Inauguration of the Research Cluster for the Study of East Central Europe and the History of Transformations (RECET)

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
April 18, 2018
Location: 
Austria
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies

The inauguration of the Research Cluster for the Study of East Central Europe and the History of Transformations (RECET) sets up a new interdisciplinary centre of research and expertise within the Institute for East European History (University of Vienna) focusing on the history of social transformations with an emphasis on the transitions from late socialism to the post-socialist order in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989. The inaugural conference on April, 18th, is an occasion for recent members of the cluster to discuss conceptual and methodological issues of historical transformations since the late 18th century with renowned guests.

 

Program

Inauguration of the Research Cluster for the Study of East Central Europe and the History of Transformations (RECET)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Venue: RECET, Hof 1.1, Spitalgasse 2 (University Campus Altes AKH), 1090 Vienna

 

15:00
Opening: Prof. Philipp Ther (IOG)

Keynote address: Prof. Jan Kubik (University College London/Rutgers University)

Contextual Holism, Culture and Historicism: Searching for a Novel Approach to (Post-communist) Transformations

16:15
Panel I: What is Transformation? New and Old Fields of Inquiry (Chair: Prof. Peter Becker, IfÖG)

Short statements:
Fredrik Stöcker: Economic Ideas in Reform in (Post)socialist Europe
Rinna Kullaa: International Relations and the Postcommunist World Order
Mojmir Stransky: Volunteering and Civil Society
Stephanie Weismann: Sensory Studies Meet Urban History
Dean Vuletic: Popular Music and Politics

Discussants: Prof. Claudia Kraft (Institut für Zeitgeschichte), Prof. Tatjana Thelen (Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie)

17:45
Tea and coffee break

18:15
Panel II: How to Study Transformation? Research Methodology and the Question of Interdisciplinarity (Chair: Prof. Claudia Kraft, IfZ) 

Short statements: 
Lukas Becht: Past Futures and the Transformation of Knowledge
Matthias Kaltenbrunner: Court Records as Forgotten Sources of the 1990s
Piotr Filipkowski: Historicizing Transformation through Storytelling
Joanna Rozmus: Agency and Oral History
Aga Pasieka: Doing Participant Observation of the Past

Discussants: Prof. Alexandra Schwell (Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt); Prof. Jan Kubik (University College London/Rutgers University)

19:45
Reception and cultural program