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Online Lecture: Defining Central Europe & Celebrating its Culture

Program No. 24476RJ
Join us on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 11 a.m. (ET)/ 8 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the vast cultural influences of Central Europe.
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At a Glance

Central Europe is an area whose boundaries seem to be shaped more by historical, social and cultural identity than physical borders. It almost always includes Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. The region generally includes Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein and Poland. Still others argue that parts of Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine and the even the Transylvania section of Romania are considered part of Central Europe. What no one is questioning, though, is the cultural contributions that have come from this area, some of which we may take for granted. Mitteleuropa, as Central Europe is referred to in Germanic, includes the metropolitan triangle that is Prague-Vienna-Budapest. Its high culture includes musical achievements such as Viennese waltzes, along with the works of Chopin and Mozart. It was the home of psychologists such as Freud and Jung. This region is also one of ‘everyday’ culture like wiener schnitzel, strudel and goulash, as well as recognized names from Dracula to Schwarzenegger. Through emigration, Central Europe has had a widespread impact on the culture of the United States. Join economist and sociologist Zoltán Pogátsa in rediscovering this fascinating region of the world.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.

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If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.