Panel discussion: "The End of the First World War. Implications for Cultural Diversity in Central and Eastern Europe"

7 October 2014, 5 p.m., Berlin

The Embassy of Hungary, German Historical Museum and European Network Remembrance and Solidarity organise a panel discussion entitled: "The End of the First World War. Implications for Cultural Diversity in Central and Eastern Europe." The discussion will take place on 7th October, 2014, at 17:00 in German Historical Museum (Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin).

Until the First World War, Eastern Europe was dominated by large empires: the Russian Tsarist Empire, the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and the German Empire. Within these historical units, a diverse cultural life based on the many ethnic groups, languages and religions developed in various conditions. The end of the war, the collapse of empires and the emergence of new nation states meant the end of an unique cultural diversity. The importance and impact of these changes are the focus of the discussion.

Offical welcome by:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Koch, President of the German Historical Museum Foundation

S.E. Dr. József Czukor, Ambassador of Hungary

Participants of the discussion:

Árpád Hornyák, PhD, University of Pécs, Hungary

Andrej Tóth, PhD, University of Opava, Czech Republic

Mag. Dr. Hannes Leidinger, University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, Herder-Institut Marburg and Giessen University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jan Rydel, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Poland

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Marie-Janine Calic, University of Munich, Germany

The evening will finish with a concert of operetta melodies, performed by artists of the Budapest Operetta Theatre.


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