What we do

Information about NEP4DISSENT's upcoming and past events, publications, and other activities

June 22nd, 2020

Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989): Research Approaches in the Digital Humanities (CEU's Summer University)

7-day seminar in digital humanities research methods is designed to expose a new generation of scholars in Cold War history and culture to methods of analysis and discovery involving computational techniques. It is organized in cooperation with the New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent (CA 16213), a COST Action funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union (
Hosted by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary.
February 21st, 2020

CFP: Symposium "Prisms of Silence"

The Institute of Art History and Visual Culture at the Estonian Academy of Arts in collaboration with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in cooperation with Nep4Dissent Cost Action invite applications for the symposium "Prisms of Silence" that will take place on 21–22 February 2020 in Tallinn (Estonia). 
November 23rd, 2019

NEP4Dissent widely represented at 2019 ASEEES Convention in San Francisco

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) holds its Annual Convention on 23–26 November 2019 in San Francisco (USA). NEP4Dissent COST Action will be represented by a number of its participants presenting their research and participating in discussions. A special roundtable session will be held where recent NEP4Dissent multi-authored report on the current state of research on oppositional cultures in Eastern Europe (1945-1989) will be presented.
October 31st, 2019

"Legacies of 1989 for dissent today" by Barbara J. Falk published in Eurozine

"Legacies of 1989 for dissent today" - a keynote speech given by Barbara J. Falk in recent NEP4Dissent conference is published in Eurozine.


Here's What's Up

Noteworthy news about upcoming exhibitions, performances, archival collections, as well as academic events and projects

December 19th, 2019

Pilecki Fellowship

The Pilecki Institute announces the call for applications to participate in Junior Visiting Fellows or Senior Visiting Fellows.
December 7th, 2019

New book about Ukrainian dissidents published

A book by Simone Attilio Bellezza "The Shore of Expectations. A Cultural Study of the Shistdesiatnyky" recently published by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press.
November 19th, 2019

Vacancy for Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Transnational Contemporary History

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the vacancy of Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Transnational Contemporary History.
November 2nd, 2019

Hidden Galleries: Clandestine Religion in the Secret Police Archives

A new exhibition "Hidden Galleries: Clandestine Religion in the Secret Police Archives" opens at the Museum of Art in Cluj (Romania) on 21st November 2019. 
October 16th, 2019

Visegrad Scholarship at the Blinken OSA Archives

The International Visegrad Fund offers fifteen research fellowship grants annually on a competitive basis, to support scholars who wish to conduct research in OSA's holdings, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA.
September 25th, 2019

New article «Cold War Books: George Minden and His Field Workers, 1973-1990» by Paweł Sowiński

The journal East European Politics, Societies, and Cultures has published the article «Cold War Books: George Minden and His Field Workers, 1973-1990» written by Paweł Sowiński. 

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