From the Iron Curtain to the Schengen Area

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 4:30pm - Friday, 30 September 2011, 6:30pm, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
From the Iron Curtain to the Schengen Area:
Bordering Communist and Postcommunist Europe

Limitierte Platzanzahl, Teilnahme nur nach Anmeldung

Conference Program

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien, Johannessaal
15:00-16:00 Registration and tea/coffee
16:00-16:30 Welcome notes and opening
16:30-18:30
open for the public
Keynote addresses
Alfred Rieber, Professor of History, Central European University, Budapest, and Professor em. of History, University of Pennsylvania
Frontiers: Symbolic and Geo-Cultural
Sabine Dullin, Maître de conférences, Centre de recherches en histoire des slaves (CRHS), Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
New Implementation and Exportation of the Soviet Style Bordering in Eastern Europe, 1946-1955
Discussant: Andreas Kappeler, Professor for East European History, University of Vienna
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM)
Spittelauer Lände 3, 1090 Wien
09:00-10:30
Panel I: Borders and Border Guarding
Dan Draghia, University of Bucharest
“Bordering with Tito”:
Romanian borders under the pressure of the Soviet-Yugoslav conflict
Alexandra Schwell, University of Vienna
When worlds collide:
How German-Polish work ethics shape the European border regime
Nikolai Vukov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
The guarding and breaking of the Bulgarian-Turkish border in communist Bulgaria:
Practices, experiences and memory traces
Discussant: Gerhard Sälter, Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Berlin
11:00-12:30
Panel II: The Making of Border Populations
Kristen Ghodsee, Bowdoin College
Bulgarianizing the border zone: Rural industrialization, resettlement and Muslim minorities on the Greek-Bulgarian frontier
Mat?j Spurný, Charles University, Prague
The discourse of reliability and the border:
Czech borderlands, 1945-1949
Eagle Glassheim, University of British Columbia
Human and natural ecologies of the post-war Czechoslovak borderlands
Discussant: Machteld Venken, German Historical Institute, Warsaw
13:45-15:15
Panel III: Making the Borders More Permeable: The Détente and After
Edith Sheffer, Stanford University
More crossing, more estrangement?
Paradoxes of permeability in Cold War Germany
Martin D. Brown, American International University in London, Richmond
Recognizing “East” and “West”:
British foreign policy and the mutual recognition of Europe’s frontiers during the Helsinki Process 1970-75
Muriel Blaive, LBI EHP, Vienna
Nation, state and socialist bloc:
?eské Velenice, a Czech outpost at the border to Austria
Discussant: Jan Rychlík, Charles University, Prague
15:45-17:15
Panel IV: Heroes and Villains: Borders in Propaganda and Creative Representations
Éva Judit Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The dream of the border guard:
Imagining normalcy at the Austrian-Hungarian border between 1948-1989
Sune Bechmann Pedersen, Lund University
The aesthetics of a collapsing border:
The fall of the Berlin Wall in German cinema
Thomas Lindenberger, LBI EHP, Vienna
Envisioning the end of absurdity:
The opening of the Iron Curtain in German feature films
Discussant: Heiner Stahl, University of Erfurt
18:00-19:30
open for the public
Keynote address
Alf Lüdtke
, Honorary Professor of Historical Anthropology, University of Erfurt; Visiting Professor at the Research Institute for Comparative History and Culture, Hanyang University, Seoul
Working the Passage:
East German Border Check Points, 1961-1990
The Case of “GÜSt Bhf. Friedrichstrasse”, Berlin
Friday, 30 September 2011
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM)
Spittelauer Lände 3, 1090 Wien
09:30-11:00
Panel V: Economic and Consumerist Aspects of Borders
Emiliya Karaboeva
, Eindhoven Technological University and Plovdiv University
Borders and go-betweens:
Trafficking in desiderata
(Bulgarian international truck drivers during the Cold War)
Alissa V. Tolstokorova, International School for Equal Opportunities [ISEO], Kiyv
Family frontiers:
Cross-border caring and transnational parenting as new migratory phenomena in the Ukraine
Elzbieta Opilowska, University of Wroclaw
“The miracle at the Oder”:
The opening of the Polish-German border in the 70s and its impact on the Polish-German relations in the borderland
Discussant: Dragos Petrescu, University of Bucharest
11:30-13:00
Panel VI: Intellectual Cross-Border Cooperation and Penetration
Sari Autio-Sarasmo, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
Knowledge through the Iron Curtain:
East-West interaction and diffusion of knowledge
Andrea Orzoff, New Mexico State University
Writing across the Wall:
The German PEN Clubs and East-West dialogue, 1964-1978
Christian Henrich-Franke, University of Siegen
Airy Curtains:
Demarcating Cold War Europe in the ether
Discussant: Friederike Kind-Kovács, University of Regensburg
14:30-16:00
Panel VII: Borders in Memory Cultures and Everyday Life
Tatiana Zhurzhenko, University of Vienna
On the trans-border life of a historical myth:
commemorating the “Eaglets” in Lviv and Przemy?l
Borut Klabjan, University of Primorska, Slovenia, and Humboldt University
Border monuments:
Representations of myths. Memories and identities in the 20th century North-Eastern Adriatic
Alena Pfoser, University of Loughborough
“This used to be one space”:
The transformation of the Estonian-Russian borderland in biographical narratives
Discussant: Jan Palmowski, King’s College London
18:00-20:00
open for the public
Public debate
Border Crossings:
Migration Policies and Theories of Migration for the 21st Century
Alev Korun, Member of the Austrian Parliament; Spokesperson for Integration, Migration and Human Rights, Austrian Green Party
Endre Sik, Professor for Minority Studies, Etvös Loránd University, Budapest; Director of the Centre for Refugee and Migration Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dariusz Stola, Professor of History and Vice-Rector, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw
Chair: Janos Matyas Kovacs, Permanent Fellow, IWM

Limitierte Platzanzahl, Teilnahme nur nach Anmeldung bis spätestens 26.9. möglich:
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In cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Europäische Geschichte und Öffentlichkeit (LBI EHP) and Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)