In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

xi Acknowledgments Making this Biographical Dictionary was a complex but also highly rewarding task. Now that the book is in its final stage, it is a pleasure to thank all those who have helped us with it. First Susan Zimmermann, who suggested to one of us a project in which students might cooperate: a calendar containing biographical portraits of feminists from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. This idea was the seed that developed into this Biographical Dictionary. The book would not exist without the dedicated work of the Advisory Board members /Country Coordinators: Albania: Zenepe Dibra, Austria: Edith Saurer, Belarussia: Elena Gapova, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Jelica Zdero, Bulgaria: Krassimira Daskalova, Croatia: Sandra Prlenda, Czech Republic: Jirina Smejkalova, Estonia: Sirje Tamul, Greece: Eleni Fournaraki, Hungary: Susan Zimmermann, Latvia: Irina Novikova, Lithuania: Rima Praspaliauskiene, Macedonia: Jasna Koteska and Vera Veskovic Vangeli, Moldova: Maria Bucur, Poland: Anna Zarnowska and Magda Gawin, Romania: Maria Bucur, Russian Federation: Natalia Pushkareva, Serbia and Montenegro: Dubravka Stojanovic and Ivana Pantelic, Slovakia: Etela Farkasova, Slovenia: Milica Antic, Turkey: Serpil Çakir, Ukraine: Teresa Polowy. The Country Coordinators proposed the names of the subjects to be included, suggested authors and continued to give advice, practical information and moral support. Most of them also wrote one or more entries themselves. We are also deeply grateful to the eighty authors for their invaluable work. Most carried out primary research for this book and all were willing to answer what sometimes must have seemed endless requests from the editors for further information or clarification. Their combined efforts have led to this unique reference work. Most of the data in the entry on Mrs Artur Meller, born Eugénia Miskolczy, was taken from László Strasser’s Minibiography of Mrs Meller (MS Manuscript). We would like to express our gratitude to Mr Strasser and his wife Pauline Strasser for sharing this information with us. We would also like to thank the director of the Politikatörténeti Intézet Levéltára (Archive of the Institute of Political History), Katalin Zalai, and her colleagues at the archive for the photographs of Mariska Gárdos and Szeréna Stern, as well as for their indispensable and continual support concerning research for this book. Heartfelt thanks too, must go to Annette Mevis, archivist at the International Information Center and Archives for the Women’s Movement (IIAV) in Amsterdam, xii and Els Flour, archivist of the Archiefcentrum voor Vrouwengeschiedenis (Archive Centr for Women’s History) in Brussels (where the archive of the International Council of Women is kept), who very kindly checked information for us. Most of the entries were sent to us in English. We would like to express our appreciation to all those—Country Coordinators, students at the Central European University and other colleagues—who, at different stages of the project, translated entries into English . We would like to thank the many individuals who have provided various forms of support and information for this project: Meltem Ahiska, Nitza Berkovitch, Gisela Bock, Maria Bucur, Roxana Cheschebec (especially for the information about the Little Entente of Women), Rasa Erentaite, Eva Fodor, Dominika Gruziel, Elissa Helms, Hasmik Khalapyan, Jasmina Lukić, Mihaela Mudure, Nil Mutluer, Karen Offen, Raluca Popa, Maria Rentetzi, Leila Rupp, Irena Selisnik, Michael Szporluk, Sirin Tekeli, Antonia Young and Angelina Zueva. Towards the end of the project, Francisca de Haan participated in the international seminar “Who’s Afraid of Feminism? [!] Teaching and Researching Gender in the CEE Region” (University of the West, Timisoara, 5–8 May 2005). She would like to express her gratitude to the organizers for the hospitality and practical assistance regarding the Biographical Dictionary. We also thank the office staff at the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University, especially Maria Szecsenyi and Judit Zotter, for their kind help, as well as various members of the ITSU at the CEU. We express our gratitude to the Central European University Research Board for financial support for the Biographical Dictionary research project, which enabled us to have a research assistant, and to pay for some translations and pictures. We greatly appreciate the encouragement and support of the CEU Press; it was particularly a pleasure to work with their assistant editor, Linda Kunos. Finally, we thank our students, colleagues, family and friends for support, the willingness to listen to endless stories about the Biographical Dictionary, and for allowing it to temporarily take over our lives. This book represents the first attempt on this scale to bring together information on women’s movements and...


Additional Information

Related ISBN
MARC Record
Launched on MUSE
Open Access
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.