The next event in the project jointly organised by RNH and AECR, the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, on “Europe of the Victims: Remembering Communism”, will be a lecture given by Dr. Niels Erik Rosenfeldt, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Copenhagen, on an important aspect of European history, the Secret Operations of Comintern, a topic much-discussed in Iceland after the publication of Thor Whitehead’s book in 2010, Soviet Iceland. The Country of Our Dreams. The lecture will be held in lecture room 201 in Oddi, the Social Science House of the University of Iceland, Monday 10 September, between 12–13 o’clock. It is co-sponsored by The Institute for Historical Research at the University of Iceland and the Atlantic Association of Iceland (Vardberg). Former Justice Minister Bjorn Bjarnason will chair the meeting.
Born in 1941, Niels Erik Rosenfeldt completed a cand. mag. (MA) in Russian and History and a dr. phil. (PhD) in History, both from the University of Copenhagen. He was Professor of History at the University of Copenhagen until 2011. Studying Soviet archives for decades, his two-volumes book, The ‘Special’ World: Stalin’s Power Apparatus and the Soviet System’s Secret Structures of Communication, was published in 2009. Rosenfeldt was awarded the coveted H. O. Lange Prize by the Danish Royal Library for his book on Lenin.