Recommended: Events of Note

Notable events outside the Columbia community pertaining to Eastern and Central European culture, art, history, contemporary affairs, and more.

History is a Dream of Regret: Three Films by Tadeusz Konwicki

Throughout August, 2016

Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn

124 S 3rd St, New York, NY 11249

Tadeusz Konwicki was a great Polish novelist and director, who was known for his vivid portrayals of Poland through the end of the Soviet period. His final three films were shot in color, and will be shown to the American public for the first time. 


HOW FAR AWAY, HOW NEAR (Jak daleko stąd, jak blisko) (1972),  

ISSA VALLEY (Dolina Issy) (1982),

and LAVA (Lawa) (1989) will be showing all month.

For time and ticketing information, please visit

Admission to all films is $5.

An Evening with Jaap Scholten, author of Comrade Baron
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016   7:00 PM 
New York Hungarian Library
215 East 82nd Street, New York, NY

Sponsored by the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society, the East Central European Institute of Columbia University, and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Access the program here

The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World: Tara Zahra in conversation with Rebecca Kobrin

Book Talk: April 19th, 2016
6-8 pm, Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor
Sponsored by the Barnard Forum on Migration

The Story of the Baltic University

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

Festival: December 2-7, 2015
Co-Presented with the Romanian Film Initiative at the Lincoln Center