Difficult Heritage of 1989 and the New Hegemonies in East Central Europe

Difficult Heritage of 1989 and the New Hegemonies in East Central Europe

Veranstalter
Universität Bremen
Ort
Bremen
Land
Deutschland
Vom - Bis
05.11.2019 - 06.11.2019
Deadline
01.09.2019
Von
Magdalena Waligorska

Thirty years after the fall of Communism in East-Central Europe, the key caesura of 1989 needs a critical reassessment. The narrative of peaceful systemic transformation as the beginning of a steady progression towards liberal democracy and the values of free movement and European integration crumbles as right-wing populism and new authoritarian tendencies push the region into isolationism and illiberal democracy establishes itself as a viable option. This two-day workshop addresses the caesura of 1989 not only as a turning point that triggered the emergence of new hegemonies, but also as a period marked by continuities that underlie the post-1989 transformations in the region. We want to examine 1989 as a transformative moment of empowerment and promise, but also as a period of tension and ambivalence, in which the existing value systems are either replaced or reinforced.

We are interested in receiving papers that address the emerging post-1989 hegemonies in East-Central Europe including:
• the rise of neo-liberalism and turbo-capitalism,
• shifting gender roles,
• the role of religion and the Church(es),
• the ascendancy of ethnic nationalisms and xenophobia.

Key note speaker during the workshop will be Prof. Andrzej Leder (Polish Academy of Sciences).

Please send an abstract (250 words) and a short bio to Jacob Nuhn (nuhn@uni-bremen.de) by September 1st, 2019. The organizers will provide a reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs up to the sum of 150 EUR.

Programm

Kontakt

Magdalena Waligorska
Universität Bremen, Klagenfurterstrasse 8, OEG, D-28359 Bremen

mwaligor@uni-bremen.de


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Veröffentlicht am
19.07.2019