Slovakia and SSA Related Panels at the November ASEEES Convention, San Antonio, TX, November 20-23, 2014

ASEEES is coming up soon and as we usually do, we post here a list of all panels and events involving our members or the country that we study. If we have inadvertently omitted anybody or any panels, please let us know at slovakstudies@gmail.com

SLOVAK STUDIES ASSOCIATION SPONSORED EVENTS
Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:30pm, Rivercenter, Conference Suite 529
SLOVAK STUDIES ASSOCIATION BUSINESS MEETING

and

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:00am, Rivercenter, Conference Room 5
POSTNATIONAL SLOVAKIA

Book Talk, Saturday, 2pm, October 26, 2013 at the Slovak Embassy in Washington: John Palka on My Slovakia

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C., and the Friends of Slovakia present a book talk by John Palka on My Slovakia, My Family: One Family’s Role in the Birth of a Nation, at the Embassy of Slovakia
3523 International Ct., Washington, D.C., at 2:00pm. Admission is free and all are invited.

Alfred Reisch

Alfred A. Reisch, political scientist, Senior Political Analyst for Radio Free Europe and author, died on May 17, 2013 in Košice, Slovakia, after a long battle with cancer. Although born in the Netherlands in 1931, Alfred was always proud of his Hungarian heritage. He worked with RFE in New York as Senior Political Analyst and in Munich as leader of RFE’s Hungarian Research and Evaluation Section.
His final and quite noteworthy accomplishment was the recent publication of his tome, Hot Books in the Cold War: The CIA-Funded Secret Western Book Distribution Program Behind the Iron Curtain (Central European University Press, 2013). Mark Kramer, director of Harvard’s Project on Cold War Studies, penned the Introduction and Columbia University’s István Deák also endorsed the book.

Slovak Fok Architecture Lecture, Saturday, June 15, 2013, the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C.

Posted on behalf of the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC:

On Saturday, June 15, 2013, the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW) will sponsor a free, two-part talk by Prof. Joseph M. Samson, of Ferris State University, on:
SLOVAK FOLK ARCHITECTURE:
• TRADITIONAL HOMES AND VILLAGES
• VILLAGE WORSHIP SPACES
The talk will be held in the Second-Floor Meeting Room of the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA (located midway between the Virginia Square/GMU and Ballston/MU Metro stations).

The "Traditional Homes and Villages" portion will start at 1:30PM, and "Village Worship Spaces" will start at 3:00PM.

Prof. Samson will look at regional variations in Slovak homes and villages, and at the unique vernacular church architecture that arose in response to various limitations imposed by the Habsburg government.

Slovakia and SSA Related Panels at the November ASEEES Convention, New Orleans, November 15-18

ASEEES is coming up soon and as we usually do, we post here a list of all panels and events involving our members or the country that we study. If we have inadvertently omitted anybody or any panels, please let us know at slovakstudies@gmail.com

Session 1 -- Thursday -- 1:00-2:45 pm

1-10

(Crossing) Boundaries of Thought, Identity and Solidarity: Workers in Bohemia and Czechoslovakia, 1914-1960 - Galvez

Chair:

Slovak Studies Member in the News

Congratulations to SSA Member James Krapfl, whose book on the Velvet Revolution appears at the top of tomas Galis's list of "What to Read". You can see more here!
http://komentare.sme.sk/c/6136621/tomas-galis-co-citat-vo-fore.html

The First Slovak Studies Association Library of Congress Lecture

We have been discussing for some time the possibility of hosting a lecture series at the Library of Congress. Finally, it begins to become reality.

The Library of Congress, the Slovak Studies Association and the Slovak Studies Program of the University of Pittsburgh present
a lecture by Martin Votruba

"The Robber Who Stole the Slovak Silver Screen"

12:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17
LJ-250, The Thomas Jefferson Building
Library of Congress, 1st. St. SE, Washington, DC

For more information email slovakstudies@gmail.com

Slovakia and SSA Related Panels at the November ASEEES Convention, Washington DC, November 17-20

ASEEES is coming up soon and as we usually do, we post here a list of all panels and events involving our members or the country that we study. If we have inadvertently omitted anybody or any panels, please let us know at slovakstudies@gmail.com

1-04 Polish Popular Culture (Roundtable)—Cabinet Room
Chair: Jozef Figa, Kaplan U
Participants:

  • Thomas Anessi, Columbia U
  • Jolanta Wrobel Best, Houston Community College-Northwest
  • Mikolaj Kunicki, U of Notre Dame
  • Robert A. Rothstein (SSA) U of Massachusetts, Amherst

2-26 Borders, Authority, Myth-Making—Suite 209
Papers:

Free: An odd assortment of Slovak and Czech Books

Kevin Deegan-Krause of the Slovak Studies Association is attempting to find good homes for books he acquired during fieldwork and no longer has reason to keep. If you are interested, the list is below. Pictures of the actual books (spine out) are available here: http://www.pozorblog.com/2011/08/obscure-slovak-and-czech-books-seek-goo...
If you are interested, please contact Kevin at kdecay[at]gmail{dot}com

Capek: Loupeznik, RUR, Bila nemoc
Capek: Masaryk on thought and life
Capek: Spisy XX. Hovory s T.G. Masarykem
Gajdos and Pasak: Vyvoj socioalno-ekologickej situace slovenskej spolocnosti
Gellner: Narody a nacionalismus
Hasek: Svejk (in Czech)
Havlicek Borovsky: Zivotni dilo
Hrabal: Tri novely
Janic: Roky bez domoviny
Jug-Kranjec: Slovenscina za tujce
Kusy: Eseje
Kusy: Na vlnach slobodnej Europy
Mistrik: Grammar of Contemporary Slovak
Pisarcikova and Michalus: Maly synonymicky slovnik
Prochazka: Chopin and Bohemia
Radvan: Stara Trnava v obrazoch

Fulbright Scholarship Opportunities in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Deadline: August 1

Another reminder from Fulbright. Chances really are high for many of these positions, especially in Slovakia, so please do apply.

2012-2013 Opportunities in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic
This year there are several awards available to the Czech Republic, including:
• Fulbright-Masaryk Award (NGO Management)
• Fulbright-Masaryk University Distinguished Chair in Social Studies (Czech
Republic)
There are also exciting awards available to the Slovak Republic, including awards in:
• Education
• Economics or Business Administration
• American Studies
If you do not see an award in your discipline, you should look at the all disciplines
awards. In Czech Republic, All Disciplines (research) or All Disciplines (teaching).
In Slovak Republic, All Disciplines (research) or All Disciplines (teaching).
Visit www.iie.org/cies to access the Catalog of Awards, online application and
guidelines. The application deadline for the 2012-13 competition is August 1, 2011.

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