26.06. bis 17.07.2014 in Frankfurt (Oder), Deutschland

From Stalinism to Coca-Cola: Cultural History in East Central Europe after 1945. An Academic Workshop in Three Parts

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From Stalinism to Coca-Cola: Cultural History in East Central Europe after 1945.

An Academic Workshop in Three Parts

Summer School of Polish and German Studies

Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies

European University Viadrina

June 26, July 10 and July 17, 2014

AM 104, 5pm-8pm


We invite you to join us for our workshop in three parts. The workshop challenges the notion of societies under communism as being only oppressive (and depressing), showing that even in authoritarian regimes, ordinary people do have agency, and the relationship with the state is more complex than typically understood. It aims to trace the social life of things during socialism, the ways in which they were incorporated into daily practices and meaning-making activities. Breaking with the assumption that shortage offers the key prism through which to view objects and consumption, we wish to investigate ways in which cultural objects and phenomenon defined both individual identity and the role ordinary people played in society.


Program: 

Program

Thursday, June 26, 2014:

Stalinism and Socialism/Work and Free Time

5:00pm

Opening Remarks:

Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies

Mark Keck-Szajbel, European University Viadrina

5:15pm

Chair:

Falk Flade, European University Viadrina

Discussants:

Sarah Cramsey, University of California, Berkeley

Andreas Ludwig, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung

Nadège Ragaru, Paris Institute of Political Studies

Ondřej Klípa, Charles University

Moderator of Discussion:

Patryk Wasiak, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Thursday, July 10, 2014:

Family and Sexuality/Consumer Revolutions

5:00pm

Opening Remarks:

Mark Keck-Szajbel, Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies

Alexander Simmeth, University of Hamburg

5:15pm

Chair:

Tim Buchen, European University Viadrina

Discussants:

Małgorzata Fidelis, University of Illinois, Chicago

Vilius Ivanauskas, Lithuanian Institute of History

Mark Keck-Szajbel, European University Viadrina

Jill Massino, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Moderator of Discussion:

Mikołaj Kunicki, Oxford University


Thursday, July 17, 2014:

The West and Imperialism/Revolt and Collapse

5:00pm

Opening Remarks:

Mark Keck-Szajbel, Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies

Alexander Simmeth, University of Hamburg

5:15pm

Chair:

Małgorzata Fidelis, University of Illinois, Chicago

Discussants:

Jill Massino, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Cristofer Scarboro, King’s College

Patryk Wasiak, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Andreas Ludwig, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung

Moderator of Discussion:

Joachim Häberlen, University of Warwick

Sponsors: Europa-Universität Viadrina

Organizers: Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies