Center for Jewish History in New York City hosted the book launch of Andras Koerner's How they Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940, took place on February 8 in front of a sold-out audience. The video stream of the event is now available at http://www.cjh.org/videoplayer.php?vfile=020816_CJH_HOWTHEYLIVED.mp4&iframe&width=481&height=360
“With thirty-five contributions, the present volume gathers an unusually high number of texts. Most of them are case studies on a single artist, image, exhibition, meeting, etc. From the outset, the project was conceived as a kaleidoscopic research work… It reflects the diversity of the academic community writing on art history across present-day Europe.
Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller professor of sociology and international affairs at Princeton University, reviewed of the book by Balazs Majtenyi, associate professor at Eotvos Lorand University and Gyorgy Majtenyi, professor of social and cultural history at Eszterhazy Karoly College, saying “this important book byexamines the history of the Roma in Hungary after WWII.
This book by Evaldas Nekrasas, professor of philosophy at Vilnius University, Lithuania, is an intellectual adventure story, a history of ideas, and a rigorous reappraisal of a major movement in philosophy, science, and culture that many have been pronounced irrelevant, passé, even dead. Yet upon closer consideration, we may find that what we have come to call positivism has profoundly influenced our thought and practice in numerous ways.
In this study Averil Cameron, chair of the Oxford Centre of Byzantine Research, focuses on the prose dialogues in twelfth century Greek and on what they can tell us about the society and culture of an era when western Europe was itself developing a new culture of schools, universities, and scholars. Yet it was also the period in which Byzantium felt the fateful impact of the Crusades, which ended with the momentous sack of Constantinople in 1204.
Alternative strategies of economic development have received little attention in the literature. Academics rarely compare certain strategic features or assess the performance of different strategies in terms of outcomes.
With Their Backs to the Mountains by Paul Robert Magocsi, professor of history and political science, chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, is the history of a stateless people, the Carpatho-Rusyns, and their historic homeland, Carpathian Rus’, located in the heart of central Europe. A little over 100,000 Carpatho-Rusyns are registered in official censuses but their number could be as high as 1,000,000, the greater part living in Ukraine and Slovakia. The majority of the diaspora—nearly 600,000—lives in the US.
After the entry of the Red Army into Czechoslovak territory in 1945, Red Army authorities began to arrest and deport Czechoslovak citizens to labor camps in the Soviet Union. The regions most affected were Eastern and South Slovakia and Prague. The Czechoslovak authorities repeatedly requested a halt to the deportations and that the deported Czechoslovaks be returned immediately. It took a long time before these protests generated any response.
Edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu, professor at the University of Maryland, and Bogdan Iacob, research fellow at New Europe College, this volume is an up-to-date reassessment of how the interplay between memory, history, and justice generates insights that examine the present and future of democracy without becoming limited to a Europe-centric framework of understanding. The analysis is structured on three complementary and interconnected trajectories: the public use of history, politics of memory, and transitional justice.
Edited by Michal Kopecek, head of the Department of Late- and Post-Socialism Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History and assistant professor of at Charles University, and Piotr Wcislik, doctoral student in CEU’s Department of History, this volume consist of eighteen essays by authors from the region, discussing how major domains of political thought (liberalism, conservatism, the Left, populism and memory politics) have been fairing in their countries.