A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe. Volume II: Negotiating Modernity in the ‘Short Twentieth Century’ and Beyond, Part I: 1918-1968 and Part II: 1968-2018 (published in November 2018)
The two-volume project is a synthetic work, authored by an international team of researchers, covering twenty national cultures and 250 years and offering the first-ever synthetic overview of the history of modern political thought in East Central Europe. The ensuing work goes beyond the conventional nation-centered narrative and offers a novel vision especially sensitive to the cross-cultural entanglement of discourses. Its principal aim is to make these cultures available for the global ‘market of ideas’ and revisit some of the basic assumptions about the history of modern political thought, and modernity as such.
Part I and II of the second volume will be presented by the three editors Balazs Trencsényi, Maria Falina, and Michal Kopeček. Dr. des. Friedrich Cain (Junior Fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg: for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies of Erfurt University) will moderate the event, Joachim von Puttkamer (chair of Eastern European History at Friedrich Schiller University Jena und Director of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena) will act as commentator.
The book presentation is organised by the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO).
Source and further information: EEGA, Link (21 October 2019)