Archives par mot-clé : Central Europe

Security Issues in Post-Brexit Europe: Views from the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Poland

Report of the conference « Security Issues in Post-Brexit Europe: Views from the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Poland » organized by the Center for French Studies at the University of Warsaw and the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES), June 18, 2021.

By Pierre Aymard, intern at CEFRES

This conference moderated by Marek Madej, political scientist and assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, dealing with the Security Issues in Post-Brexit Europe, gathered different speakers such as Monika Brusenbauch-Meislova, assistant professor at the Masaryk University, specialized in Czech foreign Policy and Brexit, Delphine Deschaux-Dutard, University lecturer at the University of Grenoble–Alpes and specialist on European and transatlantic security issues; and Amélie Zima researcher at the Center for French Studies at the University of Warsaw, expert on NATO and defense issues. This conference aimed to put forward the different perceptions of four European member states, namely the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Poland, towards the post-Brexit issue. Therefore, the approach questions the idea that Brexit represents a turning point for the defense strategy in Europe.

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Central Europe facing risks: reinventing solidarity?

Report of the round-table discussion
« Central Europe facing risks: reinventing solidarity? »
Nuit des Idées 2021, CEFRES, IFP,  January 28, 2021

by Jeanne Besse-Corfa, student at l’ESSEC, intern at CEFRES

On January 28, 2021, CEFRES, in collaboration with the French institute in Prague, held a conference in the presence of the French ambassador to the Czech Republic, Alexis Dutertre, at the occasion of the annual event called Nuit des Idées 2021. This year, the theme was « Close ». The subject of the debate, « Central Europe facing risks: reinventing solidarity? » brought together Thomas Serrier, historian, professor at the University of Lille, co-author (with Etienne François) of Europa. Notre histoire, published by Editions des Arènes in 2017, Michał Kozłowski, philosopher, associate professor at the University of Warsaw, contributor to the Polish edition of the French magazine Le Monde diplomatique and Saša Uhlová, freelance journalist based in Prague. This conference, moderated by Jérôme Heurtaux, director of CEFRES, aimed to identify the challenges facing European countries, particularly in Central Europe, and to think together about ways of confronting and overcoming them by reflecting on renewed, ambitious and inclusive forms of solidarity. In fact, these are multiple: global warming, migratory pressure due to war, poverty and environmental changes, resurgence of nationalism, terrorist phenomenon. While some of them are long-term, others are striking by their novelty: this is the case of the current pandemic and its social, economic and psychological effects. The countries of Europe have always been confronted with crises, but today, for the first time since 1945, there is a sense of accumulation and entanglement.

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Local Contexts / International Networks: Avant-Garde Magazines in Central Europe

Kassak Museum 17-19.9.2015

Local Contexts / International Networks: Avant-Garde Magazines in Central Europe (1910–1935) – International conference in the Kassák Museum, Budapest (17–19 September 2015)

The Kassák Museum is the only Hungarian museum devoted entirely to the avant-garde. It aims to become an internationally recognized research institute for East-Central European avant-garde art. In 2011, the Museum launched a programme centred around the presentation of archives and private collections, contemporary reflections on the avant-garde, and a reconsideration of Kassák’s oeuvre. Continuer la lecture de Local Contexts / International Networks: Avant-Garde Magazines in Central Europe

Autoportrait du goulag

France Culture dans son émission « Sur les docks » et RFI dans « La Marche du Monde » diffusent une série d’émissions issue du projet de recherche Archives sonores – mémoires européennes du goulag (ANR), coordonné par Alain Blum, CERCEC, EHESS/CNRS, en partenariat avec le Centre Marc-Bloch (Berlin), le CEFRES (Prague) et le Centre franco-russe de recherches en sciences humaines et sociales (Moscou).

Il présente les témoignages des déportés au goulag originaires d’Europe centrale.

Voir l’annonce de l’émission « Nos années goulag »

L’annonce détaillée des programmes et une série de photos décryptées.

Voir aussi le site directement issu du projet de recherche : http://museum.gulagmemories.eu/

Komunisti a povstania. Communists and Uprisings. (2012)

See the English abstract below.

Komunisti a povstania. Communists and Uprisings.

Ritualizácia pripomínania si protifašistických povstaní v strednej Európe (1945 – 1960). Ritualisation of Remembrance of the Anti-Nazi Uprisings in Central Europe (1945 – 1960).

Michal Kšiňan (a kol.)

Kraków, Towarzystwo Słowaków w Polsce 2012, 283 p.

ISBN: 978-83-7490-508-4

Cieľom predkladanej publikácie je analyzovať oslavy a pripomínanie si protifašistických povstaní v strednej Európe v rokoch 1945 – 1960. Konkrétne sme sa venovali povstaniu vo varšavskom gete (1943), Varšavskému povstaniu (1944), Slovenskému národnému povstaniu (1944) a pražskému povstaniu (1945). Výskum pripomínania si jednotlivých povstaní a zabúdania na ne slúži aj ako nástroj na skúmanie samotných režimov v Československu a Poľsku. V knihe sme sa zamerali na tri okruhy problémov: 1. prístup oficiálnej historickej spisby či dobovej publicistiky k povstaniam; 2. analýzu oficiálnych, ale aj neoficiálnych miest pamäti povstaní; 3. oslavy povstaní.

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