« Old » vs. « New » Towns. Memories, Histories and Heritage after Population Transfers and Border Changes

Colloque international

Lieu : Université Primorska, Koper-Capodistria
Date : lundi 11 octobre 2021
Langue : anglais
Organisateurs : Katja Hrobat Virloget, Aleksej Kalc, and Michèle Baussant
Conférence organisée dans le cadre de deux projets de recherche collectifs, le projet bilantéral franco-slovène Proteus “Pasts without history and displaced histories of people without traces” (M. Baussant, K. Hrobat Virloget) et le projet slovène SRA  “Migrations and social changes in a comparative perspective: the case of Western Slovenia after WW II” (Kalc) Université Primorska, Faculté des sciences humaines, Koper-Capodistria, ZRC SAZU, Slovenian Migration Institute, Ljubljana and CNRS, CEFRES, Prague.

Vous pouvez télécharger le programme de la conférence et les résumés des contributions ici.


09:00 ‒ 10:50

Opening and welcome addresses

MIRJAM MILHARČIČ HLADNIK (ZRC SAZU, Slovenian Migration Institute, Ljubljana): The new town Nova Gorica on the new border and the old routes of migration – Memories of defection and the imaginings of “new” life.

ALEKSEJ KALC (ZRC SAZU, Slovenian Migration Institute, Ljubljana, University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities, Koper-Capodistria): Society and immigration in Slovenian coastal towns in the 1950s. Some reflections on research approaches.

KATJA HROBAT VIRLOGET (University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities, Koper-Capodistria): The discourse of urban vs. rural, social relations and heritage in Istrian urban society before and after »exodus«.


11:10 ‒ 12.50

MICHÈLE BAUSSANT (CNRS, CEFRES (USR3138, CNRS, Mae), Prague, ICM Fellow): A place that changes its place: Alexandria, between place and milieu of memory

ŠPELA LEDINEK LOZEJ (ZRC SAZU, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Nova Gorica): Under the Campanilles of Saint Marco vs. Town withou Bell Towers.

MARIA KOKKINOU (CEFRES, Charles University, Prague, postdoctoral fellow): Persistent memories of transformed spaces.


14:30 ‒ 16:00

JANJA SEDLAČEK: The role of the Port of Koper in economic and social transformations of the city of Koper after the second world war.

NEŽA ČEBRON LIPOVEC (University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities, Koper-Capodistria, postdoctoral fellow): The bathtub quest: The living standard and ideological discourses in the modernisation process of housing in post-war Koper/Capodistria

Discussion / Conclusions