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The Cantemir Institute (CI) is a recently established centre of research at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, which focuses on the interdisciplinary study of Central and Eastern Europe in its wider European, Eurasian, Mediterranean, and global contexts. The creation of the institute has been made possible through a generous donation from the Berendel Foundation, London. The Cantemir Institute aims to reflect critically on the legacy of intercultural humanism bestowed by two humanist princes: Demetrius Cantemir (1673-1723), the ruling prince of Moldavia (1693; 1710-11), and his son Antiochus (1709-1744), Russia's ambassador to London and Paris (1731-1744). These distinguished polymaths were steeped in the intellectual culture of both Eastern and Western Europe and knowledgeable about the Ottoman and the Russian empires.
||CleanTwo opposed catholic nationalisms: Ukrainian Galicians in the Second Polish Republic (1923-1939)||Dr Alessandro Milani (EHESS, Paris) gives a talk for the Cantemir Institute East and East-Central Europe seminar series.||13 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFamily systems in historic Poland-Lithuania: Demographic perspectives on civilisational divide in Eastern Europe||Mikolaj Szoltysek (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock) gives a talk for the Cantemir Institute on 12th February 2013.||6 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncountering and Appropriating Cityscapes: Lviv and Wroclaw after 1944/45||Sofia Dyak (Center for Urban History, Lviv) gives a talk for the Cantemir Institute.||6 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbbasid Culture and the Universal History of Freethinking||Professor Al-Azmeh, Professor in the School of Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies, Central European University, Budapest, gives a talk for the Cantemir Institute.||6 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUtopia and Terror: How interdisciplinary methodologies can help us understand violent societies. The example of Croatian Ustasha regime||Part of the Cantemir Institute seminar series. Rory Yeomans, senior research analyst at the Ministry of Justice, gives a talk on how interdisciplinary methodologies help us understand violent societies.||12 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBygone Glories and Frivolous Pleasures: The Rococo Revival and National Identity in Austrian and Hungarian Art, 1840-1860||Part of the East and Est-Central Europe Seminar series. Dr Nóra Veszprémi (Cantemir Fellow, Budapest) gives a talk on art and identity in Austria and Hungary in the mid 19th Century.||24 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMajorities and Minorities in Interwar Timişoara: Between Fictive and Ethnicity and Ideal Nation||Professor Victor Neumann (West University of Timisoara) delivers a lecture as part of the East and East-Central Europe Seminar Series at the Cantemir Institute.||19 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarxism and the Kemalist 'Sonderweg' (through the eyes of the Turkish Communist poet Nazim Hikmet)||Professor Halil Berktay delivers the final lecture in the Trinity term East and East Central Europe Seminar Series.||28 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformational Leap as the basic Metaphor of Russian Sonderweg Theories||Professor Andrei Zorin presents the third East and East Central Europe seminar lecture for the Cantemir Institute on Thursday 7 June.||28 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModernist Writing and Modernist Events: Fictions of Holocaust||Often described as one of the most important historical theorists of our times, Hayden White discusses the ethical and aesthetic implications for discourses dealing with the Holocaust, genocide and industrialized death.||27 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanModernist Writing and Modernist Events: Fictions of Holocaust (Slides)||Often described as one of the most important historical theorists of our times, Hayden White discusses the ethical and aesthetic implications for discourses dealing with the Holocaust, genocide and industrialized death.||27 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInstitutional hypocrisy: the Imperial Diet in the 18th century - a German Sonderweg?||Professor Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (University of Münster) delivers a lecture as part of the "East and East-Central Europe: Special Paths (Sonderwege) in European Perspective" seminar series.||25 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|