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”