Browse our new books at BASEES Annual Conference 2-4 April 2016, Cambridge, and buy or order the exhibited titles at a special discount.

Anglo-American University and Central European University Press invite you to the launch of Milada Polišenská's new book: Czechoslovak Diplomacy and the Gulag, 1945–1953
Time: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 18:00
Venue: AAU campus in the Grand Hall, of the Thurn-Taxis Palace, Letenská 5, Prague 1 – Malá Strana. more information

Listen to a talk with Péter Molnár and Dunja Mijatović about Free Speech and Censorship around the Globe.

Book Talks: Post-Communist Mafia State: The Case of Hungary
Time: 12:00pm, Thursday, February 25, 2016
Venue: Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, Columbia University (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th St., New York more information
and
Time: 4pm, March 1, 2016
Venue: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 more information

We are pleased to announce that Jewish Life in Belarus by Leonid Smilovitsky was selected by Choice magazine for its 2015 Outstanding Academic Titles award.

Listen to the book interview of Through the Window.

2016 Spring/Summer catalogue is available for download.

Center for Jewish History and Leo Baeck Institute (with additional support from the Hungarian Cultural Center) present How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940

Discussants:
András Koerner,
author
Natalia Aleksiun
, Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College in New York and Assistant Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences' Institute of History in Warsaw (Poland);
Ilse J. Lazaroms
, CJH Prins Post Doctoral Fellow, and
Howard N. Lupovitch, Wayne State University.
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Darius Staliunas, author of Enemies for a Day: Antisemitism and Anti-Jewish Violence in Lithuania under the Tsar, talks about his book at Stanford University.
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He also gives a lecture on 4th February about Lithuanians and Jews in the 19th Century at The Melikian Center at Arizona State University more

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Present Tensions
European writers on overcoming dictatorships

edited by Kristina Kaiserová and Gert Röhrborn

 

Published in conjunction with the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne Usti nad Labem, Department of Slavic-German Studies, and Chair of European Studies, Dresden Technical University

An intersection of literary works on the question of how dictatorships are overcome, which emerged from a transnational project convening acclaimed writers. The generations, European countries of origin and artistic directions represented are both an advantage and a challenge reflected by this anthology. A considerable variety of motivations drove participants: putting into words a contemporary biography of persecution, a descendant’s feeling of personal historical responsibility, or the artistic curiosity of the “outsider”. The anthology is dedicated to the imaginative power of literature, and to Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe in particular. The formerly multicultural setting of these countries suffered the most from European dictatorships and their insufficiently processed legacies. The cultural transfer exhibited here will help reduce prejudices and promote new forms of understanding with Western Europe: it aims to further a diversified but common European culture.

 

Contents

Introduction KRISTINA KAISEROVÁ and GERT RÖHRBORN: “The generation affected will have to see it through.” ASTRID KÖHLER: On the role of language; Sediments WOLFGANG TEMPLIN: Lesen in der Diktatur – Schreiben in der Diktatur – Reading and writing under dictatorships; ZSÓFIA BALLA: A képernyő imádása – Worshipping the screen; GABRIEL CHIFU: Relatare despre moartea mea – Report on my death; DENISA MIRENA PIŞCU: Banane verzi puse la copt pe dulapuri – Green bananas left to get ripe on cupboards; Voids EDUARD VACEK: Jak to bylo? – How all that happened?; JIŘÍ DĚDEČEK: Odznak – Badge; ALESSANDRO TAMBURINI: Il cielo che prima non c'era – The sky that wasn’t there before; Time travels MIKOLÁŠ CHADIMA: Rock a Diktatura – Rock and dictatorship; LUTZ RATHENOW: Alles Echos – All echos; GYÖRGY SPIRO: Verniszázs – The Vernissage; OLGA TOKARCZUK: Che Guevara Biographies

2009
346 pages
ISBN 978-963-9776-21-0 cloth $45.00 / €34.95 / £30.00

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