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2nd Working Session of the Regimes of Historicity Project

27 March 2009

Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeastern and Northern Europe

2nd WORKING SESSION

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia
27 – 28 March 2009

Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Germany and the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Sweden

March 27, Friday

Interim presentations and discussions

09:30 – 09:45 Opening of the second ROH working session (Diana Mishkova)

09:45 – 10:30 Merih Erol (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul) - Modernist and Nationalist Discourses in Turkish and Greek Musicological Traditions in the first half of the twentieth century

10:30 – 11:15 Discussion (Discussant: Anna Mirkova)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15 Valentin Sandulescu (Central European University) - Time to Regenerate: Visions of the Past, Present and Future – a Look at the Intellectual Foundations and Dynamics of the Romanian Iron Guard

12:15 – 13:00 Discussion (Discussant: Balazs Trencsenyi)

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 15:45 Camelia Craciun (Central European University) - The concept of generation in Romanian Jewish intellectual life during the Interwar Period. Debates and social-cultural representations

15:45 – 16:30 Discussion (Discussants: Merih Erol and Valentin Sandulescu)

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 – 17:30 Anna Mirkova (Sofia University) - Alternative Modernities: Agrarianists and Muslim Reformers in Search of “Corporatist” National Citizenship in Bulgaria (ca. 1900-1939)

17:30 – 18:15 Discussion (Discussant: Gergana Mircheva and František Šístek)

19:00 Dinner

March 28, Saturday

09:30 – 10:15 Marja Jalava (University of Helsinki) - Individualism vs. Collectivism: Lamprechtianism in the Early 20th Century Finnish Historiography

10:15 – 11:00 Discussion (Discussant: Antonios Liakos)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00 František Šístek (Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences) - Montenegro 1900 –1945: Search for a New Mission

12:00 – 12:45 Discussion (Discussant: Diana Mishkova)

12:45 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 16:00 Brief presentations and discussions of the research proposals of the newly selected “Modernity and Identity” CAS Fellows:

- Ina Dimitrova (Institute for Philosophical Research), Security and Identity: Contemporary Regimes of Interaction

- Martin Ossikovski (Sofia University), Aristotelian Contributions to Political Theory: Contemporary Aristotelians and Scholastics in Comparison

- Galina Goncharova (Sofia University), Medical Men vs. Wise Women: Negotiating the Professional Identity of Physicians in Modernity – The Debate on Bulgarian Folk Medicine (late 19th to Early 20th Century)

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 – 17:00 Gergana Mircheva (Sofia University), “Degeneration” and “Regeneration” in Regimes of Historicity: Eugenics and Modernisation in Bulgaria, 1900-1945

16:30 – 17:15 Discussion (Discussants: Marja Jalava and Valentin Sandulescu)

17:15 – 18:00 General discussion and planning of the next meetings

19:00 Dinner

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