The Uses and Abuses of the Past in the Baltic States

The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE) aims to reflect on the past, present and future of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 99 years after their declarations of independence.

Conference Webpage: https://cbse2017.lu.lv

Panel mit Beteiligung des Herder-Instituts: 21.6., 9.00-10.30 Uhr

Chair: Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe)

Karsten Brüggemann (University of Tallinn)  “We finally defeated our historical enemy”. The Battle of Cēsis in June 1919 and the Celebration of Victory Day in Estonia, 1934-1940

Dennis Hormuth (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe) Daugava – Latvias National Symbol against Heteronomy

Tilman Plath (Ernst Moritz Arndt-University Greifswald) Uncomfortable Heroes – Comparing Thoughts about Latvian Riflemen and SS-Legionnaires in Latvias Culture of Memory 1920-2017

Klaus Richter (University of Birmingham) Historical blueprints in the post-Soviet transformation of the Baltic States

BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge 31 March - 2 April 2017

Panels mit Beteiligung des Herder-Instituts:

Friday, 31st of March, 13:45-15:15 SESSION 1

1.8. History: Building and Implementing the Soviet Future
Chair: tbc
Papers: Antony Kalashnikov (University of Oxford): ‘Building for eternity: the orientation of Stalinist monumental art and architecture towards a future audience’
Polly Corrigan (King’s College): ‘The Soviet security service in the 1930s: a re-examination of domestic activity’
Giovanni Cadioli (University of Oxford): ‘Soviet economic thought and economic policy in the 1940s. Influence on 1950s-1960s reforms.’
Eszter Gantner (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe): ‘The Soviet in city – Urban visions of the Soviet Republic in Budapest 1919’

Saturday, 1st of April, 16:00-17:30: SESSION 6

6.12. History: Being Peripheral? Being Modern? Urban Perceptions and Self-Perceptions in Eastern Europe before WWI
Chair: Eszter Gantner (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe)
Papers: Eszter Gantner (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe): ‘Exhibiting Modernity – The national exhibition in Budapest 1885’
Anna Mazanik (Central European University): ‘Backwardness invented and overcome:Temporalities of urban reforms in Moscow’
Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder-Institute on East Central Europe): ‘Lviv as the Polish Spare Capital and Bulwark against the East’
Discussant: Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe)

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Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917-19: Entangled and Transnational Histories, Tampere 16-18 March 2017

Panel mit Beteiligung des Herder-Instituts:

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 10.15–11.45

Postimperial and postrevolutionary visions: The Finno-Ugrian nation states and their imagined geographies after 1918
Chair: Anssi Halmesvirta
Sommer, Lukasz: Political uses of linguistic kinship: Pan-Finno-Ugrist concepts in Finland and Estonia after 1918
Okabe, Takehiro: Greater Finland as a post-empire phenomenon: Making Finno-Ugric Studies national and international in Finland and Soviet Russia
Gantner, Eszter: “Placemaking” and Identity: The emergence of the political Turanism as a transnational vision after 1918

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Vierter Kongress Polenforschung "Grenzen im Fluss", Frankfurt (Oder)/Słubice 23. bis 26. März 2017

Panel mit Beteiligung des Herder-Instituts:

Samstag, 25. März 2017, 16.30-18.30 Uhr, Sektion 24 (Saal A)
Grenzen der Sicherheit? Praktiken und Diskurse über Staat, Nation und Gesellschaft in der Zweiten Republik
Heidi Hein-Kircher: Einleitung
Natali Stegmann: Sozialpolitische Institutionen im Übergang: Polen in den frühen 1920er Jahren
Heidi Hein-Kircher: Nach der Wiedergeburt. Verpasste Konsolidierung und Versicherheitlichungsdiskurse in der Frühphase der Zweiten Republik
Sebastian Paul: Gefährliche Nachbarschaft? Die ukrainische Minderheit als internationales Sicherheitsproblem
Felix Heinert: Grenzen der Sicherheit vor Ort: Antistaatliche und antijüdische Gewalt sowie die ukrainische Nation als diskursive Argumente im öffentlichen Raum. Am Beispiel der Region Stanisławów in den 1930er Jahren

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AABS Conference 2016 - Global, Glocal, and Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States, Philadelphia 26.-28. Mai

Panels mit Beteiligung des Herder-Instituts:

The Baltic German Experience: New Perspectives
Chair: Bradley Woodworth (University of New Haven/Yale University)
Viktors Dāboliņš (Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation), “The Making of History: Livonian Coin Collectors from the Late Seventeenth Century to the Mid-Eighteenth Century”
Feliks Gornischeff (University of Tartu), “The Baltic Germans in the Diplomatic Service of the Russian Empire During the Reign of Alexander I (1801-1825)”
Peter Wörster (Herder-Institut, Marburg) “Residential Town Between Königsberg and St. Petersburg: Mitau, the Ducal Court, and Its Aftermath”
Dorothee Goeze (Herder-Institut, Marburg), “Nobility at Home: Heredity and the Task of the Nobility in the Baltic”

Soviet Actions and Institutions of Oppression, Social and Information Control
Chair: Ieva Zake (The College of New Jersey)
Respondent: Melissa Chakars (Saint Joseph’s University)
Edgars Engīzers (Baltic International Academy), “Latvia in the Shadow of Soviet Military Bases”
Rosario Napolitano (Universita degli Studi di Napoli “l’Orientale”), “The KGB Building in Latvia: The Years of Fear”
Jürgen Warmbrunn (Herder-Institut, Marburg), “Libraries and Politics in Latvia, Czechoslovakia and Poland after 1945”
Edward Cohn (Grinnell College), “Prophylactic Policing and the KGB’s Struggle with the Baltic Dissident Movement in the 1970s and 1980s”

Emerging Cities and Their Know-How: Infrastructures of Supply and Communication in Baltic Cities, Late Eighteenth Century to the Present
Chair: Ivars Ījabs (University of Latvia)
Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder-Institut, Marburg), “Emerging Cities in the Baltic Region Between Best Practices and National Movements”
Eszter Gantner (Herder-Institut, Marburg), “Transferring Best Practices: Eliel Saarinen Between Tallinn, Helsinki and Budapest, 1900-1914”
Emilia Karppinen (University of Turku), “Renegotiating Planning Practices: Mapping Out the Future of Helsinki (1910-1918)”
Vaike Haas (West Virginia University), “Marks on the City: Colonization, Planning, and Coastline Emergence in Tallinn, Estonia”

Resilient Europe? 23rd International Conference of Europeanists, Philadelphia 14.-16. April 2016

Panel mit Beteiligung des Herder-Instituts:

The “Double” Transformation. New Perspectives on East Central European Nationalizing and Democratizing States between the Two World Wars

Chair: Steffen Kailitz, Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism

Through the Lense of Gender and Ethnicity: Highlighting Dynamics of Democratization and Nationalization in the Second Polish Republic.
Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk, TU Dresden

Bringing Democracy to the Eastern Borderland. The Failed Parliamentary Election of 1920 in Multiethnic Czechoslovak Ruthenia.
Sebastian Paul, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe

Popular Violence from the War to Postwar Era. Czechoslovakia and Austria in 1918-1922
Ota Konrád, University of Prag

Social Justice and National Diversity: The Case of War Invalids in Poland
Natali Stegman, University of Regensburg

Property Redistribution and Democracy in Poland and the Baltics
Klaus Richter, University of Birmingham

Discussant: Heidi Hein-Kircher, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe