Interview with James Ward--March 22, 2012

Interview with James Ward, scholar of modern East-Central European history and lecturer of modern European history at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Interview conducted in Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 22, 2012. 

James is the author of the forthcoming book Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia. Tiso was the priest-president of wartime Slovakia. That book is coming out with Cornell University Press sometime in spring of 2013. 

Interview Themes

How Ward came to work on Jozef Tiso (1:18) 
How Ward's biography of Tiso developed over time (5:10)
On Ward's historical interests beyond East-Central Europe, including Manila in the Philippines (15:45)
Ward's next project on the East-Central European history of expropriation (22:58)
Ward on what should be happening in the field of East-Central European history (27:36)
On teaching East-Central European and Russian/Soviet history in Belfast (30:15)
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