Martin Votruba (1948-2018)

Martin Votruba (1948-2018) By Dr. Michael J. Kopanic, Jr. (Adjunct Professor of History, University of Maryland University College) It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of an outstanding teacher, dear friend and esteemed colleague, Professor Martin Votruba.  He served as the Head of Slovak Studies Program and was a Senior Lecturer […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat

Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat by Dr. Luke Ryder, US Holocaust Museum Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 31st, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org The Czechoslovak Communist Party’s (CPC) seizure of power in February 1948 […]

SASW Speakers’ Series – 1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest – Saturday, October 20th

1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest by Prof. Martin Votruba, University of Pittsburgh Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 PM Embassy of Slovakia 3523 International Ct, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 17th, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org Lajos Kossuth, the Kingdom of Hungary’s politician born to a Slovak nobleman father and a German mother, wrote in 1842 […]

Café Night – Scholarship Fundraiser – Sunday, October 14th

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC is holding its fifth annual Café Night at Bistro Bohem (www.bistrobohem.com) to raise scholarship funds for Slovak students attending VSM/City University in Slovakia.  Since 1996, the SASW has raised nearly $50,000 and funded partial tuition scholarships for over 50 students in financial need.  There will be live Gypsy swing music […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact

The SASW and Friends of Slovakia present:   “The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact” by Prof. Gregory C. Ference, Salisbury University Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 pm Columbia Pike Branch Library 816 South Walter Reed Dr. Arlington, VA   Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, September 26th, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org With the outbreak of war in 1914, American […]

SASW Speakers’ Series – Borders on the Move: A Look at Southern Slovakia’s Tumultuous 20th Century

The SASW and Friends of Slovakia present:   Borders on the Move:  A Look at Southern Slovakia’s Tumultuous 20th Century by Prof. Leslie M. Waters, Randolph-Macon College Friday, June 15, 6:30 pm Embassy of the Slovak Republic 3523 International Court, NW  Washington, D.C. Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by 11 pm, Tuesday, June 12, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org In 1938, Germany’s […]