Workshop A time of openess and possible outcomes. New perspectives on "Postwar" Europe, 1944-1950s

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November 15, 2018 to November 16, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Social History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, European History / Studies, Political History / Studies

The conference will take place at Sciences Po, Salle du Traité, Paris: 56 rue Jacob 75006 Paris.

The registration is compulsory for all participants:

Program of the Workshop

Thursday, November 15, 2018

13.30 Welcoming the Participants and Registration

13.45 Introduction

14.00-16.15 • PANEL 1 The reconstruction of the State and the changing attributes of citizenship
Discussant: Gerd-Rainer Horn (Sciences Po, CHSP, Paris, France)
Alexandre Boza (Sciences Po, CHSP, Paris, France), Rethinking the levels of law after the Second World War
Marco Maria Aterrano (University of Padova), A Long Postwar. Firearms, Public Order and the Restoration of State Authority in Italy, 1944-1950
Michele Mioni (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Social Security and Citizenship: Universalism and Corporatism in the 1940s

16.15-16.45 Coffee break

16.45-19.00 • PANEL 2 Properties, social justice and reparations
Discussant: Eric Le Bourhis (INALCO-CREE)
Kornelia Konczal (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Politics of Plunder: Post-German Property and the Reconstruction of East Central Europe after the Second World War
Hilary Handin (New York University), Housing Conflicts in Liberation-Era France: Frameworks of Social Justice in Paris, Alsace and Moselle.
Borbala Klacsmann (University of Szeged), Returning to Stolen Home: Confiscations of Jewish Property and the Lack of Restitutions in Hungary

19.30 Evening dinner

Friday, 16 November, 2018

8.45 Welcome coffee

9.15-11.45 • PANEL 3 Citizenship and Post-war Reconstruction
Discussants: Jürgen Finger (DHI Paris) and Marie-Bénédicte Vincent (ENS)

Camille Mahé (Sciences Po, CHSP, Paris, France/University of Warwick), The factory of citizens after Mussolini and Hitler: reconstruct Italian and German school worlds in the immediate post-war period.
Giulio Salvati (New York University), When Fascism Met Humanitarianism. Experimenting with different models of political economy in Germany and in Italy after World War II
Christine Fojtik (Saint Xavier University, Chicago), Cultivating Germanness: Small Farms and National Self-Sustenance in Postwar Western Germany, 1945-1949

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-14.30 • PANEL 4 Migration and Displacement
Discussant: Paul-André Rosental (Sciences Po, CHSP- CEE, Paris, France )

Brian Shaev (Leiden University), Expellees, Returnees, and Labor Migration in the Reconstruction of Dortmund
Paweł Sękowski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), Various categories of foreigners into the French immigration policy established in the immediate postwar period: Case study of immigrants from Poland

14.30-14.45 Coffee break

14.45-17.00• PANEL 5 Intellectuals facing the meanings of transition
Discussant: Gerd-Rainer Horn (Sciences Po, CHSP, Paris, France)

Markus Wegewitz (University of Jena), The pluralities of antifascism and the reconstruction of Europe, 1945–1952
Vedran Duančić (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Yugoslav Scientists Looking for a Role-Model in Achieving Modernity, 1944-1950
Lonneke Geerlings (Vrije University, Amsterdam), A Big, Fat Trauma in Post Holocaust Amsterdam. From survivor to specialist in African American Literature (1945).

17.00-17.30 Final roundtable

Contact Info: 

Sciences Po, CHSP, Paris, France

56 rue Jacob, 75006 PARIS France

Giacomo Canepa -- Zoé Grumberg -- Marieke Oprel

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