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.
Lech Mroz, head of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, analyses 166 original and previously unpublished documents dating from the very first mention of a Gypsy in 1401 up to the year 1765. These documents range from royal decrees through lawsuits to entries in municipal records. Some were written in Polish but many are in Latin, German or Ruthenian. They tell the story of not only the Gypsies living in Poland, but also of those who now live in Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine.
This book by Agnieszka Halemba, associate professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, explores the politics of religion, as expressed through apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Dzhublyk in Transcarpathia, a multi-ethnic area lying on Ukraine’s western border with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania. In 2002, it was reported that an apparition of Mary was witnessed on several occasions and is now a popular destination for religious pilgrims.
Julia Szalai, visiting professor in the Department of Political Science and Nationalism Studies Program and senior research fellow at CEU’s Center for Policy Studies, has been awarded the 2015 Karl Polanyi Prize by the Hungarian Sociological Association. The award is given every year as recognition for the best book or article published in the field of sociology.
The Center for Academic Writing (CAW) invites submissions for the Second Language Poetry Contest in seven languages, English, Hungarian, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese.
Members of the CEU community are welcome to submit any poems written in a language other than their mother tongue. CAW Poetry Contest runs through January 25, 2016.
For more information, see caw.ceu.edu/poetry_contest
SPP Visiting Professor Kinga Goncz has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a distinguished panel on health technology innovation and access. The panel, which is co-chaired by Ruth Dreifuss, former president of Switzerland, and Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana, has been tasked "to ensure that everyone can access quality treatment at affordable costs while also incentivizing innovation and the development of new technologies such as vaccines, medicines and diagnostics."
The First World War was more than a battle between rival alliances – there were dissenters and families divided by conflicting loyalties, according to Adam Hochschild, who tells their stories in "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" and spoke about them at CEU Nov. 25.
CEU Business School is launching a new doctoral program in Business Administration. The inaugural class will commence in September 2016.
CEU and CEU Business School promote an environment that facilitates high-quality research, and encourages intellectual risk-taking and a radical rethinking of the foundations. Academic excellence and the research conducted by our distinguished faculty make the University truly outstanding in CEE and also in the academic world.