Book launch and discussion on Free Speech and Censorship around the Globe
Monday, 30 November, 5:30pm
CEU, Budapest, V., Nador 9, Auditorium
Keynote Speech: Dunja Mijatovic (OSCE Representative for Freedom of Media)
Miklós Haraszti (CEU): Revisiting the Three Europes: Diverging Landscapes of Media Freedom of Expression
Andrei Richter (Special Advisor to the OSCE RFOM): Russia`s Supreme Court as Media Freedom Protector
Juan Barata (Principal Advisor to the OSCE RFOM and Research): The Role of the Mass Media in the Spanish Transition to Democracy and Its Subsequent Consolidation
Bernard Rorke (ERRC): Free to Hate? Anti-Gypsyism in 21st-Century Europe
Peter Molnar (ed.)

Book launch of The Green Bloc: Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism by Maja Fowkes
Time: 19:30, Wednesday, 25 November
Translocal Institute, Budapest, Dembinszky u. 10, 1071
Participants in the discussion:
Sándor Hornyik, PhD, art historian and curator, Hungarian Institute of Art History
Katalin Székely, independent art historian and curator, PhD fellow at ELTE Budapest

19 Novemebr 3pm-5pm
Book presentation in Wilson Center.

Visit our booth (#412) at ASEEES, browse our books and buy them at special convention price.
Join our breakfast reception and meet our authors at 9.45am.

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Living the High Life in Minsk by Margarita Balmaceda received the award for Best Foreign Monograph on Belarus published in 2013 and 2014 at the 5th International Congress of Belarusian Studies in Kaunas.

We are happy to announce that Friederike Kind-Kovács has won the USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies for Written Here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain.

Watch a book video for Political Justice in Budapest after World War II by Andrea Pető and Ildikó Barna.

Our 2015 Fall/Winter catalogue is available for download.

A long-awaited, highly-anticipated volume on nationalism and empire. The essays by outstanding scholars include case studies of Europe-based empires: Bourbon Spain, Napoleonic France, Italy, Great Britain, Oldenburg Denmark, Germany,Habsburg Austro-Hungary, Late-Ottoman Turkey, and Romanov Russia.
The Introduction can be downloaded free of charge from the book's webpage.

Watch an interview with Margarita Balmaceda about energy and state-building in Eastern Europe and about her book "Living the High Life in Minsk".

Energy and State-Building in Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania: Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Power 

a lecture by

Margarita M. Balmaceda

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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.



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

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