Data collection in Berlin

10.12.2018

Meet the last 2018 story of  a research trip supported by the Centre for German and European Studies. The trip to Berlin was conducted by Nikolay Vlasov, associate professor at Saint Petersburg State University, department of theory and history of international relations. Nikolay’s research is devoted to the life and the work of Alfred von Waldersee, one of the most powerful figures of the 19th century Germany.

Nikolay shares: “The major sources of information about Waldersee’s personality are his diary and letters stored at the Secret State Archive in Berlin. Working with them was the main purpose of my research trip, supported by the CGES, in January of 2018. Most of the time was spent at the Archive. In the evenings and on the weekends, when the Archive was closed, I had the opportunity to read some rare editions at the Berlin State Library. A great number of documents were analyzed. It laid the foundation for a large further research on Waldersee’s life and work. Currently, one article with the research results has already been accepted in a journal and a series of other publications are being prepared”.

One of the papers by Nikolay will soon appear in the CGES Working Papers series.

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