Category Archives: History

SASW Speakers’ Series: Seven Slovak Women – Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “Seven Slovak Women: Portraits of Courage, Humanism, and Enlightenment” with Josette Baer Saturday, October 23rd at 1:00pm EDT    To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscOugrT8pE9AvM7JlDvTJEei3hzyuSW2a  You can find the book at  https://cup.columbia.edu/book/seven–slovak-women/9783838207087 If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. In her talk […]

Book Review: The Emperor and the Peasant

Many books and articles have been written about the Great War and the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire, the end of the old monarchies and alliances in Europe, but this book is different. This book is written in an “upstairs-downstairs” style, according to the author, by telling the story of the events surrounding the Great […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Emperor and the Peasant – Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “The Emperor and the Peasant: Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire” A book talk by Kenneth Janda, Profession Emeritus, Northwestern University Saturday, April 17, 2:00 pm EST To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in 2021 – Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC presents “The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in 2021” by Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, Stefanie Kohn & David Muhlena Tuesday, January 12th 7:00 p.m. (EST) To register for this event on the GoToMeeting video conferencing platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/35ouQL6 Please join us for a special evening with […]

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 29, 2018, 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, […]

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 […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Czechoslovakia in 1968

  The SASW and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) present:  “Slovakia in 1968: Historical Complexities and Long-term Legacies” Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:30 pm Thomas Jefferson Library 7415 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA Dr. Carol Skalnik Leff (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) will discuss the role Slovakia played in the Prague Spring and its aftermath.  Her lecture will consider two issues.  First, […]

November 17th – The Velvet Revolution (Nežná revolúcia)

November 17th marks the beginning of the Gentle Revolution (Nežná revolúcia) or Velvet Revolution in 1989. On this date, riot police suppressed a student demonstration in Prague commemorating the 50th Anniversary of a violently suppressed demonstration against Nazi occupation.  This event sparked a series of demonstrations in Prague and other cities in Czechoslovakia from November 19th into […]