3rd Episode: Anna Isaieva & Katie McElvanney

3rd Episode: Anna Isaieva & Katie McElvanney

Documenting migration and displacement after 1945 in the holdings of the British Library

In this episode, Franziska Maria Lamp talks to the British Library's Curator of Slavonic and Eastern European Collections, Katie McElvanney, and PhD-researcher Anna Isaieva about the British Library's collections on displacement and migration after the Second World War.

The episode focuses on the provenance of sources on migration in the immediate post-war period and more specifically on the Ukrainian Displaced Persons collections in the British Library´s holdings. It furthermore provides insights into the specifics of archival work with regard to preserving migration histories.

Redaktion: Franziska Maria Lamp & Philipp Strobl
Produktion: Franziska Maria Lamp

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Anna Isaieva is a PhD fellow in cultural history at the Section of Eastern European Studies in the Lund university, Sweden. Her dissertation is focused on ethnic groups and their interrelationships in Kyiv during World War One and the Russian revolutions. She holds an MA in history and archaeology from Kyiv-Mohyla academy (Ukraine) and MA in Eastern European Studies from Warsaw university (Poland).  She teaches courses on the history of Eastern Europe and Jewish history.  Isaieva has also studied on scholarship at the Harvard Ukrainian Institute and Institute for Jewish Research.

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Dr Katie McElvanney is Curator of Slavonic and East European collections at the British Library, with particular responsibility for the Ukrainian and Belarusian collections. Her current research interests include the Library’s holdings of displaced persons (DP) camp publications.

Prior to joining the British Library, Katie worked at the Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (MMLL) Library at the University of Cambridge as a Slavonic specialist. She holds a doctorate in Russian History from Queen Mary University of London and the British Library. As part of this project, she worked on the British Library’s 2017 exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths. Her doctoral research focused on women and journalism during the 1917 Russian revolutions and Civil War.