in Social Theory and Political Philosophy, European Humanities University, Vilnius


Associate Lecturer, Polack State University, Navapolack


Research grant of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies


Research grant of the “International Network of Learning and teaching”, funded by Kreisau Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, George Bell Institute, and Robert Bosch Foundation


PhD program in East European History, IRTG “Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture at the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region,” funded by DFG


Open Society Foundation Supplementary Grant


Associate Lecturer, Institute of History, Greifswald University


STIBET fellowship funded by DAAD


Research Assistant at IRTG “Baltic Borderlands”, Greifswald University


PhD thesis defense: “Between Dissent and Conformity, Between Uncensored and Official. The Intelligentsia, Samizdat and Nonconformist Discourses in the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (1968-1988)”

since 04/2018

Research Associate at Herder Institute with a PostDoc Project “A Long Road Home? Jewish Refuseniks on Their Way to Emigration from Soviet Belarus”

since 04/2020Research Associate in the LOEWE Research Cluster "Regions of Conflikt in Eastern Europe", Subproject Media (and Knowledge) representations of interethnic and legacy conflicts: West-Ukraine, Transylvania, Southern Slovakia since 1980

Areas of work

  • History of East European Jewry
  • Dissent and Samizdat in the Eastern Block
  • Regional history of the North Caucasus
  • Memory Studies
  • Digital History


  • Cultural Dissent in Soviet Belarus. Intelligentsia, Samizdat and Nonconformist Discourses (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2019).
Book chapter
  • Located on the Archipelago: Towards the New Definition of Belarusian Intellectuals. In Kasandes, Irene and Yuliya Komska, eds. Eastern Europe Unmapped. Beyond the Borders and Peripheries (New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2018), pp. 81-103.
Journal articles
  • Promoting the Marginality: the Borderland Status of Belarusian Intellectual Elites. Scholar Forum, 17 (2015): pp. 4-5.
  • Ideologija beloruskogo gosudarstva kak obrazovatel’nyj proekt [The Ideology of the Belarusian State as an Educational Project] In Šparaga, Ol’ga and Ales’ Smolenčuk, eds. Belarus’ v evropejskom kontekste: aktual’nye diskussii o naciestroitel’stve (Vilnius: EHU Press, 2014), pp. 53-59.
  • Jak navčati istorii [How to Teach History] (Forum). Ukraina Moderna, no. 19 (2012): pp. 29-33.
  • Minulae i jaho intėrprėtacyi ŭ njameckaj i belaruskaj adukacyi [The Past and its understanding in the Belarusian and German educations].  Kazakievič, Andrej, et al. The First International Congress of Belarusian Studies: Working Papers, Volume 1. Kaunas: Vytautas Magnus University Press, 2012), pp. 217-221.
  • A History Textbook: an Object of Manipulation or the Platform for Europeanization. In Doucette, Siobhan et al. Returning Belarus to Europe: Past and Future (Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza Uczelni Łazarskiego, 2011), pp. 149-160.
  • Genealogija istoričeskoj pamjati belorusov i obrazovatel’nye praktiki [The Genealogy of the Historical memory of Belarusians and educational practices]. Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (2010) http://belinstitute.eu/images/doc-pdf/sa012010ru.pdf.
    In Lithuanian: Baltarusių istorinės atminties genealogija ir mokyklino švietimo praktikos.  In Istorijos politikos modeliai ir kryptos: Europos Sajungos, Lenkijos, Rusijos ir Baltarusijos istorios politika (Vilnius: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla, 2014), pp. 221-281.
    Review: Gricanov, Alexander. Učebnik istorii kak nesoveršennyj instrument ograničennoj vlasti. Naše Mnenie, published on October 12, 2010. http://nmnby.eu/news/analytics/2887.html.
  • with Anatol Liahchylin: The Specificity of National Identity in the Epoch of Globalization. Limes: Culture Regionalistics, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2008): pp. 108-113. Republished in: Gesis: Thematic Series of Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences (Berlin, June 2009): pp. 4-6.
  • Iryna Kashtalian. The Repressive Factors of the USSR’s Internal Policy and the Everyday Life of the Belarusian Society (1944–1953) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016), in Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 67-1 (2019).
  • Dangiras Mačiulis and Darius Staliūnas. The Lithuanian Nationalism and the Vilnius Question 1883-1940. Marburg: Verlag Herder Institut, 2015. Ab Imperio 4 (2017): pp. 313-318.
  • Per Anders Rudling. The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931. Pitt Russian East European Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. The Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, 3: 1(2017): pp. 157-162.
  • Marksizm-Leninism v belaruskich učebnikach po filosofii i istorii [Marxism-Leninism in the Belarusian History and Philosophy Textbooks]. Novaja Ėŭropa, July 14, 2014 http://n-europe.eu/tables/2014/07/14/marksizm_leninizm_v_belarusskikh_uchebnikakh_po_filosofii_i_istorii.