Events

The Ranking Game from a Hungarian Perspective

Event Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 12:00
WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Please join us for a talk with Péter Érdi, author of Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play (Oxford University Press, October 2019). Human beings are competitive. We like to see who is stronger, richer, better, more clever. Since humans (1) love lists, (2) are competitive, and (3) are jealous of other people, we like ranking. Ranking reflects the reality, illusion, and manipulation of objectivity. Some situations, like ranking people based on height, can be ranked in objective ways.

Film Screening. The Round-Up

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 19:30
Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a screening of the 1966 Hungarian film The Round-Up (Szegénylegények), directed by Miklós Jancsó. Professor Christopher Harwood will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.

Film Screening & Discussion. The Goat Horn

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 20:15
Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a screening of the film The Goat Horn (Козият рог, 1972, dir. Metodi Andonov), followed by a discussion with Professor Rossen Djagalov from NYU's Department of Russian and Slavic Studies. Film runtime: 103 min. This event is part of the Spring 2020 East Central Europe Film Series: Through the Lens of History.

Film Screening. Aferim!

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 19:30
Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Instiute for a special screening of the Romanian film Aferim! (2015), introduced by Professor Mona Momescu and followed by a discussion. This event is part of the Spring 2020 East Central Europe Film Series: Through the Lens of History.

Global Imagination after Versailles: Alternative Histories of Science in Modern Eastern Europe

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 18:15

Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a roundtable discussing Contemporary European History 28, a special issue on post-Versailles human and social sciences in Eastern Europe with historian Eugenia Lean, and the co-editors of the volume, Katherine Lebow, Małgorzata Mazurek, and Joanna Wawrzyniak.

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