Displaced Memories & Memories of Displacement. Vanquished Others, Silenced Past, and the Burden of Implication in the 21st Century
An International Workshop organized by the Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Strategy AV21 and CEFRES
This two-day Workshop seeks to provide a comparative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary platform to discuss many cases of how the silenced heritage of the displaced populations in Europe and beyond is being negotiated in the present day. Breaking away from the traditional nation-centred orientation, we will focus on the memories of displacement, focusing on the people who were forced to abandon their homelands and previous lives and to re-establish their lives and homes elsewhere, as well as on the displaced memories about the violent removal, both symbolic and physical, of the vanquished others from their social spaces.
Organizing committee: Michèle Baussant (CEFRES, CNRS, ICM), Maria Kokkinou (Charles University, CEFRES) andJohana Wyss(Czech Academy of Sciences / CEFRES).
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Date: 9th – 11th of June 2021 Venue: Villa Lanna, Prague and online, you will find the links below. Language: English
Please find the full argument of the Conference and the list of the participants here.
11:20 – 12:30: Panel 2, Politics of National Identity and Vivid Memories
Newcomers in Czech Western Silesia 1945-1960: Between "old" and "new" identity, Ondřej Kolář, the Silesian Museum in Opava
Contested heritage of Istria. Between conflict nationalisation processes, identity foundations and bridges, Katja Hrobat Virloget, University of Primorska
Chair, Rose Smith, Charles University
12:30 – 13:40: Lunch Break (70 minutes)
13:40 – 15:10: Panel 3, Unmaking Belonging, Making “Internal Strangers”
Namibian Czechs – their identity and search for home, Kateřina Mildnerová, Palacký University Olomouc
Memories and relationship to otherness in contemporary Portuguese society: The case of displaced populations following the independence of African colonies, Irène Dos Santos, URMIS, CNRS, Université de Paris, ICM Fellow
“And then they all left.” Recollection of forced migration and negotiation of the past in three-generation families of Germans in the Czech Republic, Jana Nosková, Czech Academy of Sciences
Chair, Kateřina Čapková, Czech Academy of Sciences
15:10 – 15:30: Break (20 minutes)
15:30 – 17:00: Panel 4, Memoryscapes of Displacements
Landscape and the memory of loss and absence in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic, Paul Bauer, Charles University
Contested heritage and progressive nostalgia in the urban centres of northern Istria, Neža Čebron Lipovec, University of Primorska
Saving German heritage in Central Europe: discourse, praxis, challenges. Mapping patrimonialisation efforts around Podersam/ Podbořany, Catherine Perron, CERI-Sciences Po
Chair, Anežka Brožová, Charles University
18:30 – 21:00: Evening Reception
Friday 11th of June 2021: Second Day of the Workshop
9:10 – 10:20: Panel 5, Sites of Memory Without "milieux de mémoire"
Returning as a minority experience? A comparison between Albanians and Jews in Greece during the first decade of the 21th century, Pierre Sintès, Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, TELEMME, Aix-en-Provence, France
An absence that still matters: Jews in Egypt and Egypt inside the Jews, Michèle Baussant, CEFRES, ISP, CNRS, ICM Fellow
Chair, Barbora Spalová, Charles University
10:20 – 10:40: Break (20 minutes)
10:40 – 11:50: Panel 6, Relating to the Past of Displacement: When “History” and Remembrance Begin with Artefacts
Displacement of the sources: The circulation of historical documents during the post-WWII decades, Máté Zombory, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Greek exiles, communist legacies and heritages of waiting in the Czech Republic and Central Europe, Maria Kokkinou, CEFRES, Charles University