The Impact Of Social And Cultural Theories On Historical Approaches In Eastern And Western Europe: Public Sphere, Inclusion / Exclusion, Culture Of Politics

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Friday, October 28, 2005 - 10:00am
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Friday, October 28, 2005 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 7:00pm

KVGE, Free University Berlin
Berliner Kolleg für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas, Berlin
In cooperation with Central European University, Department of History,

Supported by
Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung (Frankfurt/Main)
Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies (Budapest)
Friday, 28 October

10:00-11:00 Introduction and Keynote Address:
Jürgen Kocka (BKVGE) and Sorin Antohi (CEU)

11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:45 Panel One: Envisioning (Trans-) National Publics
Chair: Philipp Ther (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)
Christian Domnitz (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder): “Imaginations of Europe in the GDR, Poland and Czechoslovakia in State Socialism”
Ksenia Polouektova (CEU): “Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s 200 Years Together and the ‘Russian Question’”
Petru Weber (BKVGE): “War criminal trials and the public after the Second World War in Romania and Hungary”
Commentator: Arnd Bauerkämper (BKVGE)

12:45-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Panel Two: Representative versus Liberal Public Sphere: Testing the Habermasian Classification I.
Chair: Balazs Trencsenyi (CEU)
Vincze Orsolya (CEU): “Considerations on the Early Modern Public Sphere”
Balint Emese (CEU): “Creating Publicness: The early modern public sphere”
Nikolai Voukov (CEU): “The Special Dead and the Public Sphere in 1945-1956 Eastern Europe”
Elise Julien (BKVGE): “The public memory in two urban spaces Paris, Berlin: the meory of World War One (1914-1933)”
Commentator: Zsuzsanna Török (CEU)

16:30-16:45 Coffee

16:45-18:45 Panel Three: Private versus Public: Testing the Habermasian Classification II.
Chair: Arnd Bauerkämper (BKVGE)
Friederike Kind (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung/CEU): “The Helsinki Final Act and the freer movement of ideas beyond borders”
Anca Sincan (CEU): “From public to private and back – institutional religion in communist Romania”
Hasmik Khalapyan (CEU): “Construction of Public/Private Sphere in the Ottoman Context and Its Implication for Ottoman (Armenian) Women’s Movement”
Sebastian Kühn (BKVGE): “Approaches to the concepts of the public sphere/private sphere”
Commentator: Philipp Ther (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)

19:30 Dinner

Saturday, 29 October

9:30-12:00 Panel Four: Citizenship Rights and Practices of Exclusion
Chair: Hanna Schissler (GEI/CEU)
Anna Loutfi (CEU): “The Culture Trap. A Critique of Feminist Critiques of Multiculturalism”
Christiane Reinecke (BKVGE): “Excluding the ‘undesired alien’: Mechanisms of migration control in Britain and Prussia, 1880-1930”
Stephanie Schlesier (BKVGE): “Jewish emancipation. The change of the categories of inclusion and exclusion”
Benno Gammerl (BKVGE): “Three models and some remarks on the instability of boundaries”
Marijana Jakimova (BKVGE): “Migration from South-East Europe to Austria interwar period (1918-1941)”
Dieter Gosewinkel (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)

12:00-12:15 Coffee

12:15-13:45 Panel Five: Definitions of the Intellectual
Chair: Dieter Gosewinkel (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
Camelia Craciun (CEU): “Writing the Social History of Jewish Intellectuals in the Modern World: Some Methodological Challenges”
Márkus Keller (BKVGE): “The way to the middle class”
Rudolf Kučera (BKVGE): “Inclusion and exclusion among the social elites”
Commentator: Hanna Schissler (GEI/CEU)

13:45-16:00 Lunch

16:00-17:30 Panel Six: The Politics of Science/Culture
Chair: Zsuzsanna Török (CEU)
Maciej Górny (BKVGE): “The other fellow-travelers. Nationalism and East-Central European historiographies 1945-1955”
Mihai Politeanu (CEU): “Culture as pre-political tool in the strife against modernity.  A late mandarin in duerftiger Zeit: Constantin Noica”
Bogdan Iacob (CEU): “Paradigm dynamics of historiography in the Soviet Union (1931-1953)”
Commentator: Balázs Trencsényi (CEU)

17:30-17:45 Coffee

17:45-18:45 Concluding remarks by Prof. Holm Sundhaussen and final discussion

19:15 Dinner