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Call for Papers: Workshop Incorporating sexual violence into Czech WWII history and its aftermath

Call for Papers: Workshop Incorporating sexual violence into Czech WWII history and its aftermath

While over the past forty years, historiography has addressed sexual violence, in Czech historiography, the topic remains largely a lacuna. Building on Susan Brownmiller’s maxim in which rape is a statement of power rather than lust, our workshop offers a methodological primer combined with networking. The one-day event, featuring leading experts Regina Mühlhäuser
and Anna Hájková, will combine an introductory lecture, two panels of talks, and close work with primary sources. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 February 2019 to kamila.kozichova@ustrcr.cz.

Discussion with participants in protests against the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Discussion with participants in protests against the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Three of well-known thinkers and movers of the late 1960s – Ágnes Heller, Pavel Litvinov and Mustafa Dzhemilev – will take part in a discussion at the Václav Havel Library on 21 August 2018, starting at 7 p.m. The debate will focus on a comparison of societal changes in 1968 and 2018, particularly in Hungary, the US and Ukraine. Interpretation into English and Russian provided.

Invitation to the conference 50 Years of the Prague Spring and Resolve for Freedom

Invitation to the conference 50 Years of the Prague Spring and Resolve for Freedom

Organized by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Prague, the Czech-German Lawyers’ Association, the Václav Havel Library and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, the conference is held on 18 May 2018 at the Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Praha 1. It is necessary to register in advance at tschechien@hss.de. Simultaneous interpretation into Czech and German provided.

ÚSTR exhibition For Your Freedom and Ours in Washington, D.C.

ÚSTR exhibition For Your Freedom and Ours in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit was comprised from a collection of over 20 interviews with citizens of the Warsaw Pact countries who participated in protests against the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Their testimonies, together with documents collected from Soviet, Polish, Hungarian, German, Bulgarian, and Czech secret service and personal archives are the basis of the exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the invasion. You can visit the exhibition at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Washington, D.C. between 4 April and 31 May 2018.

Workshop on labour migration in Europe in the 1960s–1980s

Workshop on labour migration in Europe in the 1960s–1980s

Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes jointly with the Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions at Charles University in Prague organized a workshop Labour Migration between East and West. Guest Workers in Europe from the 1960s to the 1980s.  The workshop was held on 27–28 February 2018 in Prague. Find the programme with abstracts of the presented papers here.

Yury Fedorov presented his book Russia between Fascism and Disintegration

Yury Fedorov presented his book Russia between Fascism and Disintegration

Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in cooperation with the Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague and the Parliamentary Library invited Yury Fedorov, a Russian foreign and security policy expert, to speak about his book Russia between Fascism and Disintegration. The lecture was held on 1 February 2018 in Prague.