East Central Europe in the 20th Century. Roundtable on the State of the Art of Historical Studies

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
201; Nádor u. 11. TIGY
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 1:00pm
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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 1:00pm to Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 6:30pm


Friday // May 11th // 2012
(Central European University, Budapest, Nádor u.9,
Monument Building, room 201)

13:00 // Welcome and Introduction
13:15 – 15:15 // Panel I: East Central Europe in the 20th Century: Comparative, Transnational, Entangled?
Commentator: László Kontler, Budapest
Joachim von Puttkamer, Jena:
East Central Europe in the 20th Century in Comparative Perspective
Holly Case, Ithaca / Jena:
Transnational Approaches to East Central Europe in the 20th Century
Balázs Trencsényi, Budapest:
The Challenge of Studying the Political Thought of East Central Europe: Between European Embeddedness and National Autarchy
Maciej Górny, Warsaw / Jena:
Writing Comparative Histories of Historiography

15:15 Coffee Break

15:30 – 18:00 // Panel II: Spatial Configurations.
The Regional Problématique in Various National Imaginaries
Commentator: Diana Mishkova, Sofia
Michal Kopeček, Prague:
On Czech Regional Conceptualizations
Błażej Brzostek, Warsaw:
On Polish Regional Conceptualizations
Gábor Egry, Budapest:
On Hungarian Regional Conceptualizations

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee Break

Paul Gradvohl, Nancy:
On French Regional Conceptualizations of East Central Europe
Andrea Feldman, Zagreb:
On Regional Conceptualizations in the Post-Yugoslav Space

18:00 – 19:00 Buffet Dinner and Reception

19:00 Book Launches

Saturday // May 12th // 2012
(Central European University, Budapest, Nádor u.11,
Tóth István György room)

10:00 – 12:15 // Panel III: Between Conflict and Resolution.Dealing with Competitive National Interpretations
Commentator: Włodzimierz Borodziej, Warsaw / Jena
Hannes Grandits, Berlin:
On Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian relations
René Küpper, Munich:
On Czech-German relations Ovidiu Pecican, Cluj:On Hungarian-Romanian relations
Tibor Frank, Budapest:
Disputed Territories and Shared Pasts in Modern East Central Europe

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break

13:15 – 16:00 // Panel IV: The Dual Dictatorial Legacy of the 20th Century: Current Uses and the Challenge of Historicization
Commentator: Ulf Brunnbauer, Regensburg
Dietmar Müller, Leipzig / Jena:
Current Discussions on the Dual Legacy of the 20th Century
Bogdan Iacob, Bucharest:
New Trends in the Study of Communism
Péter Apor, Budapest:
Studying the Memory of Communism

14:15 – 14:30 Coffee Break

Constantin Iordachi, Budapest:
New Trends in the Study of Fascism
Margit Feischmidt, Budapest:
Studying Contemporary Right-Wing Extremism

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45 // Panel V: From Margins to the Center? The Integration of Non-National Phenomena and Non-Mainstream Historical Actors
Commentator: John Neubauer, Amsterdam
Maria Falina, Budapest:
On the Historical Study of Religion
Ines Koeltzsch, Prague / Ferenc Laczó, Jena:
On Jewish History
Celia Donert, Potsdam:
On the History of the Roma People

17:45 – 18:00 Coffee Break

18:00 – 18:30 Final Discussion and Closing Remarks