East-Central Europe Miscellaneous Sources in English

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    Interview with John Connelly--April 6, 2018
    Connelly, John (2020-08-24)
    Interview with John Connelly, Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. The interview was conducted at Berkeley on April 6, 2018. To access the audio of the complete interview, click here. Connelly completed his BSFS at Georgetown and his MA and PhD at Harvard. He is the author of three books: Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech, and Polish Higher Education, 1945-1956 (2000), which won the George L. Beer Prize of the American Historical Association in 2001; From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933–1965 (2012), which won the John Gilmary Shea Book Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association in 2013; and most recently From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe (2020).
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    Interview with Pieter Judson--May 15, 2017
    Judson, Pieter; Case, Holly (2017-09)
    Interview with Pieter Judson, Professor of 19th and 20th-Century History and Head of the History Department at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The interview was conducted in Florence on May 15, 2017. Pieter completed his BA at Swarthmore and his PhD at Columbia. He began teaching at Pitzer College from 1988-1992, and then returned to Swarthmore as a professor from 1993 to 2014, where from 2011 to 2014 he was Isaac H. Clothier Professor of History and International Relations. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, among them Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, and a number of distinguished prizes for his books, as well as for his teaching. His books include: Exclusive Revolutionaries: Liberal Politics, Social Experience, and National Identity in the Austrian Empire, 1848-1914 (published by Michigan in 1996), and which won two prizes; Guardians of the Nation. Activists on the Language Frontiers of Imperial Austria, published by Harvard in 2006, which won three prizes; and The Habsburg Empire, A New History, published in 2016 by Harvard. In addition to his stellar scholarly reputation, Judson is also famous as a teacher and mentor to many in the field and beyond. Special thanks to Máté Rigó for preparing an inventory of the interview.
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    Interview with Mate Rigo--May 14, 2017
    Rigo, Mate; Case, Holly (2017-09)
    Interview with Mate Rigo, Assistant Professor of History at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. The interview was conducted in Florence, Italy on May 14, 2017. Rigo received his PhD from Cornell University in 2016. The title of his dissertation was “Imperial Elites after the Fall of Empires: Business Elites and States in Europe’s East and West, 1867-1928,” which won the Messenger Chalmers dissertation prize. During the academic year 2016-2107, he was in Florence on a postdoc at the European University Institute. In addition to his other scholarly work, Rigo has also written articles and blog posts on a number of topics, most notably on debates around the Holocaust in Hungary. He has also been a long-time collaborator on this blog, so it's about time he was interviewed for it.
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    Interview with Tara Zahra--April 30, 2017
    Zahra, Tara; Case, Holly (2017-09)
    Interview with Tara Zahra, Professor of East European History at the University of Chicago, where she is also Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies and at the the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. The interview was conducted in Vienna, Austria on April 30, 2017. Zahra received her PhD in History in 2005 from the University of Michigan and has since published three books and won a number of prestigious prizes and awards. Her books include: Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900–1948 (Cornell, 2008), which won five prizes; The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe's Families after World War II (Harvard, 2011), which won two prizes; and The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World (Norton, 2016). In 2014, Zahra was also named a MacArthur Fellow. Special thanks to Máté Rigó for preparing an inventory of the interview.
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    Interview with Leyla Safta-Zecheria--March 14, 2017
    Safta-Zecheria, Leyla; Case, Holly (2017-09)
    Interview with Leyla Safta-Zecheria, PhD student in the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at the Central European University in Budapest. The interview was conducted in Vienna, Austria, on March 14, 2017. Safta-Zecheria has an MA in European Ethnology from the Humboldt University in Berlin and has also studied in Bremen and at Istanbul Bilgi University. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation at CEU, which is tentatively titled “Away towards the Asylum: The Politics of Biopolitics in Psychiatric Deinstitutionalization in Romania.”
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    Interview with Mugur Ciumâgeanu--February 17, 2017
    Ciumâgeanu, Mugur; Case, Holly (2017-09)
    Interview with Mugur Ciumâgeanu, Romanian psy-professional, specializing in psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy as well as policy making. The interview was conducted in Vienna, Austria, on February 17, 2017. Ciumâgeanu attended a German high school in Timișoara and after graduation went to medical school in Timișoara where he studied general medicine. Later he also received a doctorate in psychiatry there, as well as a masters in psychiatric anthropology at Paris 7, a masters in special education at Timișoara. Starting in 2002, he practiced clinical psychology in Bucharest, and from 2006-2008 he served as head of the Romanian National Center for Mental Health (Centrului Național de Sănătate Mintală). He now works as a private psychotherapist, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, and also teaches at the University of Timișoara in the Psychology Department, and serves as chair of the department of Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology.
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    Interview with Laszlo Karsai - January 10, 2016
    Karsai, Laszlo (2016)
    Interview with László Karsai, Professor of History at Szeged University in Hungary. The interview was conducted in Budapest, Hungary on January 10, 2016. László Karsai specializes in the history of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in Hungary. He has also written on the nationality question in France and on the Gypsy Holocaust in Hungary. His publications include: A cigánykérdés Magyarországon 1919-1945. Út a cigány Holocausthoz [The Gypsy Question in Hungary 1919-1945. Toward the Gypsy Holocaust] (1992), as well as with many works, including a book on the nationalities question in Belgium (Flamandok és vallonok, 1986), and a biography of the Hungarian Arrow Cross leader, Ferenc Szálasi (Szálasi Ferenc - Politikai életrajz, 2016). He also compiled and edited two extensive volumes of primary sources: one of anti-Semitic writings and another of writings against anti-Semitism in Hungary. Special thanks to Máté Rigó, Cornell University Ph.D. student, for preparing an inventory of the interview.
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    Interview with Alex Star - June 4, 2014
    Alex, Star (2014-06-04)
    Alex Star is senior editor at Ferrar, Strauss and Giroux in New York. He has a long and distinguished history as an editor, first as assistant literary editor of The New Republic, then–from 1994 to 2001–as the editor of Lingua Franca, a publication with a truly outsized impact on the world of ideas in general, both within and beyond the academy. Later he was founding editor of The Boston Globe "Ideas" section, deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine, and senior editor of The New York Times Book Review before joining Ferrar, Strauss and Giroux in 2012. He has also written essays and reviews for The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, London Review of Books, and other publications.
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    Interview with Susan Ferber--June 3, 2014
    Ferber, Susan (2014-06-03)
    Susan Ferber is the executive editor for American and world history at Oxford University Press (USA). Among her editorial procurements are books that have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize, and five have become national best sellers. In addition to teaching at the book workshop of the Columbia Publishing Course and giving regular lectures on academic publishing, she has also written thought pieces for a variety of publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Passport, Perspectives on History and The Digital Digest. The interview was conducted in New York on June 3, 2014.
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    Turning Your Dissertation into a Book - Professionalization Workshop
    Case, Holly (2013-03-03)
    Panel discussion with John Ackerman, Director of Cornell University Press, and two History faculty members, Aaron Sachs (author of two books, The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism, published by Viking in 2006, and Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition with Yale University Press, which just came out in January of this year) and Camille Robcis, author of The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in Twentieth-Century France, forthcoming with Cornell University Press this spring. Themes range from conceptualizing a book project to planning revisions to finding and approaching a publisher.