Challenges of Modernity. Spatial Integration and Communication in 20th Century Central and Eastern Europe
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|Veranstalter:||Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena|
|Datum, Ort:||15.06.2012-16.06.2012, Prague, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Národní 3 117 20 Praha 1|
The Annual Conference 2012 of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena CHALLENGES OF MODERNITY: Spatial Integration and Communication in 20th Century Central and Eastern Europe takes place in Prague on June 15th/ 16th, 2012 in cooperation with the Charles University Prague.
The aim of the conference is to analyze the relationship between modernization, communication and integration. We want to discuss different aspects of these phenomena in four chronologically structured sections (before 1914, 1918–1939, 1945–1989 and after 1989). The subject of our analysis is Central and Eastern Europe including the western part of Russia.
The conference will focus on important changes and key developments in everyday life of four generations. These changes will be discussed in both imperial and national contexts and within the rural-urban dichotomy while, at the same time, questioning the validity of these categories.
Different concepts of “modernity” and “modernization”, the time-space compression caused by technological advances, the relationship between urban and rural areas and the specific forms of state-socialist urbanization will be central themes of the conference.
On the concluding panel historians will discuss with other social scientists the post 1989 social and economic integration and disintegration with particular emphasis on their historical roots.
The conference in Prague is the first Annual Conference of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, held in alternating cities in East Central and Southeastern Europe.
Friday// June 15th// 2012
14:10 // Panel I: Concepts of Modernity
Chair: Ferenc Laczó (Jena)
14:10// Andrew C. Janos (Berkeley): Social Change and History: A Journey from Pre- to Postmodernity
14:30// Michal Pullmann (Prague): State Socialism as a Specific Modernity? Stabilizing and Self-Destructive Tendencies
14:50 // Joachim v. Puttkamer (Jena): Mastery of Space and the Crises of Modernity in Eastern Europe
16:00// Coffee/tea break
16:30// Panel II: Integration of Empires? Transport and Communication before World War I
Chair: Włodzimierz Borodziej (Warsaw/ Jena)
16:30// Anna Veronika Wendland (Marburg/ Giessen): East Central European Modernity and the Urban Experience
16:50// Ivan Jakubec (Prague): The Building of Railway Network and Network of River Channels in Habsburg Monarchy: Integration or Disintegration
17:10// Iosif Marin Balog (Cluj): Regionalism, Economic Integration and/ or Modernization? The Role of Infrastructure for Transport and Communications in the Case of Transylvania 1850-1914
Saturday// June 16th// 2012
10:00// Panel III: Widening Gaps? Rural and Urban Spaces in the Interwar Period
Chair: Joachim von Puttkamer (Jena)
10:00// Gábor Gyáni (Budapest): Image and Reality of a Splitting Country: The Case of Hungary
10:20// Markus Krzoska (Giessen): Discourses of Modernization in the Second Polish Republic and the Attempts to form a New Regional Development Planning
10:40// Stanislav Holubec (Jena): The Attempted and Failed Discursive Integration of Subcarpathian Rus to Czechoslovakia
12:00// Lunch Break
13:30// Panel IV: Urbanizing the Village – Ruralizing the Cities? Spatial Development under Socialism
Chair: Bogdan Murgescu (Bucharest)
13:30// Błażej Brzostek (Warsaw): The Ruralizing of Bucharest and Warsaw in the First Postwar Decade
13:50// Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast (Leipzig): Nowa Huta, Eisenhüttenstadt and Kunčice in the First Decade of the State Socialism. Between Proletarianization and Ruralization of the New Cities.
14:10// Sándor Horváth (Budapest): Urban Villagers and Patterns of Migration in Hungarian 'Socialist Cities' (Budapest and Sztálinváros)
15:30// Coffee/tea break
16:00// Panel V: Disintegration and Integration: Eastern Europe after 1989
Chair: Béla Tomka (Szeged/ Jena)
16:00// Martin Myant (Paisley): Has Neo-liberalism triumphed in Eastern Europe?
16:20// Jacek Kochanowicz (Warsaw): A Moving Target or a Lost Illusion? East Central Europe in the Pursuit of the West
16:40// Béla Greskovits (Budapest): Legacies, Perceptions, and the Diversity of Postsocialist Capitalism
17:00// Discussion and Conclusion
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