Four Canadian historians present at Cold War conference in Poland

2008 november 9 5:40 du.2 hozzászólás
Hungarian monument in Ottawa

Hungarian monument in Ottawa

Four Canadian historians are set to present at an international conference to take place in Lublin (Poland), entitled „Secret Weapon or the Victims of the Cold War–Central and Eastern European Émigrés.” Lubomyr Luciuk of the Royal Military College in Kingston (Ontario) will present a paper about Anglo-American perspectives on the Ukrainian question, covering the years from 1938 to 1955. Christopher Adam of Carleton University’s Department of History will present his paper on the relationship between the Hungarian-Canadian communist left-wing and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Budapest from 1956 to 1989, while Chris Kostov (University of Ottawa) will examine the actions of Bulgarian state security against western émigré communities. Jan Raska, from the University of Waterloo (Ontario), presents his research on Canada’s Czech communities and the former Czechoslovakia’s state security agency.

This international scholarly conference will take place from 13 to 15 November 2008 at the Hotel Mercure in Lublin, Poland. Organized by Slawomir Lukasiewicz of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), the conference seeks to explore the ways in which the former communist regimes in Eastern Europe tried to use émigré communities in Western Europe, Canada and the United States to bolster their position during the Cold War.


The Canadian Presentations:

Christopher Adam (Carleton): „Hungarian-Canadian émigré press, the political immigration and conflict with Hungary,” 13 November 2008, 11.30-13.30

Chris Kostov (Ottawa): „The communist Bulgarian state security and their ‘wet jobs’ against political émigrés,” 13 November 2008, 15.00-16.30

Jan Raska (Waterloo): „Forging states of dissent: Czech émigrés, Communist spies and Canadian State Security, 1945-1968,” 13 November 2008, 17.00-18.30

Lubomyr Luciuk (RMC): „Anglo-American Perspectives on the Ukrainian Question, 1938-1955,” 15 November 2008, 14.30-15.45

For the full conference program and a list of all presenters, click here.

Canadian Hungarian Journal

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  • Áron Huszár

    I see from the complete program that Magdolna Baráth is also presenting. She’s very prominent in Hungary and I think that she was a politician during the 1990s. Ferenc Cseresznyés–another Hungarian–is also on the program, but I haven’t read any of his work. Hopefully the House of Terror Museum in Budapest will come up for discussion as well at the conference. It deserves some coverage and maybe an article in the Canadian Hungarian Journal.

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