Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies

One of the most important developments or events in the unit's history

The Center has edited East Central Europe, a peer-reviewed journal of social sciences and humanities with a focus on the region between the Baltic and the Adriatic, since 2004.

Pasts, Inc. launched a book series with Brill in 2012, to promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of Central and Eastern Europe: history, society, politics, economy, religion, culture, literature, languages and gender, with a focus on the region between the Baltic and the Adriatic in local and global context. Five volumes have been published since 2012.

The Center participated in a number of considerable projects, several of which resulted in book publication, such as:

  • European National Museums: Identity Politics, the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen
  • Europe and Beyond: Transfers, Networks and Markets for Musical Theatre in Modern Europe
  • CEU-HESP Comparative History Project
  • Shared/Entangled Histories: Comparative Perspectives on Hungary and Romania
  • Narratives Unbound: Historical studies in post-communist Eastern Europe
  • Between Home and Host Cultures: Twentieth-Century East European Writers in Exile

The most important development in 2014-15

The Center has been hosting guest researchers from Japan in the framework of a partnership between Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and the Department of History at CEU.

Other important developments in 2014-15

Pasts, Inc. founded and co-organized a number of conferences and workshops, with a special regard to encouraging young scientists' initiatives. From AY 2015-16, the Center will host the Specialization in Political Thought.

Engagement with external entities in 2014-15

  • The Mapping the System of National Cooperation conference on June 26-27, 2015 in Vienna was organized by the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in cooperation with Pasts, Inc.
  • The Center hosted Canons of Hungarian Historiography: Conference in Tribute to Agnes R. Varkonyi on November 21-22, 2014, in cooperation with the Istvan Bibo Center for Advanced Studies.

Faculty distinctions in 2014-15

Constantin Iordachi was promoted to Professor, effective August 1, 2015.

Major events in 2014-15

  • East Central Europe, the journal edited by Pasts, Inc. faculty, celebrated its 40th anniversary.
  • The Center published the fifth volume in the series "Central and Eastern Europe:" Gabor Almasi and Lav Subaric. Eds. "Latin at the Crossroads of Identity. The Evolution of Linguistic nationalism in the Kingdom of Hungary."