Article/Book Chapter Prize Announcement

At its annual meeting during the 2021 ASEEES conference, the Slovak Studies Association will award a modest financial prize for the best article or book chapter about Slovakia in the humanities and social sciences published in 2018 or later.  All submissions must be in English, but they can be published anywhere in the world.  The publication’s author or authors are to be members in good standing of the SSA (to join, contact secretary-treasurer Carol Skalnik Leff, leffc@illinois.edu or visit our website Membership Page. First year membership is free.) The deadline for e-receipt of… Read More

‘The Auschwitz Report’ (‘SPRÁVA’) Film–Free Viewing Jan. 28 only!

Register online at: The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance Free screening tomorrow only, Jan. 28, 2021, (Int’l. Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz)  Slovakia’s entry for Best International Feature Film for the 2021 Academy Awards and Golden Globes After more than a year of meticulous planning, Auschwitz prisoners Alfred “Freddy” Wetzler and Valér Vrba set forth an escape plan in hopes of sharing detailed evidence about the deadly operations of the Nazis in the Camp. With the resilient aid of their fellow inmates, the pair… Read More

Krúžok: Upcoming Presentations Online

Our new member Orel Beilinson, a doctoral candidate at Yale University, announces the program of Krúžok, a working group for early-career scholars studying the modern history of Central and Eastern Europe.  Presentation themes range across Central and Eastern Europe but include Czech/Slovak topics among them. 

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 and 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.