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To mark the Institute for Historical Research’s centenary, the BASEES Study Group for Minority History is proud to present ‘Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change’, a podcast series on the history of minorities and minority experiences in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. While often presented as simply long-suffering victims of historic persecution, thisContinue reading “Podcast Series Announcement: “Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change””
Special Issue Preview: Contested minorities in the ‘New Europe’: national identities in interwar Eastern and Southeastern Europe, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4
Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arouse on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the minorities’ question. During the First World War, both the Entente and Central Powers attempted to win the loyalties of variousContinue reading “Special Issue Preview: Contested minorities in the ‘New Europe’: national identities in interwar Eastern and Southeastern Europe, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4”
Giuseppe Motta (2021): Rejection, accommodation, disillusion: the responses of Magyar intellectuals to the unification of Transylvania with Romania, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4
Transylvania has a special place in European history, not only for its Western literary image as the land of Dracula, but for the role that this region has played either as a meeting point of cultures, or as bone of contention between opposing nationalisms. During the twentieth century in particular, the Romeno-Hungarian political controversy notContinue reading “Giuseppe Motta (2021): Rejection, accommodation, disillusion: the responses of Magyar intellectuals to the unification of Transylvania with Romania, National Identities, 2021, Vol.23, No.4”
Petru Negura (2021) Nation-building and mass schooling of ethnic minorities on the Romanian and Soviet peripheries (1918–1940): a comparative study of Bessarabia and Transnistria, National Identities, 23:4, 433-454
In this paper, I examine the public primary education of ethnic minorities and local responses to schooling in rural areas in two neighbouring regions, Bessarabia and Transnistria, during the interwar period (1918-1940), under the Romanian and Soviet administrations, following the separation of these regions from the Tsarist Russian Empire. Both countries were considered ideologically antagonisticContinue reading “Petru Negura (2021) Nation-building and mass schooling of ethnic minorities on the Romanian and Soviet peripheries (1918–1940): a comparative study of Bessarabia and Transnistria, National Identities, 23:4, 433-454”
Keynote address: Mark Levene, “Prequel to global catastrophe? The dissolution of ‘minority’ peoples through the lens of climate crisis”
Public Lecture by Dr Mark Levene, Emeritus Fellow in History at the University of Southampton, entitled “Prequel to global catastrophe? The dissolution of ‘minority’ peoples through the lens of climate crisis”, the keynote address at the Study Group for Minority History’s inaugural symposium ‘Being a Minority in Times of Catastrophe’, held virtually on 25-26 JuneContinue reading “Keynote address: Mark Levene, “Prequel to global catastrophe? The dissolution of ‘minority’ peoples through the lens of climate crisis””
Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications: Paweł Popieliński (2021) Mniejszość niemiecka w III Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (1989-2019) w procesie integracji ze społeczeństwem większościowym that analyses the experiences of the German minority in Poland since 1989. Aleksandra Grzymała-Kazłowska (2020) Rethinking settlement and integration: Migrants’ anchoringContinue reading “New academic announcements from Sunday 4 July”
The final version of our conference programme ‘Being a Minority in Times of Catastrophe’ is out! Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications: Deportacje Górnoślązaków do ZSRS w 1945 roku. Teka edukacyjna offers documents and materials on the deportations of Upper Silesians to the Soviet Union in 1945. James Bjork (2020) Flexible Fatherlands: “Patriotism” among Polish-speaking German Citizens during WorldContinue reading “New academic announcements from Sunday 9 May”
On Tuesday, April 20 at 12pm (EST) our co-organiser, Dr Olena Palko, will be speaking, and taking questions on the topic “Attempted genocide? The Soviet regime and its ‘population politics’ in the early 1930s. The case of the Polish minority”. Link to join Webinar: https://iu.zoom.us/j/83870845745 Abstract: The repressive character of the Soviet regime towards itsContinue reading “Join us for the next UkrSO talk at the University of Indiana (virtual event)”
Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications: New Article by Dosch, Jörn and Lakatos, Malvina. “South Tyrol and Åland: Collective Identity in the Interplay of Old and New Minorities.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 20 (October 2020): 188– 207 compares the nature and flexibility of theContinue reading “New academic announcements from Sunday 11 April”
Following a lengthy period of consultation, it has been decided that the symposium ‘Being a Minority in Times of Catastrophe‘ scheduled for 25-26 June will have to take place fully online. Further updates regarding which platform we will be using as well as the timings of panels during the symposium itself will follow soon.
Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications: Mariusz Kałczewiak (2020). Polacos in Argentina. Polish Jews, Interwar Migration, and the Emergence of Transatlantic Jewish Culture that constructs a multifaceted and in-depth narrative that sheds light on marginalized aspects of Jewish migration and enriches the dialogueContinue reading “New academic announcements from Sunday 21 March”
Dear readers, this week on our blog you can find information, among others, about the following new publications: Freimüller, Tobias (2020). Frankfurt und die Juden. Neuanfänge und Fremdheitserfahrungen 1945–1990 explores the life of the Jewish community in Frankfurt after the Second World War. Articles published online as a part of the special issue entitled ‘ContestedContinue reading “New academic announcements from Sunday 7 March”
We are delighted to announce the online publication of six articles which will comprise a special issue, entitled ‘Contested Minorities in the ‘New Europe’: National Identities from the Baltics to the Balkans, 1918-1939’, of the journal National Identities. These contributions are based on papers originally presented at the academic conference ‘Contested Minorities in the ‘NewContinue reading ““Contested Minorities in the ‘New Europe’”: six articles published online”
Twenty-seventh international conference on Jewish studies to be held in Moscow, July 11-13, 2021. Deadline: April 2, 2021.
The conference program is expected to include sections reflecting traditional areas of Judaism (biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, Israeli studies, languages and literature, art, Ethnology, demography, genealogy, museums and archives, etc.). Topics that allow for an interdisciplinary approach to research are welcome. Reports of graduate students and young researchers, as shown by the positive experience of the past few years, are included in the youth panels of the conference with the participation of specially invited debaters.
CfP The End(s) of Communism: Paths to De-Communization in the Former Eastern Bloc (09.07.2021 – 10.07.2021). Deadline 31.03.2021
This conference will contribute to that effort by bringing together scholars of Central and Eastern Europe to explore the contested legacies of communism in the former Soviet bloc, with a focus on those countries where debates over the communist past have become entwined with broader developments in contemporary politics.
CALL FOR PAPERS/WORKS IN PROGRESS SIXTH HISTORIANS OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE WORKSHOP University of Illinois at Chicago via Zoom APRIL 8-9, 2021
Polish Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce the Sixth Workshop for Historians of East Central Europe to be held virtually through UIC on April 8-9, 2021. The workshop is open to faculty and graduate students in history and related disciplines.
ICCEES, the International Council for Central and East European Studies, is a global consortium of national scholarly associations dedicated to multi-disciplinary research into Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. The Organising Committee of the 10th ICCEES World Congress (August 3-8, 2021) is delighted to reopen the Call for Submissions portal. The deadline is February 1, 2021.
The 2021 ASEEES convention invites a diversity of approaches to diverse topics in the field and celebrates our various backgrounds, disciplines, and ways we create and propagate knowledge. Deadline for ALL Submissions (panels, papers, roundtables, lightning rounds) is March 1, 2021.
The Polish American Historical Association invites you all to join us at a webinar that features talks by Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz and Iwona Flis, who will both present their ongoing research projects. The virtual event will take place on Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM EST/17:00 Warsaw.
Polish American Historical Association Webinar Series: Dr. Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska and Dr. Katarzyna Nowak
The Polish American Historical Association presents its first webinar of 2021. The webinar features two talks, by Dr. Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska and Dr. Katarzyna Nowak, that each highlights an aspect of the experience of women in Polish diaspora. The virtual event will take place on Saturday, January 16, 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 Warsaw.
Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Russischen, Polnischen und Tschechischen in den Bereichen der Literatur-, Kultur- und Sprachwissenschaft. Herzlich willkommen sind aber auch andere Slavinen und benachbarte Fächer wie z.B. Geschichts-, Politik- oder Sozialwissenschaften, die sich mit slavischen Themen befassen.
A sum, not to exceed $1000.00, to be awarded each year to an applicant from Poland wishing to come to the United States to pursue research on a topic related to Polish history and politics broadly understood.
The Central Slavic Conference was held at the historic Missouri Athletic Club and Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Friday, Feb. 28th-Sunday, March 1st, 2020. To view the Winter 2020 CSC Conference program, click here.
Die Konferenz findet online statt und bietet vor allem Studierenden und Promovierenden eine Gelegenheit, ihre Forschungsprojekte vorzustellen.
23.04. bis 24.04.2021 in online, Deutschland
CfP: Anti-fascism and Ethnic Minorities: Political and Cultural Forms of Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe, ca 1920–1950
Conference workshop, November 11–12, 2021, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Die Stelle ist im Teilprojekt “Eigentumskonzepte und Eigentumskonflikte in der Privatisierung. Kommunale Selbstverwaltung und kommunales Eigentum im östlichen Europa seit 1990” angesiedelt.