CEFRES Seminar

One of CEFRES’s mission is to train the young researchers welcome at the center.

Since Autumn 2021, CEFRES has launched a new research seminar gathering all its PhD fellows and researchers and open to its young researchers and to MA and PhD students of its partners in the four Visgrad countries.

Through the presentation of works in progress, CEFRES’s Seminar aims at raising and discussing issues about methods, approaches or concepts, in a multidisciplinary spirit, allowing everyone to confront her or his own perspectives with the research presented. The seminar can be led by a single researcher or in pairs, be based on a reading or a document, or welcome an external researcher invited to present particularly inspirative work.

Schedule of Spring Semester 2022

16 February
Julien Wacquez (Labex Les passés dans le présent, University of Paris Nanterre, associated at CEFRES)
“The Galactic Plane of Human History or the Hold of the Infinitely Large Scale in Our Lives”

2 March
Dušan J. Ljuboja (ELTE University, Budapest, associated at CEFRES)
“Pan-Slavism or Romantic Nationalism? The case of the Pest-Buda Serbs in the first half of the nineteenth century”

16 March
Raluca Grosescu (SNSPA, Bucharest)
Justice and Memory after Dictatorship: How Eastern Europe and Latin America Transformed International Law

 30 March
Agnieszka Sobolewska (Warsaw University/Sorbonne University/CEFRES)
Affects, everyday-writing practices, and the emergence of modern psychology. The Case of Julian Ochorowicz and Sigmund Freud

6 April
Anemona Constantin (CEFRES)
How to study an “ugly” movement? Romanian conservative intellectuals and the backsliding of democracy in Central Eastern Europe in transnational perspective 

20 April
Emmanuel Desveaux (EHESS)
The Philosophical Horizon as a Singularity of French Anthropology

11 May
Nikola Ludlová (CEFRES)
Planning from the future. Population Forecasting as a Scientific Instrument of Population Control

Schedule of Fall Semester 2021-2022

6 October
Véronique Gruca & Ronan Hervouet
“Conducting Fieldwork in the Post-Socialist Countryside”

13 October
Arthur Pérodeau
“Nation(s) in the Middle Ages? Discussing a Controversial Concept through a Sample of the Oldest Czech Historical Sources”

3 November
Mátyás Erdélyi
“What did the Typewriter Do to Banking?
Bureaucratic Practices, Materiality, and the Logic of Capitalism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy”

10 November
Jan Kremer
“Digital Games as Representations of the Past: The Central European Context”

1 December
Ania Szczepanska (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
“Visual Sources in the Historian’s Workshop. Solidarność through Films and Photographs”

8 December
Nikola Ludlová & Vojtěch Pojar
“Biopolitics, Space and Bureaucratic Knowledge in the 20th Century”

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