SSEES 100: Historical Parallels, Contemporary Perspectives – Central Europe 100 Years On

Start: Apr 21, 2015 10:00 AM
End: Apr 21, 2015 05:00 PM

Location: UCL Archaeology LT, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

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The third Central Europe Symposium with keynote speakers from the region and panels on Politics/History, Economics and Culture.


The Third Central Europe Symposium, co-hosted by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL SSEES) and the embassies of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will reflect on the parallels and contrasts between the momentous changes during and immediately following the First World War and the dramatic challenges the European project faces in the present.

In particular, the symposium will approach the 25th anniversary of the collapse of one-party regimes in Central and Eastern Europe not simply as the end of a forty-year experiment with communism, but as the latest moment in a century-long process of  transformation. The symposium will inquire how far Central Europe has recovered its distinct place on the map of Europe, a place previously obscured by the Cold War division of Europe, and how it contributes to the Europe-wide discussion on how to sustain and develop democratic and liberal institutions.


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