Transcultural Europe in the Global World

Transcultural Europe Narrated: Testimonies, Interviews, Life narratives in Humanities, Social and Political Sciences


Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Location: CEFRES Library, Na Florenci 1420, Praha 1
Language: English and French

  • Chiara Mengozzi, Charles University
  • Ondřej Švec, Charles University

Workshop organized by the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, with the collaboration of CEFRES.

The workshop “Transcultural Europe Narrated: Testimonies, Interviews, Life Narratives“ aims to confront the different functions that migrants’ stories can play in human, social and political sciences. While individual trajectories are subjected to objectifying categories in public discourse, researchers are increasingly interested in testimonies provided by the actors involved and their capacity to share their stories. What functions do such self-narratives serve? What pitfalls should researchers in the humanities and social sciences avoid when they rely on these accounts? The workshop is organized within the framework of the Jean Monnet Project Transcultural Europe in the Global World.

Thursday, April 7th, 2022


Opening session

Chiara Mengozzi (Charles University), co-leader of the seminar, and Silvia Contarini (University of Paris Nanterre), director of the Jean Monnet TransEu project

9.30 – 10.15

Michèle Baussant, CEFRES/CNRS
La France est ailleurs, l’Europe ici: récits des existences transculturelles au sein des empires

10.15 – 10.45: coffee break

10.45 – 11.30

Egle Mocciaro, Université Masaryk de Brno
Forms and functions of narratives in linguistic research: a glance to new migration contexts

11.30 – 12.15

Sara Sermini, University of Paris Nanterre
Donner ou prendre la parole?Une question prépositionnelle. Les témoignages et leurs récits

12.15 – 14.00: lunch break

14.00 – 14.45

Jakub Múčka, Charles University

Students present their online projects Encyclopedia of Migration and Atlas of Today’s World

15.00 – 16.00

Round table with Cyril Blondel (University of Reims) and Alessandro Benucci (University of Paris Nanterre), moderated  by Ondřej Švec (Charles University) on the theme of “Cross-border meetings