Vitalij Fastovskij

Tandem Visiting Fellow

Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
Institute of European Studies | University of California, Berkeley | 202 Philosophy Hall | Berkeley, CA 94720-2316

Biographical Summary

Vitalij Fastovskij works on topics related to the cultural history of Eastern Europe including its transnational dimensions. His focus is on religious cultures, the history of the terrorism and the history of imperial archaeology and orientology. His current project (habilitation) deals with migration and humanitarian aid during the Cold War. Fastovskij was a fellow at the International Research Training Group "Religious Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe" in Munich, a fellow at the GHI Moscow and at the Instituut voor Oosters Christedom in Nijmegen. As a postdoc he worked at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, at the University of Giessen and is currently employed at the University of Münster (on sabbatical).

Main Areas of Interest

  • Late Tsarist empire: History of religion and subjectivity, History of right and left violence, history of terrorism, History of knowledge
  • Cold War: History of migration, History of humanitarian aid
  • Cultures and politics of historical memory
  • Digital Humanities