UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Study of Central Europe Seminar Series

Our approach to the region is multi-disciplinary, comprising history, languages and literature, culture, politics and economics.

We seek to promote research and teaching on the history, languages, literature, political culture, music, arts and society of those lands once part of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the Middle Ages to the present, as well as on German-speaking Europe and the Baltic.

These countries (in their present borders) include Austria, Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

Autumn Term 2017

24 October 2017,
6pm, Room 433

Panel Discussion: 'Beyond Borders: Sexuality and the Cold War'

02 November 2017
6pm, Room 347

Professor Alexander Maxwell: Effacing Panslavism: Belief in Slavic Unity and Historiographic Misrepresentation

Past Seminars

Academic Year 2016/17
25 October 2016
6pm, Room 347
Roundtable commemorating the Polish and Hungarian Revolutions of 1956
Speakers: Professor Jan Kubik (Director of SSEES), Professor Martyn Rady, Dr Daniel Abondolo, Dr Eszter Tarsoly, Dr Katarzyna Zechenter, Dr Thomas Lorman,
Phillip Barker
15 March 2017
6pm, Room 347
Constitutional Developments in Hungary in 1848
Professor Ferenc Hörcher (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Spring Term 2016

10 February 2016

Gordon House Room 106, 29 Gordon Square WC1H 0PY

The Critical Museum: Contemporary Art in Central European Museums
Two guests speakers, Katarzyna Jagodzińska (Jagiellonian University) and Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius (Birkbeck, University of London), explore the transformation of museums in Central Europe and specifically the National Museum in Warsaw

24 February 2016

Room 433, UCL SSEES
16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

Roundtable discussion on Jobbik and the Radical Right in Hungary: Past, Present and Future
Philip Barker (UCL SSEES), Chris Moreh (University of Southampton), Dániel Róna (Corvinus University of Budapest), Aron Szele (Central European University, Budapest), and Eszter Tarsoly (UCL SSEES) 
Autumn Term 2015
2015-16 Autumn Term Programme

Dr. Kim Schulte (Unviersitat Jaume I, Castelón, Spain)

How contact can shape a language: the case of Romanian

Thursday 29 October 5pm - 6:30pm, Room 432 UCL SSEES

Spring Term 2015
2014-15 Spring Term Programme

Barthes Revisited - Myths and Mythology in the Current Catholic Discourse in Poland

Dr Aleksander Gomola (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)

21 January 2015, 5:15pm, UCL SSEES Room 431


In Poland, with around 40 percent of the population churchgoers, the opinions and ideas expressed by the Catholic clergy are still significant. These opinions and ideas are not so visible outside Poland since the medium of church sermons are overlooked, ignored or simply not known to outsiders. However they affect the attitudes and decisions of members of Polish society including politicians. In my talk, I will present a brief insight into some aspects of these sermons, especially the ones that draw on topics from recent Polish history, such as communist rule, the Polish Pope, joining the UE or the Smoleńsk air crash in 2010. These and other elements are very often the building blocks of the Catholic-nationalistic mythology/ideology present in these sermons, which shape the vision of the modern world and position of Poland in it of a significant part of those who listen to them. Without knowledge of this current Catholic discourse it is difficult to understand and interpret the political and social situation of Poland today.

My Friend The Enemy: Screening of documentary film on survivors of the Volhynia massacres of 1943

Q and A with director Wanda Koscia, Introduction by Dr Olesya Khromeychuk (UCL SSEES)
19 March, 6pm, UCL SSEES Room 433

Summer 2013, Volhynia, Western Ukraine. Polish survivors of a massacre by Ukrainian nationalists in 1943 return to the lands from which they fled

The survivors recount stories of horrific slaughter and of how some Ukrainians risked their lives to save their Polish neighbours. This ground-breaking documentary film opens up a period in history that has been neglected in western narratives of World War II, and which remains a point of sharp political division between Ukraine and Poland today. At the same time, the film retains a powerful focus on the human dimension of this tragedy, examining questions of memory, displacement and trauma. 

Further information contact Uilleam Blacker: u.blacker@ucl.ac.uk

Spring Term 2014

Hungarian Wine, Slavic Brandy: Alcohol in Reform-Era Hungary

Alexander Maxwell, Wellington, NZ

This event will be followed by a reception at SSEES.

19 March 2014

Spring Term 2013

The Hungarian Golden Bull of 1222: Composition, Content, Consequences

Professor Martyn Rady (UCL SSEES)

Religion, Violence and Ceremony in the Transylvanian News: Reporting in the German Language Newspapers from 1619-58

Virginia Dillon (Somerville College, Oxford)

9 May 2013

Recasting Legal Material in Early-Sixteenth Century Bohemia and Hungary

Christopher Nicholson (UCL SSEES)

'My Principal Pursuit Shall Be to Transplant the Experience...': Hungarian Travellers in Britain Learning How to Improve Their Homeland and British Remarks on the Results, 1780-1848

Professor Kristóf Fatsar (Corvinus University, Budapest)

27 February 2013

Autumn Term 2012

On unions: composite monarchy and the making of the Polish-Lithuanian union, 1385-1569

Professor Robert Frost (University of Aberdeen)
Fifteenth Anniversary Lecture

12 December 2012

Nuncio Giovanni Andrea Archetti (1775-1784) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: A papal diplomat between throne and altar

Rev. Dr Paweł Zając OMI (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

21 November 2012

Spring Term 2012

Coming to terms with Socialism in the German Democratic Republic. Re-migrants from the West at the Faculty for Journalism in Leipzig, 1945-1961

Daniel Siemens (UCL SSEES)

9 May 2012

Politica Theosophia. Visions of Godly government in millenarian literature of the early seventeenth century

Leigh Penman (Goldsmiths' College London)

Dissolved monasteries and new parishes in Hungary during Joseph II's reign. An acceptable explanation.

Márta Velladics (National Office of Cultural Heritage, Budapest)

2 May 2012

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Common History, Divided Memory.

A discussion with Professor Norman Davies on his book Vanished Kingdoms.

9 March 2012

Informal Discussion on Contemporary Hungarian Politics

Since Fidesz won the general elections in 2010 and proclaimed a 'revolution of the voting booths', the Hungarian government and its far-reaching reforms have attracted a great deal of critical attention, both domestic and international.
This informal discussion for students and staff at SSEES addresses the recent constitutional, electoral and media reforms, and the controversies surrounding them, and asks the following:

How might historical precedents help us understand the 'revolution of the voting booths'?
How has constitutional reform been framed in the light of 'unfinished business' from 1989?
How is political polarisation reflected in the Hungarian media landscape?
Given the increasing frequency of mass demonstrations, what are the opportunities for building consensus? 

Dr Tom Lorman, UCL SSEES
Professor Martyn Rady, UCL SSEES
Vali Tóth, Hungarian Radio correspondent

Chair: Dr Gwen Jones

This event is convened by Eszter Tarsoly (Senior Teaching Fellow in Hungarian Language, UCL SSEES), Dr Gwen Jones (Hon. Research Associate, UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies) with the kind support of Dr Richard Butterwick (Senior Lecturer in Modern Polish History, UCL SSEES).

8 March 2012

Film screening: 'Vortex' (Directed by John Oates (Open University) and Csaba Szekeres)

The film is a co-production by The Open University and the Hunnia Filmstudio, Budapest, and is a documentary that follows the lives of young Roma children and their families living in poverty in a remote village in rural Hungary. The screening will be followed by a discussion with John Oates.

7 March 2012

Magnate, governor, soldier, spy - the power networks of a seventeenth-century Lithuanian nobleman

Dr Karin Friedrich (University of Aberdeen)

Forum on Early Modern Central Europe 

29 February 2012

Linguistic national stereotypes in the Czech Republic

Dr Milena Hebal-Jezierska (University of Warsaw)

8 February 2012

Damned if they did not and cursed when they did: official fifteenth-century Lithuanian policy on Church Union and Catholic-Orthodox relations in parish life

Dr S. C. Rowell (Lithuanian Historical Institute, Vilnius)

5 January 2012

Autumn Term 2011

Hrushevsky Confronts Lypynsky: Varying Visions of Seventeenth-Century Ukraine

Frank Sysyn (University of Toronto)

7 December 2011

Can we determine the national and territorial origins of the canons and prelates of the cathedral chapter of Vilna in the sixteenth century?

Wioletta Pawlikowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Gardening amidst the ruins of their expiring country. The Czartoryskis at Powązki and Puławy

Agnieszka Whelan (UCL SSEES)

30 November 2011

Spring Term 2011

In the Shadow of Hitler: Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe

Book Launch
Rebecca Haynes, Martyn Rady (eds.)

(IB Tauris)

8 June 2011

Archives and Archivists in 20th century England

Elizabeth Shepherd (London)

Reflections of a Masochist - Researching in the Securitate Archives

Dennis Deletant (London)

Roundtable: Archives, Archivists and Historical Research
Commentator: Stefan Berger (Manchester)

23 March 2011

Being "Herrenmensch": The Practice of Violence in the Generalgouvernment (1939-1944)

Elissa Mailänder Koslov (Paris)

Leaving Violence Behind: Thoughts on the Development of Postwar Germany after 1945

Richard Bessel (York) 

Roundtable: Political Violence
Commentator: Nik Wachsmann (Birkbeck)
Convenor: Philipp Müller (London)
Moderator: Ger Duijzings (London)

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Togo and the Reichstag: Colonial Scandals Revisited

Rebekka Habermas (Göttingen)

Bigotry Goes Global: The Effects of 1970s 'Relevant' Television Sitcom in England, USA and West Germany

Christina von Hodenberg (London)

Roundtable: Media History in Transnational Perspective
Commentators: Kristin Roth-Ey (London) and Titus Hjelm (London) 

1 February 2011

Autumn Term 2010

Liberalism, Populism, and Nationalism Among the Ukrainian Catholic Clergy of Austrian Galicia. The Case of Father Mykhailo Zubryts'kyi (1856-1919) 

Frank Sysyn (Toronto)
Moderator: Simon Dixon (London)

3 November 2010

Fieldnotes on Peasants: Sociological Fieldwork in Interwar Rural Romania

Raluca Musat (London)

The Brain in East Germany. The Curious Career of Karl Leonhard

Sarah Marks (London)
Roundtable: Making Scientific Facts
Moderator: Egbert Klautke (London)
Convenor: Philipp Müller

13 October 2010

Spring Term 2010

Marriage Strategies of the Medieval European Lesser Nobility from the Perspective of a Historian

Zsolt Hunyadi

Followed by a wine reception and book launch.

24 March 2010

Cultures of Monarchical Representation in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe

Forum for Early Modern Central Europe

Michael Rowe (King's College London)

17 March 2010

Importing Copyrights and Meanings: Popular Music in Germany, 1950-80

Klaus Nathaus (Bielefeld)

Writing About Music is Like Thinking About People: On the Need for Multiple Levels of Analysis

Eric Gordy (London)

Roundtable: "It is Not Only Rock'n'Roll". Researching Music
Discussant: Titus Hjelm (London)

3 March 2010

Cinematic Images of History in Rumanian and Hungarian Contemporary Film

Laszlo Strausz (London)

24 February 2010

National Pasts and National Identities - an Unholy Alliance

Stefan Berger (Manchester)

3 February 2010

The Aristocracy and the Petty Nobility in Late Medieval Hungarian Society: '...sub una et eadem libertate..'

Dr Zsolt Hunyadi (University of Szeged)

Diplomatic Relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Reign of Stanisław August Poniatowski (1764-1795)

Hacer Topaktaş (University of Ankara)

Forum for Early Modern Central Europe

27 January 2010

What was 'Normal' about Normalization? Reflections on Late Communism in Czechoslovakia

Paulina Bren (New York)

20 January 2010

Throne and Altar in the Last Decades of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Richard Butterwick (London)

13 January 2010

Autumn Term 2009

Ukrainian Travels in Central Europe in the 1960s

Zbig Wojnowski (London)

16 December 2009

Good Morning Slovakia! A Documentary of the November 1989 Revolution

Fedor Gál (Prague)

Jointly organised with the Centre for European Politics, Security and Integration (CEPSI) 

11 November 2009

Conservative Democracy and the German Character: Willy Helpach and the Demise of National Psychology

Egbert Klautke (London)

28 October 2009

Spring Term 2009

Meant to 'Increase the Political Efficiency of Tourism. - GDR tourists in other Socialist Countries, 1961-1989

Claudia Mueller (Leeds)
10 June 2009

How Did Joseph II Govern?

Professor Derek Beales (University of Cambridge)
Forum on Early Modern Central Europe
6 May 2009

Clerical Agency and the Construction of Gagauz National Consciousness in Bessarabia

James A. Kapalo (London)
18 March 2009

Licensing God's Dogs: Dominicans and Episcopal Authority in Poland-Lithuania, 1594-1648

Dr Piotr Stolarski (University of Aberdeen)

Enlightened Intentions? The Impact of Land Reform in Hungary under Maria Theresa and Joseph II

Robert Gray (UCL SSEES)
Forum on Early Modern Central Europe
4 March 2009

Trends in Nationalism Studies

Robin Okey (Warwick)
25 February 2009

The Hindenburg Myth. Politcs and Public Perception in Germany

Anna Menge (Oxford)
28 January 2009

How Far was the Habsburg Monarchy in the Decade Before 1914 Capable of Structural Reform Sufficient to Ensure its Future?

Trevor Thomas (London)
14 January 2009

Autumn Term 2008

"Scientifically securing the existence of the nation": evolution, eugenics and Czechoslovak national character, 1918-1938

Sarah Marks (UCL SSEES)
3 December 2008

Appropriation and Identity: Poland and the East in the Early Fifteenth Century

Robert Maniura (Birkbeck College, University of London)

The Polish Constitution of 3 May 1791 - The Lost Foundation of Polish Liberalism

Richard Butterwick (UCL SSEES)

Forum on Early Modern Central Europe

26 November 2008

The problems of peasant tenancies in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Hungary

Rob Gray (London)
19 November 2008

Laughter and Redemption: Humour in the Sociology of Peter L. Berger

Titus Hjelm (UCL SSEES)
The Politics of Laughter, Melancholy and Catharsis: Bakhtin, Benjamin and Aristotle
Tim Beasley-Murray (UCL SSEES)
12 November 2008

Visualizing the past: monuments and commemoration in border areas

Co-hosted by Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS)
Kaja Sirok (University of Nova Gorica)
2 October 2008

Spring Term 2008

Was the Habsburg Monarchy Reformable before 1914?

Trevor Thomas (London)
7 May 2008 (This event was cancelled)

National Discourse in Prague's Public Space

Professor Marek Nekula (Regensburg)
12 March 2008

Jan Patocka and the Idea of Europe

Debate on the thought and legacy of Czech dissident Jan Patocka, founder of Charter 77.
Ivan Chvatik (Director Patocka Archives, Prague) and Ludger Hagedorn (IWM Vienna)
11 March 2008

Of Omniscience and Obedience - The Berlin Gestapo

Dr Roger Moorhouse (London)
5 March 2008

Laughter and Consternation in Wilhelmine Berlin: The Emergence of "The Captain of Coepenick"

Dr Philipp Müller (UCL SSEES)
27 February 2008

David Marples, 'Heroes and Villains: Creating National History in Contemporary Ukraine'

Book Launch
21 February 2008

Rousseau's Poland: Contract and Considerations

Forum on Early Modern Central Europe
Dr Jerzy Lukowski (Birmingham)
20 February 2008

Peter Pišt'anek's, 'Rivers of Babylon'

Alan Ross (Oxford)
Jan Amos Comenius (Komenský) and Saxony - a history of misunderstanding?
Book Launch
31 January 2008

The Polish-Bolshevik War of 1920 in Western Eyes

Public Lecture sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland - Professor Andrzej Nowak (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
23 January 2008

Visions of European Unity since 1945

Noel O'Sullivan (Hull)
16 January 2008

Past Conferences & Workshops


Polish Literature since 1989

10-11 November 2011



No event archive available for 2010.


Liberty, Power and Identity in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: The Legacies and Lessons of the Commonwealth

An international conference hosted by The Centre for the Study of Central Europe at UCL SSEES, organised in partnership with The Lithuanian Historical Institute, Vilnius and The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, London as part of Lithuania's millennium programme.

Welcome by the Director of SSEES, Dr Robin Aizlewood

Address by HE Dr Oskaras Jusys, the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania

Session 1: Power and Liberty, chaired by Professor Martyn Rady (UCL SSEES)

  • With the Monarch or against Him? The Attitude of the Elite of the GDL to Authority in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Dr hab. Lidia Korczak, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

  • Nobles, Patrons and 'Liberty' in the GDL during the Reign of Sigismund III Vasa (1587-1632)

Dr Artūras Vasiliauskas, University of Vilnius

  • Republicanism in the GDL during the Rule of Augustus II (1697-1733) - An Illusion of Freedom

Dr Gintautas Sliesoriūnas, Lithuanian Historical Institute, Vilnius

Session 2 (Part 1): Confessional and Cultural Identities, chaired by Dr Karin Friedrich (University of Aberdeen)

  • The Flourishing of the Catholic Church in the GDL in the 15th Century: From Miscreant Clerics to Popular Piety

Dr Stephen C. Rowell, Lithuanian Historical Institute, Vilnius

  • 'According to the Confession in Which I Die': Measuring Allegiances in a Multi-Confessional City

Professor David Frick, University of California, Berkeley

  • A Many-Faced Nobility: Problems of Collective Consciousness in the GDL During the First Two Thirds of the 17th Century

Dr Henadz Sahanovich, European Humanities University, Vilnius

Session 2 (part 2): Confessional and Cultural Identities, Part II, chaired by Dr François Guesnet (UCL)

  • Jews' Social and Legal Status in the GDL and its Influence on the Status of Tatars and Karaites

Dr Jurgita Šiaučiūnaitė-Verbickienė, Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews, Vilnius

  • Problems of Pre-Modern Identity in the GDL: The Case of Samogitia

Professor Mathias Niendorf, University of Greifswald

  • How Confessionalized was the GDL in the Late 18th Century?

Dr Richard Butterwick, UCL SSEES

Session 3: Imagining and Remembering the GDL, chaired by Professor Simon Dixon (UCL SSEES)

  • Imperial Nationality Policy and the Russian Version of the History of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Mid-19th Century

Dr Darius Staliūnas, Lithuanian Historical Institute, Vilnius

  • Constructing the National Identity: The Image of the GDL in Lithuanian Art of the First Half of the 20th Century

Dr Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Lithuanian Institute of Culture, Philosophy, and Art, Vilnius


  • Soviet-Era and Post-1991 Uses of the GDL: The Reconstructions of Trakai and Vilnius Castles

Dr Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Universities of Linköping of Gothenburg

Final Discussion and Summing Up, chaired by Professor Geoffrey Hosking (UCL SSEES).

21 October 2009

20th Colloquium for Police History

Communicating Order, Policing Society

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9-11 July


Symposium: Partitions of Poland 1772-1939

Session 1: The Partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Chaired by Dr Richard Butterwick (UCL SSEES)

  • Why did France not come to Poland's aid at the time of the First Partition?

Dr hab. Piotr Ugniewski (University of Warsaw)
Discussant: Dr Jerzy Lukowski (University of Birmingham)

  • What should be done when the Motherland has died? The moods and attitudes of Poles after the Third Partition

Dr hab. Jarosław Czubaty (University of Warsaw)
Discussant: Dr Hubert Zawadzki (Abingdon)

Session 2: The Partition of the Second Republic and the Legacy of the Partitions
Chaired by Professor George Kolankiewicz (UCL SSEES)

  • Rethinking the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact: between tactics and grand strategy

Dr hab. Sławomir Dębski (Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw)
Discussant: Professor Jan Ciechanowski (UCL SSEES)

Panel Discussion: Dr Joanna Hanson (FCO), Professor Anita Prażmowska (LSE), Dr Nat Copsey (University of Birmingham)

Organised by the Centre for the Study of Central Europe, and sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the MB Grabowski Foundation

5 December 2008

Violence in Czech Culture of the Twentieth Century

A launch of books by three British scholars on or translated from Czech and published by the Karolinum Press, Prague.

Violence in the World of the Czech Homosexual 1930-1945

Mark Cornwall (Southamption)

Dreams of Violence: Václav Řezáč's Černé Světlo

Tim Beasley-Murray (UCL SSEES)

The Policeman and the Penitent: Narrating the Post-War Borderlands in Josef Jedlička's Kde život náš je v půli se svou poutí and Jaroslav Durych's Boží duha


Robert Pynsent (UCL SSEES)

David Short (UCL SSEES)

The Kidnapped Soul of Bezděková

Vít Bezdíček (UCL SSEES)

Casual Violence: Translating Topol

Rajendra Chitnis (Bristol)

Revolver dipped in ink: The Rhetoric of violence in 1980s Czech literature

Vít Bezdíček (UCL SSEES)

Casual Violence: Translating Topol


Organised with the generous support of the Karolinum Press and the Czech Centre, London.

24 October 2008

  • David Short: A translation of Bohumil Hrabal, Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp

Robert Pynsent (UCL SSEES)

Book Launch and Reception

Rajenda Chitnis: Vladislav Vančura: The Heart of the Czech Avant-garde Robert Pynsent: Ďáblové, ženy a národ: Výbor z úvah o české literatuře (Devils, Women and the Nation: Selected Essays on Czech Literature)

David Short (UCL SSEES)

The Kidnapped Soul of Bezděková

Workshop on the Laws of Hungary 1490-1526

The series Decreta Regni Mediaevalis Hungariae is near completion. The first three volumes, covering the laws of Hungary from 1000 to 1490 were published between 1989 and 1996 and, the fifth volume, Werbőczy's Tripartitum of 1517, was published in 2005. All volumes in the series seek to bring together the definitive texts of the laws of Hungary, their translation into English, and a full critical apparatus, including glossaries.

The Lead Editor of the series is János Bak, Emeritus Professor CEU Budapest and UBC Vancouver. The Publisher is Charles Schlacks Jr of Idyllwild, CA. The UK organiser is Martyn Rady, Professor of Central European History, UCL SSEES.

On 8th and 9th September, the workshop reviewed materials for inclusion in the 'missing' fourth volume, i.e. those laws produced during the period of the Jagiello rulers, 1490-1526. A third session was convened on 10th September to discuss editorial practice and to refine the translation of texts.

The agenda was as follows:

1. Reading and discussion of the Decreta of 1504, 1514, 1526

2. Abbreviation and its Problems; the regesta

3. Glossary and Critical Apparatus

4. Review of the Decreta of 1500, 1518, 1521, 1523, 1525

8-9 September 2008

Censorship as a Creative Force? Central Europe 1944-1989

Session 1: Chaired by Dr Richard Butterwick (UCL

Censorship in Communist-Ruled Countries from 1945 to 1989 (A Survey)

George Gömöri (University of Cambridge)

Peculiarities of Polish Censorship from 1945 to 1949

Dr John Bates, (University of Glasgow)

Censorship and Samizdat in Hungary in the Communist Era

Miklos Haraszti (Hungarian writer, Head of the OSCE, Vienna)

Session 2: Chaired by Dr Katarzyna Zechenter (UCL SSEES)

The Impact and Influence of Underground Publishing in Communist Poland

Grzegorz Boguta (former founder of Polish samizdat publisher NOWA)

The Politician and the Writer: An Argument or a Dialogue?

Józef Tejchma (ex-Minister of Culture in the Polish People's Republic)

Session 3: Chaired by George Gömöri

Censorship in Hungary in the Last Years of the Kádár Era

István Hegedűs (Author of a study on censorship)

Different Kinds of Censorship: The Experience of the Czech Weekly Literarni noviny

Antoni Liehm (Editor and critic)

The Reimposition of Censorship in Czechoslovakia After 1968

Dr Jan Čulik (University of Glasgow)

Session Four: Chaired by Dr John Bates

Polish Censorship of Emigré Writers

Professor Jan Prokop ( Kraków, literary critic)

Tadeusz Konwicki: A Special Case

Dr Katarzyna Zechenter (UCL SSEES)

25 April 2008