Remembering Nov. 17, 1989

Remembering 31 Years since the Collapse of Communism in Czechoslovakia

Happy Czechoslovak Independence Day!

Celebrating 102 years since Czechoslovak Independence in 1918!

“The Battle of Dukla Pass”

by Bill Tarkulich Presented by the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC (SASW) Saturday, October 24th, 2:00 PM (EST) This presentation provides a broad overview of the events that precipitated the attack, the battle itself, and its impact on the future of the country’s villages and people. The battle involved 1,350 tanks and 139,000 casualties, earning the site the name “The Valley of Death.” Yet here in the United States, it remains one of the least-known battles of the war. To register in advance for this Zoom webinar, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N5mCrw6URyCHmkwf5CdQ4A After registering,… Read More

ASEEES Virtual Convention, 2020

ASEEES 2020 Convention

Slovak-Themed Panels at Annual SSA Meeting This year’s annual Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention promises to deliver a wealth of research findings from across the globe as a variety of scholars will present from their own time zones via Zoom! Download (see below) a list of the Slovak-related panels to be presented online (not in person!) at the 2020 ASEEES Convention: Nov. 5-8 and Nov. 14-15. All times listed are EST. Please note that the annual Slovak Studies Association meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 6… Read More

‘TRANSLATION IS A DUEL’ Literárne informačné centrum

Read the interview with Peter Petro, who translated the Rivers of Babylon trilogy into English. Petro studied at Comenius University in Bratislava before moving to Canada and continuing his studies at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Ph.D in Comparative Literature). He teaches Russian and Slavic literature at the University of British Columbia and holds the Chair of Modern European Studies. The Association of the Slovak Writers’ Organisations awards the P. O. Hviezdoslav Prize each year to a translator of Slovak literature into a foreign language…. Read More

Exkluzívny film: ‘Spýtaj sa vašich 68’

On this 52nd anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, we encourage you to take a minute to watch (and share) this firsthand account in the form of a film: Spýtaj sa vašich 68. View the trailer

Summer 2020 Webinar Series: Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center

Carpatho-Rusyn Summer 2020 Webinar Series

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Summer Seminars, presented by the John and Helen Timo Foundation. This exciting series features interactive presentations with some of the most prominent Carpatho-Rusyn American scholars working today.

“The Year of Zuzana Čaputová”

Slovak President Zuzana Caputova

The current edition of the Slovak news magazine Týždeň focuses on Zuzana Čaputová’s first year as President of Slovakia.

New Publication

By: Alexander Duleba (ed.) This publication is an outcome of the research project entitled “EU-UkraineAssociation Agreement and the Slovak-Ukrainian Cross-Border Cooperation:Implications and Opportunities” implemented by the Institute of Political Science atthe Faculty of Arts of the University of Prešov.

Webinar–“Slovakia: New Government, New Challenges”

Our colleagues at Friends of Slovakia partnered with the German Marshall Fund of the United States on April 28, 2020 to present this special webinar event which can be viewed below. Discussants: Dr. Kevin Deegan Krause, Associate Professor of Political Science, Wayne State University, Michigan Pavol Demeš, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States Dr. Grigorij Mesežnikov, President, Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava Moderator: Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States  “Slovakia has woken up.” “Seismic anger…” “March of the inexperienced.” These were some of the headlines in the… Read More