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April 4, 2023: Visegrad Scholarship at OSA Presentations

Monument to Vladimir the Great (photo: Anna Adashinskaya)
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

We are happy to announce the next presentations of the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA. Join the event in the Archivum, or online by following the link below!

The presentations will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in the Meeting Room of the Blinken OSA Archivum, and online. The Zoom link of the meeting is:

Anna Adashinskaya, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bucharest
Forging a Medieval Russian State: The Concepts of Unity and Nationhood in Russian History Textbooks and their Conceptual Ancestors

The presentation will examine the politics of history (Geschichtspolitik) permeating the school narratives in post-Soviet Russia, and analyze the ideological implications associated with the term “Kievan/Kyivan Rus’,” as well as its gradual disappearance from the Russian academic and educational discourse. Focusing on the continuity of the Russian imperial idea that has shaped the studies by pre-1917 historians, Russian late-Soviet dissidents, and some Putin-supporting academics, this research explores the manipulation with historiographic terminology defining the modes of government, the population groups, and the ecclesiastic structure of medieval Rus’ in the Samizdat/Tamizdat publications and public discourses of late-Soviet dissidents as it can be found in the records at the Blinken OSA Archivum.

Emma Krasznahorkai, Political scientist and social worker
Media Representation of Refugees and Women as Symbols

The research aims to examine the connection between refugees and media representation. Investigating the differences between how refugee crises—involving Hungary—were portrayed in the 20th and 21st centuries, this study examines the role of women as symbols during these crises. The presentation will compare the media representations of refugees of the Bosnian war in the 1990s, Middle Eastern refugees of 2015, and refugees of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war in 2022. To allow an in-depth understanding, the project uses art theory, historical methodology, social sciences, comparative political science, and gender studies in interpreting visual sources. In the future, an exhibition with a personal touch will complement the research.