51 min

Let's make cabbage great again! Whiteness and colonial memory in the East of Europe with Aro Velmet Gagarin, the Eurozine podcast

    • Society & Culture

How is whiteness constituted and why is it so fragile? What's at stake in discussing colonial memory for eastern Europeans? Do they actually eat a lot of cabbage? (Spoiler: they do. It's delicious.)

Historian Aro Velmet, editor of the Estonian cultural journal 'Vikerkaar' talks his recent articles on medical history and colonial memory from Eurozine, and gives insight into how 'Vikerkaar' curates its very diverse issues.

Subscribe to the Eurozine newsletter: www.eurozine.com/newsletter​

Read Aro Velmet's article, 'Promise and peril', on how a yellow fever vaccination campaign went horribly wrong in the French colonies in West Africa: https://www.eurozine.com/promise-and-peril/

'Renaming is about respect': Aro's discussion with historians and curators about 'rendering race' in visual culture: https://www.eurozine.com/renaming-is-just-about-respect/

Bart Pushaw on 'The visual whitening of Estonians': https://www.eurozine.com/the-visual-whitening-of-estonians/

'Room temperature: housing in crisis' is a focal point co-curated by Aro: https://www.eurozine.com/focal-points/room-temperature/

And find more reads on eastern Europe and how it's constructed:

Mykola Riabchuk on 'Shifting the wall further east': https://www.eurozine.com/shifting-the-wall-further-east/

Enda O'Doherty on the concept of Central Europe and the nostalgia for Europe: https://www.eurozine.com/the-europeans/

Réka Kinga Papp on why Central Europe doesn't exist: https://www.eurozine.com/im-not-but-all-my-neighbours-are/

Timothy Garton Ash about the invention of eastern Europe: https://www.eurozine.com/are-crises-necessary/

How is whiteness constituted and why is it so fragile? What's at stake in discussing colonial memory for eastern Europeans? Do they actually eat a lot of cabbage? (Spoiler: they do. It's delicious.)

Historian Aro Velmet, editor of the Estonian cultural journal 'Vikerkaar' talks his recent articles on medical history and colonial memory from Eurozine, and gives insight into how 'Vikerkaar' curates its very diverse issues.

Subscribe to the Eurozine newsletter: www.eurozine.com/newsletter​

Read Aro Velmet's article, 'Promise and peril', on how a yellow fever vaccination campaign went horribly wrong in the French colonies in West Africa: https://www.eurozine.com/promise-and-peril/

'Renaming is about respect': Aro's discussion with historians and curators about 'rendering race' in visual culture: https://www.eurozine.com/renaming-is-just-about-respect/

Bart Pushaw on 'The visual whitening of Estonians': https://www.eurozine.com/the-visual-whitening-of-estonians/

'Room temperature: housing in crisis' is a focal point co-curated by Aro: https://www.eurozine.com/focal-points/room-temperature/

And find more reads on eastern Europe and how it's constructed:

Mykola Riabchuk on 'Shifting the wall further east': https://www.eurozine.com/shifting-the-wall-further-east/

Enda O'Doherty on the concept of Central Europe and the nostalgia for Europe: https://www.eurozine.com/the-europeans/

Réka Kinga Papp on why Central Europe doesn't exist: https://www.eurozine.com/im-not-but-all-my-neighbours-are/

Timothy Garton Ash about the invention of eastern Europe: https://www.eurozine.com/are-crises-necessary/

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