Methods of Making Culture and History Together
Friday, 17 May, 2024 10:30 - 12:00 CEST

In this keynote, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll will give us insights into the methodological thoughts behind her work on colonial histories through contemporary art. Her art practice involves montaging words and images within films and installations that voice alternate histories through texts and performances.

Sweeping Inequality – Female Domestic Cleaners in the Gig-Economy of Central Eastern Europe
Thursday, 16 May, 2024 15:30 - 17:00 CEST

In contemporary capitalist societies the provisioning of domestic work has undergone and continues to undergo substantial transformations. These transformations include the externalization, commodification, and commercialization of socially reproductive labor. This keynote shows that practices encouraged by digitally mediated marketplaces can perpetuate the…

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.

Book Presentation: Nations Apart. Czech Nationalism and Authoritarian Welfare under Nazi Rule
Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

Nations Apart reconsiders the Nazi occupation of Bohemia and Moravia during World War II. Šustrová argues that the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia witnessed the unexpected expansion of the Czech welfare state, a process driven by local nationalisms and which, in turn, contributed, inadvertently to the stability of Nazi governance.

Antiosteuropäischer Rassismus in Deutschland: Geschichte und Gegenwart
Thursday, 02 May, 2024 19:00 - 21:00 CEST

Gibt es in Deutschland Rassismus gegen Menschen aus dem östlichen Europa? Das auf diesem Salon vorgestellte gleichnamige Buch stellt ein Plädoyer für eine längst überfällige Osterweiterung der Rassismusdebatte dar.

The International Union of Students and Student Internationalism in the Cold War
Monday, 29 April, 2024 18:30 - 20:00 CEST

The International Union of Students - IUS - was one of the most influential student NGOs during the Cold War. This lecture offers an interpretation, reflecting the debate on the Global Cold War and the impact of decolonization, the role of the IUS and Prague (where it was based) in the transnational socialist network, and last but not least, also the history…

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.

The liberal exodus? Political and social attitudes of Russian migrants
Thursday, 18 April, 2024 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Flight and migration are part of the dramatic consequences of the escalation of the Russian war against Ukraine. Millions of people have been forced to leave their devastated homes in Ukraine, but hundreds of thousands have also fled their Russian homeland. This presentation will analyze rare survey data on social and political views of Russian migrants in…

20 Jahre EU-Osterweiterung – Wie steht es um die europäische Integration?
Thursday, 11 April, 2024 19:30 - 21:30 CEST

Zwanzig Jahre nach der großen Erweiterungsrunde von 2004 ist es an der Zeit eine Zwischenbilanz zu ziehen: wie hat sich die Osterweiterung auf die EU insgesamt ausgewirkt?

Dignity and Historical Injustice: An Albanian family's history
Thursday, 11 April, 2024 17:00 - 18:30 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.

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.

Buchpräsentation: Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung. Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Studium
Wednesday, 20 March, 2024 18:00 - 20:00 CEST

Die Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung erlebt in den deutschsprachigen Regionen seit etwa 2015 einen Boom. Dieses Handbuch erschließt das Feld in seiner Breite und reflektiert zugleich kritisch den Forschungsstand.