April 24, 2001 – Istvan Rev: “Hypnosis and the Hungarian Revolution”
Tuesday, April 24 | Oakes Mural Room | 4:00 PM
Istvan Rev is Professor of History and Political Science at Central European University, Budapest, where he is also the Academic Director of the Open Society Archive. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley on several occasions. Since the early 1980s Rev has published widely on the political cultural, and architectural history of Hungary and other Eastern bloc countries. Since the political transformations of 1989, he has emerged as one of the most highly regarded writers on issues of post-socialism, publishing on various dimensions of the transition-such as official and popular memory, state discourse and popular resistance, andthe status of socialist-era monuments-in journals such as Daedalus, Dissent, and Representations. His articles include . “The Advantages of being Atomized” (1987), “In Mendacio Veritas” (1991), and The Archeology of Resurrection (1991) . He is currently completing a book for Stanford University Press on retroactive justice.