Archive for the ‘Albania’ Category

A Return to Diversity and the Pitfalls of Historical Surveys

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

By Laszlo Taba

Joseph Rothschild and Nancy Wingfield, Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II (1999)

Joseph Rothschild’s and Nancy Wingfield’s Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II is well written, though it shares some of the typical problems of historical survey literature. For an area of history that is complex and difficult to explain, they do an admirable job of organizing their subject. The problems with the book predominantly have to do with its structure.

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Save the Date!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

On October 30, from 6:30-9:00 pm in the JC Cinema, the Albanian filmmaker and novelist Elvira Dones will screen and then discuss her recent documentary Sworn Virgins. This is a unique opportunity to meet a filmmaker and hear her discuss her work. More details will follow–but for now, be sure to save the date in your calendar.