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The Historical Construction of National Consciousness – Book launch

A new English translation of selected writings by the famous Hungarian historian of Central Europe (and this concept) Jenő Szűcs (1928-1988) was recently published by CEU Press. The editors and translators of the volume are CEU professors Gábor Klaniczay, Balázs Trencsényi and Gábor Gyáni. The book was launched at CEU’s Budapest campus (and online) on December 1…

Storms over the Balkans during the Second World War – book launch

CEU professors Balázs Trencsényi (who is also the leader of the “Democracy in History” working group at CEU’s Democracy Institute) and Constantin Iordachi presented a new book by Professor Alfred J. Rieber at CEU’s Budapest campus on October 18 in dicussion with the author. In his book, Rieber provides a new interpretation of the history…

New workshops of the ‘Mapping Crisis’ project

After the winter break, the project “Mapping Crisis Discourses in East Central Europe, 1918-2020” continues with its series of workshops where the project participants showcased the initial findings of their studies on their research topics. January 28, 2022 Liisi Keedus (Tallinn University) and Johannes Bent (Tallinn University): “Encounters with “German Crisis Literature”. Hungarian and Romanian…

Historians and Transitional Justice – Conversation with Vladimir Petrović

The second event of the History as Democracy? project was held online, and moderated by PhD candidate Marko Milošev on 13 December, 2021. Working through the legacy of the authoritarian regimes became a global promise with the end of the Cold War. From South American military juntas to Eastern European communist nomenclaturas and war criminals…

Memory Politics and Democracy: Remembering Civil Wars in Austria, Spain and Greece

The History as Democracy? event series was launched on October 28, 2021 at the CEU campus in Budapest wth the roundtable titled “Memory Politics and Democracy: Remembering Civil Wars in Austria, Spain, and Greece”. Roundtable participants were Julian Casanova (University of Zaragoza, Spain; CEU, Vienna), Kostis Karpzilos (Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI), Athens) and Florian…

Mapping Crisis: Project Workshops

A series of online workshops organized as a part of the Mapping Crisis project, where members present the initial findings of their research. June 11, 2021 Suzana Vuljević (Columbia University): “Order Amid Chaos: The Crisis of Spirit and Pan-Balkan Solutions” Olga Byrska (EUI): “Crisis and revolution. The case of Jerzy Borejsza” October 8, 2021 Lucija…


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