Virtual Twentieth Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop

COVID-19 Response

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The Twentieth Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop will be held virtually at the University of Pittsburgh on March 18-21, 2021. This year’s workshop will bring together an international community of researchers, faculty members and advanced graduate students to exchange their experiences, research results, and ideas on a variety of areas ranging from literature, language, history, and the visual arts.


9:00 am (EDT) | 1:00 pm (GMT) | 2:00 pm (CET)
Transatlantic Cooperation in Pandemic Times

Surprisingly enough, the COVID-19 pandemic affected Europe and America in a dramatic manner. Health systems, economies, and social life in the most developed countries have been going through severe tests last year. This keynote lecture will focus on the comparative aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe and the United States, look at its impact on transatlantic relations, and bring examples of cooperation in combating this global pandemic.

Pavol Demeš, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States


Explore our CONFERENCE PROGRAM and REGISTER to attend.

This registration is for the academic portion of the conference, including paper presentations, the keynote address, and networking events. Participation is restricted to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and the organizers.


The workshop is a collaboration of the University of Pittsburgh, the Czechoslovak Studies Association, and the Slovak Studies Association.

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Czechoslovak Studies Association
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
European Studies Center
Humanities Center
National Slovak Society
Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security
Ph.D. Program in Critical European Culture Studies
Slovak Studies Association


Maxine Bruhns, Director Emerita, Nationality Rooms
Joe Senko, Honorary Consul of Slovakia for Pennsylvania
Carol Hochman, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic for Ohio and Pennsylvania