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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Czechoslovak Exile After 1948: Activities, Problems, and International Cooperation

Lecture | April 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Martin Nekola, Research Director, Democracy 21

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The exile after the coup in 1948 and the fate of Czechs abroad, who sought the return of freedom and democracy to their homeland, enslaved by the Communists, are an integral part of our modern history. However, this phenomenon is still neglected and the general public has only fragmentary information about it. Researchers are still unable to agree on the intensities of individual waves of...   More >



Post-Nazi Germany and the Myth of American Influence

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Noah B. Strote, North Carolina State University

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC


Drawing on the author's recent book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany (2017), this talk will challenge older explanations of postwar German liberal democratic reconstruction and offer a new interpretation rooted in under-explored sources from the Hitler era.

Noah B. Strote is an Associate Professor of European History at North Carolina State University....   More >

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Authoritarianism and Democracy: Austria, Germany and Europe, 1918-2018

Conference/Symposium | April 18 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room


Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg


Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to...   More >

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Authoritarianism and Democracy: Austria, Germany and Europe, 1918-2018

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room


Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg


Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to...   More >



The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary: CMES Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Ella Shohat, New York University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Professor Ella Shohat, 2018 CMES Distinguished Visitor, teaches at the departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University. She has lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with post/colonial and transnational approaches to Cultural studies. Her writing has been translated into diverse languages, including: French, Hebrew, Arabic,...   More >

Friday, April 20, 2018

Authoritarianism and Democracy: Austria, Germany and Europe, 1918-2018

Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix (8th floor)


Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg


Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to...   More >



Making Immigrant Knowledge from Collective Memories: Watching the Process Unfold in Spain

Lecture | April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)


Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

Institute of European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC., Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Latin American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Volkswagen Stiftung


The voices and spaces of immigrants come together to form collective memories. This, in turn, constitutes an important basis of community knowledge. Evelyn Hu-DeHart reflects on this process with the example ofBarcelona, where she currently teaches about new Chinese immigrants. Her research examines the distant history of Chinese in the Spanish Empire, first in Manila in the 16th century, then in...   More >


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