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Episode 10 in the podcast series ‘National Minorities in a Century of Change’ has been released

Episode 10. Orlando Figes: The ‘Nationalities Dilemma’ in the Russian Empire In this episode, Orlando Figes, Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, discusses ethnic and religious diversity in the late Russian Empire and its impact on the outcome of the 1917 revolutions in the broader historical sense. Orlando also highlights important, andContinue reading “Episode 10 in the podcast series ‘National Minorities in a Century of Change’ has been released”

Episode 9 of the podcast series ‘Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change’ has been released

In this episode, John Paul Newman, Associate Professor in Twentieth-century European History at Maynooth, National University of Ireland, discusses his ongoing research into the lives and experiences of physically disabled military veterans in the Former Yugoslavia during the inter-war and Cold War eras. Despite receiving official and public praise for their sacrifices in the First andContinue reading “Episode 9 of the podcast series ‘Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change’ has been released”

New Episode Released: Boerries Kuzmany (Vienna) on Non-Territorial Autonomy and Minority Protection

In this episode, Boerries Kuzmany, assistant professor for Habsburg and East European History at the University of Vienna, talks to us about ethnic and religious diversity in the Habsburg province of Galicia, specifically the city of Brody located today near Ukraine’s border with Poland. Boerries is also the principal investigator for the “Non-Territorial Autonomy asContinue reading “New Episode Released: Boerries Kuzmany (Vienna) on Non-Territorial Autonomy and Minority Protection”

Polish Studies Article Prize

Polish Studies Group invites scholars and publishers to submit original research articles or book chapters for the first edition of the annual Polish Studies Article Prize. The prize honours the best English-language article or book chapter in Polish studies published in a peer-reviewed journal or an edited collection with an imprint of 2021. The prize is open toContinue reading “Polish Studies Article Prize”

Episode 7. Andrii Portnov: The entangled history of Ukraine’s minorities:

In this episode, Andrii Portnov, Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder), talks to us about the historiographical challenges of Ukraine’s ethnic and confessional diversity. Once the borderland of three different empires, the territory that forms modern-day Ukraine had failed to secure its independence in the aftermath of the FirstContinue reading “Episode 7. Andrii Portnov: The entangled history of Ukraine’s minorities:”

Episode 6 of the Podcast Series ‘Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change’ has been released

Episode 6: Herzegovina’s Minorities under the Habsburgs  In this episode, Cathie Carmichael, Professor of European History at the University of East Anglia, talks to us about the military occupation of Bosnia-Herzegovina by Austria-Hungary and its impact on the various minority groups that comprised its multiethnic population from 1878 to 1918. This was especially notable inContinue reading “Episode 6 of the Podcast Series ‘Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change’ has been released”

New episode of our podcast series released

Episode 5: Minority crises in ‘the Rimlands’ Mark Levene (University of Southhampton) in conversation with Raul Cârstocea (Maynooth University) In this episode, Mark Levene, Emeritus Fellow in History at the University of Southampton, talks to Raul Cârstocea, Lecturer in European History at Maynooth University and Honorary Fellow at the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust andContinue reading “New episode of our podcast series released”

Episode 4: The Minority Question in Poland: Past and Present

Tomasz Kamusella (University of St Andrews) in conversation with Olena Palko In this episode, Tomasz Kamusella, Reader in European History at the University of St Andrews, talks to us about the national and minority questions in modern Poland. Focusing on Poland’s language and minority policies from 1918, Tomasz considers how Polish nationalism came to defineContinue reading “Episode 4: The Minority Question in Poland: Past and Present”

Episode 3: Minorities in Interwar Romania and the Rise of Fascism

In this episode, Raul Cârstocea, Lecturer in European History at Maynooth University and Honorary Fellow at the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Leicester, talks to Roland Clark (University of Liverpool), about historical antisemitisim and the rise of fascism in interwar Romania. He discusses the dramatic expansion of Romania’s borders followingContinue reading “Episode 3: Minorities in Interwar Romania and the Rise of Fascism”

Episode 2: Minority Protection and Population Transfers in interwar Europe

Michal Frankl in conversation with Matthew Frank (University of Leeds) In this episode, Michal Frankl, principal investigator of the ERC-funded project “Unlikely refuge? Refugees and citizens in East-Central Europe in the 20th century” at the Masaryk Institute and Archive of the Czech Academy of Sciences talks to Matthew Frank, Associate Professor in International History atContinue reading “Episode 2: Minority Protection and Population Transfers in interwar Europe”

New Article Alert

Palko, O. (2021). “Poles of the World Unite”: The Transnational History of the 1929 World Congress of Poles Abroad in the Context of Interwar Soviet–Polish Rivalries. Nationalities Papers, 1-21. doi:10.1017/nps.2021.39 By investigating the information and propaganda campaign surrounding the election of delegates to the 1929 World Congress of Poles Abroad, this article seeks to elucidateContinue reading “New Article Alert”

Podcast Series: Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change. Episode 1 has been released

“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 prepared by the BASEES Study Group for Minority History to mark the Institute for Historical Research’s centenary. Episode 1: Greeks and Muslims in the Classical Ottoman Empire Samuel Foster inContinue reading “Podcast Series: Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change. Episode 1 has been released”

Podcast Series Announcement: “Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change”

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”

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 10th World Congress: Bridging National and Global Perspectives

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.

ASEEES 53rd Annual Convention: Diversity, Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity

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.

Polish American Historical Association Webinar Series: Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz and Iwona Flis

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.

Die XVI. Internationale Slavistische Konferenz: Junge Slavistik im Dialog

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.

The Piotr S. Wandycz Fellowships

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.

Winter 2020 Central Slavic Conference CFP

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 XVI. Internationale Slavistische Konferenz: Junge Slavistik im Dialog

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

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Zeitgeschichte Polens

Die Stelle ist im Teilprojekt “Eigentumskonzepte und Eigentumskonflikte in der Privatisierung. Kommunale Selbstverwaltung und kommunales Eigentum im östlichen Europa seit 1990” angesiedelt.

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