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June 3, 2022: Book presentation in Vienna by Andrea Pető

May 20, 2022

Prof. Andrea Pető presents her book Das Unsagbare erzählen. Sexuelle Gewalt in Ungarn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (Telling the Unspeakable. Sexual Violence in Hungary during the Second World War). Translated by Krisztina Kovacs, the book takes up the challenge of telling the story of the mass rapes of women during World War II by German, Soviet, and Hungarian soldiers in Hungary.

Listen to the experiences of faculty and students of OSUN Collaborative Network Course on Antisemitism, Holocaust, Colonialism, Gender

May 7, 2022

This OSUN Network Collaborative Course sought to investigate a complex set of critical linkages and points of intersection between four distinct, but overlapping, areas of inquiry: antisemitism, the holocaust, colonialism, and gender. It brought together faculty and students from five institutions to engage in conversation with one another. These institutions were CEU in Vienna, Birkbeck University of London, Bard College in New York, SOAS University of London, and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

May 2: Prof. Andrea Pető on gender and illiberalism in Seminar of Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University

April 26, 2022

In the context of the Illiberalism Studies Program, Andrea Pető aims to analyze the complex relationship between gender and illiberalism. Prof. Pető will discuss the reasons why both illiberalism and the category of gender are difficult to grasp. In doing so, she engages with previous research on gender, pointing out what has been missed. She argues that gender works as a “symbolic glue” for illiberal states.

May 2022: Online Workshop series on anti-gender politics and pedagogies of populism in Central and Eastern Europe

April 20, 2022

In recent years, social movements and political campaigns challenging women’s rights and LGBTQ+ equality have mobilized publics across the globe, from West Africa to Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia to North America. Even as some countries have witnessed an expansion of reproductive rights, marriage equality, and the legal recognition of transgender people, in many others these rights have been substantially weakened, diminished, or outright withdrawn.

April 25: Debate on implications of the war in Ukraine for scholars and scholarship

April 14, 2022

Join the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in partnership with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, Claremont McKenna College, and Brown University as they look at “What happened to the "Never Again!" Ethics? Lesson learned from the war in Ukraine for scholars and for the scholarship”. The event, which takes place online on April 25, is moderated by Prof. Andrea Pető with the participation of Omer Bartov, Marta Havryshko, Wendy Lower, and Tali Nates. Also, Ruslan Kavatsiuk leads the opening of the debate.