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Launching Workshop: "REGIMES OF HISTORICITY and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-central, Southeastern and Northern Europe"

17 October 2008

OPENING SESSION
Sofia, October 17– 18, 2008

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

October 16, Thursday – Arrival of participants

October 17, Friday

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and introduction, Diana Mishkova (Project Convener; Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)

Project presentations and discussions

10.00 – 11.10 Anna Mirkova (Sofia University)
Alternative Modernities: Agrarianists and Muslim Reformers in Search of "Corporatist" National Citizenship in Bulgaria (ca. 1900-1939)

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.40 Marja Jalava (University of Helsinki)
Individualism vs. Collectivism: Lamprechtianism in the Early 20th Century Finnish Historiography

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 15.40 František Šístek (Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Montenegro 1900 –1945: Search for a New Mission

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.10 Gergana Mircheva (Sofia University),
“Degeneration” and “Regeneration” in Regimes of Historicity: Eugenics and Modernisation in Bulgaria, 1900-1945

17.10 – 18.00 General Discussion

19.00 Dinner


October 18, Saturday

10.00 – 11.10 Camelia Craciun (Central European University)
The concept of generation in Romanian Jewish intellectual life during the Interwar Period. Debates and social-cultural representations

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.40 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

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 15.40 Merih Erol (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
Modernist and Nationalist Discourses in Turkish and Greek Musicological Traditions in the first half of the twentieth century

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.10 Balazs Trencsenyi (Central European University Budapest; TBA

17.10 – 18.00 General discussion and planning of the next meetings

19.00 Dinner


October 19, Sunday – Departure of participants

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