The 9th Annual Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH)

Crisis and Solidarity in European History

University of Vienna,

23rd – 25th April 2015


Thursday, 23rd April 2015

12.00 – 13.00 Arrival and registration

13.00 – 14.00 Welcome by organisers and professors

14.00 – 15.30 Colloquium

Colloquium: Solidarity and Crisis – in Theory

(Chair: Prof. Ann Thomson , EUI)

Luis de Miranda (University of Edinburgh): “Esprit de Corps” and the French revolutionary crisis: a prehistory of the concept of solidarity

Marius Mitrache (Babes – Bolyai University): The French Tradition of Solidarity. Leon Bourgeois´Concept of Solidarism and his contribution to European Solidarity after the Great War.

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 Panel 1 & 2

Panel 1: Religious Communities as basis for Solidarity 1 

(Chair: Christoph Augustynowicz, University of Vienna)

Alexander Marx (University of Vienna): “The Cross is lost, the End is near. Crisis and Solidarity in late 12th century Europe.

                                                                                      Isabel Harvey (McGill University): Nuns against the Tridentine enclosure: Italian solidarity networks of religious resistance.

Panel 2: Balkan Wars

                                                                                                 (Chair: Peter Becker, University of Vienna)

                                                                                Wolfgang Egner (University of Konstanz): Transnational Solidarity Networks and the Transformation of a Crisis: The Balkan Crisis of 1875–1878.

Mihaela Mehedinti – Beiean (West University of Timisoara): Solidarity across borders. Transylvanias and the Romanian War of Independence (1877 – 1878).

18.30–20.00 “Crisis in Society: Catastrophic and Prometeian Approaches” by Grażyna Skąpska (Institute of Sociology, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Cracow)

ca. 20.30 Dinner at Wiener Rathauskeller, Vienna

Friday, 24th April 2015

9.00 – 10.30 Panel 3 & 4

Panel 3: Ukraine – a new type of crisis?

(Chair:  Markian Prokopovych, University of Vienna)

Yuliya Balytska (Chernivtsi National University): The Russian–Ukrainian Information war as a new type of psychological crisis in Europe.

Nadiia Bureiko (St. Gallen): Identity dimension of Ukrainian crisis: torn in–betweeness

Teodor Lucian Moga (University of St. Gallen): Misunderstanding commitment or utopian since inception – the Eastern Partnership Unveiled.

Panel 4: Yugoslavia – a crisis overcome?

(Chair: Philipp Ther, University of Vienna)

Natalija Dimic (University of Belgrade): The Skopje Earthquake 1963, Solidarity and its political Background.

Branko Kasalo (University of Zadar): The Crisis and Solidarity in the Example of Socialist Federal Republic of Yougoslavia in the earlys 1980´s.

Christoph Schramm (University of Vienna): Crisis within Crisis – The disintegration of Yugoslavia as a result of clustered Crisis.

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Panel 5 & 6

Panel 5: World War II

(Chair: Pavel Kolar, EUI)

Caroline Mezger (EUI): Crisis, Solidarity and the Mobilization of Ethnic German Waffen – SS in the Batschka, 1940–1944.

Ingrid de Zwarte (University of Amsterdam): Sharing Hunger: Community strategies during the Dutch Foods Crisis, 1944–1945.

Imogen Bayley (CEU): The Crisis of Displacemnet: A Case Study of Occupied Germany´s Displaced Persons in the Postwar Era.

Panel 6: Forms and Aspects of Crisis in Everyday Life

(Chair: Laszlo Kontler, CEU)

Matyas Erdelyim (CEU): When merchants confront the war: War–time practise in Commerce and Retailing during the Great War in Budapest.

Zsuzsanna Kiss (Eötvös Loránd University): Agricultural associations in times of agricultural crisis.

Björn Lemke (Ludwig–Maximilian–University): Expectations and Perceptions as basis for Crisis – The Case of Cisleithanian industrialists at the Beginning of the 20th Century.

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Panel 7 & 8

Panel 7: Perception of Solidarity

(Chair: Patrice Dabrowski,University of Vienna)

Nguyen Vu Thuc Linh (EUI): Communism in Crisis: 1956, 1964 and the Pre–History of Solidarity.

Felix Jimenez (Boston College): Socialist Solidarity from West Germany to Chile, 1973–1975.

Piotr Malochwiej (University of Warsaw): Solidarity (Solidarnośċć) what does it mean to today´s adults born after 1988.

Panel 8: Strategies for Dealing with Foreign Policy

(Chair: Wolfgang Schmale, University of Vienna)

Anna Shapovalova (University of Lille/Bremen): Planned Crisis as a Tool of Foreign Policy: Soviet Show Trials in the Interwar Period.

Iulia Joja (Bucharest): Romania´s Strategic Culture in the 1990´s: Regime Change and Subsequent Political Crisis reflected in Foreign and Security Policy.

Eva Tamara Asboth (Vienna): Myths of War and Peace. An Analysis of Metaphors in Austrian, German, British and US American reports about Serbia”.

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 Panel 9 & 10

Panel 9: National Identities and Memory in Times of Crisis and Solidarity

(Chair: Konrad Jarausch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Karolina Foletti (University of Vienna): The national Shrine as a Solution to an Identity Crisis: Re–building the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow in the 1990´s

Melinda Harlov (Eötvös Loránd University): The History of the National Heroes Monument in Budapest.

Petra Svardova (Tirana European University): Crisis of the Collective Memory in the Post Communist Public Sphere.

Panel 10: Solving Crisis and Offering Solidarity in the Interwar period

(Chair: Markian Prokopovych, University of Vienna)

Andreea Dancila (West University of Timișoara): Postwar Crisis and Competing Authorities in Transylvania.

Anca Doina Cretu (Geneve): FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND POST-WAR CRISES: A Preliminary Perspective on Interwar American Assistance in Romania in the Immediate Aftermath of the First World War (1919-1923).

Oskar Mulej (CEU): Postliberal Politics in Czechoslovakia, Ausria and Slovene Part of Yugoslavia and the Economic Crisis, 1930-1934.

Saturday, 25th April 2015

9.00 – 10.30 Crisis: “Reflections on a Key Term of Historical Analysis” by Konrad Jarausch (Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 Panel 11 & 12

Panel 11: Perception of (economic) Crisis

(Chair: Pavel Kolar, EUI)

Grazia Tatarella (University of Naples): Young Southern and Economic Crisis: What Prospects?

Panagiotis Zestanakis (University of Crete): Playing with new “hot potatoes” in the Crisis Year: Remembering Post – Dictatorship Consumption politics and “Lifestyle Trauma”.

Panel 12: Religious Communities as basis for Solidarity 2

(Chair: Konrad Petrovszky, University of Vienna)

Martin Pjecha (CEU): The Crisis of Apocalyptic Violence in the Medieval Hussite movement.

Alexandra Medzibrodszky (CEU): The “Brotherhood for Christian Struggle” and the Russian crisis of 1905.

12.00 – 13.00 Panel 12 & 13

Panel 12: Transformation process around 1989

(Chair: Philipp Ther, University of Vienna)

Iaroslav Denysenko (University of Warsaw): “Baltic Way” in 1989 as the Historical Act of Solidarity.

Velisjana Sherifi (Tirana European University): Political crisis before and after regime changes in Albania.

Panel 13: The Habsburg Monarchy in Times of Crisis and Solidarity

(Chair: Prof. Laszlo Kontler, CEU)

Manuel Neubauer (University of Vienna): Solidarity as a driving face behind the formation of stipend fund in Habsburg Monarchy

Chris Aliprantis (University of Vienna): Beyond late Josephinism: Josephinian Influences and the Commemoration of Joseph II during the Austrian Kulturkampf: the Case of the 1868 Legislation.

13.00 – 13.30 Coffee Break

13.30 – 14.30: Colloquium / General discussion

Colloquium: European Integration as an example of Solidarity and Crisis

(Chair: Wolfgang Schmale, University of Vienna)

Quincy Cloet (College of Europe): European Integration after the First World War: Solidarity and Exchange between intellectuals in the inter–war European discourse.

Spyros Bakas (Justus–Liebig–University): Rethinking the debate of a European common language under the light of the Eurozone crisis.

ca. 14.30 / 15.00 : End of Conference


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