Central and East European Research Centre
Promoting and supporting research into Central and Eastern Europe at Cardiff University.
We promote and support research into Central and Eastern Europe at Cardiff University.
Engaging with the wider world, linking Cardiff-based research on Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine, with public impact and policy.
If you are a scholar at risk, please see the following:
- Researchers at Risk Fellowships
- Society and partners award seven fellowships to Ukrainian scholars at risk
- Academic and community collaboration creates resources for families affected by war
- Czech Centre London podcast
- Jewish Country Houses project
- Generation89: Witnessing the Velvet Revolution 30 years on
- UCL Central European Symposium Roundtable: 1989 Catalyst of Change
- Goodbye to all that? From Lenin to Putin
- 70 Years On: Berlin Blockade remembered
- Hitler's Circle of Evil: a historian's perspective
- Czechoslovakia 100
- Will Freedom Survive the Pandemic?
- Reassessing the past: Changing public understanding of Czechoslovakia's treatment of minorities
- Study Group on the Russian Revolution (BASEES)
- Czech and Slovak Study Group (BASEES)
- Learning from the past to protect our future: Tedx Cardiff
- Special Collections
- NATO Partnership for Peace consortium Kyiv, Ukraine, 2015
- Constitutional Imaginaries: A Theory of European Societal Constitutionalism
- International Jewish Humanitarianism in the Age of the Great War
- Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism: Complexities, Contradictions, and Controversies
- Československo: stát, který zklamal
- The Churches after Auschwitz between theology and memory politics
Uwch Ddarlithydd mewn Daearyddiaeth Ddynol
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Senior Lecturer in Modern Jewish History (Study Leave to 2023/4)
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Professor of Modern History (Study Leave 2021/2)
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Professor of International Relations
Lecturer in Modern European (Russian) History, Director of International
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Misinformation as a Tool of War: Past and Present
Date: Thursday 15 September 2022
Join us to explore how and why misinformation has been weaponised in conflict, using examples from both the past (e.g.: WWII) and present.
From the Trojan War to WWII, there are plenty of examples of governments spreading misinformation. Misinformation can be used to fuel propaganda, by attempting to push a narrative that may be far from the truth. Deliberately misleading your enemies has formed a crucial part of military warfare for thousands of years. Individuals may intentionally spread false information to further a narrative, or they may unintentionally spread misinformation by simply sharing a doctored viral video. The spreading of misinformation while engaging in conflict can take many different forms, for many reasons.
How to overcome the difficult past? Reflections on the Polish-Ukrainian relationship in the 20th century and today
Date: Thursday 9 June 2022
A webinar with guest speaker, Dr Paweł Duber (Nottingham Trent University), co-hosted by the History and Heritage research theme the School of Modern Languages and the Central and East European Research Group at Cardiff University.
Ukraine Question and Answer session
Crisis in Ukraine - Information and Question and Answer Session
Date: Monday 7 March 2022
Those of us with expertise in and personal connections to the region (Ukraine, Russia, and the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc) will not be able to provide comprehensive answers to all the questions you may have.
Few experts predicted that this invasion would happen, and nobody knows what the outcome will be. We may, however, be able to provide some context, background and understanding, from a variety of specialisms and perspectives.
Our members are often asked for expert opinions in the press:
- No hope for science in Russia: The academics trying to flee to the West. James Ryan, The Guardian.
- Russia invades Ukraine: Vladimir Putin's plan for swift victory has failed as Ukrainians fight to defend their freedom. Tetyana Pavlush, The Scotsman.
- Interview with Oliver Hides re: Russia and Belarus in light of the military operation in Ukraine. Galina Miazhevich, BBC Radio Wales breakfast show.
- Milos Jakes, Czech Communist Leader, Is Dead at 97. Mary Heimann, New York Times.
- BBC Radio 4 - Last Word. Mary Heimann, BBC Radio.
- Czech DV TV news (30-minute interview with Professor Mary Heimann). Mary Heimann, DV TV.