Visiting Faculty

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    Julián Casanova, is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Zaragoza. His publications include La historia social y los historiadores (Crítica, Barcelona, 1991), De la calle al frente. El anarcosindicalismo en España, 1931-1939 (Crítica, Barcelona, 1997, translated into English Anarchism, the Republic and Civil War in Spain: 1931-1939, Routledge, London and New York, 2005), La Iglesia de Franco (Temas de Hoy, (Madrid, 2001; Crítica, Barcelona, 2005); República y guerra civil (Crítica, Barcelona, 2007; English edition, The Spanish Republic and Civil War, in Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010), with Carlos Gil, Historia de España en el siglo XX (Ariel, Barcelona, 2009, forthcoming at Cambridge University Press in Spring 2014); and Europa contra Europa, 1914-1945 (Crítica, Barcelona, 2011). His last book is A Short History of the Spanish Civil War (I.B. Tauris, London, 2012; published in Spanish as España partida en dos. Breve historia de la guerra civil española, Crítica, Barcelona, 2013). Professor Casanova is also the editor of Morir, matar, sobrevivir. La violencia en la dictadura de Franco (Critica, Barcelona, 2002); Tierra y Libertad. Cien años de anarquismo en España (Crítica, Barcelona, 2010) and co-author of El pasado oculto. Fascismo y violencia en Aragón, 1936-1939 (Siglo XXI, Madrid, 1992), and Victimas de la guerra civil (Temas de Hoy, Madrid, 1999). Professor Casanova has been Visiting Professor in several and prestigious Universities of England, USA and South America, among them Queen Mary College (London), Harvard University, University of Notre Dame, New School for Social Research (New York) and FLACSO (Quito). He is member of the Editorial Committe of the journal Historia Social and member of the Advisary Board of The International Journal of Iberian Studies (Bradford, England) and Cuadernos de Historia de España (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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    Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi University, Department of History.
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    Academic Writing Instructor
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    Associate Research Fellow

    Markian Prokopovych, currently at the University of Birmingham in the UK, is a long-term affiliate of Pasts Inc. His teaching and research focuses on cultural history of East Central Europe, and more broadly on urban history and modern European cultural history. He is involved in a number of volunteer activities at CEU, including the editing of the journal East Central Europe.

  • Associate Research Fellow

    Oksana Sarkisova received her PhD in history from the Central European University, Budapest. Her fields of research are cultural history, memory and representation, film history, amateur photography, and visual studies. She co-edited with Péter Apor Past for the Eyes: East European Representations of Communism in Cinema and Museums after 1989 (2008) and has published extensively on Soviet cultural history and film, film industry, nationality politics, contemporary Russian and Eastern European cinema, and Russian amateur photography. She is currently finalizing her monograph, “Across the Sixth Part of the World: Nations and Landscapes in Soviet Cinema, 1925-1939.” She has taught courses on documentary cinema and human rights with Renata Uitz at CEU, on film history and film studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and Williams College (USA), as well as run an interdisciplinary workshop on teaching visual studies “Thinking Figuratively” at Moscow State University, and the annual Visual Lab workshop since 2010 at OSA. She is co-director with Peter Almond of the CEU Summer School Documentary Cinema in the Digital Century (June-July 2013) and, since 2004, has been Program Director of Verzio, the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

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    Fields: Cultural History, Eastern Europe, Modern Period.

    Ostap Sereda received his Ph.D. in Comparative History from the Central European University in 2003. Since then he has been at the department of modern history of the I.Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies in Lviv (Ukrainian Academy of Sciences). He also lectured at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukrainian Catholic University and Macquarie University (Sydney), and was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and at Harvard University. His current project shall result in a monograph on cultural politics and musical theater in Russian-ruled Kyiv in the second half of the 19th century, which is planned to be published in 2015 with the Böhlau Publishing House (Vienna).

  • Visiting Lecturer

    Anca Sincan defended her PhD at the History Department of the Central European University on the relationship between state and church in communist Romania. She completed her academic training at Padova University where she worked with Professor Gianpaolo Romanato, Oxford University where she worked with Professors Peter Clarke and Anne Deighton, the European History Institute in Mainz, and the New European College in Bucharest. Her research interests revolve around recent history of the East Central Europe, history of historical writing, memory and remembrance, religious studies, secularization, religion and politics on which she published articles and book chapters and delivered conference papers and lectures. She took part as expert in the Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania where she researched the Church/ religious denominations under communism. She taught courses at the History and International Relations Department at Petru Maior University in Tirgu-Mures and had several lectures at the Political Science Department of the Bucharest University. She is a researcher at the “Gheorghe Sincai” Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Romanian Academy in Tirgu-Mures. Currently she is working on the publication of an edited volume on post imperial Eastern Orthodoxy with Nadia Al-Bagdadi and Ionut Biliuta to appear at CEU Press in 2014.

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    GY. E. SZÖNYI is professor of English (Szeged) and intellectual history (CEU, Budapest). His interests include the Renaissance, the Western Esoteric traditions, and cultural theory and symbolization. – Recent monographs: Pictura & Scriptura. 20th-Century Theories of Cultural Representations (in Hungarian, Szeged, 2004); John Dee's Occultism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2004). – He has edited among others: European Iconography East & West (Leiden, 1996); The Iconography of Power (with Rowland Wymer, Szeged, 2000); "The Voices of the English Renaissance," Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 11.1 (2005); The Iconology of Gender (with Attila Kiss, Szeged, 2008).