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Regimes of Historicity Annual Colloquium

27 June 2009

27 June - 01 July, 2009
Krapetz (Varna region)

As a follow up of the previous working sessions in the framework of the Regimes of Historicity (ROH) programme, this event is conceived as an opportunity to bring together the first and the second year ROH Junior Fellows, Senior Fellows (Prof. Diana Mishkova , Prof. Antonis Liakos and Prof. Bo Stråth) as well as the Modernity and Identity CAS Fellows. The present ROH Fellows have the chance to present and discuss the outcomes of their nine-month intensive research, while the newly selected Fellows could introduce their research plans to this broader audience. A group of three researchers from Northern Europe, participants in the Intellectuals Beyond the Nation Project of the University of Helsinki, and several guests will join the event.

The colloquium will take place in the  village of Krapetz at the northernmost Black Sea coast, in an area endowed with rich history and natural beauties. It will last for five days and combining intensive and lively scholarly discussions with ample opportunities for free exchange, informal talks, archaeological and natural preserves sightseeing. And of course a lot of fun! The event was financially supported by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Sweden).

Click on the link to view a gallery from the event.


Krapetz (Varna region, Bulgaria)
27 June – 02 July 2009

June 26, Wednesday – Arrival of participants

June 27, Saturday

Final reports of the first-year ROH Fellows (presentations and discussions)

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

09:45 – 10:15    Marja Jalava (University of Helsinki) - Individualism vs. Collectivism: Lamprechtianism in the Early 20th Century Finnish Historiography

10:15 – 10:30    Discussion

10:30 – 11:00    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

11:00 – 11:15    Discussion

11:15 – 11:45    Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15    Anna Mirkova (Sofia University) - Alternative Modernities: Agrarianists and Muslim Reformers in Search of “Corporatist” National Citizenship in Bulgaria (ca. 1900-1939)

12:15 – 12:30    Discussion

12:30 – 13:00    František Šístek (Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences) - Montenegro 1900 –1945:  Search for a New Mission

13:00 – 13:15    Discussion

13:15 – 15:00    Lunch break

15:00 – 15:30    Gergana Mircheva (Sofia University) -“Degeneration” and “Regeneration” in Regimes of Historicity: Eugenics and Modernisation in Bulgaria, 1900-1945

15:30 – 15:45    Discussion

15:45 – 16:15    Camelia Craciun (Central European University) - The Concept of Generation in Romanian Jewish Intellectual Life during the Interwar Period. Debates and Social-cultural Representations

16:15 – 16:30    Discussion

19:00    Dinner


June 28, Sunday

09:30 – 10:00    Merih Erol (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul) - Modernist and Nationalist Discourses in Turkish and Greek Musicological Traditions in the first half of the twentieth century

10:00 – 10:15    Discussion

10:15 – 10:45    Diana Mishkova (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia) - Space, Scales and Temporality in the Studies of Southeastern Europe

10:45 – 11:00    Discussion

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15    General discussion and rounding off the first year of the project

Brief presentations of the new ROH fellows

12:15 – 12:45    Augusta Dimou (Institute for Slavic Studies, University of Leipzig) - Cooperativism in Southeast and Central Europe in the Inter-War Period (project presentation and discussion)

12:45 - 13:15    Alex Drace-Francis (Modern European History, University of Liverpool) - Time and the Self. Life Narratives and Historical Consciousness in Modern Romanian Culture (project presentation and discussion)

13:15 – 15:00    Lunch Break

15:00 – 17:00    Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki (Henrik Stenius, Johan Strang, Stefan Nygard)

19:00    Dinner

June 29, Monday – Free day: tour and sightseeing

June 30, Tuesday

Brief presentations of the new ROH fellows

09:30 – 10:00    Simon Larsson (National Graduate School of History, University of Lund and Södertörn University - Modern School or Modernist Movement? The Weibullian history-writing 1911-1945 (project presentation and discussion)

10:00 – 10:30    Andreja Mesaric (Dep. of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana) - The Role of the Woman Question in the Modernist Discourses and Identity Formation of Bosnian Muslims 1900-1945 (project presentation and discussion)

10:30 – 11:00    Chris Davis (University of Oxford, St Antony's College) - Ethnogenealogies and National Induction: The Quest for National Belonging and National Superiority in Romania (1900–45) (project presentation and discussion)

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00    Anca Sincan (Central European University, Comparative History) - “For all to be one.” Competing Projects of Integration and Segregation in the Greek Catholic and Orthodox Transylvanian Environments of Interwar Romania (project presentation and discussion)

12:00 – 12:30    Nikolai Voukov (Research Associate, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) - Conceptualizing the "Recent Past": Witness Accounts and Historiographic Discourse after Major Political Overturns in Modern Bulgaria (project presentation and discussion)

12:30 – 13:00    Srdjan Milosevic (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, History Department) - Idealizing "our peasant": from interwar "peasantism" to the World War II "peasant state" (The case of Serbia/Yugoslavia) (project presentation and discussion)

13:00 – 15:00    Lunch

15:00 – 15:30    Alexandar Ignajatovic (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, Department for history and theory of art and architecture) - Byzantium Evolutionized: Constitution of Architectural History and the Construction of Serbian Identity, c. 1900-1941 (project presentation and discussion)

15:30 – 16:00    Boyko Penchev (Sofia University, Faculty of Slavonic Studies) - Re-embedding the Individual: Modernity and Its Discontents in the Bulgarian 1960s (project presentation and discussion)

16:00 – 16:30    General discussion and planning of the second year of the project

19:00    Dinner

July 01, Monday – Informal discussions, interest groups

July 02, Tuesday – Departure of participants

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