Reshaping The Nation Collective Identities And Post-War Violence In Europe 1944-1948

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May 16, 2019 to May 17, 2019
Czech Republic
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, Social Sciences


Conference dates: 16th – 17th May, 2019
Venue: Charles University, Karolinum, Prague, Czech Republic

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague (Boris Barth, Ota Konrád)
Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague (Blanka Mouralová, Jaromír Mrňka)

Financial support:
The Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice. Charles University Research Center
of Excellence (VITRI) and Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

16. 5. 2019 Karolinum, prague (small hall)
(Charles University, Ovocný trh 560/5, Praha 1)

9.00 Registration

9.30 Conference opening

9.50–11.35 Panel 1: introducing justice
Chair: Jaromír Mrňka (Prague)
9.50 Barbara De Luna (Bologna – Paris) & Greta Fedele (Bologna – Paris):
Redefining national identities through justice: a comparative analysis between Italy and France
10.10 Anika Seemann (Cambridge): „Mentalities of War, Mentalities of Peace“: Capital Punishment
in the Norwegian ‘Treason Trials’, 1941–1957
10.30 Henrik Lundtofte (Ribe): Danes against Danes. September 1944 – May 1945
10.50–11.35 Discussion

11.35–12.05 Coffee Break

12.05–13.30 Panel 2: micro-histories of exclusion
Chair: Ota Konrád (Prague)
12.05 Tereza Juhászová (Prague): Good or Bad Mantak? Exclusion of Slovak Germans from a Local Community
12.25 Tasos Kostopoulos (Athens): Cleaning Out Greece of the miasma of its “Sudeten”: Macedonian Slavs
as an unwanted minority in the aftermath of the Second World War
12.45–13.30 Discussion
13.30–15.00 Lunch Break

15.00–16.45 Panel 3: gender perspectives
Chair: Beate Fieseler (Düsseldorf)
15.00 Caroline Nilsen (Chapel Hill): „German Brats and Tarts“: Gender, Sexuality, and Collective Memory
in Post War Norway
15.20 Marta Havryshko (Lviv): Dangerous Liaisons: Women, Sexuality, and anti-Soviet Resistance in Ukraine
15.40 Justina Smalkyte (Paris): Ethnicity, Gender and Multidirectional Violence: A Case Study of the Formation
of a Local Force (Vietine Rinktine) in German-occupied Lithuania (February–May 1944)
16.00–16.45 Discussion

16.45 Coffee Break

18.30 Keynote Norman Naimark (Stanford): The End of the War and the Beginning of the Peace.
Where Violence Leaves Off and Reconstruction Begins: Continental Europe 1944–47

17. 5. 2019 Karolinum, prague (patriotic hall)
(Charles University, Ovocný trh 560/5, Praha 1)

9.00–10.45 Panel 4: creating ethnicity
Chair: Boris Barth (Prague)
9.00 Aleksandra Pomiecko (Toronto): Assessing National “Consciousness”: The Belarusian Home Defense, 1944–1945
9.20 Ondřej Matějka (Prague): Between nation and religion. Czech Protestants and the transfer
of Sudeten Germans 1945–1948
9.40 Pavlo Khudish (Uzhorod): One step to violence: the relationship between Jews and their “neighbors”
in postwar Transcarpathia, 1944–1946
10.00–10.45 Discussion

10.45–11.15 Coffee Break

11.15–13.00 Panel 5: redefining citizenship
Chair: Blanka Mouralová (Prague)
11.15 Borbála Klacsmann (Budapest): “Pure Christians” vs. “Working Citizens of the Democratic Era”:
How the Claimants of Jewish Property Perceived Citizenship in Hungary
11.35 Petr Sedlák (Prague): Emil Beer, the failed case of trans-integration into life afterwards
11.55 Peter Thaler (Odense): A Glass Half Full or Half Empty? The Postwar Treatment of the German Minority
in Denmark
12.15–13.00 Discussion

13.00–14.30 Lunch Break

14.30–15.15 Concluding debate
15.15–16.00 Closing remarks

Contact Info: 

Dr. Jaromír Mrňka, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague

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