23.10. do 25.10.2019 w Halle (Saale), Niemcy

Poland 1989: Negotiations, (Re)Constructions, Interpretations

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Poland 1989: Negotiations, (Re)Construcktions, Interpretations

International Conference, October 23-25, 2019, Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies, Halle (Saale)

The year 1989 and its consequences are the subject of heated debates in Poland. Nineteen eighty-nine evokes various linguistic and emotional associations, and also functions symbolically, as a social and political code. The international conference "Poland 1989: Negotiations, (Re)Constructions, Interpretations" takes the 30th anniversary as an occasion to address this phenomenon. It will examine
historical debates, representations in memory politics and culture, and past research. The focus of the conference is thus on the discursive analysis of the Polish transformation, which requires interdisciplinary approaches.

Wednesday, October 23
4:30 pm
"Warming-up": Film Dzieci rewolucji | Children of the Revolution by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
6:30 pm
Yvonne Kleinmann (Halle) & Basil Kerski (Gdańsk)
Welcome and Opening of the Conference

KEYNOTE LECTURE
Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw)
Changes after Socialism in a Comparative Perspective

Thursday, October 24
9:00 – 9.15 am
Paulina Gulińska-Jurgiel (Halle)
Introductory Remarks
9:15 – 11:00 am

PANEL I: TRANSFORMATIONS: PEOPLE – PLACES – ATTITUDES

Piotr Filipkowski (Warsaw)
Global Forces and Local Knowledge: Ship-Building and Narrating Polish Transformation
Michał Przeperski (Warsaw)
An Apolitical Community? Poles before June 1989
Magdalena Latkowska (Warsaw | Munich)
"Language of Change" – The Year 1989 from the Perspective of German and Polish Writers
Chair: Joachim von Puttkamer (Jena)


Coffee Break

11:30 am – 1:15 pm
PANEL II: NEGOTIATIONS OF A POLITICAL COMPROMISE


Helmut Fehr (Erlangen)
„Umkämpfter Kompromiss" – Zur Dynamik der Verhandlungen am Runden Tisch 1989
Klaudia Rok (Cracow)
"Fighting Solidarity" – Critique of the Round Table Agreement
Joachim von Puttkamer (Jena)
No Thick Lines: Laying the Foundations of Parliamentary Democracy in Poland 1989/90
Chair: Paulina Gulińska-Jurgiel (Halle)

2:30 – 4:15 pm
PANEL III: (RE)CONSTRUCTIONS AND REORIENTATIONS


Nina Seiler (Zurich)
1989 and the Transformation of Female Gender Discourses
Hans-Christian Trepte (Leipzig)
In Search of an Adequate Novel about the Democratic Change of 1989/90: A Paradigmatic Approach
Andrzej Turkowski (Warszaw)
The 1989 Transformation and Its Influence on the Polish Space of Opinion on Russia
Chair: Claudia Kraft (Wien)

Coffee Break

5:00 – 6:30 pm

PANEL IV: SEDIMENTS OF REMEMBERING

Krzysztof Okoński (Bydgoszcz)
Wenn ein Kulturphänomen zum Fremdwort wird: Zur Wahrnehmung des "Zweiten Umlaufs" nach 1989
Joanna Kurczewska & Marta Karkowska (Warsaw)
1989, Polish Transformation and Its Interpretations among Representatives of the Political Elite – Temporal and Methodological Perspectives

Chair: Patrick Wagner (Halle)

Friday, October 25

9:00 – 10.30 am

PANEL V: NO/A REASON TO CELEBRATE? DEBATES ON
COMMEMORATION DAYS

Piotr Tadeusz Kwiatkowski (Warsaw)
Victory of Freedom, or the Beginning of a New Enslavement? Memories Related to the Anniversary of the Fall of Communismin Poland
Paweł Fiktus (Wrocław)
Anniversaries of the Round-Table-Talks: 1999, 2009, and 2019 in Comparative Perspective
Chair: Yvonne Kleinmann (Halle)


Coffee Break

10:45 am – 12:45 pm
PANEL VI: CONFLICTING INTERPRETATIONS

Marta Baranowska (Toruń)
On the Essence of Violent Social Changes and Narratives about Them: The Example of Poland in 1989
Andrzej Pabisiak (Cracow)
A Failed Beginning? The Symbolic Transformation of 1989 in Polish Memory
Dawid Mohr (Rostock)
Controversial Founding Myths – Contemporary Struggles for Power of Interpretation about Solidarność and the RoundTable
Chair: Piotr Filipkowski (Warsaw)

Final Remarks

Venues:

October 23:
Martin-Luther-Universität
Steintor-Campus
Adam-Kuckhoff-Str. 35
Hörsaal I
06108 Halle (Saale)

October 24-25:
Martin-Luther-Universität
Steintor-Campus
Emil-Abderhalden-Straße 26-27
seminar room 7
06108 Halle (Saale)

Registration until October, 16 at aleksander-brueckner-zentrum(at)uni-halle(dot)de

Programm: http://www.aleksander-brueckner-zentrum.org/veranstaltungen/detail/datum/2019/09/20/poland-1989-negotiations-reconstructions-interpretations/

Kontakt

Paulina Gulinska-Jurgiel
E.-Abderhalden-Str. 26-27, 06108 Halle (Saale)