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”