International Conference "The Silence about Communism in Central and Southeastern Europe"

posted by ka:kanev on 2007/12/01 08:34

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organised by Institute for Studies of the Recent Past and
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, Sofia
with the support of East – East Program: Partnership Beyond Borders
and the French Embassy, Sofia

Arena di Serdica Hotel, Sofia

Today starts the two-day international conference dedicated to the 18-years aftermath of the end of the Communist era and its still "traumatic" social, political, economic and cultural consequences for the transition countries and of course Bulgaria. The conference will be divided in 4 thematic panels, dealing with different aspects of our recent past and its contemporary heritage:

How does the Communist State Function?
To Live in Communism
The Political Economy of Communism: Economy of Shortage
Communism: Repression and Resistance

Here you can find the complete program of the conference.

I am sure that the event will be of outstanding academic excellence and definitely plan to visit it. For those interested in paying a visit and living/being in Sofia for the weekend here is the rather "crappy" site of the hotel, hosting the conference. If you are familiar with the Sofia geography - it is located just in front of the Goethe Institut building (with a more decent map).


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