Marion Romberg

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Transformation in European History: Preconditions – Processes – Perceptions

Vom 3. bis 5. Mai 2012 war die Universität Wien Gastgeber der Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH). Es handelt sich um eine Kooperationsveranstaltung zwischen der CEU in Budapest, der EUI in Florenz und der Univeristät Wien, bei der Studierende der jeweiligen Universität rotierend die Jahreskonferenz organisieren. Ich war Teil des Organisationskomittee 2012. Die Wiener Tagung fand zum Theme „Transformation in European History: Preconditions – Processes – Perceptions“ statt.

Screenshot der Konferenzwebsite, gestaltet von Rafael Prehsler und mir.


Inaugural lecture
Chair: Marion Romberg (Vienna)
Philipp Ther (Vienna): From the “Eastern Block” to the “New Europe”. The Transformation in Historical Perspective 

Panel 1 – Transformation in East Central Europe. Comparative Approaches
Chair: Florian Kührer (Vienna)
Iwona Łyko (Prague): Picture of 1989 Transformation from the Point of View of Polish and Czech Documentary Filmmakers.
Esther Wahlen (Regensburg): Drug Problems in the Eastern Bloc
Václav Šmidrkal (Prague): Return, Reverse, or Restart? In Search for a New Identity of the Post–Socialist Military (The Case of Czechoslovakia)
Discussant: Tatjana Thelen (Vienna)

Panel 2 – State and Society in Times of Political and Cultural Transformation
Chair: Burkhard Wöller (Vienna)
Eva Schäffler (Salzburg): The Loves They Are A-changin’: Relationships in the Former GDR and in “Post-Wende” Eastern Germany
Andrea Talaber (Florence): Commemorating 1989: Hungary’s Unfinished Revolution?
Nino Kovačić (Zagreb): Culture in Transition – The Problem of Recognition of the Independent Cultural Scene in Croatia (1991–2011)
Discussant: Oliver Rathkolb (Vienna)

Panel 3A – Media and Communication During a Religious Transformation Process
Chair: Sandra Hertel (Vienna)
Stefanos Boulasikis (Vienna): Perceiving a Distinct Cultural “Kommunikationsraum” in the European Periphery at the Dawn of the Early Modern Years. Balkan Christian Narratives Between Rejection and Loyalty Towards the Ottoman Power; Tradition as an Answer to Transition
Ievgeniia Sakal (Budapest): “Teraturgema” (1638) of Afanasij Kal’nofoyskyi: Between Reformation and Byzantine Traditions.
Discussant: Gudrun Gersmann (Paris)

Panel 3B – Perceptions of Transformations in the Elites
Chair: David Pruonto (Vienna)
Valentina Dal Cin (Verona): Political and Ideological Attitudes of the Venetian Élite From the End of the Republic of Venice to the Restoration Period
Sarah Lemmen (Vienna): From a Small Czech Nation to a Large Central European Power? National Reflections. From a Czech Cultural Elite in the Interwar Period
Lorenzo Ferrari (Lucca): Drawing a Post-Imperial Europe: A Socio-Intellectual History of European Elites in the 1970s
Discussant: Dirk Moses (Florence)

Panel 4A – Spheres For Challenging Legitimizational Patterns: The Dynamics of Empire, Nation and Religion
Chair: Katharina Ebner (Vienna)
Veronika Čapská (Opava): Re-interpreting the Process of Early Modern Recatholicization in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown
Scott Rank (Budapest): Late-Ottoman Inter-Confessional Dialectics and Transformations: The Case of Christian-Muslim Religious Polemics (1867-1915)
Discussant: Nadia Al-Bagdadi (Budapest)

Panel 4B – Aspects of Economic Transformation
Chair: Rafael Prehsler (Vienna)
Nathan Marcus (Florence): Hyperinflation: A Catalyst of Austria’s Postwar Transformations
Mihai-Dan Cirjan (Budapest): The Politics of Debt at the European Periphery: The Peasants and the State as Debtors
Aleksandra Leyk (Warsaw): Privatization as a Biographical Experience. The Case of Socialist Worker in the Light of Polish Sociological Discourse on Transformation
Discussant: Dieter Segert (Vienna)

Panel 5A – Media as a mirror and promoter of transformation processes
Chair: Marion Romberg (Vienna)
Karolina Pietras (Paris): Crisis and Change in German and French Media. The Case of the Polish Crisis of the 80s
Elizaveta Gaufman (Tübingen): Social Networks and Transition to Democracy in Russia
Marcin Jarząbek (Krakow): When Transformation ends? – Periodisation and Limitation of the Concept in the Perspective of Oral History
Discussant: Wolfgang Schmale (Vienna)

Panel 5B – Dealing with Imperial Legacies: Comparing Mechanisms on Local, Federal and International level
Chair: Katharina Ebner (Vienna)
Johannes Kontny (Vienna): From Imperial Periphery to National Border Towns: The Commemoration of the Change of Sovereignty in Eupen and Znojmo/Znaim During the Interwar Period
Jan Bröker (Budapest): Transitional (In)Justice? – Political Transformation and Criminal Law in Hungary 1919-1922
Giorgio Potì (Florence): A Moment for Self-determination? Imperial Violence in Mandated Mesopotamia and Syria and Its International Resonance: The Case of the Great Syrian Revolt (1919–1928)
Discussant: Christian Gerlach (Bern)

Panel 6A – State and Nation Building in Periods of Transformation
Chair: Florian Kührer (Vienna)
Aron Szele (Budapest): The Idea of Change and Transformation in 20th Century Hungarian Historical Thought
Hans–Ulrich Lempert (Vienna): Legitimizing Change and Changing Legitimization – The Two-edged Relationship of National Discourse and Transformation Processes in Albania
Hansfrieder Vogel (Vienna): Levering Transformation – Transforming the Lever – The European Union as an Agent of Change in Kosovo since 1999
Discussant: László Kontler (Budapest)

Panel 6B – From War to Peace: Reorientations After World War II
Chair: Burkhard Wöller (Vienna)
Fabien Théofilakis (Paris): Exiting the War, Entering Captivity: European Transformation Through the Lens of German Captivity in France (1944–1949)
Adrian Grama (Budapest): The Democratic Interlude: The Romanian Communist Party between 1944 and 1947
Izabela Kazejak (Florence): Transformation in European Jewish History after the End of the Second World War in East Central Europe: Preconditions, Processes and Perceptions
Discussant: Ljiljana Radonić (Vienna)

Public lecture
Christian Gerlach (Bern): When Transformation Turns Deadly: Mass Violence in Crises of Society

Panel 7 – Reshaping the Urban Space – When Transformation Becomes Visible
Chair: Rafael Prehsler (Vienna)
Zsuzsa Sidó (Budapest): The Role of the Aristocracy in the 19th Century Urban Transformation of Budapest: The Palace District
Nadja Weck (Vienna): The Railway as Trigger of Urban Transformation: Urban Morphological Developments of the City of Lemberg in the Second Half of the 19th Century
Liliana Iuga (Budapest): Re-conceptualizing Urban Change in 1960s Romania: From the „Socialist Reconstruction“ to the „Socialist Transformation“ of cities
Discussant: Markian Prokopovych (Vienna)

Keynote speech
Discussant: Sandra Hertel
Gudrun Gersmann (Paris): Lost in Transformation. Some Aspects of the History of Street Naming in 19th Century Paris

Panel 8 – Political Movements in Transformation Processes
Chair: David Pruonto (Vienna)
Dimitrios Kontogeorgis (Athens): Underestimated Agents of “Change” in 19th Century Romania: Liberal Landowners and Conservatives
Oxana Zemtsova (Florence): Civil Freedoms and Transformations in Russian Muslim Society (1905–1914)
Oskar Mulej (Budapest): Late 19th and early 20th Century Transformations of Organized Liberalism in Central Europe
Discussant: Markian Prokopovych (Vienna)

Ein Tagungsbericht wurde von Burkhard Wöller auf H-Soz-Kult veröffentlicht:
6th Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH) 2012. Transformation in European History: Preconditions – Processes – Perceptions, 03.05.2012 – 05.05.2012 Wien, in: H-Soz-Kult, 26.06.2012..