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"Regimes of Historicity" 2nd Working Session

26 March 2010

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, 26 - 27 March 2010

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

March 26, Friday

Interim presentations and discussions09:30 - 09:45 - Opening of the second ROH working session (Diana Mishkova)

09:45 - 10:15 - Alex Drace-Francis (University of Liverpool) - Time and the Self. Life Narratives and Historical Consciousness in Modern Romanian Culture
10:15 - 10:45 - Discussion (Discussant: Simon Larsson)

10:45 - 11:15 - Boyko Penchev (Sofia University) - Re-embedding the Individual: Modernity and Its Discontents in the Bulgarian 1960s
11:15 - 11:45 - Discussion (Discussant: Alex Drace-Francis)

11:45 - 12:00 - Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:30 - Augusta Dimou (University of Leipzig) - Cooperativism in Southeast and Central Europe in the Inter-War Period
12.30 - 13.00 - Discussion (Discussant: Srdjan Milosević)

13:00 - 15:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 15:30 - Simon Larsson (University of Lund and Södertörn University) - Modern School or Modernist Movement? The Weibullian History-writing 1911-1945
15.30 - 16.00 - Discussion (Discussants: Boyko Penchev)

16:00 - 16:15 - Coffee break

16:15 - 16:45 - Andreja Mesarić (University of Ljubljana) - The Role of the Women Question in the Modernist Discourses and Identity Formation of Bosnian Muslims 1900-1945
16:45 - 17:15 - Discussion (Discussant: Chris Davis)

March 27, Saturday

09:30 - 10:00 - Chris Davis (University of Oxford) - Ethnogenealogies and National Induction: The Quest for National Belonging and National Superiority in Romania (1900-45)
10:00 - 10:30 - Discussion (Discussant: Andreja Mesarić)

10:30 - 11:00 - Aleksandar Ignjatović (University of Belgrade) - Byzantium Evolutionized: Constitution of Architectural History and the Construction of Serbian Identity, c. 1900-1941
11.00 - 11.30 - Discussion (Discussant: Nikolai Voukov)

11:30 - 11:45 - Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:15 - Nikolai Voukov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) - Conceptualizing the "Recent Past": Witness Accounts and Historiographic Discourse after Major Political Overturns in Modern Bulgaria
12:15 - 13.15 - Discussion (Discussant: Aleksandar Ignjatović)

13:00 - 15:00 - Lunch break

15:00 - 15:30 - Srdjan Milosević (University of Belgrade) - Idealizing ‘our peasant': From Interwar ‘peasantism' to the World War II ‘peasant state' (The case of Serbia/Yugoslavia)
15:30 - 16:00 - Discussion (Discussant: Augusta Dimou)

16:00 - 16:15 - Coffee break

16:15 - 17:15 - Brief presentations and discussions of the research proposals of the newly selected "Modernity and Identity" CAS Fellows:

  • Martin Ivanov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) - East of Eden: The Internal Borders of the Bulgarian Modernisation
  • Emiliya Karaboeva (Technological University of Eindhoven) - Vehicles of Modernity - Metamorphoses of Identity (International Truck Drivers during the Cold War)
  • Mila Mancheva (American College Sofia) - Experiences of Home, Belonging and Self (Identification) among Bulgarian Return Migrants

17:15 - 18:30 Public lecture and Discussion:Dimitrios Stamatopoulos (Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia) - The Byzantium after the Nation: the problem of the continuity in the Balkan Historiographies

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