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Carolina Seminar • Silence and Whispers

September 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thomas Ort is associate professor of modern European history and director of the Honors in the Social Sciences program at Queens College, The City University of New York. The main focus of his research has been modernist and avant-garde life in early twentieth-century Czechoslovakia, but his most recent work concerns the politics of memory in postwar Eastern Europe, specifically the changing representation of the 1942 assassination in Prague of Reinhard Heydrich. He is the author of Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Čapek and his Generation, 1911-1938 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). His new book project is entitled Meaning, Memory, and the Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. He will present a chapter from the book, “Silence and Whispers: The Heydrich Assassination in Communist Czechoslovakia, 1948-1967.

The seminar series is co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Program, and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Please note that the participants will give an overview of their projects, but will not read a formal paper. Instead, papers or book chapters will be circulated ahead of time to those who are interested in attending and participating in the discussion. Please contact Dr. Eren Tasar for more information (


September 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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