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WELCOME Central European Dictionary of Political Concepts Conference June 24-26, 2011 Bratislava

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CITY, CULTURE AND POLITICS Three generations of writers, intellectuals and journalists have joined us since 1979 to form a vibrant intellectual society. For more than 30 years Res Publica has had its our focus on culture, politics and society, influencing media, academia and political institutions. We believe in civil liberties with a stress on republican values and practices in public life. We are independent of any political parties in Poland or abroad. Several distinguished international authors have published or have been republished in our journal volumes and books, regardless of their ideological inclinations. Among them are Isaah Berlin, Hannah Arendt, Michael Oakeshott, Pierre Manent, Leszek Kołakowski, Aldonus Huxley, Bohumil Hrabal, Alasdair MacIntyre, Slavoj Zizek, Timothy Snyder, Ivan Krastev, Irving Kristol and many others. Since 2007 a third generation of Res Publicans has taken over, starting new programs besides print media. These include: ‣ Internet website www.res.publica.pl with original translations of top debates and issues (in cooperation with Eurozine- the European network of cultural journals and Free Speech Partnership Program); ‣ City DNA - Res Publica focus on city’s communities and planning; ‣ Central European Dictionary of Political Concepts - seminars, debates and book project focusing on Central Europe; ‣ public debates at Universities and culture institutions; ‣ book publishing and many other


BISLA BISLA is the first liberal arts college in Slovakia and the only one in Central Europe as an independent institution. It opened its gates to the first class of students in September 2006. BISLA was founded on a decade of prior experience, being the natural heir to the Society for Higher Learning (founded in 1996) – an ‘invisible college’ that graduated hundreds of exceptionally talented students from various fields of humanities, provided them additional education, tutorship and stipend.


CENTRAL EUROPEAN DICTIONARY OF POLITICAL CONCEPTS - CONCLUSIONS FROM SEMINARS IN 2010 • A companion rather than a dictionary! • The structure of work: • working groups / ”cluster editorial boards” consisting of 4-5 people • each broader topic covered by 4-5 essays focusing on more specific issues (approx. 10 pages

each) • essays within each section written by participants of a particular „cluster”, but also by authors invited by them to contribute to the volume • the work and output of „cluster editorial boards” co-ordinated by chief editors (Pawel Marczewski and Wojciech Przybylski)

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CRITERIA FOR ENTRIES contribution to conceptual development analytical: comparative within V4 countries and between V4 and the rest of Europe informative relevance for all V4 countries specificity (V4 countries) relevance for current public debates universality + application to V4 (how general, mainstream concepts are reflected and acted upon in CEE) • intertextuality • • • • • • •

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HOW WE PLAN TO GET FROM CLUSTERS TO DICTIONARY OR COMPANION? • We work in cluster groups on selecting topics and themes for discussion as well as readings • We use WikiMedia tech, eg. www.spinnet.eu • We discuss them during seminar in June 2011 and on-line • At the conference in June 2011 we decide upon specific topics and authors • We commission work and wait for contributions • There is peer review and editorial work already in arrangement with a publishing house of

our choice • Publishing process begins • We ask “Big names” to write endorsements etc.

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SCHEDULE • 4 page summary - end August/beginning of Sept 2010 • Sept 2010 - setting up groups, public announcement - call for contributors • Sept - Dec 2010 Fundraising • establishing of a working platform and putting together a reading list for each „cluster editorial board” • meeting of all working groups, dedicated to discussing particular topics and distributing writing tasks - probably around

June 2011 • publishing proposal ready - September 2011 • deadline for contributions - October 2011 • peer-review and editorial work - end of December 2011

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PROGRAM BRATISLAVA, JUNE 24-26TH 24.06.2011 | Friday 14:00-15:00 Opening | Wojciech Przybylski (editor in chief) Presentation of Res Publica Nowa and Host special edition 15:00-15:30

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15:30-17:30 Session: Liberalism in Central Europe Leszek Jazdzewski (section editor) Samuel Abraham | Vit Hlousek | Szabolcs Pogonyi | Michał Warchala 18:00-20:00

Dinner at the Polish Embassy

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PROGRAM BRATISLAVA, JUNE 24-26TH 25.06.2011 | Saturday 9:00 -11:00 Session: What is the global position of Central Europe? Attila Melegh (section editor) Tomasz Kamusella | Weronika Parfianowicz |Tamas Scheibner |Mate Zombory 11:30-13:30 Session: My Hero, Your Enemy? Identity and the Politics of Memory Marcin Moskalewicz (section editor) Dagmar Kusa | Balint Varga | Csaba Zahoran | Jiri Subrt 13:30-15:00

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15:00-17:00 Session: Whose City? Artur Celinski (section editor) Igor Kovacevic | Polyak Levente | Martyna Obarska | Lukasz Medeksza | Kacper Pobłocki

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PROGRAM BRATISLAVA, JUNE 24-26TH 26.06.2011 | Sunday 9:00-11:00 Session: Hijacking Civil Society Editor: Agnes Gagyi (section editor) Jan Grzymski | Mariya Ivancheva | Jiri Navratil | Grzegorz Piotrowski | Roxana Radu | Zuzana Szatmary 11:30-13:30 Session: Was W. Wilson Right? Editor: Wojciech Przybylski (editor in chief) Daniel Ciunajcis |Gábor Egry | Martin Ehl | Lukasz Jasina | Kristina Mikulova | Radosław Zenderowski 13:30-15:30

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15:30-17:00 Session: What have we done with socialism? What has socialism done with us? Editor: Marcel Tomasek (section editor) Gabor Halmai | Nicolas Maslowski | Michał Wencel 18:00-19:30 Summary for editors Artur Celinski | Agnes Gagyi | Leszek Jazdzewski | Marcin Moskalewicz | Wojciech Przybylski | Marcel Tomasek in cooperation with: Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (SK), AMO - Association for International Affairs (CZ) and AnBlokk Association of Cultural and Social Studies (HU)

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