October 6, 2015
A CEU Press publication, “Written here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain” by Friderike Kind-Kovacs, assistant professor at Regensburg University, has won the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies.
October 6, 2015
The latest title in the CEU Press Classics series contains three tales of the Caucasus by Aleksandre Qazbegi, one of the most prescient and gifted chroniclers of the Georgian encounter with colonial modernity. His stories offer an invaluable counterpoint to the predominantly Russian narratives that have hitherto shaped scholarly accounts of the nineteenth-century Caucasus. For more information, see http://ceupress.com/books/html/Prose_of_the_Mountains.htm
September 22, 2015
“As simple as burek (baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky phyllo dough), is a popular phrase used by many young people in Slovenia. Jernej Mlekuz, researcher at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, maintains that the truth is just the opposite. Whether on the plate or as a cultural artifact, it is in fact, not that simple. After a brief stroll through its innocent history, Mlekuz focuses on the present state of the burek, after parasitical ideologies had attached themselves to it and poisoned its discourses.
September 22, 2015
In this book, Zoltan Kekesi, associate professor at the University of Fine Arts, Hungary, offers case studies on the representation of the Holocaust in contemporary art practices. Through carefully selected art projects, the author helps to understand the specific historical, cultural and political circumstances that influence the way people in Eastern Europe speak—and do not speak—about the Holocaust.
June 30, 2015
By bringing key documents together in one single volume,this book offers penetrating new insights into Soviet policies in Romania, Hungary and Austria that contributed to the origins of the Cold War. The book was edited by Csaba Békés, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center, Budapest, and senior research fellow at the 1956 Institute, Budapest, László Borhi, senior research fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and visiting professor at the Institute for European Studies, Indiana University, Peter Ruggenthaler, senior research fellow at the
June 2, 2015
Edited by Peter Krasztev, social anthropologist and associate professor at the Budapest Business School and Jon Van Til, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, this book offers a panoramic overview of the constitutional, political, social and ideational changes in Hungary. The volume also provides a kaleidoscopic analytical frame for the study of the dynamics of political change drawing on concepts from social movement studies, comparative politics, political sociology, gender studies and constitutionalism.
May 19, 2015
Edited by Stefan Berger, director of the Institute of Social History at Ruhr University and Alexei Miller, visiting professor in CEU’s Department of History, this collection of essays by outstanding scholars includes case studies of Europe-based empires, whether those of Bourbon Spain, Napoleonic France, Italy, Great Britain, Oldenburg Denmark, Germany, Habsburg Austro-Hungary, Late-Ottoman Turkey or Romanov Russia.
May 4, 2015
Expanding the horizon of established accounts of Central European art under socialism,The Green Bloc: Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism uncovers the neglected history of artistic engagement with the natural environment in the Eastern Bloc.
April 3, 2015
In Hungary, which fell under Soviet influence at the end of World War II, those who had participated in the wartime atrocities were tried by so called people’s courts. This book analyses this process in an objective, quantitative way, contributing to the present timely discussion on the Hungarian war guilt. The authors, Ildiko Barna, associate professor at Eotvos Lorand University and Andrea Peto, professor at CEU’s Department of Gender Studies, apply a special focus on the gender aspect of the trials.
March 10, 2015
The third volume in the Historical Studies in Eastern Europe series, by Darius Staliunas, of the Lithuanian Institute of History, explores anti-Jewish violence in Lithuania under the Tsars. It begins by illustrating how widespread anti-Jewish feelings were among the Christian population in 19th century, focusing on blood libel accusations as well as describing the role of modern Antisemitism.