New and Upcoming Releases

We started the new year with the publication of three books: Living the High Life in Minsk that seeks to understand the role of energy relations, policies, and discourses in the maintenance of President Lukashenka’s power; An Empire of Others, a book that focuses on the contexts in which ethnographic knowledge was created in Imperial Russia and the USSR and From Class to Identity in which the author provides an innovative analysis of education policy-making in the processes of social transformation and post-conflict development in the Western Balkans. Also, a new title on festival culture, published by The Budapest Observatory and distributed by us, have been released.

Before the end of this month three more publications are expected to appear: Traveler, Scholar, Political Adventurer, A Tale of Two Worlds, and The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe.


Review about "Hot Books in the Cold War"

"Welcome to the Iron Curtain region in the Cold War. And the hero of the story, according to Alfred A. Reisch’s book 'Hot Books in the Cold War?' The CIA. This book is a timely reminder in an age in which Americans have come to fear government intrusion into our intellectual, professional, and personal lives and in which we read about the massive surveillance programs of the National Security Agency (NSA) that at one time U.S. government agencies like the CIA were conduits of ideas deemed dangerous by governments abroad and that intellectuals and students were the beneficiaries of its largesse.'


Two new releases from CEU Press: 

Demographic Avant-Garde. Jews in Bohemia between the Enlightenment and the Shoah 

Jana Vobecká (researcher at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences) 


Transition in Post-Soviet Art. The Collective Actions Group Before and After 1989


Octavian Esanu (founding director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau (Moldova) and has curated for art institutions in Eastern and Western Europe. Currently he is Curator at the American University of Beirut, running two art spaces dedicated to Middle Eastern and international modern and contemporary art)

Foreword by Boris Groys.


2013 Fall/Winter

Our newest catalog is now available from our website. If you wish to receive a print copy, please write to ceupress@ceu.hu.


Giordano Bruno's Enlightenment

Some of the world’s most eminent researchers on Bruno offer an exhaustive overview of the state-of-theart research on his work, discussing Bruno’s methodological procedures, his epistemic and literary practices, his natural philosophy, or his role as theologian and metaphysic at the cutting-edge of their disciplines. Short texts by Bruno illustrate the reasoning of the contributions. The book also reflects aspects of Bruno’s reception in the past and today, inside and outside academia.


Learning to See Invisible Children

The volume--published by the Open Society Foundations and distributed by CEU Press--contains six case studies that address a significant aspect or specific phenomenon in the local context of inclusive education or social inclusion in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The cases raise a number of questions relating to the purpose and nature of schooling, about who should have access to schools and how such access might be negotiated. These cases also ask questions about the respective roles of policy, parents, civic society, advocacy groups, professionals, NGOs, and government agencies. It considers how notions of disability are constructed in the region. In particular it looks at some of the ways in which the Soviet legacy of defectology still informs policy and practice today.

Studies on Charms and Charmings in Europe

The research of the folklore genre of charms became extremely dynamic around the turn of the millennium. A number of academic disciplines allied themselves to explore manuscripts healing texts and other textual relics of verbal magic from antiquity and the middle ages. Studying this corpus has shed light on a number of previously unexplored aspects of Eurasian cultures. The authors of the twelve essays in the book, covering a wide geographical and thematic range, include representatives of European ethnology and folklore studies, contemporary and historical anthropology, as well as linguistics, the study of Classical Antiquity, mediaeval studies, Byzantine studies, Russian and Baltic studies. The essays reflect the rich textual tradition of archives, monasteries and literary sources, as well as the texts amassed in the folklore archives or those still accessible through field work in many rural areas of Europe and known from the living practice of lay specialists of magic and healers in local communities, and even of priests.

For more information visit: http://www.ceupress.com/books/html/PowerOfWords.htm