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RETHINK. Objects, models, and methods

RETHINK. Objects, models, and methods in Humanities and Social Sciences since the invasion of Ukraine

Seminar within the program of the CEFRES non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars in humanities and social sciences, 2023

From May 2023, the CEFRES Ukraine fellows in Humanities and Social Sciences will remotely present their current research projects in discussion with Czech, French, and international specialists of respective fields. Our goal is to analyze what the Russian invasion has done to our disciplines, objects, methods of research and ways of thinking. Together, we invite fellows, colleagues in situ and all interested public to rethink: Continue reading RETHINK. Objects, models, and methods


International conference

Date: 28 & 29 November 2022
: Goethe-Institut, Masarykovo nábřeží 32, Prague 1
Organizer: Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences within the Strategy AV21
Partners: Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten


Belarus and the Russian Invasion in Ukraine

Belarus and the Russian Invasion in Ukraine

2nd session of “CEFRES Webinars for Ukraine” organized in partnership with the GDR Connaissance de l’Europe médiane

Date: Wednesday 20th April 2022, 12:00-13:30
Location: online (to register, write at the address
Language: English

Convenor and moderation: Ronan Hervouet (CEFRES / University of Bordeaux)

With the participation of

  • Milàn Czerny, Belarus Observatory, Oxford University
    Belarus, Still a Sovereign State?
  • Yauheni Kryzhanouski, Sciences Po Strasbourg
    The Ukrainian Conflict Seen by the Belarusian Society
  • Anna Talarionok, Charles University
    Belarusian Exiles Caught in the Ukrainian Conflict

A complete presentation of the seminar is available and downloadable here.

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CEFRES webinars for Ukraine

CEFRES webinars for Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the return of war to Europe. Although the war dates back to the 2014 armed conflict in Donbas, with the war of aggression against Ukraine, it is now taking on an unprecedented scale. This war is also fought in the field of information and interpretation, posing major challenges for the humanities and social sciences. Located in the heart of Central Europe directly affected by the war, CEFRES is hosting a series of webinars dedicated to the analysis of the war and its effects in the region from the position of humanistic and social scientific inquiry. 

Coordination: Jérôme Heurtaux (Director of CEFRES), Michèle Baussant (CNRS-CEFRES), Ronan Hervouet (CEFRES).

Webinar 1

The challenges of hosting refugees from Ukraine in Central Europe

Date: Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 12:00 – 13:30 (CET)
Location: online: (in case of any problems, write to
Language: English

A Webinar organized in partnership with the GDR “Connaissance de l’Europe médiane”.

On the front line in hosting refugees from the war in Ukraine, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are facing major challenges. How are they responding to this unprecedented demand for hospitality? Which actors (governments, local authorities, NGOs, etc.) are involved, and what are their resources and capacities? How does this new wave of Ukrainian migration differ from the previous ones? What are the contours of the solidarity shown by Central European societies? This webinar offers a comparative perspective by bringing together different experts to discuss the situation of Ukrainian refugees in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania).

With :

  • Dr. Olena Babakova, freelance journalist, an expert on Ukrainian migration to Poland.
  • Prof. MUDr. Vladimir Krčméry DrSc. academic, physicist, founder of St. Elisabeth Private University of Health and Social Work in Bratislava
  • Dr Ondřej Kopečný, analyst, STEM – Institute of Empirical Research (Prague).
  • Dr. Anemona Constantin, political scientist, a post-doctoral researcher at CEFRES.

Moderated by: Michèle Baussant (CNRS-CEFRES)

Illustration photograph by Martin Mádl (6/3/2022)