The Lost World of Subcarpathian Ruthenia in the Photography of Rudolf Hulka (1887-1961)

An Illustrated Talk and Book Presentation
by Edward Kasinec
Curator Emeritus, NYPL & Associate Harriman Institute, Columbia University

With Carpatho-Rusyn Society New York
In cooperation with the Consulates General of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

Monday, Nov 24 at 6:30pm
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73 St. New York City

RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org
Suggested donation 5.00

Refreshments

Edward Kasinec will introduce the Czech ministerial official, translator of Ukrainian literature and amateur photographer Rudolf Hulka (1887 – 1961) and his only recently uncovered color and hand-colorized photographic images that depict Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia in the early 1920s, capturing all the geographic regions, architecture, and peoples.

The entire collection, preserved in the vaults of the Slavonic Library in Prague, includes more than 4,400 unique visual materials depicting Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia, Slovakia, Moravia, Bohemia and, to a lesser extent, other parts of Europe and North Africa Edward Kasinec has served as a library curator at Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and for more than a quarter century at the Research Libraries, The New York Public Library. He is the author of many publications in the field of Russian and East European culture and has travelled, consulted and lectured throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Invitation

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AN UPDATE!
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SLOVAK VELVET

A special screening of two Slovak documentary films depicting 1988-1989 events in Slovakia. US premiere.
Part Two of the ongoing Forget or Forgive? series of documentary films, recounting the dark periods in Czech and Slovak history under communism, and discussions about facing collective memory.

Moderated by Gabriel Levicky

Monday, October 27 at 6:30pm
Bohemian National Hall, 3rd Floor
321 E 73 St
New York City

RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org
Suggested donation 5.00

Program

November +20, dir Tomas Vitek, 2009, 26 minutes
The film presents a documentary view of the pre-November, November, and post-November events in 1989, which impacted the development of Slovakia’s society. With Ján Budaj, Ján Čarnogurský, Michal Hvorecký, Milan Kňažko, František Mikloško, Ladislav Snopko, Peter Šťastný, Magda Vášáryová.

Candle Demonstration (Sviečková Manifestacia ), dir Ondrej Krajnak, 2008, 26 minutes
A peaceful demonstration for religious freedom in 1988 at the Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava brutally suppressed by the police and thesecret service. The film includes recordings by the State Security´s secret camera. Secret police agents are identified. Interviews with the protagonists of this historic demonstration recorded twenty years later include Peter Bohunický, Ján Čarnogurský and Ľudmila Heribanová.

Films are produced by the Nation’s Memory Institute in Slovakia. In Slovak with English subtitles.

Gabriel Ariel Levicky, writer, translator, poet and cartoonist, was born in Slovakia. In August 1968, he participated in the anti-Soviet invasion protests in Bratislava and left the country soon after for Israel. After returning to Czechoslovakia a year later, he was involved in the underground movement and became the subject of secret police harassment, especially after signing Charter 77. In 1979 he left Czechoslovakia again, first to San Francisco and then to New York City.

The Nation’s Memory Institute / Ústav pamäti národa (ÚPN) is a public organization founded in 2002 by the Slovak Parliament for the purpose of investigation, analysis and disclosure of documents from the dark period of Slovak fascism to Soviet style communism in Slovakia 1939-1989. ÚPN holds a vast reference archive open to public scrutiny.

Organized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in New York (SVU-NY).
In cooperation with the Nation’s Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti naroda) in Bratislava and the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic.

Slovak velvet Flyer

Karel Hašler: The immortal Balladeer of Prague

A screening of a documentary film
Karel Hašler: The immortal Balladeer of Prague

Fri, Sept 12 at 6:30 pm
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73 Str, 3rd Fl.
New York City

The film will be introduced by its author, and the son of Karel Hašler, Thomas Hasler.
The screening will be followed by a sing-along of “haÅ¡lerky”, popular songs composed by Karel HaÅ¡ler(in Czech) led by Katarina Vizina, a singer of Cabaret Metropol, and a graduate of Janacek Academy of Music in Brno.
Texts will be available.
Refreshments.

Suggested donation 5.00.
RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org

Karel Hasler

StB a čs.exil v USA 1948-1989

Tomáš Grulich
předseda stálé komise Senátu PČR pro Čechy žijící v zahraničí

Pondělí 5.5.v 18:30hod.
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73 St., kino
New York City

Ve spolupáci s generálním konzulátem České republiky v New Yorku
Tomáš Grulich je absolventem historie a etnologie na FF Univerzity Karlovy. Pracoval jako kastelán v zámku Klášterec nad Ohří, etnograf v muzeu v Teplicích a působil také v Národním muzeu. Vyučuje na Fakultě sociálních věd UK. Od roku 2006 je senátorem. Zabývá se hlavně otázkami migrace, mezinárodních vztahů a historie; na tato témata napsal i několik knih, např. Nová emigrace z České republiky po roce 1989 a návratová politika ( 2014); Potlačování dopadu zahraničního odboje v Československu prostřednictvím bezpečnostních složek ( 2010); Porovnání zákonů a přístupů k národním diasporám v různých zemích (2010); Krajané a Česká republika (2009); Domácí postoje k zahraničním Čechům v novodobých dějinách 1918 – 2008 (2009); Dějiny zemí koruny české. II., kapitoly po roce 1945 (1992) .
Book Tomáš Grulich

MY HRABAL | MŮJ HRABAL CELEBRATION, March 30

A celebration of the 100th birthday anniversary
of the beloved, irreverent Czech author
Bohumil Hrabal

Readings (in Czech and English) and screenings, March 30, 5 PM at BNH

Moderated by Professor Christopher Harwood, Slavic Department at Columbia University

In cooperation with Czech Center NY

RSVP:
newyork@svu2000.org
Free and open to the public. Contributions welcome.

The larger American public was introduced to Hrabal’s work through the Oscar winning film Closely Watched Trains directed by Jiri Menzel (1966). The humor, poetry and rich language in Bohumil Hrabal’s books was a challenge for translators into more than 27 languages. Eleven of his books are available in English.

This evening is for everyone who has fallen in love with Hrabal’s stories, his characters and his language, or at least been curious about them: from longtime aficionados of his books, to those who may only have seen one of the film adaptations, to those who have just heard about Hrabal and want to learn what the buzz is all about.

The public is invited to help shape the program by submitting the text of a favorite scene from one of Hrabal’s books or a description of a favorite scene from a film adaptation of one of his books.

Please send your short selection to Suzanna Halsey at newyork@svu2000.org by March 15. Indicate if you would be willing to read your selection during the event and in what language. For information contact Suzanna at 646 580 6612.

Organized by
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences
in cooperation with Czech Center New York

Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Capek and His Generation (1911-1938) by Thomas Ort

Author’s Talk

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73 St, New York
RSVP newyork@svu2000.org

“Karel Capek still has not received the attention he deserves in the Anglo-American world, and Czechoslovakia still has not been fully assimilated into our picture of interwar Europe. Thomas Ort accomplishes both tasks beautifully”
David S. Luft, Professor of History, Oregon State University

“…a compelling portrait of Czech artistic life before and after World War I adds important new insight into the interconnections between aesthetics and politics during this turbulent period.” – Mary Gluck, Professor of History, Brown University

“Elegantly written and thoughtfully argued.” – Chad Bryant, Associate Professor of History, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Art and Life