Shaping Revolutionary Memory: The Production of Monuments in Socialist Yugoslavia
Thursday, 07 March, 2024 19:00 - 21:00 CEST

In socialist Yugoslavia, there was a vast production of monuments dedicated to the antifascist People’s Liberation Struggle in the Second World War and the socialist revolution. Since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, these monuments have been subject to various fates, from neglect and physical destruction to global fame generated by the high-modernist…

Workshop: VWI invites RECET
Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 14:00 - 18:00 CEST

In this public Workshop RECET scholars meet VWI fellows – four keynote presentations are commented and discussed and you are welcome to join us!

Everyday World Governance: Soviet Citizens and International Organizations During the Cold War
Thursday, 14 March, 2024 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Highlighting the forgotten stories of Soviet citizens who contributed to the nuts-and-bolts operations and lesser-known activities of world governance, the talk will illustrate the UN’s importance for a group of Soviet "one-worlders," who used the world body to imagine and work for a better world amidst the realities of the Cold War.

The Origins of Entanglement: Volkswagen and China's Early Reform Era, 1978-1991
Thursday, 04 April, 2024 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Understanding VW's intense focus on China requires delving into the history of its interactions with its largest global market. However, much remains unknown about the perspectives of decision-makers in Wolfsburg and Beijing regarding VW's entry into China.

Dignity and Historical Injustice: An Albanian family's history
Thursday, 11 April, 2024 19:00 - 20:30 CEST

Lea Ypi's new book will follow the journey of a woman from Ottoman Salonica to a life under surveillance in post-war Communist Albania. The book explores the moral and political meanings of dignity, individual and collective, in connection to questions of truth and reconciliation, historical injustice and the relationship between fact and fiction.

Book Presentation and Discussion: Red Tape. Radio and Politics in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1969
Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 16:00 - 17:30 CEST

In socialist Eastern Europe, radio simultaneously produced state power and created the conditions for it to be challenged. In Red Tape, Johnston reconstructs the relationship between radio reporters and the listeners who liked and trusted them while recognizing that they produced both propaganda and entertainment.

CENTRAL Workshop: Contemporary Cultural History 2.0. Nurturing Talents of Central and Central Eastern Europe
Thursday, 16 May, 2024 09:30 - 17 May, 16:30 CEST

The workshop aims to make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary cultural history by investigating both material and immaterial cultural practices, and exploring how meanings circulate in society.

Foreign Aid and State Building in Interwar Romania: In Quest of an Ideal
Thursday, 23 May, 2024 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

The decades following the First World War were a period of political, social, and economic transformation for Central and Eastern Europe. The seminar looks at the role of foreign aid in Romania between 1918 and 1940, as it explores the interrelation between state building and non-governmental humanitarianism in the interwar period.

RECET History and Social Sciences Festival "Green Transformations"
Tuesday, 04 June, 2024 14:30 - 06 Jun, 20:00 CEST

In this third history and social sciences festival, high-ranking voices from science, politics, civil society, art and culture will examine these various dimensions of and debates on "green transformations". These lectures, debates and panel discussions will be accompanied by an attractive cultural program.

International Conference: Thinking Beyond the 'Soviet Jewry' Narrative. Localism, Diversity, and Subjective Experiences of Jews in the Soviet Republics under Late Socialism
Wednesday, 09 October, 2024 10:00 - 10 Oct, 18:00 CEST

The discursive construct of “Soviet Jewry," defined as a homogeneous unit, was shaped to a significant extent by the Soviet regime’s centralistic features, including its nationalities policies. We are interested in exploring the porous borders of Soviet (non)Jewishness, and the character and intensity of Jewish-non-Jewish encounters in the Soviet…

CfP: The 6th Workshop on Business History in Central and Eastern Europe
Thursday, 24 October, 2024 08:00 - 25 Oct, 18:30 CEST

Supported by the European Business History Association-EBHA