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Visegrad Insight - 1 (3) 2013

The third issue of Visegrad Insight “My Hero, Your Enemy” s devoted to history teaching in Central Europe.

The topic is discussed by renowned academics, writers, intellectuals and diplomats such as: Péter Balázs (Central European University Professor, former foreign affairs minister of Hungary and former EU commissioner), Paweł Ukielski (deputy director Museum of Warsaw Uprising), Mária Schmidt (director Terror Haza, Budapest), Oldřich Tůma (Czech Academy of Sciences), Juraj Marušiak (Slovak Academy of Sciences), Petr Vágner (former International Visegrad Fund deputy director), Krzysztof Varga, Pavol Rankov, Viktor Horvath (writers).

CONTENTS

EUROPE
Oldřich Tůma, Mária Schmidt, Juraj Marušiak, Gábor Gyáni, Paweł Ukielski on the role of teaching history and the politics of memory play in the region

My Hero Your Enemy. Interview with Peter Vágner by Wojciech Przybylski

We Are the Stories We Tell. Historical Conciliation of Ethnic Tensions in Central Europe Dagmar Kusá

Exploring History – Towards a Common Visegrad Image Piotr Bajda

THINK THANK WATCH
Response of Think Tanks to Visegrad Challenges Tomáš Strážay

ECONOMY AND BUSINESS
Rise of the Tycoons. Václav Štětka from Oxford University on economic crisis and changing media ownership in Central Europe.

Exhibitions Are Not Spectator Sports. Interview with Łukasz Wróbel by Martin Ehl

New Dilemmas About Textbooks Wojciech Przybylski

INTERVIEW
History Beyond Nations. Interview with Péter Balázs by Wojciech Przybylski

INTELLIGENT MIND
Neighbors and Shadows. Pavel Rankov in discussion with Viktor Horváth and Krzysztof Varga.

History Education and Regime Change: The Case of Slovak History Textbooks Slavka Otcenasova

A History Lesson for Good Pupils Tamás Gomperz

The Ghost of Judeopolonia, or the Non-Existent Eastern European Confederation Zoltán Halasi

VISEGRAD ABROAD
Poland’s Presidency in the Visegrad Group: More Than an Eastern Element Mateusz Gniazdowski

Should Central Europe Worry About Putin’s Return To The Kremlin? Janá Kobzová

COMMUNITIES
The Art of Remembrance. Artistic Strategies to Remember the Roma Holocaust Anna Lujza Szász

REPORTAGE
Dead Ends of the Socialist Arms Race. Abandoned Soviet Barracks in Eastern Europe János Deme

URBAN
Remembering the City. A Guide Through the Past of Košice István Kollai

BOOKS
First step toward hope. Introduction to Jan Balabán’s prose by Petr Hruška

Eye to Eye Jan Balabán

Lost in Translation Jane deLynn

LOOKING BACK/ARTS
The other (?) Europe Piotr Kosiewski on what Central European art actually is and how and where it is defined

Theatrical Encounters between Poland and Hungary Judit Barta

OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Future of the Fund. Interview with Karla Wursterová by Jiří Sýkora and Natalia Kierczak

ESSAY
A Different Country Marcin Król


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