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Vladimir Nabokov and Translation: A Transatlantic Symposium

December 3, 2018

On October 27-28 CSEEES hosted the second part of a transatlantic symposium “Vladimir Nabokov and Translation.” Organized by Julie Loison-Charles (Lille University) and Stanislav Shvabrin (UNC-Chapel Hill), the symposium invited scholars to discuss the most divisive and contentious aspect of … Read more

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holodomor

December 3, 2018

From 1932 to 1933 a man-made famine ravaged the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, claiming close to 4 million lives. Today, that famine is known as the Holodomor – “hunger death” or “death by hunger” in Ukrainian. As our awareness of … Read more

Teaching the Cold War

October 15, 2018

There is a pressing need, now more than ever, for students to learn the history of Soviet-U.S. relations, and for teachers to have access to resources to effectively teach the Cold War-era. The specter of the Soviet Union still hangs heavy over the relationship … Read more

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies

October 4, 2018

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies … Read more

Reflecting on 1968

October 3, 2018

In 1968 – the year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series and one year before the first Woodstock festival – student protests erupted across the globe. In Czechoslovakia the year marked a brief period of gradual liberalization within the … Read more

CfP: 1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison

February 4, 2018

The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in … Read more

First Forum on Southeast Europe

December 6, 2017

On November 13, the newly inaugurated UNC Forum on Southeast Europe hosted a panel discussion exploring democratic backsliding in the Western Balkans. While democracy made strides forward in the 2000s, with the end of the Yugoslav wars, the downfall of Slobodan … Read more