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Famille, transmission et représentations : sources, méthodes et perspectives de recherches (French)

3 weeks 6 days ago

Hybrid

Cette journée vise à poursuivre la réflexion sur les dynamiques familiales, dans une optique comparative, France-Québec, et dans la longue durée des périodes moderne et contemporaine. Dans le but de faire le point sur l’état de la recherche et de poser les balises en vue d’un colloque international, la journée d’étude propose de focaliser sur les sources, les méthodes et les perspectives qui permettent d’interroger l’individualité des acteurs familiaux, l’évolution dans le temps des rapports entre les différents membres de la famille ainsi que leurs rapports à la transmission familiale, tant au sein des mondes urbains que ruraux.

Présentation

Dans la foulée d'une première journée d'étude portant sur les sorories et la transmission familiale tenue à l'Université de Lorraine (Metz) en octobre 2022, cette journée souhaite relancer la discussion sur l'entité "famille" (stratégies, réseaux), et les enjeux de la transmission (qu'il s'agisse des biens, des valeurs, des pratiques ou des savoirs, de la mémoire enfin), cela dans une perspective comparative France-Québec, et dans la longue durée des périodes moderne et contemporaine. Cette seconde journée vise à poursuivre la réflexion sur les dynamiques familiales, à la fois verticales (parents ou grands-parents/enfants) et horizontales (relations adelphiques ou de germanité) à l'œuvre dans les processus de transmission.

Les travaux sur la reproduction familiale ont donné lieu à de nombreux échanges entre les historiens nord-américains et européens, notamment par l'étroite relation France-Québec illustrée par les collouqes franco-québecois réunis à l'initiative de John A. Dickinson, G. Bouchard et J. Goy (Transmettre, hériter succéder, 1991 ; Les exclus de la terre en France et au Québec, 1997 ; Famille et marché, 2001 ; Familles, terre, marché, 2002). Sans exclure les réflexions spécifiques à la transmission des biens au sein des familles, l'objectif est ici de replacer les acteurs de la famille au centre de l'analyse, afin de réfléchir aux rapports interpersonnels et intergénérationnels lorsqu'il s'agit de penser la transmission.

Nous ferons le point sur l'état de la recherche et poserons les balises en vue d'un colloque international, la journée d'étude focalisera sur les sources, les méthodes et les perspectives qui permettent d'interroger l'individualité des acteurs familiaux, l'évolution dans le temps des rapports entre les membres de la famille ainsi que leurs rapports à la transmission familiale tant au sein des mondes urbains que ruraux.

Programme

Accueil 8h15-8h30 (Canada) / 14h15-14h30 (France)

8h30-8h45 / 14h30 -14h45 : Introduction

8h45-10h15/14h45-16h15 : Table ronde 1. Stratégies, transmissions et réseaux familiaux
  • Pauline Ferrier-Viaud, Université d'Artois. « Protéger et transmettre : une lecture des stratégies conjugales et patrimoniales des premiers administrateurs de la Nouvelle-France »
  • Nicolas Lelièvre, Université de Sherbrooke. « Reconstituer les réseaux familiaux ethnoculturels allemands en Amérique du Nord : sources et méthodes dans l'étude des familles Wurtele, Pozer, Glakmeyer et Globensky (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles) »
  • Caroline Bouchier, Université Lyon 2. « Le partage anticipé : moteur et miroir d'une dynamique familiale »

Discussion

10h15 - 10h30 / 16h15-16h30 : Pause

10h30-11h45 / 16h30-17h45 : Table ronde 2. Relations adelphiques, familles et deuils
  • Sophie Doucet, chercheuse indépendante et Peter Gossage, Université Concordia. « Frères et soeurs, rivalités et solidarités : les relations adelphiques devant les tribunaux québecois, 1840-1920 »
  • Louise Lainesse, Université de Montréal. « Pleurer et se souvenir des siens : la famille en tant que communauté d'endeuillés (Québec, fin XIXe siècle) »
  • Karine Pépin, Université de Sherbrroke, Sorbonne-Université. « La transmission de la mémoire familiale jusque dans la mort : l'identification des descendants nobles à leur lignée à travers les notices nécrologiques »

Dicussion

11h45-12h / 17h45-18h : Conclusion de la journée. Magda Fahrni, Université du Québec à Montréal.

Organisation

La Journée d'étude est organisée par le département d'histoire de l'Université de Sherbrooke et par le CRULH (Université de Lorraine), avec le soutien de la société de démographie historique.

CfP: Circulaciones, espacios y lenguajes políticos América latina, siglos XIX-XXI (Spanish)

3 weeks 6 days ago

Para su 6° número la revista Macrohistoria propone una reflexión para reforzar la mirada transnacional y de larga duración, centrada en las circulaciones, espacios y lenguajes políticos en América latina. El objetivo es repensar la variabilidad de conexiones y de escalas de análisis.

Convocatoria abierta para el dossier - Revista Macrohistoria

Coord.

Matias Sanchez Barberan / EHESS-MondesAméricains – mibarberan@hotmail.com

Argumentos

Para su 6° número la revista Macrohistoria propone una reflexión sobre circulaciones, espacios y lenguajes políticos en América latina, desde las independencias hasta nuestros días. Este tema no es un objeto nuevo en la atención de los especialistas. A los intercambios a gran escala durante la primera mitad del siglo XIX se suma la presencia europea o bien las migraciones regionales, que se trate por razones económicas o políticas. Si estos temas confirman el carácter global de las circulaciones, los estudios han tendido a caer en un doble impase. Por un lado, la perspectiva nacional, predominante durante buena parte del periodo de estudio propuesto, tiende a restringir los debates políticos a los marcos jurídicos de los emergentes Estados, sin explicitar los argumentos que dejarían fuera del análisis otras lecturas, que se trate de los valores cosmopolitas del siglo XIX, los debates sobre el derecho de asilo o los conflictos ideológicos durante la Guerra Fría. Numerosos y sugestivos trabajos recientes han demostrado en efecto que la imposición de la nación, aparentada a los contornos de los nuevos Estados, está lejos de ser la única puerta de entrada para apreciar el alcance de la cuestión migratoria y de sus efectos en el juego político. Lejos la idea de la nación como único resultado de la crisis imperial de principios del siglo XIX. Un segundo impase consiste en la adopción de la perspectiva biográfica. La exploración de la trayectoria individual tiende a pensar la migración en términos de influencia y recepción, dejando en las sombras otras formas de pensar el problema. Esta reducción se traduce en un relato que pierde en problematización, para adquirir a ratos contornos panegíricos.

El presente llamado apuesta a poner en relación los diversos tipos de circulación con las diversas formas de construcción de espacios y lenguajes políticos en América latina. La perspectiva invita a reforzar la mirada transnacional y de larga duración, permitiendo plantear en otros términos los debates y los espacios políticos. La propuesta busca ofrecer una alternativa a los marcos nacionales sobre la base de conexiones entre territorios y espacios aparentemente diferenciados.

La atención prestada a las conexiones autoriza además una variación de escalas de análisis,enriqueciendo así la interpretación más allá de la pregunta por la simple recepción. Sería así posible pensar bajo otros términos la relación entre el emergente movimiento estudiantil de principios desiglo y la circulación del pensamiento socialista vehiculado por trabajadores e intelectuales sensibles a la cuestión social. Si los estudios han insistido en el valor transnacional de las izquierdas, fuerza es deconstatar que las derechas se prestan también convenientemente a esta perspectiva. El llamado a contribución pretende en un primer momento dar luces sobre las diversas formas de circulación regional, para explorar desde ahí cómo los actores se dan una palabra o bien se sirven de mediaciones para incidir en los debates públicos. Interesa explorar las representaciones de la circulación y las formas concretas que ella adopta. Que se trate de la circulación de ideas, de migraciones voluntarias, del enganche o bien de las migraciones políticas o económicas, la circulación favorece la creación constante de un espacio de intercambios que debe poco a los contornos jurídicos de los Estados, y que ciertos estudios piensan como un vector de una “cultura política transnacional”. La llamada “crisis migratoria” o los debates en torno a la interculturalidad vienen a dar una actualidad consternante a estos procesos de larga duración

Ejes:

  1. La circulación en tiempos de definición política y económica. Siglo XIX – formas económicas y políticas de migración (enganche, esclavitud, trabajo libre, exilios, proscritos y emigrados). Derecho internacional y derecho de asilo en la construcción institucional de los nuevos Estados.
  2. La emergencia de la cuestión nacional. Segunda mitad del siglo XIX-XX. El giro conservador y la nacionalización de la migración.
  3. América latina en la era de la crisis migratoria. Segunda mitad del siglo XX-XXI. Rupturas, continuidades, escalas y conexiones.
Modalidades de proposiciones de ponencias

Los artículos deben ser enviados al mail revista@macrohistoria.com, con copia a mibarberan@hotmail.com

Fecha límite para el envío de artículos: 12 de abril de 2024

Sobre la revista Marcohistoria

Normas de publicación

Consejo de Redacción
  • Michelle Lacoste Adunka Editora Jefe Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 
  • Andrea Torrealba Torre Editora científica Universidad Autónoma de México 
  • Santiago Forero Bedoya Editor científica Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 
  • José Sovarzo Editor científico CONICET, Argentina.
Comité Editorial
  • Dra. Antonella Romano Centre Alexandre-Koyré, EHESS, París
  • Dr. Carlos Marichal El Colegio de México
  • Dr. Ottmar Ette Universität Potsdam
  • Dra. Tanya Harmer London School of Economics
  • Dra. Marcela Echeverri Yale University 
  • Dra. Eugenia Palieraki University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • Dr. Bernd Hausberger El Colegio de México 
  • Dr. Rafael Sagredo Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

CfP: (Digital) Retrospectives on Historiography from Africa: Decolonization, the African press, and the uses of knowledge (open)

4 weeks ago

Proposals (maximum 500 words) must be sent by 30 April 2024 to praticashistoria@gmail.com . Proposals must be accompanied by a short biographical note. The acceptance or refusal of the proposal will be communicated by 15 May 2024. The articles of accepted proposals must be submitted by 31 July 2024. Contributions in both English and Portuguese are welcome.

(Digital) Retrospectives on Historiography from Africa: Decolonization, the African press, and the uses of historical knowledge (open)

https://praticasdahistoria.pt/digital-retrospectives-historiography-africa?fbclid=IwAR1NKcVvQOyYGKsWs-M_YJOn5D-7ZNvnJujquBUtVPHlZojy4rSlPWiH5Ss

Guest editors: Noemi Alfieri (CHAM, NOVA FCSH-UAc; Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, U. Bayreuth), Cassandra Mark-Thiesen (Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, U. Bayreuth)

The history of knowledge production in Africa is a rising topic in the backdrop of growing awareness of the uneven globalization of intellectual thought. Focusing on the era of decolonization in Africa, a growing number of scholars are especially exploring historiography as read in periodicals such as pamphlets, magazines, journals or newspapers (Mark-Thiesen, Alfieri, Thioub, Coquerey-Vidrovitch and others). They provide important impetus for understanding the link between media and emancipation,
political democracy, freedom of choice, self-awareness, and selective association.

This special issue of Práticas da História reflects on contemporary epistemological possibilities and constraints in the writing of history. Therefore, it welcomes both contributions that dwell on African journals (scholarly, literary, artistic and ephemeral periodicals) from the 1950s to 1980s, and on the histories behind said periodicals. We look forward to contributions that explore different and contested visions of decolonization and future-making for the African continent and its diaspora. We also invite articles investigating differently situated historiographies from Africa: that use local vernacular by incorporating idiom, local imagery, myth and folklore; that relate to the present or the deep past. We also encourage more nuanced takes on the "nationalist historiography" that when viewed as a monolith was so dominant at the time. For instance, Pan-Africanism and Négritude, while revolutionizing the political assets of the continent, remained contested as intellectual projects. Finally, articles problematizing the current conceptualisations of such historiography as either "colonial", "traditional", "radical", eurocentric", “afrocentric", "Africa-centred", and so forth, are highly welcomed.

Finally, on methodology, and given the current wave of digitisation and digitality, the guest editors encourage reflections on processes of digital preservation and recirculation of historiography from Africa, including their implications for Africa-based and African diasporic knowledge production in the arts, literature, and scholarship. How about their impact on the expansion of the public arena and community empowerment? How are online platforms fostering a re-positioning, re-calibrating and re-thinking of these bodies of knowledge from Africa? And what potentialities lie in the future? In short, we are interested in contributions that dwell on contemporary and future receptions of the above-mentioned publications and journals in the digital sphere.

Proposals (maximum 500 words) must be sent by 30 April 2024 to praticashistoria@gmail.com . Proposals must be accompanied by a short biographical note. The acceptance or refusal of the proposal will be communicated by 15 May 2024. The articles of accepted proposals must be submitted by 31 July 2024. Contributions in both English and Portuguese are welcome.

Kontakt

praticashistoria @ gmail.com

https://praticasdahistoria.pt/digital-retrospectives-historiography-africa?fbclid=IwAR1NKcVvQOyYGKsWs-M_YJOn5D-7ZNvnJujquBUtVPHlZojy4rSlPWiH5Ss

CfP: The Social History of Money across the Eastern Bloc and the Global South in the Twentieth Century

4 weeks ago

27–28 June 2024, Faculty of History Cambridge

We are soliciting papers for a workshop hosted at the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge on the social history of money in the contemporary world on 27–28 June 2024. The workshop will aim to explore money as a social relationship both from national and transnational perspectives in non-Western regions, such as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, ranging from Far East developmental states to Latin American structuralism and socialist modernisation projects through the twentieth century. The workshop has two objectives. The first is to unravel the ways in which money has shaped and, in turn, has been shaped by social dynamics within national borders, particularly within production, consumption, and exchange, taking into consideration the cultural and social nuances specific to individual countries, societies, and communities, as well as state strategies that aim to regulate these diverse monetary dynamics through public finance techniques. The second objective is to investigate the effects of these domestic processes on peripheral modernisation projects, strategies of ‘alternative globalisation’, and engagement with international markets, as well as broader processes, like the postwar Keynesian revolution, financialisaton, globalisation, decolonisation, global economic crises, and the rise of neoliberalism.

Participants may consider the following questions of and perspectives on money, credit, and debt. However, the list is non-inclusive, and panellists are encouraged to explore other aspects beyond those mentioned below.

States and Governments

What strategies did states and governments on the periphery of the world system employ to influence monetary value and thereby state capacity? What were the outcomes of these efforts? What roles did fiscal and monetary policies, ideological considerations, or the concept of ‘peripherality’ vis-à-vis the West play in shaping these processes? Can we identify cross-regional patterns in these dynamics, and to what extent can money be considered a ‘great equaliser’, converging states towards Western patterns?

Individuals, Society, Producers, Consumers, and Markets

How did cultural, religious, or other community-based lending practices influence individuals’ creditworthiness and the social reproduction of credit and debt? How did individual perceptions and meanings of money evolve over time, and what impact did this evolution have both on society and the state? How did temporality feature in these processes and to what extent could this concept be useful to examine shifts in money’s (time)value?

Domestic and International Financial Institutions, Stock Exchanges, and Financial Markets

What roles did (post)colonial financial institutions play in overseeing credits, investments, and monetary value, particularly in influencing interest rates within developing states? How did religion or culture feature in financial institutions’ credit extension practice? In what ways and to what extent did global shifts such as decolonisation, the rise of neoliberalism, the 1970s oil crises, and the disintegration of the Eastern Bloc impact lending practices and the reproduction of money, credit, and debt?

We are planning with conventional panels, each including up to three panellists, followed by a Q&A session. A keynote will be delivered by Dr Oscar Sanchez-Sibony (University of Hong Kong) on socialist political economy and Soviet financial globalisation in the twentieth century. The workshop will conclude with a roundtable discussion including museologists, focusing on museums and public engagement. Participants will be invited to publish their papers in a special journal issue.

Applications from any of the social and historical sciences, broadly considered, are welcome, provided papers adopt a historical approach. This includes, but is not limited to, disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, international relations, political economy, and political science. Early-career scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

Limited funding will be available to contribute to accommodation expenses for those without institutional support. Please indicate in your application if you request support to attend.

Please send abstracts of up to 300 words together with a short CV to Szinan Radi, sr2103@cam.ac.uk by 18 March 2024.

CfA: Children’s Experiences of Violence and Coercion in Europe since 1945

4 weeks ago

17 - 19 October 2024, Universität Konstanz (Germany)

The workshop is the first of a series of events within the programme ‘Violence in East and West — Towards an Integrated History of 20th Century Europe’, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. Its goal is to stimulate a comprehensive, multi-scalar and multi-territorial research and teaching on violence in the 20th century Europe.

Call for abstracts: Children’s Experiences of Violence and Coercion in Europe since 1945

The Chair of East European History at the University of Konstanz welcomes applications for a workshop dedicated to publishing a journal issue/edited volume on the topic of children’s experiences of violence and coercion in Europe since 1945. We plan to develop a multi-scalar approach that includes individual, bottom-up and local, as well as collective, institutional and national/transnational perspectives covering the second half of the 20th century, along with the 21st century.

We particularly welcome historians as well as researchers from other relevant fields (sociology, anthropology, political science, legal studies, gender studies, decolonial studies, pedagogy and psychology). The geographic focus of the workshop is Europe as a whole, both capitalist (Western democracies, Southern authoritarian regimes, Nordic welfare states) and socialist (including the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia) countries. Comparative papers crossing the East-West divide are particularly welcomed. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

We remain open to papers reflecting on any relevant issues, for instance:
- Local, state and transnational policies towards protection of children against violence, particularly in time of transitions and transformations (relief organisations, care institutions, grassroots and formal substitute care)
- Domestic and systemic violence against children
- Children’s experiences of poverty, homelessness, hunger, labour (also as a result of previously experienced violence)
- Exclusion of and violence towards children from marginal groups
- Children born of war and occupation
- Post-war adaptation of child survivors (civilians, prisoners, forced labourers, refugees)
- Forced transfer and trafficking of children
- Trauma and resilience of children who experienced violence

The workshop’s goal is to offer a substantial space to discuss each other’s work, explore new research ideas, and build and extend networks of scholars of all career levels who research children’s post-war experiences of violence. After the workshop, we intend to publish selected papers as a special journal issue or edited volume. The aim of the set-up network would be to develop studies on the long-lasting consequences that World War II in Europe (as well as other later conflicts) had on child survivors, communities, and societies, as well as law, medicine, pedagogy, and welfare.

Accommodation (2 nights) and travel costs (within Europe) for the participants will be covered. The language of the workshop and further publication will be English.

Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) and a short bio to maria.buko@uni-konstanz.de in a message entitled „WORKSHOP” by 29 February 2024. Decisions will be sent out by 31 March 2024.

If you are invited to participate, the deadline for a draft paper (work in progress, around 7000 words, in English), will be 15 September 2024. All paper drafts will be pre-circulated two weeks before the planned workshop, with one person selected as a respondent and the other participants expected to comment during the group discussions. The workshop will take place on 17-19 October 2024 at the University of Konstanz, Germany (Thursday afternoon until Saturday morning).

Organising committee: Maria Buko (Universität Konstanz), Jakub Gałęziowski (University of Warsaw), Pavel Kolář (Universität Konstanz).

Kontakt

Dr. Maria Buko
maria.buko@uni-konstanz.de

https://www.geschichte.uni-konstanz.de/forschung-geschichte/kolar/

ESSHC Theory and Historiography Network

4 weeks ago

The Theory and Historiography network of the ESSHC is interested in proposals for panels (consisting of three papers and a comment), roundtables (more oriented to discussion than the formal presentation of panels) and ‘meet the author’ sessions (where there is a pathbreaking publication of a monograph, not older than two years) on theoretical and historiographical topics.

ESSHC Theory and Historiography Network

The 15th European Social Science History Conference will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, from 26 to 29 March 2025. The ESSHC aims to bring together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the past. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions. It is organized in a large number of networks that cover a certain topic (e.g. criminal justice, family, social inequality).

The Theory and Historiography network is interested in proposals for panels (consisting of three papers and a comment), roundtables (more oriented to discussion than the formal presentation of panels) and ‘meet the author’ sessions (where there is a pathbreaking publication of a monograph, not older than two years) on theoretical and historiographical topics.

Although reflection on a wide set of theoretical and historiographical issues are welcome, in 2025 we would like to encourage proposals in particular on the topic of ‘Engaged History Writing’. In times of global crises there is an urgency to act on the knowledge that we have as scientists and scholars. Biodiversity loss and climate change, war, conflicts and polarization have turned many academics into activists. Many historians today are likewise engaged in addressing societal needs and concerns, not least by working on societies confronting a traumatic, violent or unwanted past, or by dealing with a growing political instrumentalization of history and an ongoing mobilization around the meanings and uses of the past. Engaged history work, in the sense of putting historical knowledge in the service of societal change, or even, of emancipatory politics, can mean many things; re-writing history on behalf of disadvantaged and repressed groups, engage in public contestations of history or critically contest populist memory governance, act as expert witness in international tribunals or as public intellectuals by actively resisting the demands of specialization. But engaged history writing also has to do with the politics and ethics of historical knowledge production, with academic commitments and epistemic responsibilities, with resisting public demands of useful pasts in the name of historical truth. Overall, we encourage submission of panels that deal with issues related to engaged history writing and the notions of activism and commitment broadly conceived, across time and geographical borders. We also encourage submissions that deal with the responsibilities of historians and with the intersecting roles of professional historians, public intellectuals and academic activists.

The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2024.

The European Social Science History Conference is organized by the International Institute of Social History. For details see: https://esshc.iisg.amsterdam/en

To submit proposals, please use the Ex Ordo platform, https://esshc2025.exordo.com/

Network chairs:

Professor Stefan Berger
Institut für soziale Bewegungen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
e-mail: stefan.berger@rub.de

Kenan Van De Mieroop
Leiden University
e-mail: K.J.Van.de.mieroop@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Professor Victoria Fareld
Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Stockholm University
e-mail: victoria.fareld@idehist.su.se

https://esshc2025.exordo.com/

CfP: Oral History and Life Stories Network

1 month ago

The 15th European Social Science History Conference is organized by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam in cooperation with Leiden University.

The conference will take place from 26 to 29 March 2025 in Leiden, Netherlands.

Oral History and Life Stories Network

The Oral History and Life Stories Network is one of the 27 networks of the ESSHC and brings together oral history and life story researchers and practitioners who explore memory, narratives, and history. Broadly, we want to encourage papers that explore methodological questions and challenges as well as the relationship between oral histories and the construction and analysis of life stories, both in terms of processes and outcomes.

This is a thematically open Call for Papers, but we would like to stimulate some topics that may attract broader interest:

- theoretical and methodological challenges of oral history today
- impact of the digitization process on doing oral history and the analysis; challenges of digitization (audio and video), e.g. transcript, keywording, archiving
- reuse of (archived) oral history materials
- reflections on legal issues and ethical questions in oral history
- themes of oral history today, e.g. whose memories are collected, analysed, and archived
- shared authority/sharing authority
- teaching oral history and supervision of oral history projects – experiences, challenges, concepts
- reflections on combining oral history and life story methods
- relations of oral history to other fields (e.g. social sciences, ethnology, memory studies, etc.)

We welcome individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels. Panel proposals must be international in membership (and from different institutions). Each of their constituent papers must be of a high quality. The over-riding criterion for the selection is strength of the proposed paper, be it an individual paper or a paper in a panel proposal.
Our Network does not favour discussants; if a panel proposal includes a discussant, it should indicate why they wish to follow this format (if so, the panel must comprise a maximum of four speakers plus a discussant). Sessions can have a maximum of five papers.
The DEADLINE for the required pre-registration and upload of a paper or session proposal at the ESSHC website is April 15, 2024. Please refer to the ESSHC-ESSHC website for more information at https://esshc.iisg.amsterdam/en/guidelines.

Network chairs:
Anne Heimo, University of Turku, Finland, anheimo@utu.fi - Andrea Strutz, LBI for Research on Consequences of War and University of Graz, Austria, andrea.strutz@uni-graz.at - Malin Thor Tureby, Malmö University, Sweden, malin.thor@mau.se

https://esshc.iisg.amsterdam/en/esshc-conference-2025

Kontakt

conference office: esshc@iisg.nl

https://esshc.iisg.amsterdam/en

Wie erinnern sich Zwangsarbeiter:innen? Interviews mit polnischen und russischen Zeitzeug:innen (German)

1 month ago

29 February 2024, Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Berlin

Polnische und russische Verschleppte machten bei der Zwangsarbeit ähnliche Erfahrungen, erinnern sich jedoch unterschiedlich. Wie lässt sich das erklären?

Wie erinnern sich Zwangsarbeiter:innen? Interviews mit polnischen und russischen Zeitzeug:innen

In einem großangelegten Interviewprojekt wurden 2005/06 ehemalige NS-Zwangsarbeiter:innen in 26 Ländern interviewt, darunter 72 in Polen und 56 in Russland. Die Aufzeichnungen sind auf einem Portal der Freien Universität zugänglich (https://www.zwangsarbeit-archiv.de).

Grete Rebstock und Roland Borchers haben die russischen bzw. polnischen Interviews in ihren Dissertationen analysiert. In ihren Büchern, die jüngst erschienen sind, haben sie herausgearbeitet, inwiefern die Erinnerungen der Zeitzeug:innen von der sowjetischen und russischen bzw. polnischen Geschichtspolitik geprägt sind.

Programm

Begrüßung: Dr. Christine Glauning
Leiterin des Dokumentationszentrums NS-Zwangsarbeit

Polnische Zwangsarbeiter:innen: Dr. Roland Borchers
Osteuropa-Historiker, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit

Sowjetische Zwangsarbeiter:innen: Dr. Grete Rebstock
Osteuropa-Historikerin

Moderation: Dr. Cord Pagenstecher
Historiker, Universitätsbibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin, Bereich Digitale Interview-Sammlungen

https://www.ns-zwangsarbeit.de/home/

Re-Constructing Perestroika(s): In Search of a New Vocabulary for the Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

1 month ago

14-15 March 2024, Prague

Perestroika, once synonymous with top-down reforms by Mikhail Gorbachev, was an era of diverse voices, intense emotions, and economic struggles. Beyond political and economic spheres, Perestroika encompassed all facets of society, culture, and even thought. This workshop invites fresh perspectives on Perestroika across Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, aiming to redefine its complex impact.

Re-Constructing Perestroika(s): In Search of a New Vocabulary for the Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Perestroika, originally associated with top-down reforms led by Mikhail Gorbachev, unfolded as an era characterised by diverse voices, intense emotions, and economic struggles. Extending beyond the realms of politics and economics, Perestroika permeated every aspect of society, culture, and intellectual thought. This workshop intends to transcend the conventional boundaries—both geographic and temporal—of our typical understanding of Perestroika as well as aspires to bring forth fresh perspectives on the period spanning Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Eurasia.

The workshop is organised by the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague; Georgetown University, Washington DC; Leibniz Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam.

Programm

Thursday, March 14, 2024

9:00-9:30 Welcome and Introduction

9:30-11:00 Panel 1: Perestroika as a Local and Professional Community Event
Chair: Kelly Smith, Georgetown University

Victoria Musvik (University of Oxford)
De-Centralizing Perestroika: Local Russian Photographic Communities, Alternative Socialism and Unbroken Memory

Margarita Pavlovа (Justus Liebig University Giessen / Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam)
Grassroots Groups and Ambiguities of Perestroika in Leningrad

Karolina Koziura (European University Institute, Florence)
Holodomor Unveiled: The Emergence of Grassroot Memory of Famine in Ukraine under Perestroika

11:30-13:00 Panel 2: Perestroika as an Expression of Artistic Non-Conformism
Chair: Martin Babička, Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Ilya Kalinin (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Universal (Non-/Anti-)Soviet Lexicon: Between Deconstruction and Affirmation

Kateryna Yeremieieva (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich)
Without Words: The Speaking Process in Perestroika Caricatures

Ondřej Daniel (Charles University, Prague)
Black Celebration in Red Prague: Concert of Depeche Mode in March 1988

14:00-15:45 Panel 3: Perestroika as a Moral Debate
Chair: Václav Rameš, Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Anna Ivanova (Humboldt University, Berlin)
“If Cooperatives Win – We All Win!”: Discussions of Private Enterprise and Social Justice in the Soviet Union during Perestroika

Matej Ivančík (Comenius University, Bratislava)
Markets in the Name of Morality. Economic Thought and Democracy in Post-Socialist Slovakia

Jogilė Ulinskaitė (Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University)
Negotiated and Justified Stories about the Post-Communist Transformation in Lithuania

Annina Gagyiova (Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
Moving from Risk to Risky: Hungary’s Second Economy and its Transition to Market after 1989

16:15-17:15 Keynote Roundtable Discussion “How to Speak About Perestroika Now?”
Chair: Bradley Gorski, Georgetown University

Epp Annus (Tallinn University / Ohio State University)
Juliane Fürst (Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam)
Veronika Pehe (Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences,Prague)

Friday, March 15, 2024

9:30-11:15 Panel 4: Perestroika as a Transnational Event
Chair: Irina Gordeeva, Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam

Kirsten Bönker (University of Cologne)
Building a “Common European Home”? Town Twinning between Soviet, West and East German Cities during Perestroika

Emma Friedlander (Harvard University)
The Soviet New Age: A Pop Culture Chronology of Soviet Collapse, 1975-2000

Vlad Strukov (University of Leeds)
Queer Exchanges: Re-Inventing Sexualities during and after Perestroika

Tetiana Perga (Institute of World History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
“External Factor”: The Role of the Diaspora in the Development of the Environmental Movement in Ukraine during the Period of Perestroika

11:45-13:15 Panel 5: Perestroika Outside Time and Place
Chair: Corinna Kuhr-Korolev, Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam

Isaac Scarbrough (Leiden University)
Perestroika Did Not End – Perestroika is Ongoing: The Extended Reform and Collapse of the USSR across the Soviet Divide

Tamar Qeburia (Georg-August University Göttingen / Ilia State University)
Pre-Perestroika Dynamics in a Georgian Factory

Isabel Jacobs (Queen Mary University of London) and Katerina Pavlidi (University College Dublin)
Perestroika as Return: Late Soviet Temporalities and the Myth of Stagnation

14:15-15:30 Panel 6: Perestroika in the Mind
Chair: Marie Černá, Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Courtney Doucette (State University of New York, Oswego)
Perestroika: The Last Attempt to Create the New Soviet Person

Hubert Guzik (Czech Technical University, Prague)
What Can Historians of Perestroika Learn from Opinion Polls?

Jonáš Jánsky (Central European University, Vienna)
“Islands of Positive Deviation” in Slovakia

Final Discussion

CfP: Traverse 2025/3 "Antiféminismes" (French/German)

1 month ago

La revue Traverse lance un appel à contribution sur le thème des antiféminismes. Revue transpériode et bilingue français-allemand, la revue cherche des contributions qui examinent les antiféminismes sous différentes perspectives pour amener des éclairages variés. Si l’antiféminisme à proprement parler se situe essentiellement dans la période contemporaine (long XIXe siècle – XXIe siècle), les propositions portant sur des manifestations misogynes prenant place dans des périodes antérieures, et pouvant ainsi être considérées comme des mouvements précurseurs de l’antiféminisme, sont également bienvenues. Il en va de même pour les contributions conceptuelles qui s’intéressent aux questions de définition et s’interrogent sur les différences et les points communs entre l’antiféminisme, la misogynie et le sexisme.

Argumentaire

L’antiféminisme est un contre-mouvement dont les idées ont circulé au fur et à mesure que les femmes réclamaient leur émancipation. Dès le milieu du 19e siècle, les antiféministes refusent aux femmes leur droit à l’éducation et au travail, puis à l’autonomie civile et politique, au nom de la différence naturelle des sexes et de la tradition. Prônant une société fondée sur des hiérarchies considérées comme «naturelles», le discours antiféministe est une des composantes clés et continuelle des sociétés organisées sur un modèle patriarcal. L’antiféminisme n’est toutefois pas homogène : il s’agit d’un phénomène global, qui s’adapte aux cadres nationaux et varie d’intensité en fonction des contextes historiques, si bien qu’il est plus juste de parler des antiféminismes pour souligner la diversité de ses protagonistes, organisations et modes d’action et, en fin de compte, questionner la relation complexe entre les positions antiféministes et féministes. Les recherches actuelles soulignent l’adaptation de l’antiféminisme au monde contemporain. Ainsi, à l’antiféminisme centré sur la lutte contre la présence des femmes dans l’espace politique et public, se sont ajoutées de nouvelles formes d’antiféminisme, visant notamment la défense de la famille hétérosexuelle.

Face à cette capacité de changement et à la diversité du phénomène, le numéro cherche des contributions qui examinent les antiféminismes sous différentes perspectives pour amener des éclairages variés. Si l’antiféminisme à proprement parler se situe essentiellement dans la période contemporaine (long 19e siècle – 21e siècle), les propositions portant sur des manifestations misogynes prenant place dans des périodes antérieures, et pouvant ainsi être considérées comme des mouvements précurseurs de l’antiféminisme, sont également bienvenues. Il en va de même pour les contributions conceptuelles qui s'intéressent aux questions de définition et s'interrogent sur les différences et les points communs entre l'antiféminisme, la misogynie et le sexisme.

Les thèmes suivants pourront être abordés:

  • intersectionnalité des haines: convergences entre antiféminisme, antisémitisme et racisme
  • circulation transnationale des idées, protagonistes et pratiques antiféministes
  • la « théorie du genre » comme nouvelle cible de l’antiféminisme
  • lesbophobie et homophobie
  • mouvements de backlash face aux réformes en faveur de l’égalité de genre
  • antiféminisme et nouvelle droite
  • déploiement de l’antiféminisme dans la presse et en ligne
  • mouvements masculinistes
  • antiféminisme et religion
Modalités de soumission

Les contributions sur le thème des «Antiféminismes» seront publiées dans le numéro 3/2025 de traverse. Les textes comporteront au maximum 30’000 signes (espaces compris) et seront évalués par les pairs (double blind). Vous trouverez toutes les informations sur les formalités ainsi que la feuille de style sur le site de traverse. Les chercheurs et chercheuses intéressé·e·s sont priés d’envoyer un abstract (environ 600 mots) et un bref CV à Stéphanie Ginalski (stephanie.ginalski@unil.ch), Pauline Milani (pauline.milani@unifr.ch) ou Matthias Ruoss (matthias.ruoss@unifr.ch).

avant le 15 avril 2024

Les auteur·ice·s seront informé·e·s de la décision des éditeur·ice·s de la revue au plus tard le 15 mai 2024. La date limite pour la soumission des articles est le 15 décembre 2024

Comité scientifique
  • Burghartz Susanna, Prof. Dr.
  • Friboulet Jean-Jacques, Prof. Dr.
  • Guex Sébastien, Prof. Dr.
  • Joris Elisabeth, Dr.
  • Jost Hans Ulrich, Prof. Dr.
  • Leimgruber Matthieu, Prof. Dr.
  • Roche (†) Daniel, Prof. Dr.
  • Schulte Regina, Prof. Dr.
  • Siegrist Hannes, Prof. Dr.
  • Tanner Jakob, Prof. Dr.
  • Wecker Regina, Prof. Dr.

CfP: Conceptualizing Corruption: The “Old Regime” and the New Order in East-Central-South Europe (1750s-1850s)

1 month ago

During the age of revolutions, West European politicians, scholars, and popular writers often characterized South-East-Central Europe as a corrupt political space. Notables from the region routinely echoed these claims. Those in and outside of South-East-Central Europe mobilized commentaries on “corruption” for their own political, professional, and personal gains. They used the idea of corruption to assert, for instance, that they knew to run more honest and efficient administrations, military regimes, and commercial operations. The conference organizers welcome paper proposals that employ a (de)constructivist and/or sematic approach to study the concept corruption and its relationship to the rise of (West European) modernity. Submissions should focus on Central-South-East Europe from the 1750s to the 1850s. Applicants working on regional micro-histories that situate changing notions of “corruption” in a transnational context are especially encouraged to apply.

International Conference Conceptualizing Corruption: The “Old Regime” and the New Order in East-Central-South Europe (1750s-1850s)

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced StudyBucharest, 17-18 June 2024

Argument

During the age of revolutions, West European politicians, scholars, and popular writers often characterized South-East-Central Europe as a corrupt political space. Notables from the region routinely echoed these claims. Those in and outside of South-East-Central Europe mobilized commentaries on “corruption” for their own political, professional, and personal gains. They used the idea of corruption to assert, for instance, that they knew to run more honest and efficient administrations, military regimes, and commercial operations. Political and economic actors on both sides of the continent linked “corruption” to the supposed cultural backwardness and economic underdevelopment of the region. In doing so, public figures naturalized notions of “corruption,” making it appear both widespread and organic, popularizing tropes that have endured right down to the present.

“Corruption,” however, is a historically specific concept not an ahistorical, moral, universal, or essentialist category. It gained currency in West Europe during the age of revolutions when a particular understanding of “corruption” grew increasingly hegemonic in developing liberal-capitalist discourses. It lent itself to liberal critiques of anciens régimes, rival politicians, and societies that they might formally or informally colonize. Public figures agitating for change used accusations of “corruption” to legitimize their political programs and assert (political and/or discursive) power.

This emerging definition of “corruption” drew on novel notions of good government that excluded traditional systems of clientelist relationships — the types of political, economic, and social networks that had heretofore characterized public life in South-East and Central Europe. Leaders in this region gradually adopted and adapted this new view of “corruption.” As such, denouncing “corrupt” acts generated a particular form of political and social capital in an emerging order in South-East and Central Europe.

The conference organizers welcome paper proposals that employ a (de)constructivist and/or sematic approach to study the concept corruption and its relationship to the rise of (West European) modernity. Submissions should focus on Central-South-East Europe from the 1750s to the 1850s. Applicants working on regional micro-histories that situate changing notions of “corruption” in a transnational context are especially encouraged to apply. To explore both the continuities perpetuated and ruptures produced by discourses of “corruption,” the conference organizers invite interested scholars to submit a proposal connected to one or more of the following themes:

  • Redefinition of “corruption.”In West Europe, critiques of anciens régimes as “corrupt” gained purchase between 1750 and 1850. Were actors in South-East-Central Europe aware of these discourses that delegitimized the political and social status quo? If not, how do we account for the simultaneity of similar polemics in the region? What did it mean for the old regime to be “corrupt” and did leaders in East Europe understand “corruption” in the same way their West European counterparts? What did good government mean to actors in different geographic locations and how did “corruption” become a mechanism for asserting their own political legitimacy?
  • The transitions from the old regime to the new regime. How did actors contribute to and/or resist empire- and state-building via accusations of “corruption”? Did they confront or collaborate with new imperial (and later national) agents? Did they encourage or attempt to thwart the rise of a new political/social/economic order? Who were the actors that advocated for a new order and what were the changes they pursued? How did they deploy the concept of “corruption” to achieve their goals?
  • Reframing the Ottoman past. Throughout the period, political elites mobilized tropes like “Turk” and “Phanariot”. Even today these terms still denote notions of “corruption,” clientelism, and favoritism in the region. How can we assess their use at the time as well as the longevity of these ideas in political, public, and historiographical discourses?
  • Codifying deviation, formalizing “corruption.”Debates over “corruption” arose in the context of a broader process of modernization marked above all by the formalization of laws (including property rights, the codification of taxes, the elaboration of various regulatory practices), the creation of an increasingly elaborate and centralized bureaucracy, and a tighter distinction between the public and private spheres. Each of these processes shaped behavioral standards. How can tracking the concept of “corruption” help us analyze these changes over time and understand their impact?
Submission guidelines

The conference organizers welcome proposals of ca. 400 words concerning the above-mentioned themes

until the 1st March 2024. 

The proposals, along with a short CV should be sent to cardeleanu@nec.ro and ardcons@gmail.com.

The final decision on the received proposals will be announced by mid-March 2024.

Travel costs and accommodation

Invited speakers will have their travel costs reimbursed. Accommodation will be provided.

This international conference is organized within the framework of “Transnational histories of ‘corruption’ in Central-South-East Europe (1750-1850)”, European Research Council Advanced Grant (ERC-2022-AdG no. 101098095). It is hosted by the New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest (2023-2028) (https://nec.ro/programs/erc-grants/).

Organizers and scientific selection committee
  • Constantin Ardeleanu (New Europe College / Institute for South-East European Studies, Bucharest)
  • Ana Buculei (New Europe College)
  • Silvia Marton (New Europe College / University of Bucharest)
  • Alex R. Tipei (New Europe College / Université de Montréal)

CfP: Pan-Africanisms, (Post-)Slavery and Race

1 month ago

This issue of Slaveries & Post-Slaveries examines the repercussions of the transatlantic matrix of race on post-slavery societies. Particular attention will be paid to societies on the African continent, as the racial logics operating within them have rarely been studied. We understand racial logics as the assumption that supposed physical and cultural differences between groups are “inherited” from one generation to the next.

Scientific editors

Sakiko Nakao, Chuo University

Argument

The African diaspora originated from the mass deportation of captive people transported from the African continent to the Americas and territories in the Indian Ocean and Asia. Accompanying this movement of forced migration was a process of racialization of these enslaved people (Cottias 2007). Certain physical and cultural characteristics supposedly shared by the enslaved were systematically associated with their “African” ancestry and subaltern status. Viewed as an anti-racist resistance movement, pan-Africanism, which overturns stigma, is underpinned by bonds of racial solidarity. In structuring post-slavery societies, including on the African continent, blackness and Africanity developed interdependently (Pierre 2013). Over time, some pan-African struggles have attempted to transcend racialized belongings to envisage a transnational anti-colonial and anti-neo-colonial solidarity, while others have emphasized culturalist solidarity and revived its racial basis (Apter 2016). How have the various political and cultural actors of Pan-Africanism explicitly or implicitly positioned themselves with regard to the history of racialization?

This issue of Slaveries & Post-Slaveries examines the repercussions of the transatlantic matrix of race on post-slavery societies. Particular attention will be paid to societies on the African continent, as the racial logics operating within them have rarely been studied. We understand racial logics as the assumption that supposed physical and cultural differences between groups are “inherited” from one generation to the next (Takezawa 2005). While these logics may have existed in a great many societies before the European invention of “scientific racism,” the social, political and economic structures that exploit these differences were transformed when the latter was introduced, and became part of global racialization processes (Takezawa & Schaub 2022; Clarke & Thomas 2006; Pierre 2013). We will question the ways in which racial logics are mobilized within pan-African movements from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. What are the resulting impacts on the vision of “Africa” as a community of belonging and on the process of identification and self-identification of being African?

The aim herein is to study the circulation and transformation of racial thought within African communities on the continent and in the diaspora, as well as the strengths and limits of their mobilization within the pan-African movement. The political mobilization of racial ideologies can be a tool of resistance, but can also generate conflicts within and between African societies. Is there convergence in the anti-racist and/or pan-African resistance strategies adopted in different post-slavery societies? Or, on the contrary, have the various interpretations of chromatic cultural and political concepts such as négritude and blackness been sources of divergence within pan-Africanism? How have national and international political powers instrumentalized these affinities or divergences (Apter 2016; Pierre 2013)?

Contributions may focus on the following themes, among others:

  • The symbolic dimension of the slave trade and slavery within pan-African movements from their origins to the present day.
  • The politics of remembrance of the slave trade and slavery pursued by African governments and/or international bodies (OAU/AU, UNESCO, etc.) and their impact on racialized conceptions of belonging among Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.
  • The issue of citizenship and nationality for people from the diaspora community.
  • Pan-African cultural events (FESMAN in Dakar, 1966 and 2010; PANAF in Algiers 1969; FESTAC in Lagos, 1977; FESPACO in Ouagadougou since 1969; PANAFEST in Ghana since 1992, etc.).
  • Racial logics as part of social, cultural and political discourses and practices within African societies or the diaspora.
  • The role of racial logics in discourses and practices that define social relations, particularly with regard to social statuses linked to slavery within African societies.
  • How “lineage identification” within African communities sustains ideology, Afrocentrism, and militant protest movements.
  • Contributions focusing on regions often sidelined in pan-Africanist discourses are welcome, including North Africa, the Indian Ocean, or the African diaspora in Asia.
  • Finally, special attention may be given to the study of counter-discourses to chromatic identifications of Africa, such as the concepts of multiculturalism, creolité or Afropolitanism.
Submission Procedures

Proposals for articles (between 500 and 800 words) must be sent to ciresc.redaction@cnrs.fr

by June 1, 2024.

Decisions on manuscripts will be announced on July 1, 2024.

Accepted papers (45,000 characters maximum, spaces included, bibliography included) must be submitted in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese, before November 1, 2024. They must be accompanied by an abstract or résumé of no more than 3,600 signs. The full list of recommendations to authors is available here.

Final versions must be ready by July 1, 2025.

Schedule
  • Deadline for the submission of summaries: June 1, 2024
  • Deadline for the submission of articles: before November 1, 2024
  • Deadline for final version of articles: July 1, 2025
Selected References

Apter Andrew, 2016. “Beyond Négritude: Black Cultural Citizenship and the Arab Question in FESTAC 77,” Journal of African Cultural Studies, no. 28/3, pp. 313–326.

Clarke Kamari Maxine & Deborah A. Thomas (eds.), 2006. Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness, Durham, Duke University Press.

Cottias Myriam, 2007. La Question noire. Histoire d’une construction coloniale, Paris, Bayard.

Diagne Souleymane Bachir, 2001. “Africanity as an Open Question,” in Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Amina Mama, Henning Melber & Francis B. Nyamnjoh (eds.), Identity and Beyond: Rethinking Africanity, Uppsala, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, pp. 19–24.

Glissant Édouard, 1990. Poétique de la Relation, Paris, Gallimard.

Mbembe Achille, 2006. “Afropolitanisme,” Africultures, no. 66/1, pp. 9–15.

Pierre Jemima, 2013. The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race, Chicago/London, The University of Chicago Press.

Takezawa Yasuko, 2005. Jinshu gainen no fuhensei wo tou, Kyoto, Jimbun Shoin.

Takezawa Yasuko & Jean-Frédéric Schaub (eds.), 2022. Jinshushugi to Han jinshushugi: Ekkyo to Tenkan, Kyoto, Kyoto University Press.

Thioub Ibrahima, 2012. Stigmates et mémoires de l’esclavage en Afrique de l’Ouest : le sang et la couleur de peau comme lignes de fracture, FMSH-WP-2012-23. Available online: https://shs.hal.science/halshs-00743503 [last accessed, December 2023].

"What is your take on violence?" On a crucial question of the international Left in its historical-political contex

1 month ago

International Conference at IHSF Vienna, International Rosa Luxemburg Society, Nord University (20–22 June 2024)

"What is your take on violence?" On a crucial question of the international Left in its historical-political context

In the years leading up to the First World War, the international labor movement made considerable efforts to counteract an escalation in international politics. In fact, however, in the respective historical-political context of their time, numerous influential left-wing theorists, who, for example, strictly opposed an armed conflict of the European powers, had to take the position that violence was “[the] means of the offensive [...] where the legal terrain of the class struggle has yet to be conquered.” (Rosa Luxemburg, 1902). Against the background of this apparent contradiction, the conference in Vienna will examine left-wing positions on violence in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Programm

Thursday, 20 June 2024

Check-in / Welcoming remarks

Keynote & Discussion
Mark Jones (Berlin/Dublin): Making the atrocities go away: reflections on violence in the German Revolution of 1918-19.

Friday, 21 June 2024

Panel 1: Linke Intellektuelle und die Gewaltfrage/ Left lntellectuals and the Question of Violence

David Bernardini (Milan): "All the Violence Necessary to Win; but Nothing More": Errico Malatesta and the matter of violence

Ari Ofengenden (New Orleans): Kautsky and Trotsky on Terrorism and Communism

Ben Lewis (Leeds): Dictatorship, Terror and Sacrifice in Rosa Luxemburg's Thought

Panel 2: Linke Gewaltpraxen / Violent Practices of the Left

Christina Diac (Bucharest): Far-Left Terrorism? The Bomb Attack at the Romanian Senate in December 1920

André Pina (Porto): The Red Legion: radical-left terrorism in the Portuguese 1st Republic (1919-1925)

Monica Quirico (Stockholm/Turin): Between Strategy of Tension and Second-Wave Feminism: Lotta Continua and the lssue of Violence (1969-1976)

Panel 3: Zur linken Organisation von Gewalt/ On Left Organization of Violence

Paul Dvorak (Wien): Vom Bellizismus zum Pazifismus? Die französische Linke, der Krieg und die Armee im langen 19. Jahrhundert

Chris Ealham (Madrid): "All power to the unions": The genealogy of Spanish "Anarcho-Bolshevism" and the Anarcho-Syndicalist Revolutionary Armed Struggle (1917-36)

Sebastian Engelmann (Karlsruhe): Wie lernt die Klasse kämpfen? Gewalt in der proletarischen Pädagogik zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts

Panel 4: Gewaltrezeptionen / Perceptions of Violence

Ottavia Dal Maso (Genova): Women leading Turinese Bread Riots: Between Violence and Spontaneity, August 1917

Kostas Paloukis (Thessaloniki): The Views of the lnterwar Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Revolutionary and Labour Violence

Judith Tauber (lthaka, New York): The Cause of the People: Gauche proletarienne on Violence and Consensus

Saturday, 22 June 2024

Panel 5: Zwischen Gewalterfahrung und Gewaltwahrnehmung/ Between Experience and Reception of Violence

Mari-Leen Tammela (Tallinn): Use(fulness) of violence in political struggle: views on the use of violence in Estonian left-wing newspapers' editorial offices from 1906 to 1914

Vojtěch Šimák (Prag): From Militant Vanguard to Neutral Observer: The lntellectual Evolution of the lrish Citizen Army from Militancy to Neutrality

David Mayer (Wien): Fokus und Ambivalenz: Die Guerilladebatten in den langen 1960er Jahren in Südamerika und ihre differenzierte Anverwandlung der Maximen des bewaffneten Kampfes

Panel 6: Erinnerungen an Gewalt/ Memories of Violence

Kyra Schmied (Wien): Auseinandersetzung mit der Erinnerung an Gewalt im Rahmen bzw. im Anschluss an die Pariser Commune (1871)

Linh Vu (Tempe, Arizona): Laboring and Sacrificing Life: Narratives of Brutality in Worker Movements in Early Twentieth Century China

Kumru Toktamis (Brooklyn, New York): Lessons from Historical Praxis of Violently Defeated Left Movements in Chile and Turkey

Nicholas Bujalski (Oberlin, Ohio): 'Knight of the Proletariat': Feliks Dzierżyński and the Antinomies of Russian Revolutionary Violence

Panel 7: Strategische und taktische Beurteilungen von Gewalt/ Strategie and Tactical Assessments of Violence

Daniel Egon (Lowell, Massachusetts): ls There a Socialist Mode of Warfare?

Mario Kikaš (Bodø): Cultural Front on the Semi-Periphery: lntellectuals and the International Labor Movement in the 1930s

Sean Scalmer (Melbourne): Sabotage and Violence: Historical Transformations

Antonio J. Pinto (Malaga): Postcolonialism in Africa and ... in Europe? The Algerian Experience and lts lnfluence on Eta (Spain) and IRA (Ulster) in the 1960s

Kontakt

Florian Wenninger/Charlotte Rönchen, IHSF Vienna: office@ihsf.at
Frank Jacob, Nord Universitet, Bodø, Norway: frank.jacob@nord.no

Gender Attributions of (Ir-)Reconciliation

1 month ago

University of Bonn, 22-23 February 2024

The conference aims to shed light on the significance of the category "gender" in conflict resolution and reconciliation processes from the 19th to the 21st century from a historical perspective. It does not concentrate solely on the women's peace movement, which has already been relatively well studied by historians, but brings together research that asks about gender attributions in various forms of reconciliation efforts in different constellations of conflict, taking a global history perspective.

Prospective participants are warmly invited to register for free by 21.02.23 via e-mail to nng@uni-bonn.de.

Programm

Donnerstag / Thursday, 22.02.24

13:30 - 13:45 Begrüßungsworte / welcome address - Christine Krüger (Bonn)

Macht / Power

13:45 - 14:30Frauenbewegte Berufe als Orte der Unversöhnlichkeit um 1900 - Mette Bartels (AddF Kassel)

14:30 - 15:15„Rollentausch der Geschlechter an der Terrorfront“. Debatten über Frauen und Gewalt im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert und in den 1970er Jahren - Amerigo Caruso (Bonn)

15:15 -15:45Kaffeepause / coffee break

Kommunikation / Communication

15:45 - 16:30"Weil die Männer eine starke Neigung haben sich zu zanken". Frauen als versöhnende Kraft in der politischen Kultur der frühen BRD - Anna Leyrer (Basel)

16:30 - 17:15Fremde Weiblichkeit und Mütterlichkeit im Eigenen: Debatten um die Rolle der Frau in binationalen Paarbeziehungen in Deutschland und darüber hinaus (1870er-1930er) - Christoph Lorke (LWL Münster)

17:15 - 17:30Kaffeepause / coffee break

17:30 - 18:15Women's Transnational Networks at the End of the 19th Century: Tracing the Roots of a ‘Feminist Foreign Policy’ - Victoria Fischer (Bonn)

18:15 - 19:00Interpretations. Communication, Conflict and Translation in the Contact Zones of Transnational Women's Movements - Johanna Gehmacher (Wien)

19:00gemeinsames Abendessen / conference dinner

Freitag / Friday, 23.02.24

Gewalt / Violence

09:00 - 09:45Women's International Organisations' Intervention in Conflict Situations: The Chilean Case - María Fernanda Lanfranco (Valparaíso)

09:45 - 10:30Krieg, Weiblichkeit und Öffentlichkeit: Weibliches Pflegepersonal als britische Problemlösungsstrategie im Krimkrieg - Yvonne Blomann (Bonn)

10:30 - 11:15"...je n'ai envie que de les mitrailler!" Versöhnlichkeit und Unversöhnlichkeit in Zeugnissen von überlebenden Frauen und Mädchen des Tutsizids in Ruanda - Anne Peiter (La Réunion)

11:15 - 11:45Kaffeepause / coffee break

Repräsentation und Erinnerung / Representation and Remembrance

11:45 - 12:30Die Versöhnung der fragilen ‚Volksgemeinschaft‘ im Krieg. Heroisch-männliches Totengedenken und die deeskalierende Inszenierung von Weiblichkeit von 1939 bis 1945 - Kay Schmücking (Halle)

12:30 - 13:15Leah Grundigs 'Deutsche Mütter' und der 'Orient' (1942-1943)? - Esther Gardei (BZV Bonn)

13:15 - 13:30abschließende Bemerkungen / closing remarks

Kontakt

nng@uni-bonn.de

Reminder CfP: Participation and Representation – A Democratic Lovestory?

1 month ago
Conference in Bonn, 13-14 June 2024 Participation and Representation – A Democratic Lovestory?

Modern democracies are characterised by a fundamental tension: on the one hand, they promise to realise the rule of »the people«, that is the exercise of power by the many, through the widest possible political and social participation, and base their legitimacy on this. On the other hand, even if they are committed to a participatory understanding of democracy, they cannot avoid delegating the rule of the many to representatives who stand for a group or a party: the many then only have the power to vote for their representatives in elections or on specific political issues in referendums. The representative system has therefore been repeatedly criticised, if not condemned, for its lack of participation. The experimentation with (consultative) citizens’ councils currently underway in several countries, including at subnational and supranational levels, is a response to the current demand for additional forms of participation in representative democracy. In addition, extra-parliamentary actors have for some time been asking who is actually represented, what the »representation« of certain groups looks like. This is not a new question in the history of democracy, but it has been discussed with increasing intensity over the last 20 years – including, for example, in relation to the prospect of a loss of trust.

Against the backdrop of the 75th anniversary of the Basic Law and the Federal Republic of Germany, we would like to take this stocktaking as an opportunity to take a systematic look at the (tense) relationship between and complementarity of representation and participation. What role have social or political protests, that is non-representative practices of participation, played in the emergence of modern democratic forms of representation? How specific are the problems of legitimation of political representation for democratic systems and their promise of participation compared to dictatorships that developed authoritarian, plebiscitary forms of political participation of the many? How can the quality of representational relations in democratically organised republics be described in concrete terms and distinguished from those in (constitutional) monarchies, for example? How did democratic relations of representation differ according to time, region, ideological orientation and institutional framework, and what specific or universal understandings and problems of participation were associated with them? Which social classes participated to what extent, who was excluded, and what role did gender roles and ethnicity play in the development of democratic forms of participation? How exactly did participation (symbolic, consultative, decisive) work and how was it represented? How was and is participation specifically limited and restricted by representation; what processes of change can be identified in this respect? And finally: which notions – in the cultural-sociological sense – of participation and political representation, of »people« or party base, of representatives and political leaders characterise the history of modernity? These questions aim not least to shed light on the historicity of terms, concepts and practices in modern democratic societies.

For the 65th volume of the Archiv für Sozialgeschichte, we are looking for contributions that address these questions, focusing on the relationship between participation and representation in modernity and discussing them comparatively or on the basis of a specific case. Of interest is the period from the late eighteenth century to the present, with European and global historical as well as interdisciplinary perspectives explicitly encouraged.

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation will host a conference in Bonn on 13 and 14 June 2024 to develop ideas, topics and questions for contributions on the subject of Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 65 (2025) as outlined above. We invite all those interested to submit proposals to afs@fes.de by 10 February 2024. The proposals should not exceed 3,000 characters and, like the papers and subsequent texts, may be submitted in German or English. The articles subsequently selected by the editors for inclusion in the volume should be approximately 60,000 characters (including footnotes) and should be completed by 31 December 2024.

Kontakt

Philipp Kufferath
afs@fes.de

https://www.fes.de/afs/cfp

CfP and session proposals for the European Social Science History Conference 2025

1 month 1 week ago

Call for Paper and session proposals for the ESSHC 2025, 26-29 March, Leiden, the Netherlands.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 15, 2024.

More information on the conference and the link to the submission form can be found on the ESSHC website: https://esshc.iisg.amsterdam

For this edition we are working with a new registration system by Ex Ordo. This system will take some getting used to for all of us. Important to know: All future communication regarding your submission and registration information will be sent from notifications@exordo.com

Even if you are already an ESSHC participant, you will need to register on the new platform and create a new account at

https://esshc2025.exordo.com

You can as before submit a paper proposal or a session proposal or both.

Please note

- On this platform Networks are called Tracks. Some other conferences have different topics for each track, so once you selected a track you will be asked to select a topic. You will notice there is only one topic, the same as the track you just selected. For our conference: Topic = Track = Network

- You can present only one paper at the conference.

- You can submit more than one session proposal.

If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to contact us at esshc@iisg.nl, should you run into technical issues with the platform, you can contact Ex Ordo support via the link provided on the platform.

Looking forward to receiving your proposals!

With kind regards,
The ESSHC Team

Convegno “Un’altra idea di autonomia: alle origini de La libertà viene prima. Autonomia, autogoverno, democrazia radicale, tra azionismo e marxismi eterodossi” (Italian)

1 month 1 week ago
Roma Tre University, 29 January 2024   Si terrà il giorno 29 di gennaio, presso l’aula 15 del Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università di Roma Tre, in via Ostiense 234 il convegno dal titolo “Un’altra idea di autonomia: alle origini de La libertà viene prima. Autonomia, autogoverno, democrazia radicale, tra azionismo e marxismi eterodossi”.

Il convegno è promosso dalla Fondazione Giuseppe Di Vittorio, dalla Fondazione Lelio e Lisli Basso, dalla Cgil Roma e Lazio e dall’Iress Lazio, con il patrocinio dell’Università degli studi Roma Tre. 

La giornata, che sarà conclusa dal segretario generale Maurizio Landini, si svolgerà durante quattro sessioni, dalle ore 9 alle ore 16.45, che vedranno un confronto di numerosi e numerose esponenti del mondo accademico e sindacale che discuteranno del concetto di autonomia in un’ottica storico-sindacale.

Una idea di autonomia molto diversa da quella che vive oggi nel dibattito pubblico. L’autonomia come partecipazione democratica diretta opposta a quella dell’autonomia differenziata che produce oltre alla frantumazione del paese una deriva verticista, una involuzione delle istituzioni democratiche. Non a caso viene legata alla proposta presidenzialista. 

Il convegno è parte di un seminario permanente dal titolo “Culture Politiche, culture del lavoro” che nelle intenzioni della FDV vuol essere un continuo confronto, in collaborazione con territori e Camere del Lavoro, attraverso cui produrre pensiero, dibattito ed elaborazione su momenti ed aspetti della nostra tradizione, da noi ritenuti particolarmente rilevanti e fecondi rispetto alle sfide che gli scenari odierni e le trasformazioni contemporanee ci pongono di fronte.
Scopo del convegno anche contribuire a realizzare un ulteriore approfondimento della figura e del pensiero di Bruno Trentin, indagando la genealogia teorica e intellettuale delle sue due opere principali, La città del lavoro e La libertà viene prima.

Ordnungen des Todes. Von Listen, Statistiken und Dunkelziffern über das Sterben und die Verstorbenen (German)

1 month 1 week ago

Book Presentation at Schweizerisches Nationalarchiv Zurich, 26 January 2024

Von Listen, Statistiken und Dunkelziffern über das Sterben und die Verstorbenen

Ob Opfer von Genoziden, Attentaten, häuslicher Gewalt, Unfällen oder Naturkatastrophen: Listen sind nie «unschuldig», sondern verfolgen immer bestimmte Absichten. Register suggerieren Kontrolle, sind aber auch Machtinstrumente. Listen von Verstorbenen dokumentieren gesellschaftliches Handeln und erzählen eine eigene Geschichte des Todes.
Die Beiträger:innen des Bandes «Ordnungen des Todes» untersuchen von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegenwart Zählungen von Gefallenen oder Verstorbenen in kolonialen Kontexten, Unfallstatistiken, Todeslisten in der NS-Zeit, Suizide in der DDR sowie Todesfälle von Geflüchteten. Ihre Analysen fokussieren dabei die Hintergründe und Motivationen der Urheber:innen und liefern damit einen erhellenden Einblick in die Macht der Statistik.

Buchpräsentation mit den Autor:innen Nina Kreibig (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Moisés Prieto (Universität Bern) und Philipp Krauer (Staatsarchiv des Kantons Schwyz)

Freitag, 26. Januar 2024, 19 Uhr
Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv, Medienraum

Trade Unions and LGBT+ Rights: Past Victories, Future Challenges

1 month 1 week ago
Date and time Sat, 17 Feb 2024 14:00 - 15:30 GMT Location

Working Class Movement Library

51 Crescent Salford M5 4WX United Kingdom

 

From the first strike action organised by trade union members to save the job of a victimised gay colleague in the 1970s, through the mutual solidarity of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, trade unions have contributed immensely to the successes achieved for LGBT+ equality in Britain. Join Peter Purton and Meg Birchall for a talk that celebrates the past victories for LGBT+ rights in Britain, the significant challenges that LGBT+ people face today and what the trade union movement can do to support and empower its LGBT+ members.

Peter Purton began campaigning for LGBTQ+ equality in the 1970s, participating in all the struggles of those years. Believing that winning the active support of the Labour Movement was vital to achieving both legal and social progress, he played a leading part in the work of the Labour Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Rights (now LGBTLabour) to secure Labour Party support in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1998 he started work as the first LGBT officer for the TUC (Trades Union Congress) and helped secure the successive laws that culminated in the Equality Act (2010). On retirement (2016) he wrote 'Champions of Equality. Trade Unions and LGBT rights in Britain' (Lawrence & Wishart 2018), and has been warning for many years against complacency in the LGBTQ+ communities because rights that have been gained can also be lost.

Meg Birchall (they/them) is a councillor for Delph & Denshaw on Saddleworth Parish Council and one of the first transgender councillors in Greater Manchester. They are activist for trans rights within the labour movement and a member of the Labour for Trans Rights Secretariat.

Note for Attendees

Our events space has a ramp on entry, an accessible toilet and air purifier. If you have any access requirements then please let us know in advance of the event so we can make your visit as comfortable as we can.

Search for the words lots.gosh.vocal on what3words.com to find the entrance that leads to the events space. The events space is through the double gates and can be found on your right.

At the WCML, we are committed to keeping attendees at our events safe. If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay at home.

The history of the groups, campaigns and individuals who make up our collection at the Working Class Movement Library has a wide range of positions and the Library is committed to ensuring that this range is available for people to explore for themselves. Although respectful debate is encouraged, we will not tolerate sexism, homophobia, racism, transphobia, nor oppressive language or behaviour based on any structural inequality, including disability, socio-economic status, sexuality, age, education, religious affiliation, or gender expression. All who use our space, both the physical Library and its virtual spaces, share responsibility for maintaining it as a safe and welcoming one.

If you have any questions prior to your visit, then please contact us on – events@wcml.org.uk

Protect Our Rights To Protect Our Patients: Celebrating 50 Years of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), AFT, 1974 - 2024

1 month 1 week ago

Exhibit on view January 10th - April 20th, 2024

Featuring labor union memorabilia, union contracts, historic photographs, union publications, strike placards and more from the collection of the HPAE and union members, this exhibit highlights historic events and achievements of the largest union of registered nurses and healthcare professionals in New Jersey.