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"Nations and National Identities: Construction, Contestation, Negotiation"

26 Sep 2006

SCOPES International Workshop

This workshop is under the SCOPES programme of CAS Sofia and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, within the project "Institutionalisation of Scientific Networks and Scholarly Activities for the Promotion of Cross-Cultural and Inter-Disciplinary Approaches on Nationalism in the Europe of Small Nations".

It seeks to facilitate network co-operation between scholars and institutions with the aim to promote excellent cross-cultural research and develop a new curriculum in studying modern nationalism in the "small states" of Europe.

Programme:

Sofia, September 30 – October 2, 2006

September 30

16.00 – 16.10 Opening
16.10 – 16.40 Siegfried Weichlein: National Myths in Modern Europe: Typologies and Questions
16.40 – 17.10 Diana Mishkova: Methodological Issues of the Cross-Cultural Study of Nationalism: Some Contemporary Problems of Research and Education
17.10 – 17.40 Franziska Metzger: Histories of Nation and Religion in Germany and Switzerland: Overlapping Communities of Discourse and Memory
17.40 – 18.10 Discussion

October 1

10.00 – 10.30 Christian Giordano: Dealing with the Past: The Social Construction of Antagonistic Histories
10.30 – 11.00 Markus Furrer: The Swiss Master Narrative in Textbooks – Between “Memory” and “History”
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 – 11.50 Maria Falina: Orthodoxy(ism) and Serbian Nationalism in the Interwar Time

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Bernhard Altermatt: Integrating Minorities and Accommodating Diversity: Religion and Language in Switzerland and Belgium (19th and 20th Centuries)
14.30 – 15.00 Tchavdar Marinov: “Switzerland on the Balkans” as a Trope of the Bulgarian and/or the Macedonian Nationalism
15.00 – 15.20 Coffee break
15.20 – 16.20 Discussion
16.20 – 19.00 Free program / Sightseeing

October 2

9.00 – 10.00 Planning session
10.00 – 10.20 Coffee break
10.20 – 10.50 Bogdan Iacob: The Historical Encoding of the Socialist Nation in Romanian Communism
10.50 - 11.20 Vladimir Petrović: Ethnic Cleansing. The Term, its Dissemination – the Practice, its Visual Representation
11.20 - 11.50 Discussion

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