Roundtable-Series: The Russian Invasion in Ukraine - Perspectives of Historical Security Research. Critical Infrastructures and Security

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May 17, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Government and Public Service

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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Perspectives of Historical Security Research: Critical Infrastructures and Security

This discussion series, jointly organized by the German Association of Eastern European Studies, the SFB/TRR 138 "Dynamics of Security" and the Association of Eastern European Historians, aims to discuss conceptual questions of historical security research against the background of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine. Through this, an attempt will be made to interpret current events and the development of the conflict in a historicizing perspective.


Tuesday, 5/17/2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Critical Infrastructures and Security

The definition of critical infrastructures is a political process in which, through their characterization as such, security perceptions and threat scenarios are equally inclusive. Their protection is therefore given the highest priority in order to justify economic, social and political goals and actions. How are critical infrastructures used to establish security?

Moderation: Martin Aust (Bonn)

Conceptual input: Andreas Langenohl (Gießen)


Jochen Monstadt (Utrecht)

Anna Veronika Wendland (Marburg)

Carola Westermeier (Frankfurt)


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PD Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher

Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe

Gisonenweg 5-7

D35037 Marburg

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