Peter Vermeersch

(KU Leuven, Belgium)



Kirsty Kay

(U of Glasgow, UK)

Mnemonic “Baggage” or Cultural Competence?

Researching Memory Cultures as Insiders and Outsiders in Central and Eastern Europe

*co-authored with Gintare Venzlauskaite (U of Kaunas, Lithuania)


Mateusz Mazzini

(Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Poland)

The Eternal Freedom Fighter:

 The Self-Perception of the Polish Right and the New Polish Nationalism


Georgiana Taranu

(Ovidius U of Constanta, Romania)

A Romanian Political Story: The Nationalism of Nicolae Iorga Revisited


Ovidiu Emil Iudean

(Babes-Bolyai U, Romania)

“Each Orphan Raised Into a Romanian of Integrity Is Worth More Than Thousands of Crowns

in the Bank!” Supporting the Secondary Education of Romanian Orphans in Dualist Hungary



Ana Milosevic

(KU Leuven, Belgium)


The Political Instrumentalization

of the Past 

Friday May 7, 8.00-9.30 AM ET

Central Europe