History After the Fall: The Indeterminacy of the Short Twentieth Century

September, 2004 to February, 2007
EC DG Education and Culture

In 2004, OSA Archivum received support from the European Union Culture 2000 program to run a three-year cooperative project entitled "History After the Fall - The Interdeterminacy of the Short Twentieth Century". The complex project consisted in a series of seminars, workshops, and exhibitions. The participants focused, among other things, on the traditional and radical right of the inter-war years; the anti-Communist resistance movement; nationalism and the national question; foreign occupation; collaboration with repressive regimes; and poverty and welfare measures particularly as they relate to current public health policy. OSA Archivum carried out the project in cooperation with five research institutions specialized in the recent history of Central and Eastern Europe: the Romanian Institute for Recent History (Bucharest), the KARTA Center (Warsaw), the Institute of Contemporary History (Prague), the Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung e.V. (Dresden), Civic Academy Foundation (Bucharest). The EU support was complemented by a grant from the Hungarian cultural organizations Nemzeti Kulturális Alap (National Cultural Fund) and Nemzeti Kulturális Örökségvédelmi Hivatal (National Cultural Heritage Ministry).  Two CEU Press publications resulted from the project: Past in the Making: Historical revisionism in Central Europe after 1989 edited by Michal Kopecek and Past for the Eyes: East European Representations of Communism in Cinema and Museums after 1989 edited by Oksana Sarkosova and Peter Apor