To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the imposition of communism in Czechoslovakia and the 40th anniversary of the Prague Spring a conference, hosted by the Department of Central and East European Studies in conjunction with the wider CRCEES network, will be held at the University of Glasgow on 03 - 04 April 2008 to reflect upon the impact of these momentous events on Czech and Slovak society, culture and politics. New research by scholars based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia will be presented alongside that of UK and other international scholars. The conference will address new perspectives on these historical events and how they are remembered, reflect on their international significance and challenge the myths which have grown up around them.
Key Speakers: Antonin J. Liehm, Vilém Prečan and Václav Žák,
Other confirmed speakers:
Kevin Adamson, Petr Bílek, Daniel Bird, Muriel Blaive, Maud Bracke, Scott Brown, Eva Cermanova, Jan Čulík, Marta Filipová, Jana Fischerova, Roger Gough, Erika Harris, Mary Heimann, Juraj Marušiak, Kevin McDermott, Martin Myant, Libora Oates-Indruchova, Vladimír Papoušek, Charles Sabatos, Štěpán Strnad, Geoffrey Swain, Aviezer Tucker, Veronika Tuckerova and Deanna Wooley.
The conference fee will be Ł25 per day (Ł15 per day for students). This includes registration, coffee/tea and lunch.
Dr. Laura Cashman
Department of Central and East European Studies
University of Glasgow
Hetherington Building, Room 324
Bute Gardens, Glasgow
Tel: 0044 141 330 6039
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