Czech & Slovak Studies Workshop
The Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop aims to bring together researchers, scientists, faculty members and advanced graduate students to exchange their experiences, research results, and ideas.

The CSSW was established in 2000 and is now sponsored by the Czechoslovak Studies Association as well as the Slovak Studies Association. The program committee typically welcomes papers on Czech and Slovak topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater.

New work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Each speaker is typically allotted a 50-minute slot divided between a presentation and active discussion. Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. Whether you are a graduate student or faculty member, the organizers of the CSSW are happy to consider your application to present your research at the workshop.  For more information, please contact us at

21st Annual Czech & Slovak Studies Workshop

April 29-30, 2022 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

I’m very excited to announce that twentieth annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop is set to get underway at UNC-Chapel Hill next Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Many thanks to everyone who has helped to make it happen, including the CSA, which is helping to fund the event.

Most of the event will be in person, so if you’re in the area, please do join us. Here is a link to the program. Pieter Judson will be giving our keynote lecture, “Learning to Forget Empire: Central Europe’s Global and Imperial Pasts” at 5:00 EST on Friday, April 29. Here is more information about that talk. 

I would like to draw your attention to our one Zoom event, which will take place at 1:00 PM EST on Friday, April 29. Zuzana Schreiberová, director of the Multicultural Centre Prague, will be giving a talk entitled “Ukrainian Refugees in the Czech Republic: Experiences and Reactions.” 

Schreiberová, a trained anthropologist, will be speaking from experience, as she has worked with refugee populations since 2015 as well as with Ukrainian migrant populations before Russia’s war. She and others are now working with Ukrainian refugees in Prague. This event will also serve as a fundraiser to help the Multicultural Centre’s efforts. 

For more information and to register, follow this link

With kind regards, Chad Bryant
Professor, Department of History
UNC-Chapel Hill

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