Legacies of 1989. Czech-Romanian perspectives /// Constanța

Czech Centre Bucharest and Ovidius University in Constanța invite you to a colloquium organized on the occasion of the 30 years anniversary since the Velvet Revolution and the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. The discussion will happen on December 4th at Ovidius University in Constanța, Faculty of History and Political Sciences. 

Photo by Boček Radovan

The colloquium will bring up the revolutionary year 1989 and its legacies in a comparative perspective. Between the situation in Czechoslovakia and Romania were quite a few differences in terms of social, economic and political context, but at least the relatively late timing connects them: these countries were the last ones where the Communist regimes fell, so one obvious question could be: why so late?

The situation in both countries will be presented by two speakers: Robin Ujfaluši will sum up what were the essential moments of the Czechoslovak – or as Czechs call it “Velvet” – Revolution, how the situation was culminating during 1989, what brought the regime down and how the revolutionary change happened. On the Romanian side, Gabriel Stelian Manea will discuss the revolution of 1989 as it happened in Romania. The colloquium will be moderated by Emilian Plopeanu, the dean of the Faculty of History and Political Science of Ovidius University in Constanța. The public is welcome to participate in the discussion.

Location: Ovidius University in Constanța, Sala Senatului, Campus Corp A, Aleea Universității, nr. 1, Constanța.

The entrace is free.

Event organized by Centrul Ceh (Czech Centre Bucharest) and Universitatea „Ovidius” din Constanța.

Facebook event here.