June 13, 2023: Visegrad Scholarship at OSA Presentation

Ion Vianu, psychiatrist and dissident. Surveillance photo taken by the Secret Po

We are happy to announce the next presentation of the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA. Join the event in the Archivum, or online by following the link below!


The presentation will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, online. The Zoom link of the meeting is: https://ceu-edu.zoom.us/j/93655921115?pwd=Q09vRy8vNU5lL29uc29TRzBueXB4Zz09


Disturbing the Peace. Low-Profile Dissidents in Communist Romania in the 1980s

Ana-Maria Cătănuș, PhD, senior researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism, Romanian Academy

The presentation focuses on low-profile Romanian dissidents, Cătănuș identified as such based on the Records of RFE/RL Research Institute, preserved at the Blinken OSA Archivum. The research on Romanian dissent in Romania and abroad tackle mostly cases of renowned dissidents with more prolonged activity and extensive support from Western media, political actors, or Romanian exiles. Such were Paul Goma, Mihai Botez, Vlad Georgesc or Doina Cornea. However, the present research intends to bring to light stories of lesser- or unknown individuals who openly challenged political power. This presentation inquires about their biographies, social and political background, how they chose to manifest opposition, and the consequences they had to face for their actions.