Please join us this afternoon in Foster 103 at 5:00 as we welcome Professor Nicholas Stargardt of Oxford University. He will be presenting a talk titled, “What were they fighting for? German mentalities in the Second World War” from his highly acclaimed book The German War: A Nation under Arms, 1939-45.
Please join us on Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 in the John Hope Franklin Room (#224) of the Social Sciences Building as we join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop for a presentation by Ilana Miller. Her paper, “The Symbolic Image of Central Europe: Jewish Experiences in Postwar Czechoslovak and Polish Culture, 1945-1968,” is available in the Workshop Documents section of the blog. The password is Mitteleuropa. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please join the Central Europe Workshop on Thursday, Feburary 25 at 5:00 in Cobb #205 for a discussion of Antje Postema’s paper entitled “Trauma Market: Transmissions and Transactions of Trauma in Postwar Bosnian Commemorative Landscapes.” The paper is available in the documents tab of the workshop’s website. As always, the password is Mitteleuropa. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please join us on Wednesday, Feburary 3 at 5:00 in the John Hope Franklin Room (#224) of the Social Sciences Building as we join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop for a presentation by Míša Appeltová. Her paper, “Obesity and Gendered Embodiment in State Socialist Czechoslovakia” as well as a selection of images from her presentation are available in the Workshop Documents section of the blog.
The password is Mitteleuropa. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please join us this Thursday, January 7 at 4:30 as we welcome Nick Hudac from Charles University in Prague for his presentation, “From Jánošík to Štefánik : The National Hero in Slovak Visual Culture.” Our meeting will be held in the Harris School Building (1155 E 60th Street) Room 319.
Please join us this Thursday at 4:30 in Foster 408 for Cheryl Stephenson’s screening and discussion, “The Puppet and the Individual in Jiří Trnka’s 1952 Staré pověsti české (Old Czech Legends).” There will be no pre-circulated paper for this presentation, but there will be snacks, wine, and hopefully a great discussion about puppet films, the peculiar nature of folk culture adaptation and appropriation in 1950s Central Europe, and the complexities of film adaptations of canonical works of literature.
Dear Central Europeanists,
Please join us this Thursday, November 19 at 4:00 for a special session at the Smart Museum of Art, where we will be viewing two exhibitions of German and Central European art. More information about the exhibits can be found below:
Expressionist Impulses: German and Central European Art, 1890-1990
To See in Black and White: German and Central European Photography, 1920s-1950s
While this meeting will not feature any formal presentations, we encourage any and all of you with special interests in particular artists, media, or areas to share your insights with the group. After our viewing, we will move to Seven Ten (1055 E. 55th Street) for refreshments and discussion. We will meet outside of the museum at 4:00. (Please note that this is earlier than our usual time!)
Please join the Central Europe Workshop Thursday, November 5 at 4:30 in Foster 408 for our discussion session on research and archive challenges. This session will focus on the technical, linguistic, and other practical issues of research in an on Central Europe. We hope to take full advantage of our multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary workshop to share resources and ideas and to discuss possible to solutions to individual difficulties. The format of this meeting will be an open discussion beginning with several broad questions. Feel free to submit ideas or questions in advance if there are particular issues you would like to address in this session. Our research quandaries and questions will be paired with wine, cheese and collaborative problem solving.
Hope to see you all there!
Please join us next Wednesday for our next meeting, A Roundtable Discussion on the 2015 Migration Crisis in Europe and the Middle East in collaboration with the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop, Middle Eastern History and Theory, the Center for East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Human Rights Center. This meeting will be held in Social Sciences 224 (The John Hope Franklin Room).