Conference REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN: EXPERTS, MANAGERS AND TECHNOCRATS IN THE LONG TRANSFORMATION OF 1989

Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena,
Prof. Dr. Joachim von Puttkamer, Dr. Michal Kopecek
14.06.2018-15.06.2018, Jena, Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 27, 07743 Jena

"The expression of truth is losing its ethical impact and becoming no
more than a historical fact that arouses interest but not enthusiasm.
And the experts are better informed and are able to quote facts more
accurately than the dissidents" wrote Jirina Siklová, a Czech dissident
sociologist, in January 1990. Already a few months earlier she had

CS: Eastern and Central Europe: War, Peace, Revolution 1914-45 [M. von Hagen, 2018]

This course explores the interactions between war, peace, and revolution in Eastern and Central Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. During the first half of the semester, students will learn about the origins of peace movements and efforts to “humanize” war and the debates aboutthe origins of World War I and its meaning for revolutions and the fate of the Ottoman, Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires.

CfP: Graduate Student Conference: Making and Re-Making Europe: Central and Eastern European Perspectives, Toronto, Nov. 9, 2018

Call for Papers-Graduate Student Conference
Making and Re-Making Europe: The Czech and Slovak Contribution:  Central and Eastern European Perspectives
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto - November 9, 2018

CS: Cosmopolitanism and the Avant-garde, 1900-1939

This course will explore European cultural and intellectual history from the fin-de-siècle through the interwar years. The primary focus will be East-Central Europe, although there will be readings on Western Europe and the Russian empire/Soviet Union as well.

CS: East Central Europe 1914-2004

The "lands between" – Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine – in the twentieth century, from the collapse of the old regime to the arrival of transnational politics, from the destruction of the Habsburg empire to the enlargements of the European Union. The central event is the Second World War, which brought Nazi and Soviet occupation, destroyed much of the region's diversity, and spread of communism to the west.

CS: Eastern Europe Since 1815

This course will provide an historical overview of the lands, peoples, and states of Eastern Europe from 1815 to the present. Given the great flux in borders, sovereignties, and the ethnic profile of the region during this period, we will have to continually refine or redefine our concept of Eastern Europe, an area that roughly encompasses the band of countries stretching from today's Poland to the Balkans. In keeping with a convention that is not entirely free of political overtones, I will divide the region into two parts, East Central Europe and Southeastern Europe (the Balkans).

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