The Benefits and Burdens of the “Invisible Suitcase”

Writing Contemporary History as an Outsider 


Session 8

Friday (May 7):
10.00-11.30 AM ET


Vjeran Pavlakovic

(U of Rijeka, Croatia)



Jill M Massino

(UNC Charlotte, US)

Citizens of Humanity: 

The Relevance of Doing History as an “Outsider”


Jan Čulík 

(U of Glasgow, UK)

How Do Culture Wars Deflect from Real Social Problems 

and What Can an Outsider Do About This?


Marci Shore

(Yale U, US)

Ostranenie, or the Epistemological Advantages - 

and Disadvantages - of Marginality


Muriel Blaive

(Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Czech Republic)

Knocking on the Tribe’s Door: 

The Czech Public Sphere and Foreign “Opinions”

Friday May 7, 10.00-11.30 AM ET

Central Europe