Category Archives: CEFRES Team

Gábor Egry – Reseqrch & CV

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Historian, Phd, DSc, chief director. He has published four books and two edited volumes, most recently Etnicitás, identitás, politika. Magyar kisebbségek nacionalizmus és regionalizmus között Romániában és Csehszlovákiában 1918-1944 [Ethnicity, identity, politics. Hungarian minoirties between nationalism and regionalism in Romania and Czechoslovakia 1918-1944] (Napvilág, Budapest, 2015), and numerous articles in specialist journals (incl. SlavicReview and EastCentral Europe), volumes and media outlets on topics of history and politics of identity. He was visiting lecturer at the University of Miskolc, at Stradins University, Riga and at ELTE Budapest, „Europa” Fellow of the New Europe College – Institue for Advanced Studies, Bucharest, visiting fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena and at IOS Regnesburg, Fulbright visiting reserach scholar at Stanford University, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

His primary research topic is history of minorities and nationalism in East-Central Europe from the 19th century, with a focus on interwar Transylvania and its regionalist political currents. In 2017 he received an ERC Consolidator grant for the project NEPOSTRANS – Negotiating post-imperial transitions: from remobilization to nation-state consolidation. A comparative study of local and regional transitions in post-Habsburg East and Central Europe.

  List of publications

Interview with Gábor Egry, a young historian at the Institute for Political History (Politikatörténeti Intézet) in Budapest, Hungary. Interview conducted in Ithaca, NY on October 26, 2008.

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Anna Kuszmiruk: Research and CV

“A philosophical critique of the concept of time in 20th-century physics. Henri Bergson and the relativity theory”

Research Area 3 – Objects, Traces, Mapping: Everyday Experience of Spaces


The main issues I address in my thesis are Henri Bergson’s conception of time in philosophy and his critique of relativity theory in relation to the concepts of time and simultaneity in the special theory of relativity. Furthermore, my work tackles the great breakthroughs in 20th[1]century physics, including the transition from the concepts of abstract time, empty space and absolute motion to the relativity of space-time and then to the indeterminacy principle ushering in quantum physics, which, incidentally, seems to confirm, according to the great physicist Louis de Broglie, Bergson’s thoughts on the understanding of time. Moreover, I also address the issues of accusations of irrationalism against Bergson and his contemporary rehabilitation, including new voices in the interpretation of Bergson’s debate with Einstein and the most recent research on Bergsonism.

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Anabela Zigova : Research et CV

“Invisible violence within dissidence au féminin”

Research Area 2 – Norms & Transgressions

Research Area 3 – Objects, Traces, Mapping: Everyday Experience of Spaces

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I propose to research and write a PhD thesis that revisits the legacy of Czechoslovak dissidents as a striking practice of nonviolence in the face of the “erasure” and “invisibility” of women in the 19th and 20th centuries and their afterlives in similar violence against women in the 21st Century. Common to all is an anatomy of the subtle, almost invisible forms of violence which precede clear and manifest events of violence and the erasure of persons.

The aim of this thesis is to draw out and document the various invisible processes that take place even before the more blatant act of wars; the not-so-visible day-to-day practices of violence that precede the destruction of the dignity and integrity of persons, and that often issues in the physical harm, death, rape, or torture of women (but not limited to them) and other phenomena that serve to erase female identity.

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Krzysztof Tarkowski – Research & CV

Ontology of Money and the Anthropocene

Research Area 2. Norms and Transgressions

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Krzysztof Tarkowski (*1989) holds PhD in philosophy from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. His doctoral research focused on the tension between mainstream philosophy of science and contemporary social studies of science and technology. His educational background includes philosophy and history, and his research interests include science and technology studies and historical epistemology. Continue reading Krzysztof Tarkowski – Research & CV

Ivanna Tsar – Research & CV

Language Behavior of Ukrainian Youth during the Russian-Ukrainian War

Research Area 1. Displacements, “dépaysements”, discrepancies

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Ivanna Tsar has been working as a researcher in the department of Stylistics, Language Culture and Sociolinguistics of the Institute of Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (group of sociolinguistics) since November 2017. She holds a PhD in philological sciences, and is head of the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute. Tsar studied at Ivan Franko L’viv National University and undertook postgraduate studies at the Institute of the Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Continue reading Ivanna Tsar – Research & CV

Bohdan Shumylovych – Research & CV

Late (post)Soviet Ukrainian art:
Urban creative groups and their involvement with the place/space of the 1980s–1990s

Research Area 3. Everyday experience of spaces

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Bohdan Shumylovych obtained a master’s degree in modern history from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary, 2004-2005) and a diploma in art history from the L’viv Academy of Arts (Ukraine, 1993-1999). In 2020, he received a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence. He was a fellow of several grant programs and worked with the archive of the Faculty of Visual Arts at George Washington University, Washington (USA), and the archive of Open Society Institute ( in Budapest. Continue reading Bohdan Shumylovych – Research & CV