Antipolitics in Central European Art: Reticence as Dissidence Under Post-Totalitarian Rule 1956-1989 Klara Kemp-Welch
29 June 2016
Art historians have tended to frame late socialist central European art as either 'totalitarian' or 'transitional'. This bold new book challenges this established viewpoint, contending that the artists of this era cannot be simply caricatured as dissident heroes, or easily subsumed into the...
22 June 2016
As the most populous country in Eastern Europe as well as the birthplace of the largest anticommunist dissident movement, Poland is crucial in understanding the end of the Cold War.
During the 1980s, both the United States and the Soviet Union vied for influence over Polands politically...
15 June 2016
Opposing views have arisen regarding the MHP exhibition "Poles and Germans: Histories of the Dialogue." On 17 June, the 25th anniversary of the Polish-German treaty on neighborly relations will be commemorated.
The exhibition "Poles and Germans: Histories of...
07 June 2016
A call to halt the deterioration of historical remnants at the former Konzentrationslager Gusen, a central component in what was originally termed KZ Doppellager Mauthausen-Gusen complex of concentration camps that operated east of Linz, Austria, has been addressed to the Austrian authorities by...
06 June 2016
The book presents the political, economical and social history of Wrocław/Breslau in its various facets. It tells the story of the city's roots, from archeological discoveries about the 10th-century beginings of the city to our times.
The author focuses on essential characteristics of Wrocław...
30 May 2016
The Embassy of Ireland and the University of Warsaw invite you to an international conference on the experiences of Ireland and Poland on their paths to independent statehood. The conference will take place on Tuesday, 31 May in the Institute of History, University of Warsaw.
The histories of...
24 May 2016
Poland in the Modern World (A New History of Modern Europe) presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context.
Challenges traditional accounts...
23 May 2016
What can we learn about collective action across Central and Eastern Europe by focusing on activism within urban spaces? This volume argues that the recent resurgence of urban grassroots mobilisation represents a new phase in the development of post-socialist civil societies and that these civil...