Paradigms in Times of War: Unpacking Research and Policy Challenges | Konferencja
Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien (ZOiS)
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Tematy#SolidarnizUkraina Przyszłość badań nad Europą Wschodnią Wojna Rosji z Ukrainą
Since February 2022, the once prevalent feeling of Europe being a place of peace and security has given way to a sense of uncertainty and insecurity. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has also deeply impacted on how politicians, scholars and citizens think about war and peace in the wider region of Eastern Europe. Living through a critical juncture challenges researchers and policymakers to rethink linkages between the past and the present and consider their implications for the future. The question of what concepts and ideas can guide us in this process is a pressing one.
At this year’s ZOiS Annual Conference, we re-examine a selection of key social science concepts for their analytical leverage in a changed political context. How appropriate are concepts such as ‘development’, ‘mobility’, ‘temporality’, and ‘generation’ when it comes to analysing current trends? Do the assumptions on which they are based still hold? If not, how can the concepts be adjusted to take account of new circumstances? Switching our focus to a concept-driven discussion does not deflect from the pressing issues at stake, but rather attempts to frame and understand these developments in more depth and generate new research and policy questions in the process. The conference discussion about key concepts will draw on research in all five research clusters at ZOiS and bring it into dialogue with the perspectives of international guests.
We will supplement the conceptual discussion with hands-on practical sessions on the methodological challenges of empirical research in settings that are hard or impossible to access because of the war. We seek to contribute to an in-depth exchange on various qualitative and quantitative approaches to studying different parts of Eastern Europe.
The two-day conference starts on Thursday, 16 November at 2 pm. On the first evening, there will be a PechaKucha event with young researchers.If you would like to attend the conference, please register here by 5 November.
Thursday, 16 November
2.00 pm Registration
2.45 pm Welcome with ZOiS Director Gwendolyn Sasse
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm Session 1: Youth and Generational Change
Simone Abendschön (JLU Gießen): Children, Youth and Politics - Current Research Perspectives
Hakob Matevosyan (ZOiS Berlin): Making Generations? Implications for Political Socialisation among Young Poles
Alena Zelenskaia (LMU München): "We Stay Out of Politics": War Memories and Political Neutrality within a Jehovah's Witnesses Family from Donbass
Chair: Félix Krawatzek (ZOiS Berlin)
4.30 pm – 4.45 pm Coffee Break
4.45 pm – 6.00 pm Session 2: Simultaneity, Continuity or Disruption in Times of War?
Nadja Douglas (ZOiS): “Security is paramount“ – Changing perceptions of security in Poland and Lithuania
Ivaylo Dinev (ZOiS): The Impact of the War on the Political Dynamics in the Balkans
Benjamin Beuerle (CMB, Berlin) Climate Change Policies in Russia Before and After February 2022Chair: Sabine v. Löwis (ZOiS)
6.00 pm – 6.30 pm Break
6.30 pm – 8.00 pm PechaKucha Night
From 8pm Reception
Friday, 17 November
9.00 am – 10.00 pm Coffee and Juice
10.00 am – 11.15 am Session 3: Paradigms and Practices of Development
Julian Bergmann (Institute of Development and Sustainability, IDOS) online: Build back better? Strategies for Ukraine’s Reconstruction in Light of Debates on Post-Growth and Green-Growth
Valentin Krüsmann and Beril Ocaklı (ZOiS): A Greening Belt and Road? China’s Role in Kazakhstan’s Energy Transition
Chair: Julia Langbein (ZOiS)
11.15 am – 11.45 am Coffee Break
11.30 am – 1.00 pm Session 4: Displacement, Migration and Diaspora in Times of War
Viktoria Sereda (VUIAS, Prisma Ukraina): Migration Governance Responses of Türkiye toward Minorities Fleeing Ukraine after Russia’s AggressionFélix Krawatzek (ZOiS): Who Are the New Russia Migrants? Insights into Their Political Attitudes and Behaviour
Tatiana Golova (ZOiS) and Liliia Sablina (CEU, Vienna): Old Migrants, New Diasporas? Pro-War Mobilization and Diasporisation of Russian-Speaking Migrants in Germany
Chair: Tsypylma Darieva (ZOiS)
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Parallel Sessions: Methods
Session 1 (Library): Opening the Black Box War
Inputs by Tymofii Brik (Kyiv School of Economics, online), Nataliia Otrishchenko (Center for Urban History, Lviv) and Olga Onuch (University of Manchester)
Chair: Gwendolyn Sasse (ZOiS)
Session 2 (Conference Room 3): Data Challenges in Russia: How Can We Deal with the Black Box?
Inputs by Alexandra Prokopenko (ZOiS), Michael Rochlitz (University of Oxford) and Kevin Limonier (Université Paris-8/ Institut Français de Géopolitique)
Chair: Julia Langbein (ZOiS)
Session 3 (Conference Room 4, EG+): Research and Ethics in Conflict and War
Inputs by Tetiana Skrypchenko (UNET Fellow), Tatjana Thelen (Universität Wien) and Marie-Céline Schulte (University of Chicago; Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin; Heidelberg Institute of Global Health)
Chair: Nina Frieß (ZOiS)
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Final Session: War and Post-War Cartography: How Do They Fuse (Spatial) Discourses on War, Peace and In-Between?
Mela Žuljević (Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig): Flooded with Maps: Cartographic Legacies and Futures of Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina
Maksym Rokmaniko (Forensic Architecture, Berlin): tbc
Timothy Barney (University of Richmond): The Rhetorical Lives of War Maps
Chair: Kerstin Bischl (ZOiS)
5.30 pm Closing
It is very important to us at ZOiS to show our support for Ukrainian researchers and students and to raise awareness of research about and from Ukraine. For the annual ZOiS conference, we adopted the following principles: ZOiS will welcome all students and scholars who oppose Russia’s war on Ukraine. Anyone supporting Russia’s war, or justifying it in any way, will not be welcome.