PanEur1970s panel at the BASEES 2018 conference

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PanEur1970s team members organise a panel in the framework of the Annual Conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), taking place in Cambridge from 13 to 15 April 2018.

The panel, titled “The impact of the 1968 invasion on socialist regimes’ Westpolitik”, is chaired by PanEur1970s Senior Research Fellow Angela Romano and it features presentations by several team members:

  • Pavel Szobi on “Czechoslovak Normalization Elites and the Contacts to the West, 1968-1971”
  • Aleksandra Komornicka on “Polish Consumer Turn and Import of Western Technology after the Crises of 1968 and 1970”
  • Elitza Stanoeva on “Bulgarian-Danish relations after the invasion of Czechoslovakia: The interplay of economic interests and ideological discords”
  • and Benedetto Zaccaria on “Prague 1968 and Yugoslavia’s opening to the West, 1968-1970”.

Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica (University of Glasgow) is the panel discussant.

Angela Romano also chairs another panel featuring the presentation of the book “The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non Alignment” by Vladimir Unkovski-Korica; the panel is sponsored by the Study Group for the Former Yugoslavia.