Working Group 1: Culture Under Surveillance
Working Group Chairs: Muriel Blaive and James Kapalo
This Working Group will analyze dissent as it was influenced in a direct and top-down manner by institutions wielding the power of surveillance in the realm of culture, i.e. of documenting, classifying, analyzing, reporting and intervening in what was deemed to be subversive. We will examine the effects of the exposure of culture to political surveillance, i.e. the impact of censors, the security apparatus and the professional organizations in the former socialist countries on the life trajectories of cultural creators, cultural events and objects.
At the same time and in the same scope, we are interested in the strategies of counter-surveillance performed by Western state institutions and transnational centers of cultural transmission such as Radio Free Europe. In particular, we will examine how such transnational rivalry opened spaces for cultural alternatives.
- CFP: To the Left of Power? Radical Culture in Eastern Europe in the 1960s and 1970s
- Virtual Mobility Grants
- WORKSHOP on Digital Oral History Content Management
- CFP: Special Issue of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
- CFP: Theory and Methods Workshop on Alternative Cultures
- CFP: Symposium "Prisms of Silence"
- NOW ACTIVE!!! Standing Open Call: Conference Grants for Early Career Investigators from ITC Countries
- STSM Call for Grant Period 4 re-opened!
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Forum in Literary Studies / Spring 2021:
Cultural Dissent in Central and Eastern Europe
- Workshop: Thinking Left Dissent
- [NEW DATE] Workshop "Digital Storytelling as a New Form of Conveying Information"
- Workshop "Culture under Surveillance. Culture of Surveillance"
- NEP4DISSENT Virtual Summit
- International symposium “Prisms of Silence” in Tallinn
- TRAINING SCHOOL: Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989). Research Approaches in the Digital Humanities
- NEP4Dissent widely represented at 2019 ASEEES Convention in San Francisco
- Conference report: East European Dissent between Agenda & Legacy
- East European Dissent between Agenda & Legacy
- MC Meeting: European University of Tirana (UET) (May 30-31, 2019)
- Summer Training School in Digital History: Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989)
- Joint Working Group Meeting: Budapest
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- CFP: Art beyond the Politics: Africa and the ‘Other’ Europe during the Cold War
The Secret Police and Study of Religions:
Archives, Communities and Contested Memories in Central and Eastern Europe
- An Evening with Resistance Studies!
- Methodologies of Working in Cold War Archives. Facts, Values and Archival Ecologies
- New project launched to explore archival collections of Eastern European dissidents exiled in France during the Cold War
- Kristóf Nagy: Debates over the Tendencies Exhibition Series (1980–81)
- Through the Lens of the Secret Police: Images of the Religious Underground in Eastern Europe
- Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives
- CFP: Socialist Folkloristics. A Disciplinary Heritage
- CFP: 16th annual HEIRS Conference
- Faith-Trust-Secrecy: Religion through the Lenses of the Secret Police
- CFP: ‘She is made of stone’. Women in the Socialist and Post-Socialist Public Space
- CFP: Visual Ethics after Communism – Special Issue of Journal "Martor"
- Pilecki Fellowship
- New book about Ukrainian dissidents published
- Vacancy for Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Transnational Contemporary History
- Hidden Galleries: Clandestine Religion in the Secret Police Archives
- Visegrad Scholarship at the Blinken OSA Archives
- CFP: Artpool 40 -- Active Archives and Art Networks (Feb 20-21, 2020, Budapest)
- CFP: BASEEES Annual Conference 2020 (3-5 April, 2020, Cambridge, UK)
- NEP4DISSENT Joint Review Report Published!!
- CFP: Summer School Communicating Difficult Pasts in Kuldīga, 2–7 August 2019
- CFP: NIHIL OBSTAT: Reading and Circulation of Texts After Censorship (NYU in Prague, 17-19 October)
- CfP: The Bondian Cold War: The Transnational Legacies of a Cold War Icon (Tallinn, 20-21 June 2019)
- Conference and Spring School: Comparative Media Systems -- 100 Years of Media Systems in Southeast Europe
- New book: Perceptions of Society in Communist Europe
- CfP: WHY (NOT)? THINKING EASTERN EUROPE DIGITALLY (Sep 30-Oct 1, Marburg, Germany)
- Book Launch: Zsófia Lóránd's The Feminist Challenge to the Socialist State in Yugoslavia (Palgrave, 2018)
- New Encyclopedia: Český literární samizdat 1949–1989
- New Book: Media and the Cold War in the 1980s (eds. Bastiansen, Klimke, and Werenskjold)
- Remembering Activism: vacancies for 3 PhD and 2 post-doc researchers
- Special Issue of SEER: New Perspectives on Censorship Under Communism
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