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    Disinformation in Memory Politics: Second Panel Discussion

    Case studies of disinformation in the field of current memory politics

    The event will take place on 12 May 2021 at 11:00–13:00 CEST.

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    Dr Ana Maria Cătănuș (National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at the Romanian Academy)

    PhD, senior researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at the Romanian Academy (Bucharest). Fields of research: history of intellectual dissent in Romania, East-Central Europe and the Soviet Union. Recently published: ’Shaping the alternative society: Dissent, opposition and political change in Eastern Europe‘ in Florin Abraham (ed.), 1989, Annus Mirabilis. Three Decades After: Desires, Achievements, Future, Bucharest, 2020; Ana-Maria Cătănuș, Antoaneta Olteanu (coord.), Relaţiile româno-ruse/sovietice din secolul al XIX-lea până în prezent [Romanian–Russian/Soviet relations from the 19th century until the present], Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, Bucureşti, 2020.


    Dr Oldřich Tůma (Institute of Contemporary History at the Czech Academy of Sciences)

    PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences. Member of the ENRS Academic Council. Fields of research: post-WW2 history of Czechoslovakia and Central Europe, Cold War history and memory studies. Recently published: A History of the Czech Lands, Prague, Karolinum Press, 2019; ’1968: Die Tschechoslowakei, die Politik der Vereinigten Staaten und die Entspannungspolitik‘ [Czechoslovakia, the US policy and the politicy of détente], in Michael Borchard, Stefan Karner, Hanns Jürgen Küsters, Peter Ruggenthaler (eds.), Entspannung im Kalten Krieg. Der Weg zum Moskauer Vertrag und zur KSZE. Graz-Wien, Leykam Verlag, 2020, p. 461–476.



    Prof. Attila Pók (Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg)

    Senior Researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg. From 1996 until 2018, Deputy Director of the Institute of History at the Research Centre for Humanities at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. 2007–2015, Secretary General of the Hungarian Historical Association and Visiting Professor of History at Columbia University in New York from 1998 until 2013. Chairman of the ENRS Academic Council. His publications and courses cover three major fields: the European political and intellectual history in the 19th and 20th centuries; the history of modern European historiography with special regard to political uses of history; the theory and methodology of history writing. His works in English include a volume co-edited with Stuart Macintyre and Juan Maiguashca The Oxford History of Historical Writing. Volume 4: 1800–1945, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011. He has also published Remembering and Forgetting Communism in Hungary. Studies on Collective Memory and Memory Politics in Context, Koszeg and Bucharest, Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) and the Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2017.


    Dr Serena Giusti (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Institute for International Studies in Milan)

    Head of the Programme on Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for International Studies (ISPI) in Milan. She also sits on the Advisory Board of Women in International Security (WIIS) in Italy. She has extensively published on the EU’s enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy, Russia’s foreign policy and EU–Russia relations. Recently published: S. Giusti, Piras, E. (eds.) Democracy and Fake News: Information Manipulation and Post-Truth Politics, London, Routledge, 2021; S. Giusti, ’The European Union Global Strategy and the EU’s Maieutic Power‘, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2 May 2020, vol. 58, is. 6, p. 1452–1468; S. Giusti, K. Jezierska, ’Travelling from West to East. Think Tank Model Adaptation to Central and Eastern Europe‘, East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, 2020, p. 1–13.


    Prof. Juraj Buzalka (Comenius University in Bratislava, Nation´s Memory Institute)

    Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at Comenius University in Bratislava. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nation’s Memory Institute in Bratislava. Fields of research: anthropology of social and political movements, cultural economy, politics of memory, populism, politics of religion, particularly in the region of East-Central Europe, and anthropology of wine. Recent publication: a monograph The Cultural Economy of Protest in Post-Socialist European Union: Village Fascists and their Rivals, Routledge, 2020.


    Dr Ivo Juurvee (International Centre for Defence and Security)

    Head of Security and Resilience Programme / Research Fellow at the International Centre for Defence and Security (Estonia). He has been a practitioner in the field of security for more than 13 years and an adviser to the National Security and Defence Coordination Unit of the Estonian Government Office and the Head of the Internal Security Institute of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences. He has taught Security at several universities. Fields of research: information warfare, intelligence services and other forms of hybrid conflicts. Recently published: an article - Ivo Juurvee and Arold Uku, ’Psychological Defence and Cyber Security: Two Integral Parts of Estonia’s Comprehensive Approach for Countering Hybrid Threats’, Revista Icono 14, vol. 19, is. 1, p. 70–94, 2021; reports: Ivo Juurvee, Vladimir Sazonov, Kati Parppei, Edgars Engizers, Ieva Pałasz, Małgorzata Zawadzka, ‘Falsification of History as a Tool of Influence‘, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Riga, December 2020, pp. 93 and Ivo Juurvee and Mariita Mattisen, ’The Bronze Soldier Crisis of 2007: Revisiting an Early Case of Hybrid Conflict‘, International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallin, August 2020, pp. 55.