Braskén Kasper

Kasper Braskén is postdoctoral researcher at Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland). He is a historian specialising in transnational and global social movement history, the history of concepts and visual history. He is the co-editor of H-Socialisms and the author of several articles on transnational solidarity, communism and antifascism. Braskén has been Visiting Scholar at Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Potsdam, 2008), Freie Universität Berlin (2014–2015) and Royal Holloway (RHUL, London, 2016). He is author of The International Workers’ Relief, Communism, and Transnational Solidarity: Willi Münzenberg in Weimar Germany (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Braskén is currently writing his second research monograph on Transnational Antifascism: Cultures and Movements against Fascism and Nazism in Interwar Europe, 1922–1940. Braskén and Johan Lundin (Malmö) are the co-organisers of the Nordic workshop “Antifascism in the Nordic Countries: New Perspectives, Comparisons and Transnational Connections” which is held in Stockholm (May 2017). Braskén is moreover developing a new project titled “Towards a Global History of Antifascism” and is organising a series of panels on global antifascism at international conferences. The first panel was organised in Valencia at the ESSHC in April 2016. The second panel will focus on “transatlantic antifascism” and is co-organised by Nigel Copsey at the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History (ENIUGH) in Budapest in September 2017. The aim of the project is to transcend the Eurocentric narratives of antifascism and to analyse the interrelation and entanglement between global antifascism and international nazism and fascism during the interwar period.

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