16:00-20:00 Registration (Octagon)

Friday, 18 May

9:00 - 9:30 OPENING REMARKS [Popper Room]
László Kontler, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt, Arnd Bauerkämper
9:30 - 10:30 KEYNOTE [Popper Room]
Heinz-Gerhard Haupt: Is There a New Political History in Europe?
10:30 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 - 13:00 Intellectuals and Politics I / Heinz-Gerhard Haupt [Hanak Room]

1. Sophie Masse (Sciences PO, Paris), French Historians under De Gaulle’s Fifth Republic: Writing History and Making History

2. Marioara-Camelia Crăciun (CEU/ Oxford University), Intellectuals on Politics: Socialists and Zionists in the Jewish Literature of Romanian Language of the 1920s and 1930s

3. Bernhard Dietz (Humboldt University, Berlin), Fighting against “Left-wing Mainstream” and for “True Toryism”. British Anti-liberal Intellectuals and Their Networks at the Margin of the Conservative Party in the 1930s

4. Niall Whelehan (EUI), Hyphenated Revolutionaries: European Exiles and New York, 1870-1900

Discourses and Political Power: Constructions of Knowledge I / Arnd Bauerkämper [Istvan Gyorgy Toth Room]

1. Norman Domeier (EUI), Science and Scandal - The Power of Sexology in the Eulenburg Affair 1906-1909

2. Silviu Hariton (CEU), State-/Nation-building and Confessionalization in Southeastern Europe: Nationalism and Religion in Nineteenth Century Romania

3. Celia Donert (EUI), From Political Activism to Social Protest: The "Gypsy Question" in Czechoslovakia 1948-1989

4. Ceren Gülser İlikan (Boğaziçi University), Tuberculosis, Medicine and Politics: Public Health in the Early Republican Turkey

5. Teodora Daniela Sechel (CEU), Epidemics and Social Disciplining in the Eighteenth Century: The Transylvanian Case

History and Memory I / Gábor Gyáni [Room 210]

1. Uta Protz (EUI), The Past in the Present: The Berlin Senate and the Commemoration of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, 2001-2006

2. Petru Weber (BKVGE), Remembering the Victims of the Second World War in Romania during the Communisation of the country (1945-1950)

3. Sebastian Ullrich (Humboldt University, Berlin), In the Shadow of a Failed Democracy: The Weimar Republic and the Political Culture of the Federal Republic of Germany 1945-1959

13:00 - 14:45 LUNCH BREAK
14.45-17.00 Intellectuals and Politics, II / Balázs Trencsényi [Hanak Room]

1. Antonio Momoc (University of Bucharest), Political Power and the Sociological School of Bucharest

2. Márkus Keller (BKVGE), The Teachers and the State: Teachers of the Institutes of Higher Education in Prussia and Hungary in the 19th Century

3. Cristina Bejan (Wadham College, University of Oxford), How Education Abroad Influenced the Interwar Intellectuals of Romania

4. Lidia Jurek (EUI), Polish Intelligentsia as the Conscience of the Polish Society at the Turn of the 19th century

Discourses and Political Power: Constructions of Knowledge II / Bertrand Taithe [Istvan Gyorgy Toth Room]

1. Arthur Weststeijn (EUI), The Rhetoric of a Mercator Sapiens: The Representation of Emerging Capitalist Society in the Political Thought of the Brothers De la Court

2. Marian Zăloagă (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj), External Representation of Multiple Internal Distinctions: Sub-typing Transylvanian Gypsies in 18 and 19th century Transylvanian writing

3. Italo Marconi (University of Naples, “Federico II”), The Renunciation of Kingship in Early Modern European Political Culture

4. Sebastian Kühn (BKVGE), Honour, loyalties and triads in early modern sciences

History and Memory II / Alexandra Kowalski [Room 210]

1. Eduardo Romanos (EUI), Clandestine Memory: War and Revolution in the Anarchist Opposition to the Francoist Regime

2. Cosmina Paul (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj), Blood Memories at the Border of the County of Maramures

3. Carolina Blutrach Jelin (EUI), The places of the death body of III count Fernán Núñez (1644-1721): Family memory or memories?


Saturday, 19 May

9:30 - 10:30 KEYNOTE [Auditorium]
Bertrand Taithe: Humanitarianism: The Last Language of Compassion Politics?
10:30 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 - 13:00 Religion and Politics I / Nadia Al-Bagdadi [Hanak Room]

1. Stephanie Schlesier (BKVGE), Judaism in modern states in the 19th c. Religion as a diminishing factor in France and Prussia

2. Valentina Afanasyeva (Donetsk National University), Religious Factor in Electoral Campaigns: Periodical Press Discourse

3. Irina Roldugina (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow) Kalininskaya Comission

4. Maria Falina (CEU), Svetosavlje: A case-study in the Nationalization/Politicization of Religion

Art and Politics I / Gerhard Jaritz [Istvan Gyorgy Toth Room]

1. Éva Deák (CEU), Representation of Power: Princes of Transylvania on Early Modern Portrait Series

2. Péter Bokody (CEU), An Iconography of Tolerance or Hostility: St. Francis in the Court of the Sultan

3. Mehmet Fatih Uslu (Bilkent University, Ankara), Political Capacities of Literature in Early Modern Turkey: Case of ‘Resimli Ay

Cultural and Social History of Foreign Relations / Tamás Meszerics [Room 210]

1. Verena Steller (Ruhr University, Bochum), Politics of Representation: Symbolic action of diplomacy in Franco-German Relations 1871-1933

2. Megan K. Williams (Columbia University), My Brother the Ambassador: Early Modern Diplomacy as a Family Affair

3. Jan Hennings (Clare College, University of Cambridge), Symbolic Communication of Power in Early Modern Diplomacy: The Russian Tsar and Other European Princes

4. Domagoj Madunić (CEU), Taming Mars. Customs, rituals and ceremonies in the siege operations in Dalmatia during the War for Crete (1645-1669).

13:00 - 14:45 LUNCH BREAK
14:45 - 17:00 Religion and Politics II / Matthias Riedl [Hanak Room]

1. Gábor Kármán (CEU/ELTE), Confessional War without Confessional State: Argumenting the Just Cause of Transylvanian Participation in the Thirty Years War

2. Sever Cristian Oancea (Frankfurt), Social discipline, confessionalisation and modernization in the Habsburg Monarchy: The Catholic feast and the Transylvanian Saxons

3. Márton Zászkaliczky (CEU), Compiling Reformed Confession as Political Action: Political Intentions behind Two Reformed Confessions in Mid-16th Century Hungary

4. Miles Alexander Pattenden (Magdalen College, Oxford), Paul IV and government of Rome: Reassessing the impact of Great Men in the religion and politics of Counter-Reformation in Italy

Art and Politics II / Markian Prokopovych [Istvan Gyorgy Toth Room]

1. Irina Cărăbaş (National University of Arts, Bucharest), Can Aesthetics Overcome Politics? The Romanian Avant-Guard and Its Political Subtext

2. Irina Kotkina (EUI), To What Extent Can Opera Be Politicized: Totalitarian Countries in Comparison

3. Jeff Taylor (CEU), Budapest’s Millenaris Park: When the Working class was a black and white film; and the peasantry was a fairy tale

4. Ádám Mestyán (ELTE University, Budapest): The Cairo Opera House: A Case Study in Political Aesthetics in 1869

Law Making and Practice of Law - interferences with politics / Alfred Rieber [Room 210]

1. Benno Gammerl (BKVGE), Citizenship and Nationality in the British and in the Habsburg Empire around 1900

2. Rudolf Kučera (BKVGE), Promoting a model-citizen: Cultural dimension of the ennoblements in the 19th century Central Europe

3. Amit Prakash (Columbia University), Citizenship, Culture and the Ethnicization of Politics: The Case of North Africans in Postwar Paris

4. Bibia Pavard (Science Po, Paris), Making Birth Control Acceptable in France: A new reading of the change in the 1967 legislation on contraception

Sunday, 20 May

9:00 - 10:00 KEYNOTE
István Rév: Ethics and the Limits of History Writing [Auditorium]
10.00-11.30 Politics and symbolic geography I / Constantin Iordachi [Hanak Room]

1. Mateusz J. Hartwich (BKVGE), Tourism and the appropriation of landscape: National symbols and representation in the Karkonoze Mountains, 1918-1948.

2. Florian Keisinger (University of Tübingen), Perception of War and warfare in the Balkans by English, German and Irish Newspapers and journals (1876-1913)

3. Zdeněk Nebřenský (BKVGE), Foreign Students in Czechoslovakia of the 1960s

Power and/of Identity: Mass Events, Public Performances I / István Rév [Istvan Gyorgy Toth Room]

1. Meral Salman (Middle East Technical University, Ankara), The Memorial Ceremonies of Hacı Bektaş Veli as the Battlefield for the Alevi-Bektashi Identity Construction

2. Kateřina Horníčková (CEU), Public Presentation of Religious Identity of Utraquist Towns in the 15th c Bohemia and the Collective Identity

3. Ana Hofman (University of Nova Gorica), Performing Continuity: Public Manifestations in Post-Socialist Serbia

Histories of Politics after the Linguistic Turn: The Language of Politics, the Politics of Language I. / László Kontler [Room 210]

1. Silke Schwandt (University of Bielefeld), Virtus: Moral Limitations of the Political Sphere: Towards a History of Word Use

2. Eszter Tarsoly (UCL SSEES, London), "A Nation May Be Said to Exist in Its Language": Linguistic Purism and the Rise of Language Movements in Hungary and in the Circum-Pannonian Region (1772-1872)

3. Cesare Cuttica (EUI), "Adam and the King": the fatherly image of the State. Patriarchalism as political language in early seventeenth-century England

4. Orsolya Vincze (CEU), Translating the Royal Gift

11:30 - 12:00 COFFEE BREAK
12.00-13.30 Politics and Symbolic Geography II / Maciej Janowski [Hanak Room]

1. Sarah McArthur (UCL SSEES, London), Slavophile ideology and representations of Serbia in Russian travel writing, 1810-1850

2. Lovro Kunčević (CEU), Image of the Other as a Tool of Political Legitimation: Image of Venice in Renaissance Raguza

3. Victor Taki (CEU), Russian-Turkish wars of the 18th and 19th centuries and modern Russian Identity

Unfortunately, Oksana Shved (National Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev) had to cancel her participation at the conference. However, she sent us the outline of her paper: Symbolic Geography and Political Action. Reinterpretation of ‘Norden’ (“the North”) and ‘European’ in terms of European Integration
Power and/of Identity: Mass Events, Public Spaces II / Gábor Klaniczay [Istvan Gyorgy Toth Room]

1. Delal Aydin (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul), Mobilizing the Kurds in Turkey through Newroz Myth

2. Josep Vicent Penadés Aliaga (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona), The Vatican Exhibition of 1888

3. Joachim Häberlen (BKVGE), Controlling Urban Space: Political Violence in Leipzig 1929–1933

Histories of Politics after the Linguistic Turn: The Language of Politics, the Politics of Language II. / Mária Kovács [Room 210]

1. Luis Fernández Torres (Pais Vasco University, Bilbao), The Concept ‘party’ in Spain in the 19th c.: the influence of English, French and German writers

2. Vladimir Petrović (CEU), Ethnopolitics of Death: The Ethnicisation of Cleansing in Yugoslavia

3. Irial Glynn (EUI), Government Perceptions of Asylum Seekers in the 1990s: Origins and Effects

13:30 - 14:00 CLOSING REMARKS [Istvan Gyorgy Toth Room]