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Tööpada “Decolonising the Eastern European Past and Memory Through the Lens of Audio-Visual Archives”

17-18 November 2023

Radonići avalik online loeng "Kurjategijad ja käsilased nõukogudejärgsetes mälumuuseumides ohvrite ajastul" toimub 3. juunil tööpaja "Ohvrid, kurjategijad ja seotud subjektid Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopas" raames. Read more ...

Reede, 17. november

14:00 – Külastus Eesti Rahvusarhiivi filmiarhiivi

16:00 – Kohvipaus

16:30-17:45 – Avalik loeng

“Constellating the Past and Present: Towards a Theory of Audiovisual Counterhegemonic History Writing Professor Alison Landsberg (Department of History and Art History, George Mason University)

19:30 – Õhtusöök

Laupäev, 18. november

09.30-11.15 – Paneel 1: Legibility of the Archives: (Trans)national Tensions and Local Histories

“Soviet Film History without Russia: Reconsidering the Archives of Soviet Cinema” (Raisa Sidenova, Media, Culture and Heritage, Newcastle University)

“Unpacking my Archival Findings: Thoughts on the Chaos of Memory and Archival Resistance to Historical Legibility” (Ana Grgić, Department of Cinema and Media, Babeș-Bolyai University)

“Distant Journey through the Desktop: The Ethics of Approaching Holocaust Footage in the Online Space” (Jiří Anger, Queen Mary University of London / National Film Archive in Prague)

11:15-11:45 – kohvipaus

11:45-13:00 – Avalik loeng

“The Role of Film Archives in Creating the Canons of Eastern European Cinema” Professor Ewa Mazierska (School of Arts and Media, University of Central Lancashire)

13:00-14:00 – Lõuna

14.00-15:15 – Paneel 2 (Re)constructing History and Memory through the Archives

“Translating Memories Through Appropriated Archival Footage from Fiction Films” (Martin Palúch, Institute of Theatre and Film Research of The Art Research Centre, Slovak Academy of Sciences)

“The Shadow of Oru Palace. The clash of narratives at the site of a national monument” (Aap Tepper, Film Archives, The National Archives of Estonia)

15:15-15:45 – Kohvipaus

15:45-17:00 – Paneel 3 Institutional and Legal Context of Private and Public Archives 

“Revisiting Private Memories in Hungary – The Case of the Private Photo and Film Foundation” (Lucy Szemetová, University of St Andrews)

“The Drama of Legislation: Regulating Access to the National Film Archive in Romania” (Diana Popa, Tallinn University)

17:00-17:30 – Arutelu

18:30 – Filmilinastus (PÖFF – Black Nights Film Festival)

NB! Tööpada ja loeng on inglise keeles

More than thirty years after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the war in Ukraine brought Eastern Europe to global attention. As Roma Sendyka (2022) recently noted, Eastern Europe today confronts the global arena with a new multivocal discourse shaped by the voices of students, doctoral candidates, young scholars and artists that demands a decolonial view of the region. This workshop proposes to take up this call to decolonise the Eastern European past from the joint perspective of visual media (broadly understood) and memory studies. It aims to map a theoretical and practice-based view of the region’s past and memory by focusing on Eastern European audio-visual archives and valorising the recent proliferation of artistic practices of archival appropriation in film and film adjacent media in the region.

Korraldajad:

Tallinn Ülikool, ERC projekt “Tõlgitud mälu: Ida-Euroopa minevik globaalsel areenil”
Eesti Rahvusarhiivi filmiarhiiv

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Konverentsikutse: Postsotsialistlik mälukultuur muutuses

20-23 September 2023

Projekt võõrustab II postsotsialistlike ja võrdlevate mälu-uuringute töörühma konverentsi Tallinna Ülikoolis Read more ...

II postsotsialistlike ja võrdlevate mälu-uuringute töörühma konverents
20-23 september 2023, Tallinna Ülikool

Postsotsialistlike ja võrdlevate mälu-uuringute töörühm (PoSoCoMeS) on Mälu-uuringute Assotsiatsiooni töörühm. Meie eesmärk on ühendada teadlasi, aktiviste ja parktikuid, kes töötavad postsotsialistlikes maades või uurivad nende maade mälukultuuri. Me püüdleme regiooniülese võrdleva uurimistöö poole, mis ühendaks Ida-Euroopa ja Aafrika, Ladina-Ameerika ja Aasia ning mille tulemuseks oleks postsotsialistlike mälukultuuride võimalikult lai mõistmine.

Peaesinejad:
● Erica Lehrer (Concordia Ülikool, Kanada)
● Maria Mälksoo (Kopenhageni Ülikool, Taani)
● Andrea Petö (Kesk-Euroopa Ülikool, Austria)
● Tatiana Zhurzhenko (Ida-Euroopa ja Rahvusvaheliste Uuringute Keskus, Saksamaa)
● Joanna Wawrzyniak (Varssavi Ülikool, Poola)

Konverentsi eesmärgiks on uurida muutusi postsotsialistlikes, eriti Ida-, Kesk- ja Kagu-Euroopa mälukultuurides, mis on kerkinud esile rahvusteüleste, regionaalsete, rahvuslike ja kohalike pingete ja vastasmõju tulemusena ning on saanud uue suuna alates Venemaa agressioonisõjast Ukrainas.
Võimalikud teemad on:
● rahvusteülene mälu postsotsialistlikus maailmas: vernakulariseerumine ja kapseldumine
● mälu ja inimõiguste põimumine
● mälu-poliitika: võtmetegutsejad ja institutsioonid
● mälu seos uute sotsiaalsete väljakutsetega: kliimakriis, migratsioon, ebavõrdsus
● regionaalsed mälurežiimid: postsotsialism kui mälurežiim, järjepidevused ja/või ümberkorraldused, mälu liikumine postsotsialistlikus ruumis
● kogukondade vaheliste piiride nihkumine
● mälu ja tõlge: mälestuste liikumine üle rahvusllike ja regionaalsete piiride, vormid ja mallid
● mälumeediumid (film, kirjandus, mälumuuseumid, mälupraktikad), remediatsioon
● uued digitaalse mälu vormid pärast pandeemiat
● postsotsialistlike/postkommunistlike mälukultuuride seos muu maailmaga: postsotsialistlikud võrdlused muude maailmajagudega, mille tulemuseks oleks regioonideülene võrdleb uurimistöö, mis ühendaks Ida-Euroopa ja Aafrika, Ladina-Ameerika ja Aasia
● mälu kasutamine ja ärakasutamine nüüdisaegsetes konfliktides, mineviku kasutamine relvana, eriti Ukraina sõjas

Konverentsil on kaks eraldi alateemat, mis on seotud projektidega, mis konverentsi korraldavad

● Mnemonic Pluralism and Critical Dialogue in the Museum
Through the concept of mnemonic pluralism, which links memory to the principles of democratic pluralism, this special stream explores the ways museums deal with the complexities of the 20th century and the multiplicity of competing perceptions of the past in changing political and socio-economic contexts. It aims to establish the factors that undermine or support mnemonic pluralism and reflexive, critical engagement with the complexities of the past: how are the politically laden periods represented in exhibitions and related public programs as well as in collecting work? How are dissonance and difference (ethnic, national, generational, gender, class) addressed? How are divergent group-specific, local, national, and transnational mnemonic discourses linked to each other? What is the relationship between the emergence of pluralistic and deliberative curatorial practices and the museum’s positioning in trans/national and local memoryscapes and vis-à-vis societal challenges? How are the choices of curators, designers, and educators related to their backgrounds as members of memory communities?

● Tõlgitud mälu: Ida-Euroopa minevik globaalsel areenil
See alateema keskendub seostele kohalike, rahvuslike, regionaalsete ja globaalsete mälukultuuride vahel postsotsialistlikes maades. Fookuses on esteetilised mälumeediumid nagu kirjandus, kunst, film, ja mälumuuseumid ning monumendid, mis ringlevad globaalselt ja viivad kohalikud mälestused globaalse publikuni. Alateema uurib nendes mälumeediumites tehtud katseid viia Ida-Euroopa II maailmasõja ja nõukogude režiimi mälestused globaalsele areenile. Alateema paneb ette vaadata neid liikumisi kui kultuuritõlget. Milliseid mäluvorme kasutatakse, et teha Ida-Europa mälu mõistetavaks globaalsel areenil? Kuidas on globaalseid mälukultuure vernakulariseeritud Ida-Euroopas? Mis on sellise tõlke head ja vead?

Formaat
Konverents toimub kohapeal. Saame aktsepteerida vaid piiratud arvu online paneele.

Ettekannte teesid (max 250 sõna) peaksid sisaldama ka esineja töökoha infot ja lühikese eluloo.
Paneelide ja ümarlaudade teesid peaksid sisaldama iga ettekande teesi (max 250 sõna), osalejate nimekirja koos töökoha infoga ja lühikeste elulugudega.
Palun märkida 1) kui soovite esineda kahe alateema raames; 2) kui soovite esineda online’is.
Teesid saata hiljemalt 1. veebriariks 2023 järgmisele e-posti aadressile: posocomesconference@tlu.ee. Teeside vastuvõtust teavitame hiljemalt 15. märtsil.

Maksumus ja toetusvõimalused
Konverentsil ei ole osalustasu, kuid kõik osalejad peavad olema Mälu-uuringute Assotsiatsiooni liikmed. Erandid on võimalikud, kuid neid tuleb taotleda otse assotsiatsioonilt.
Pingutame selle nimel, et katta meie Ukraina kolleegide sõidu- ja majutuskulud.

Organiseerijad
Konverentsi organiseerivad kaks kohalikku mälu-uuringute teadusprojekti: ”Tõlgitud mälu: Ida-Euroopa minevik globaalsel areenil”, mis on saanud toetust Euroopa Teadusnõukogult Euroopa Liidu Horisont 2020 teadusuuringute ja innovatsiooni programmi raames (Tallinna Ülikool, projekti juht Eneken Laanes, grandileping nr 853385) ja “Mäletamise paljusus Balti ajaloomuuseumides: praktikad ja väljakutsed”, mis on sanaud toetust Eesti Teadusagentuurist (Tartu Ülikool, projekti juht Ene Kõresaar).
Organiseerimiskomitee:
Kohalik: Eneken Laanes, Ene Kõresaar, Kirsti Jõesalu
PoSoCoMeS: Daria Khlevnyuk, Milica Popovic, Maria Matskevich
Kontakt:
Eneken Laanes, Tallinna Ülikool, elaanes@tlu.ee

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Margaret Comer esineb 15ndal Balti uuringute konverentsil (CBSE) Vytautas Magnus Ülikoolis, Leedus

17 June 2023

Veebilehele

Ettekanne kannab pealkirja ‘Dark Heritage in Tallinn: Memory Narratives at Museums of Soviet and Nazi Repression’ Read more ...

Dr Comeri ettekanne ‘Dark Heritage in Tallinn: Memory Narratives at Museums of Soviet and Nazi Repression’  17. juunil on osa paneelist ‘Museum Practices as Memory Work’. Ettekanne on inglise keeles.

This presentation will examine several museums connected to Nazi and/or Soviet violence in and around Tallinn, Estonia, through the lens of ‘dark’ and ‘contested’ heritage. It will analyze the narratives of victimhood, perpetration, and suffering that are communicated at these museums, ‘memorial’ or not, and their interpretative mechanisms and lenses, in order to discuss patterns in the area’s overall interpretation and memory of repression. It will particularly focus on how regional and international ‘memorial forms’ related to repression, death, and suffering are adopted and adapted for local use. Case studies include Vabamu and the KGB Prison Cells, Patarei Prison, the Estonian War Museum, and the Estonian Jewish Museum.

15. Balti uuringute konverents Euroopas (CBSE) “Turning Points: Values and Conflicting Futures in the Baltics” toimub 15-17. juunil 2023, Vytautas Magnus Ülikoolis, Leedus. Rohkem informatsiooni ja konverentsi programmi leiab siit: https://aabs-balticstudies.org/cbse-2023-in-kaunas/

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Aigi Heero ettekanne konverentsil „The Abyss in German and Baltic Cultures”

15-16 June 2023

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„Nicht nur die Mauer ist gefallen“: ein Blick in die Abgründe der DDR- Nachwendegesellschaft (“It was not just the Wall that has fallen”: a look into the abysses of the GDR post-reunification society) Read more ...

16. juunil esineb Dr Heero ettekandega „Nicht nur die Mauer ist gefallen“: ein Blick in die Abgründe der DDR- Nachwendegesellschaft (“It was not just the Wall that has fallen”: a look into the abysses of the GDR post-reunification society) The Baltic-German University Liaison Office korraldatud konverentsil Tartu Ülikoolis. Konverents toimub 15.–16. juuni Lossi 3 õppehoone fuajees . Üritus on saksa keeles.

Rohkem infot siit: https://maailmakeeled.ut.ee/et/sisu/konverents-abyss-german-and-baltic-cultures

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Memory Studies erinumbri SITES OF RECKONING, 16(3) väljaandmine

8 June 2023

Veebilehele

Erinumber sisaldab Dr Margaret Comeri artiklit Lubyanka: Dissonant memories of violence in the heart of Moscow. Read more ...

Erinumber sisaldab Dr Margaret Comeri artiklit  Lubyanka: Dissonant memories of violence in the heart of Moscow.

Täpsem info ja registreerimise link allpool.

The launch of SITES OF RECKONING, a Special Issue of Memory Studies, Volume 16, No. 3, co-edited by Jennie Burnet and Natasha Zaretsky, takes place on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 7pm via Zoom. Register for the link: bit.ly/sites-2023

How do communities and nations respond to mass violence? How do we use art and culture to reckon with the past? How do these sites shape citizenship, justice, and meaning? These questions course through the experiences and lives explored in SITES OF RECKONING, with contributions featuring work about the US South, Africa, Asia, Latin America,and Europe.Articles by D. Jones, Nicola Brandt, Melissa Karp, Margaret Comer, Natasha Zaretsky, Elena Lesley, Ruth Stanford, Emilia Yang, Marita Sturken, and James E. Young. 

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Aigi Heero ettekanne Oslo Ülikooli konverentsil “Trauma, Memory, and Counter-Culture. Borders and Border Transgressions in (Post-)Communist Europe”

1-2 June 2023

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Ettekande pealkiri on "Going back to Ukraine. Dmitrij Kapitelman’s Novel “Eine Formalie in Kiew” (A Formality in Kyiv)" Read more ...

Neljapäeval, 1. juunil esineb Dr Heero ettekandega Going back to Ukraine. Dmitrij Kapitelman’s Novel “Eine Formalie in Kiew” (A Formality in Kyiv) Oslo Ülikooli konverentsil “Trauma, Memory, and Counter-Culture. Borders and Border Transgressions in (Post-)Communist Europe”. Konverents keskendub piiridele ja piiriületustele trauma, mälu ja vastukultuuri kontekstis. Konverentsi eesmärgiks on esile tõsta piiri-uuringute tähtsus kirjanduse, kunsti ja igapäeva kultuuri mõistmisel repressiivsetes, transformatiivsetes ja sõja(järgsetes) ühiskondades.

Rohkem infot ja konveretsi programm on kättesaadav siit: https://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/english/research/projects/soviet-ellipses/events/conferences/program-trauma-memory-counter-culture-Oslo-2023.html

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Margaret Comer esineb 23ndal Cambridge Heritage sümpoosionil “Encountering Human Remains: Heritage Issues and Ethical Considerations”

11 May 2023

Dr Comeri ettekande pealkiri on ‘Necropolitics, Memory, and War: Contested Heritage and Security in Estonia’ Read more ...

11. mail esineb Dr Comer ettekandega ‘Necropolitics, Memory, and War: Contested Heritage and Security in Estonia’ iga-aastasel Cambridge Heritage sümpoosionil “Encountering Human Remains: Heritage Issues and Ethical Considerations”. Ettekanne on osa paneelist ‘European Conflictscapes and the War Dead’. Ettekanne on inglise keeles.

This paper examines the intersection of heritage, memory, politics, and national identity in contemporary Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Specifically, it analyzes sites of mass killing and mass burial related to the first and second Soviet occupations; the Nazi occupation, including the Holocaust; and the Great Patriotic War/World War II. In the aftermath of the war, memorials to Red Army losses were erected across Estonia, many including burials. Some memorials to victims of Nazism were also erected, but the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims went unmentioned. After 1991, memorials and museums commemorating victims of Soviet repression developed across Estonia, while Holocaust memorials were revamped and Red Army memorials reconsidered. The widespread ‘double genocide’ presentation of Holocaust and Soviet repression has long been criticized for downplaying crimes under fascism and eliding local collaboration, while the necropolitics of burial sites have become more urgent since the 2022 intensification of the war in Ukraine; as the ‘red monuments’ to Soviet military victory have come to signify a ‘danger’ to contemporary Estonia, the question of how to handle the sites’ human remains has arisen. This paper examines how rhetoric and decisions about these sites compares to the heritage narratives and necropolitics on display at former sites of violence such as Patarei Prison, the KGB Prison Cells, and the unmarked site of the Uus Street Holocaust massacre. How are different types of killing and death interpreted, and how are victims and perpetrators identified? How do these identifications change over time, and to what political usages are narratives of loss and death put?

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari kevad 2023

14 February - 4 May 2023

Esinejad Kristo Nurmis, Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Dina Iordanova, Ilya Lensky. Read more ...

14. veebruar 2023, 16.00 (EET)
Kristo Nurmis, Tallinna Ülikool
First Draft of Memory: Reactions to Communism in Nazi-Occupied Baltic States, 1941–44

14. märts 2023, 16.00 (EET)
Dina Iordanova, St Andrewsi Ülikool
A Walk On the Waterfront: Hushed Memories and Impossible Conversations

6. aprill 2023, 14.15 (EET)
Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lundi Ülikool
Auschwitz versus Gulag – An Ongoing Tension in the Memory Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe 

4. mai 2023, 17.00 (EET)
Ilya Lensky, Muuseum “Jews in Latvia”, Riia, Läti

NB! Loengud toimuvad inglise keeles.

Kristo Nurmis
First Draft of Memory: Reactions to Communism in Nazi-Occupied Baltic States, 1941–1944
My paper challenges the traditional Nazi-centric view of studying Baltic discourses about communism during WWII by examining the agency and self-mobilization of the Baltic people under Nazi rule and how they made sense of the first Soviet year (1940–41). Focusing on the relationship between Nazi institutions and local actors, I argue that local initiatives and discourses, sometimes contradictory to official Nazi propaganda (and sometimes inspiring the latter), played a significant role in shaping Baltic memory culture about communism. Today’s Baltic memory culture about Soviet rule, I contend, was already forged to a significant extent during the war.
Kristo Nurmis on ajaloolane ja Tallinna Ülikooli Humanitaarteaduste Instituudi teadur. Ta on kaitsnud doktorikraadi vene ja ida-euroopa ajaloos Stanfordi Ülikoolis ning bakalaureuse ja magistrikraadi Tartu Ülikoolis. Ta on avaldanud artikleid nõukogude ja natside võimust Baltimaades. Ta kirjutab raamatut legitiimsuse ja masside mõjutamise poliitikast Nõukogude Liidu ja Natsi-Saksamaa poolt okupeeritud Eestis, Lätis ja Leedus 1939–1953.

Dina Iordanova
A Walk On the Waterfront: Hushed Memories and Impossible Conversations
A visit to the coastal city of Izmir early in 2023 brought up memories of the centennial related to the place. In Turkey, it was marked as a day of the city’s liberation, whilst, in Greece, it was commemorated mainly through references to ethnic cleansing and catastrophe. Even Wikipedia carries two differently slanted articles on the topic, both related to the same event but not interlinked online. Occasional cultural historians and filmmakers from either country have tried to complicate the narrative for a more comprehensive understanding. A meaningful dialogue is still to materialize, though. Elsewhere, the 1922 centennial remained largely unmentioned (as has been, generally, the case with the centennial of the end of the Ottoman Empire). Indeed, the silence over the unreconciled and awkward moments in history, like this one, is deafening. In this talk, l would like to present a case study of the hushed memories related to Smyrna/Izmir and connect it to more general matters of reconciling narratives, vicious circles, and historical memory.
Dina Iordanova on globaalse kino emeriitprofessor St Andrewsi Ülikoolis Šotimaal. Ta on pärit Bulgaariast, töötanud kolm aastakümmet mitmel pool maailmas ja uurinud põhiliselt Balkani ja Ida-Euroopa filmiajalugu, samuti endise Nõukogude Liidu ning Ida-Aasia kino. Ta on juhtiv teadlane globaalsete filmifestivalide alal ja on olnud mitmete rahvusvaheliste festivalide žüriis. Selles loengus toetub ta Balkani mälu-uuringutele viimase kahe aastakümne jooksul.

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa
Auschwitz versus Gulag – An Ongoing Tension in the Memory Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe 
One of the particular and constitutive features of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as a memory region is its double experience of two totalitarian regimes – Nazism and Communism, with Stalinism as the extreme expression of the latter. The history of these two dictatorships became entangled in the region in a unique way and resulted in a multiplicity of painful and often conflicting memories. In consequence, handling the crimes of Nazism and Communism, epitomized by the concepts of Auschwitz and Gulag, respectively, became, after the fall of Communism in 1989-1991, an immense challenge for memory cultures in Central and Eastern Europe. This lecture will shortly review how the societies in the region have wrestled with these issues. Additionally, it will aim to explain why the remembrance of the Holocaust and the Gulag is an object for political struggles and still constitutes a dividing line between memory cultures of the Western and Eastern members of the European Union. 
Barbara Törnquist-Plewa on Ida- ja Kesk-Euroopa uuringute professor Lundi ülikoolis Rootsis. Aastatel 2005-2017 oli ta Lundis asuva Euroopa uuringute keskuse juhataja ning alates 2018. aastast humanitaar- ja teoloogiateaduskonna teadusdekaan. Tema peamised uurimisvaldkonnad on rahvuslus, identiteet ja mälupoliitika Ida- ja Kesk-Euroopas. Ta on osalenud paljudes rahvusvahelistes mäluuuringute alastes uurimisprojektides: aastatel 2012-2016 juhtis ta suurt uurimisvõrgustikku “In Search for Transcultural Memory in Europe” ning aastatel 2017-2020 oli ta Põhjamaade uurimisvõrgustiku “Historical Trauma Studies” juht Põhjamaade Teadusnõukogu. Ta on paljude inglis-, rootsi- ja poolakeelsete raamatute ja artiklite toimetaja ja autor, nendest mõned: The Twentieth Century in European Memory, Amsterdam 2017, Disputed Memory. Emotions and Memory Politics in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Berlin/Boston 2016 (kaastoimetaja Tea Sindbaek Andersen), Whose Memory? Which Future? Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe (New York-London 2016).

Ilya Lensky
Holocaust Remembrance in Latvia Since 1988: Actors, Stories, Perspectives
Holocaust commemoration has started in Latvia immediately after the WWII, but under Soviets it has been largely inofficial, or strictly regulated by the state-imposed constraints. With the beginning of Latvia’s national movement for independance, and reestablishement of Jewish community life, Holocaust topic started more and more appearing in the public space. Jewish community members, as well as non-Jewish historians and memory activists would be organizing ceremonies, installing memorial signs, publishing articles and books.
This trend continued all through 1990s, with the major changes occuring after 1998, when Presidential Comission of Historians undertook the duty of comprehensive research of Holocaust in Latvia. This period saw also the construction of major Holocaust memorials and demarcation of Holocaust sites, often with foreign financial support. Situation has been developing in 2010s, with new/young generation developing new approaches to commemoration, sometimes developing under influence of practices, “spotted” abroad, and also basing their strive for memory more on popular culture and previous research, than on direct family or communal memory.
In our lecture we will explore different stories of commemoration, trying to outline major trends, and discussing the possible perspectives.

Ilya Lensky on Läti muuseumi “Juudid Lätis” juht.

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: Ilya Lensky

4 May 2023

Holocaust Remembrance in Latvia Since 1988: Actors, Stories, Perspectives Read more ...

Ilya Lensky, Muuseum “Juudid Lätis”, Riia, Läti
Holocaust Remembrance in Latvia Since 1988: Actors, Stories, Perspectives

4. mail 2023 M213 ja online
Tallinna Ülikool, Uus-Sadama 5
Palun registreerige siin

Holocaust commemoration has started in Latvia immediately after the WWII, but under Soviets it has been largely inofficial, or strictly regulated by the state-imposed constraints. With the beginning of Latvia’s national movement for independance, and reestablishement of Jewish community life, Holocaust topic started more and more appearing in the public space. Jewish community members, as well as non-Jewish historians and memory activists would be organizing ceremonies, installing memorial signs, publishing articles and books.
This trend continued all through 1990s, with the major changes occuring after 1998, when Presidential Comission of Historians undertook the duty of comprehensive research of Holocaust in Latvia. This period saw also the construction of major Holocaust memorials and demarcation of Holocaust sites, often with foreign financial support. Situation has been developing in 2010s, with new/young generation developing new approaches to commemoration, sometimes developing under influence of practices, “spotted” abroad, and also basing their strive for memory more on popular culture and previous research, than on direct family or communal memory.
In our lecture we will explore different stories of commemoration, trying to outline major trends, and discussing the possible perspectives.

Ilya Lensky on muusemi “Juudid Lätis” direktor

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: Prof Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

6 April 2023

Auschwitz versus Gulag – An Ongoing Tension in the Memory Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe Read more ...

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lundi Ülikool
Auschwitz versus Gulag – An Ongoing Tension in the Memory Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe

6. aprill 2023 kell 14.15 ruumis M 134
Tallinn Ülikool, Uus-Sadama 5

One of the particular and constitutive features of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as a memory region is its double experience of two totalitarian regimes – Nazism and Communism, with Stalinism as the extreme expression of the latter. The history of these two dictatorships became entangled in the region in a unique way and resulted in a multiplicity of painful and often conflicting memories. In consequence, handling the crimes of Nazism and Communism, epitomized by the concepts of Auschwitz and Gulag, respectively, became, after the fall of Communism in 1989-1991, an immense challenge for memory cultures in Central and Eastern Europe. This lecture will shortly review how the societies in the region have wrestled with these issues. Additionally, it will aim to explain why the remembrance of the Holocaust and the Gulag is an object for political struggles and still constitutes a dividing line between memory cultures of the Western and Eastern members of the European Union. 

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa on Ida- ja Kesk-Euroopa uuringute professor Lundi ülikoolis. Aastatel 2005-2017 oli ta Lundis asuva Euroopa uuringute keskuse juhataja ning alates 2018. aastast humanitaar- ja teoloogiateaduskonna teadusdekaan. Tema peamised uurimisvaldkonnad on rahvuslus, identiteet ja mälupoliitika Ida- ja Kesk-Euroopas. Ta on osalenud paljudes rahvusvahelistes mälu-uuringute projektides: aastatel 2012-2016 juhtis ta suurt uurimisvõrgustikku “In Search for Transcultural Memory in Europe” ning aastatel 2017-2020 oli ta Põhjamaade uurimisvõrgustiku “Historical Trauma Studies” juht. Ta on paljude inglise, rootsi- ja poolakeelsete raamatute ja artiklite toimetaja ja autor, nendest mõned: “The Twentieth Century in European Memory” (Amsterdam, 2017), “Disputed Memory. Emotions and Memory Politics in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe” (Berlin, Boston, 2016; kaastoimetaja Tea Sindbaek Andersen), “Whose Memory? Which Future? Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe” (New York, London, 2016).

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Dr Diana Popa esineb iga-aastasel BASEES konverentsil

31 March 2023

“Symbolic Responsibility: Holocaust Memory and Radu Jude’s Archival Films” Read more ...

31. märtsil esitleb Diana Popa oma tööd BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) 2023 konverentsil, mis toimub Glasgow Ülikooli. Popa ettekanne “Symbolic Responsibility: Holocaust Memory and Radu Jude’s Archival Films” on osa paneelist “Eastern European Processes of Remembering through Film: Documenting the Past, Archiving the Future.”

Rohkem infot programmi kohta leiab siit:

https://www.myeventflo.com/event_schedlect.asp?m=4&evID=2462

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: Prof Dina Iordanova

14 March 2023

A Walk On the Waterfront: Hushed Memories and Impossible Conversations Read more ...

Dina Iordanova, St Andrewsi Ülikool
A Walk On the Waterfront: Hushed Memories and Impossible Conversations

14. märts 2023 kell 16.00
Tallinna Ülikool, Uus-Sadama 5, M-648
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Loengu tutvustus
A visit to the coastal city of Izmir early in 2023 brought up memories of the centennial related to the place. In Turkey, it was marked as a day of the city’s liberation, whilst, in Greece, it was commemorated mainly through references to ethnic cleansing and catastrophe. Even Wikipedia carries two differently slanted articles on the topic, both related to the same event but not interlinked online. Occasional cultural historians and filmmakers from either country have tried to complicate the narrative for a more comprehensive understanding. A meaningful dialogue is still to materialize, though. Elsewhere, the 1922 centennial remained largely unmentioned (as has been, generally, the case with the centennial of the end of the Ottoman Empire). Indeed, the silence over the unreconciled and awkward moments in history, like this one, is deafening. In this talk, l would like to present a case study of the hushed memories related to Smyrna/Izmir and connect it to more general matters of reconciling narratives, vicious circles, and historical memory.

Dina Iordanova on globaalse kino emeriitprofessor St Andrewsi Ülikoolis Šotimaal. Ta on pärit Bulgaariast, töötanud kolm aastakümmet mitmel pool maailmas ja uurinud põhiliselt Balkani ja Ida-Euroopa filmiajalugu, samuti endise Nõukogude Liidu ning Ida-Aasia kino. Ta on juhtiv teadlane globaalsete filmifestivalide alal ja on olnud mitmete rahvusvaheliste festivalide žüriis. Selles loengus toetub ta Balkani mälu-uuringutele viimase kahe aastakümne jooksul.

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“Tõlgitud mälu” online loengusari: Dr Kristo Nurmis

14 February 2023

First Draft of Memory: Reactions to Communism in Nazi-Occupied Baltic States, 1941–1944 Read more ...

Kristo Nurmis, Tallinna Ülikool
First Draft of Memory: Reactions to Communism in Nazi-Occupied Baltic States, 1941–1944
14. veebruar 2023 kell 16.00 online, Zoomi lingi leiad siit.

NB! Loeng toimub inglise keeles.

Loengu tutvustus 
My paper challenges the traditional Nazi-centric view of studying Baltic discourses about communism during WWII by examining the agency and self-mobilization of the Baltic people under Nazi rule and how they made sense of the first Soviet year (1940–41). Focusing on the relationship between Nazi institutions and local actors, I argue that local initiatives and discourses, sometimes contradictory to official Nazi propaganda (and sometimes inspiring the latter), played a significant role in shaping Baltic memory culture about communism. Today’s Baltic memory culture about Soviet rule, I contend, was already forged to a significant extent during the war.

Kristo Nurmis on ajaloolane ja Tallinna Ülikooli Humanitaarteaduste Instituudi teadur. Ta on kaitsnud doktorikraadi vene ja ida-euroopa ajaloos Stanfordi Ülikoolis ning bakalaureuse ja magistrikraadi Tartu Ülikoolis. Ta on avaldanud artikleid nõukogude ja natside võimust Baltimaades. Ta kirjutab raamatut legitiimsuse ja masside mõjutamise poliitikast Nõukogude Liidu ja Natsi-Saksamaa poolt okupeeritud Eestis, Lätis ja Leedus 1939–1953.

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Margaret Comer esineb iga-aastasel Ajalooarheoloogia seltsi (Society for Historical Archaeology) konverentsil

5 January 2023

Dr Comeri korraldatud sümpoosion 'Archaeology, Memory, and Politics in the 2020s: Changes in Methods, Narratives, and Access' Read more ...

Margaret Comer juhatab ja annab ettekande enda korraldatud sümpoosionil ‘Archaeology, Memory, and Politics in the 2020s: Changes in Methods, Narratives, and Access’ (5. jaanuar).

Abstract: Only a few years into the 2020s, paradigm shifts have taken place in the ways that archaeology and heritage studies conduct research, work with communities, and communicate narratives about the past. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sites had to rethink their methods of disseminating knowledge and narratives of the past, prompting a focus on digital and distance research and education. As the Black Lives Matter movement fostered an enormous wave of social justice activity, direct action and public debate raised pressing questions about what pasts should be remembered and memorialized, unsettling many received narratives. Amidst the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, studying and understanding how the recent past is retold and ‘weaponized’ have taken on renewed urgency. This symposium brings together global and varied case studies that seek to understand and theorize such changes, asking: how can these movements toward inclusive and equitable research and retelling of the past be sustained?

Ettekande pealkiri on ‘Good Practice in Digital Commemoration of the Holocaust: An Analysis of COVID-Era Digital Programming at the Time of the 75th Anniversary of Liberation in Europe’, autorid Gilly Carr (University of Cambridge), Steve Cooke (Deakin University), and Margaret Comer (Tallinn University).

Abstract: As the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of World War II and the end of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma, 2020 was expected to be filled with Holocaust memorial ceremonies, cultural events, and educational programming. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic began in Europe, sites that had previously emphasized the value of on-site visits and programming suddenly found themselves unable to receive visitors. Digital remembrance techniques and programming suddenly became critically important to these sites’ missions to remember the victims of the Holocaust, provide a space for memorialization, and educate the public. We identified and analyzed changes in digital remembrance at 27 Holocaust sites in the first months of the pandemic; based on this data and existing literature about digital remembrance, dark heritage, and remembrance of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma, we outline a set of creative good practices for digital remembrance at these sites.

Elizabeth Anderson Comer annab ettekande ‘Memory Activism, Archaeology, Reparative Heritage, and Human Rights at Catoctin Furnace – 1972 to 2023’, autorid Elizabeth Anderson Comer (Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.) and Margaret Comer (Tallinn University) sümpoosionil ‘Retrospective: 50 Years Of Research And Changing Narratives At Catoctin Furnace, Maryland’ 6. jaanuaril.

Abstract: On February 11, 1972, Catoctin Furnace was inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., was chartered on February 8, 1973. An initial cultural resources study undertaken by Contract Archaeology, Inc., of Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971, as well as the National Register nomination form, are remarkable in the omission of any mention of enslaved workers. In fact, the majority of furnace workers between 1776 and 1840 were enslaved Africans, and the furnace owners were the largest slaveholders in Frederick County. During the ensuing 50 years, archaeological, architectural, cultural landscape, forensic anthropological, aDNA, geomorphological, and related studies have focused attention on the role of enslaved and freed African American workers, fueled by the discovery of an African American cemetery in 1979 during a Phase I survey.

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Anita Pluwak esineb Helsingi Ülikoolis sümpoosionil ‘Conspiracy Theories, Denialism and Scepticism: Contrarian Epistemologies between Epistemic Fringe and Democratic Core’

1-2 December 2022

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Ettekande pealkiri on "Agency panic, theatrical plots and disaffected femininities: gender in conspiracy fiction from postsocialist Poland" Read more ...

Reedel, 2. detsembril esineb Dr Anita Pluwak Helsingi Ülikooli (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, HCAS) sümpoosionil ‘Conspiracy Theories, Denialism and Scepticism: Contrarian Epistemologies between Epistemic Fringe and Democratic Core’. Ettekande pealkiri on “Agency panic, theatrical plots and disaffected femininities: gender in conspiracy fiction from postsocialist Poland”.
Rohkem informatsiooni siit:  https://blogs.helsinki.fi/contrarian-epistemologies/programme/

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Eneken Laanes esineb konverentsil “Sõda meie sees ja ümber”

25 November 2022

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Laanes räägib PERH-i psühhiaatriakliiniku konverentsil ajaloolise trauma kultuurilisest esiletõusust ja põlvkondlikust ülekandest Read more ...

Laanes räägib PERH-i psühhiaatriakliiniku konverentsil ajaloolise trauma kultuurilisest esiletõusust ja põlvkondlikust ülekandest

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Margaret Comer ja Diana Popa Slaavi, Ida-Euroopa ja Euraasia uuringute assotsiatsiooni (ASEEES) iga-aastasel konverentsil Chicagos

10-12 November 2022

Dr Comer ja Dr Popa esinevad ettekannatega ASEES 2022 konverentsil Chicagos. Dr Margaret Comer ettekannet ‘Precarity in Holocaust Remembrance in Russia: Changes in Digital Memorialization’ saab kuulata sessioonil ‘The Precarity of Holocaust Memory in the Twenty-First Century’ (teisipäev, 10. Nnovember, 13.00-14.45) Dr Diana Popa ettekannet ‘Erasing the Past? Exploring Contemporary Roma Positionality via Heritage Film’ […] Read more ...

Dr Comer ja Dr Popa esinevad ettekannatega ASEES 2022 konverentsil Chicagos.

Dr Margaret Comer ettekannet ‘Precarity in Holocaust Remembrance in Russia: Changes in Digital Memorialization’ saab kuulata sessioonil ‘The Precarity of Holocaust Memory in the Twenty-First Century’ (teisipäev, 10. Nnovember, 13.00-14.45)

Dr Diana Popa ettekannet ‘Erasing the Past? Exploring Contemporary Roma Positionality via Heritage Film’ saab kuulata sessioonil ‘Worlds in Danger: Political and Cultural Responses to Perceptions of Precarity: II’ (laupäev, 12. november, 14.45-16.30)

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Bernadette Scasna osaleb rahvusvahelisel doktorantide konverentsil Karli Ülikoolis, Prahas

9 November 2022

Ettekande pealkiri on "Artistic Narratives of the Holocaust: The Public’s Interpretation of the Film The Auschwitz Report" Read more ...

Bernadete Scasna esineb rahvusvahelisel doktorantide konverentsil “IMAGINATION – INSPIRATION – INTERPRETATION” Karli Ülikoolis Prahas 9. novembril, 2022 (15.00-15.30). Scasna ettekanne “Artistic Narratives of the Holocaust: The Public’s Interpretation of the Film The Auschwitz Report” on osa paneelist Art History III.

Abstract:

The efforts to create new representations of the Holocaust through various art forms such as films or literature are still ongoing. One of their tasks is to bring history closer to the newer generations and help them create an image of the past events. The case study that caught my interest is the recently released film called The Auschwitz Report (2020) directed by Peter Bebjak. The film is a co-production of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany and it was screened not only in Europe but also reached the viewers all over the world. It brought the not-so-well-known story of two Slovak Jews who managed to escape the Holocaust to the wider public. The film helps the viewers understand the story and the characters’ feelings through many interesting artistic choices. Are these, however, enough to convey the message to the audience, or is more context needed? In this contribution I want to present my research of the film’s interpretation and reception. I focus on these two aspects in relation to the film because it is important to learn how such works shape the public’s understanding of the past. By looking closer into the reception it will be more clear what are some of the film’s attributes that are more successful (or less in favour of the audience) at representing the past and helping the audience create “prosthethic memories” (concept coined by Alison Landsberg) of a great and dark chapter of humanity’s history, the Holocaust.

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Anita Pluwak juhib Södertön Ülikooli Balti ja Ida-Euroopa Uuringute Keskuse lugemisseminari

3-10 October 2022

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Esmaspäeval, 3. oktoobril 14.00-15.00 toimub Dr Anita Pluwak juhtimisel Södertön Ülikooli (Stockholm) Balti ja Ida-Euroopa Uuringute Keskuses lugemisseminar. Arutamisele tulevad 5. peatükk Kateřina Lišková’s raamatust “Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style: Communist Czechoslovakia and the Science of Desire, 1945–1989 (2018)” ja 2. peatükk Agnieszka Kościańska raamatust ”Gender, Pleasure, and Violence: The Construction of Expert Knowledge of Sexuality […] Read more ...

Esmaspäeval, 3. oktoobril 14.00-15.00 toimub Dr Anita Pluwak juhtimisel Södertön Ülikooli (Stockholm) Balti ja Ida-Euroopa Uuringute Keskuses lugemisseminar. Arutamisele tulevad 5. peatükk Kateřina Lišková’s raamatust “Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style: Communist Czechoslovakia and the Science of Desire, 1945–1989 (2018)” ja 2. peatükk Agnieszka Kościańska raamatust ”Gender, Pleasure, and Violence: The Construction of Expert Knowledge of Sexuality in Poland (2021)”. Osalemise eelduseks on eelnevalt mainitud tekstide lugemine.

Rohkem infot siit: https://www.sh.se/kalender/kalenderposter/2022-10-03-overlooked-project-of-womens-liberation-in-socialist-eastern-europe?utm_campaign=unspecified&utm_content=unspecified&utm_medium=email&utm_source=apsis-anp-3

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CFP: “Tõlgitud mälu” suvekool

11-15 July 2022

Ida-Euroopa mälu-uuringute suvekool ‘Translating Memories in Literature, Film, Museums, and Monuments’ ootab osalejaid! Read more ...

Ootame avaldusi osalemiseks idaeuroopa mälu-uuringute suvekoolis ”Translating Memories in Literature, Film, Museums, and Monuments”. Suvekool toimub 11-15. juuli 2022 Roostal. Suvekool pakub erivaid õppevorme: külalisloengud idaeuroopa juhtivatelt mälu uurijatelt, õppekäigud mälupaikadesse, kraadiõppurite ettekanded koos tagasidega külalislektoritelt.
Projekt “Tõlgitud mälu” keskendub sellele, kuidas erinevad kultuurilised mäletamise aktid ’tõlgivad’ post-sotsialistliku Ida-Euroopa minevikku erinevate mäluvormide rahvusteüleselt nii Ida-Euroopa sees kui globaalsel areenil. Samuti uuritakse seda, kas ja kuidas on mälutöö erinevates kunstiliikides ja mälupraktikate abil võimeline muutma piire ja barjääre nii regiooni sees kui rahvusvaheliselt. Kutsutud külalislektorid, kelle uurimisvaldkonnaks on kirjandus, film, muuseumid ja monumendid, käsitlevad erinevaid mäletamise vorme, nende retseptsiooni ja muutusi alates 1991. aastast kuni tänapäevani.

Suvekooli võimalikud teemad on:

● pinged lokaalse ja globaalse vahel mitmesuguste mäluaktide loomisel, ringlemisel ja vastuvõtus
● esteetiliste strateegiate ning narratiivsete ja visuaalsete troopide kasutus erinevates mäluaktides, mille abil tõlgitakse kohalik ajalugu globaalsele publikule arusaadavasse keelde
● esteetiliste mälumeediumite ja kuraatoritegevuse sekkumine Ida-Euroopa mälupoliitikasse
● arhiivimaterjalide kasutamine ja arhiivide roll kirjanduses, filmis, muuseumites ja monumentide puhul
● fakti ja fiktsiooni koosmäng mineviku mäletamisel nendes mälumeediumites

Oodatud on kõik doktorandid, kes uurivad asjasse puutuvaid teemasid sotsiaal- ja humanitaarteaduste valdkonnas, sealhulgas (kuid mitte ainult) kirjanduse, filmiuuringute, ajaloo, pärandiuuringute, mälu-uuringute ja slavistika valdkonnas.

Peaesinejad
Zuzanna Bogumił (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Alexander Etkind (European University Institute)
Veronika Pehe (Tšehhi Teaduste Akadeemia)
Kevin M. F. Platt (University of Pennsylvania)
Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska (German Historical Institute Warsaw)
Mitja Velikonja (University of Ljubljana)

Formaat
Kutsutud eksperdid annavad loengu viimastest arengutest nii teoorias kui ka praktikas nende uurimisvaldkondades ning tutvustavad üliõpilastele mitmesuguseid juhtumiuuringuid. Väljasõidud annavad õpilastele võimaluse analüüsida näiteid päris elust kasutades nädala jooksul õpitut. Lõpuks saavad õpilastel esitleda oma uurimistulemusi kaasõpilastele ja juhendajatele, saades nii väärtusliku esitluskogemuse kui ka võimaluse saada detailset tagasisidet erineva teoreetilise ja distsiplinaarse taustaga inimestelt. Pooleli olevat doktoritööd esitletakse paneelil, mis koosneb kolmest õpilasest, kes tutvustavad 15 minuti jooksul oma käimasolevat uurimistööd, mis on suvekooli teemaga sobiv. Iga paneel on juhitud vanemteadlase poolt, kes annab tagasidet ja käivitab küsimuste ja vastuste vooru. Doktorantidelt oodatakse eelnevalt jagada ettekannet teiste paneelil osalejate ja korraldajatega vähemalt 3 nädalat enne suvekooli algust. Õpilastelt oodatakse suvekoolist täielikku osavõttu.

Praktiline informatsioon
Organiseerijad
Suvekool on osa projektist “Tõlgitud mälu: Ida-Euroopa minevik globaalsel areenil”, mis on saanud rahastuse Euroopa Teadusnõukogu (ERC) Euroopa Liidu Horisont 2020 teaduse ja innovatsiooni programmi raames (grant nr 853385).

Kus?
Suvekool toimub Eestis Roostal: https://www.roosta.ee
Osalejad majutatakse kahestesse majakestesse. Transport Tallinnast Roostale ja tagasi on suvekooli poolt.

Millal?
Esmaspäev, 11. juuli 2022 9:00 – reede, 15. juuli 2022 18:00.

Maksumus
Suvekooli registreerimistasu on 100€. Majandusraskuste korral võib taotleda registeerimistasust vabastamist. Tasu katab vaid osa majutusest ja transpordist Roostale. Ülejäänud kulud kaetakse organiseerijate poolt. Kraadiõppurite katta jäävad reisikulud Tallinnasse (vajadusel ka majutus Tallinnas).

Sooviavaldused
Osalemisoovi korral saata Anita Pluwakile (anitaw@tlu.ee) 15-minutilise ettekande teesid (maks 300 sõna) koos doktoritöö kirjelduse (üks lõik ) ja lühike cv-ga (kõik ühe dokumendina). Kandideerimisavalduse esitamise tähtaeg on 1. märts 2022. Vastuvõtust suvekooli teatame hiljemalt 15. märts 2022.

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Bernadette Scasna esineb 12ndal rahvusvahelisel Autobiograafia Assotsiatsiooni konverentsil (IABA) Soomes, Turus.

17 June 2022

Ettekande pealkiri on "Analyzing Adapted Life Stories Through Audience Reception: Adapting the Life Story of Eliška Fischmann Fábryová in the Novel Money From Hitler". Read more ...

Doktorant Bernadette Scasna esineb 17. juunil (9.00-10.30) rahvusvahelisel Autobiograafia Assotsiatsiooni konverentsil (IABA) “Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future” Turus. Scasna ettekande pealkiri on “Analyzing Adapted Life Stories Through Audience Reception: Adapting the Life Story of Eliška Fischmann Fábryová in the Novel Money From Hitler”.

Ettekande teesid:

In my paper I analyze the journey of Eliška Fischmann Fábryová’s life story by bringing together literary, memory, and reception studies. Fábryová was an assimilated Jew with German roots and Czech citizenship which complicated her life. She was taken to a concentration camp as a child and after the end of World War II, she found out that all her family’s property was confiscated under Beneš decree 12/1945, and her family was condemned as traitors to the Czech Republic. My paper explores how far her life story has traveled, how it has transformed, and how it is received and interpreted in the 21st century based on its loose literary adaptation in Radka Denemarková’s novel Peníze od Hitlera (Money From Hitler). In the novel, Fábryová is represented by a character called Gita Lauschmann. The novel shows that the pain, suffering, and loss do not end by signing a peace treaty, but the lives of individuals are changed and influenced by the past until their death. 

The popularity, far reach, and positive reception of the novel are undeniable. I argue that the key to the success of making the story of Fábryová more known internationally is due to Denemarková’s good use of literary aesthetics and the portrayal of long-term effects of war on the lives of individuals. Furthermore, the local and global reception of this narrative brings out interesting dialogues that promote understanding of how memories of different individuals’ lives travel and how they are understood. Therefore, I analyze the local and global reception of the novel and the different interpretations of the story offered by professional reviewers as well as reviews of general readership to show how Fábryová’s story plays an important role in the memorialization of the Holocaust all around the world.

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Eneken Laanes esineb Eesti Pereteraapia Ühingu konverentsil

3 June 2022

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Laanes räägib ajaloolisest traumast, selle kultuurilisest esiletõusust ja põlvkondlikust ülekandest

“Cultural Memory of Past Dictatorships: Narratives of Implication in a Global Perspective” loengusari ja sümpoosion

12 April - 20 May 2022

Corki ülikooli ja projekti ühiskorraldatud online loengusari ja sümpoosion "Cultural Memory of Past Dictatorships: Narratives of Implication in a Global Perspective" Read more ...

Aprill ja mai 2022 toimub “Tõlgitud mälu” projektiga kaaskorraldatud online sümpoosion ja loengusari “Cultural Memory of Past Dictatorships: Narratives of Implication in a Global Perspective”. Üritus on kõigile tasuta, vajalik etteregistreerimine. Täpsem info allpool.

The event comprises both a Seminar Series (12 April; 27 April; 4 May) and a Symposium (19-20 May).
Mode of Delivery: Online
Institution: University College Cork, Ireland

Seminars and Symposium are open to the public and are free of charge. However, it is compulsory to register in advance. Please find below the links to register for each of the seminars and the Symposium. Registrations for the Symposium close on 13 May 2022. Zoom links will be circulated to all registered attendees in advance of the events.

All events will be held on Zoom in the Irish Time Zone

Seminar Series
I) 12 April 2022, 5.00 – 6.00 pm 
Michael Lazzara (University of California, Davis) ¡Desobedientes!: Implicated Subjects, Memory, and Responsibility in Post-Dictatorship Chilean Documentaries
Registration: https://forms.gle/gGyBznfaS7qZwt1aA

II) 27 April 2022, 5.00 – 6.00 pm 
Juliane Prade-Weiss (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) Implication in Commemoration: On Current Interests in Past Complicities
Registration: https://forms.gle/tAi2oyECvGMZ4ixVA 

III) 4 May 2022, 5.00 – 6.00 pm 
David Martin-Jones (University of Glasgow) Remembering Cold War Pasts Across a World of Cinemas
Registration: https://forms.gle/EcgSShUYU7YKDL6E8

Symposium(19 – 20 May 2022)
University College Cork
Registration:  https://forms.gle/upXgJrznTYNAyAxH9

Day 1 – Thursday 19 May 2022

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks 

9:30 – 11:00 Panel 1: Victims, Perpetrators, and Beyond
Bareez Majid (Heidelberg University) Literature and Escape: A Critical Reading of the novel City of White Musicians by the Kurdistani author Bachtyar Ali
Claudia Sandberg (University of Melbourne)The Story of a Tiger in the Bathroom: German-Jewish filmmaker Peter Lilienthal in West German Television of the 1960s 
Esteban Córdoba Arroyo (University of Kitakyushu) Heroism, Messianism and Pentateuchal Remorse: Overcoming the Scheme of Victims and Perpetrators in the Collective Memory of World War 2 in Japanese Cinema (1980-2020)

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 13:00 Panel 2: Re-Imagining Dictators and Perpetrators in Cultural Production
Rachel MagShamhráin (University College Cork) Brother Hitler: The Continuing Allure of Hitler Films in Re/unified Germany
Pooja Sancheti (The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research [IISER] Pune) Curses and Conspiracies: Reading Mohammed Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes
Patrick Vierthaler (Kyoto University) Founding Father or Traitor to the Nation? Contested Memories of Syngman Rhee in mid-1990s South Korea
Joanne Pettitt (University of Kent) The Nazi Paradigm: Holocaust Perpetrators in Representations of the British Far-Right

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 15:45 Panel 3: Narrative Perspectives on the Grey Zone
Ruth Murphy (University of Cambridge) Mixing metaphors: Primo Levi’s ‘grey zone’ and Maria Lugones’ ‘mestizaje
Lena Seauve (Institute for Latin American Studies [LAI] of the Free University of Berlin) On the Figure of the Bystander in Martin Kohan’s Dos Veces Junio (2002)
Jessica Marino (Carleton University) Mauricio Rosencof’s The Letters that Never Came and Uruguay’s Latest Dictatorial Rule—Framing a Redemptive Narrative of the Past through the Lens of Jewish Heritage
Stefano Bellin (University of Warwick) Being Numerous: Negotiations of Memory and Responsibility in Andrés Trapiello’s Ayer no más

15:45 – 16:00 Break 

16:00 – 17:00 Panel 4: Generational Memories of Dictatorships
Mario Panico and Cristina Demaria (University of Bologna) A Perpetrator in the Family: Generational Memory and Accountability in Documentary Filmmaking
Jeanne Devautour Choi (Columbia University) The Hijos Delayed (Re-)Implication in Argentina’s Dictatorial Past
Cara Levey (University College Cork) Diasporizing Memory and Victimhoood: Challenging the ‘exilio dorado’ (Golden Exile) Myth in Tus padres volverán [Your Parents Will Come Back]and Hora Chilena [Chilean Time]
Violeta Ros (University of Zaragoza) The Portrait of Sad old Men. Domestic Ethnographies of Political Violence in Contemporary Spanish Fiction

17:45 – 18:00 Break 

18:00 – 19:00 Keynote Lecture 1
Minna Johanna Niemi (The Arctic University of Norway) Western Readers and African Narratives: Towards Responsible Reading Strategies

Day 2 – Friday 20 May 

9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Lecture 2
Jie-Hyun Lim (Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University, Seoul) Mass Dictatorship: Vernacular Memories of Implicated Subjects and the Dictatorship from Below

10:00 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 12:00 Panel 5: Vectors of Memory of Past Histories of Violence 
Vanessa Tautter (University of Brighton) Negotiating the Nazi Past from an Implicated Position: Emotional Dynamics in Transgenerational Memory Processes in Austria
Arif Subekti, Hervina Nurullita, and Grace Leksana (Malang State University, East Java) Singing the Memories: Local Songs and Indonesia’s Collective Memory of Anti Lefitst Violence
Ethan Xi Hao Eu (National Taiwan University) The Weight of Our Sky: The May 13 Incident in a Young Adult Novel and a Webcomics Series

12:00 – 12:15 Break 

12:15 – 13:45 Panel 6: Curating Implication in the Musealisation of Dictatorships 
Rose Smith (Charles University – University of Groningen)Marcos Dictatorship (Re)Imagined in Museum Design 
Kirsti Jõesalu and Ene Kõresaar (Tartu University) Diversification and Alternative Subjectivities in Estonian Museums: Memory of Soviet Complicity Revisited
Margaret Anderson Comer (Tallinn University)Portrayals of Perpetration, Victimhood, and Implication at Sites of Soviet Repression and Violence in Moscow, Russia

13:45 – 14:45 Lunch 

14:45 – 16:15 Panel 7: Filling the Gaps in Visual Representations of Dictatorships
Lucas Martins Néia (University of São Paulo) The Military Dictatorship in Brazilian TV Fiction: Approaches and Gaps
Pablo Turnes (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Free University of Berlin) To Dare Damnation. The problem of Vengeance and its Representation in Comics in Post-Dictatorial Argentina
Eva-Rosa Ferrand Verdejo (CY Cergy Paris University – University of Warwick) The Novísimo Cine Chileno and the Aesthetics of Trauma

16:15 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 18:00 Panel 8: Looking at the Past, Fighting for the Future
Emanuela Buscemi (University of Monterrey) Memory Activism and Performance in the contemporary Mexican feminist movement
Sharon Hecker and Raffaele Bedarida (The Cooper Union) Curating Fascism: Exhibitions and Memory from the Fall of Mussolini to Today
Peter B. Kaufman (MIT Open Learning) The Sociology of Knowledge: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

18:00 – 18:15 Break 

18:15 – 19:30 Roundtable Discussion
Michael Lazzara (University of California, Davis)
Juliane Prade-Weiss (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
David Martin-Jones (University of Glasgow)

This Symposium is generously supported by the Irish Research Council, The Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures of University College Cork (CASiLaC), and the ERC project ‘Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena’ funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

This Symposium is generously supported by the Irish Research Council, The Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures of University College Cork (CASiLaC), and the ERC project ‘Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena’ funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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“Tõlgitud mälu” online loengusari kevad 2022

22 February - 10 May 2022

Mitja Velikonja, Madina Tlostanova ja Simon Weppel Read more ...

Palun registreerige siin.

22. veebruar 2022 16.00 (EET)
Mitja Velikonja, Ljubljana Ülikool, Sloveenia
Poetry after Srebrenica? – A Cultural Reflection on the Yugoslav 1980s

5. aprill 2022 16.00 (EET)
Madina Tlostanova, Linköping Ülikool, Rootsi
(De)coloniality of Memory: Intersections of Colonial and Totalitarian Trajectories and Creative Memory Work As a Way To “Re-existence”

10. mai 2022 16.00 (EET)
Simon Weppel, Cambridge Ülikool, UK
“Stepping Over the Threshold of Time”: The Rise of Heritage in the Brezhnev-Era Soviet Union

NB! Loengud toimuvad inglise keeles.

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Konverents “Mnemonic Migration: Transcultural Transmission, Translation and Circulation of Memory Across and Into Contemporary Europe” ootab osalejaid

28-29 April 2022

Kopenhaageni Ülikooli ja "Tõlgitud mälu" projekti ühiskorraldatud konverents "Mnemonic Migration: Transcultural Transmission, Translation and Circulation of Memory Across and Into Contemporary Europe" Read more ...

28-29. aprillil 2022 toimub Kopenhaageni Ülikoolis “Tõlgitud mälu” kaaskorraldatud konverents “Mnemonic Migration: Transcultural Transmission, Translation and Circulation of Memory Across and Into Contemporary Europe”. Kandideerimise tähtaeg on 26. september 2021. Täpsem info:

This conference aims to explore how memories travel through the aesthetic medium of literature and are translated into new local communities of remembering. The conference concentrates on the travel of memories (Erll 2011) within or into the cultural, geographical and symbolic boundaries of Europe, perhaps fostering new knowledge and attention to events that are otherwise marginalized in a Westernized perspective on the European past and identity.

According to Ann Rigney and Astrid Erll (2009), fictional literature is a significant medium of cultural memory that has the ability of “sparking public debates on historical topics that had hitherto been marginalized or forgotten.” This conference looks at transcultural memory formations that are generated: 1) by the mobility of people across or into Europe and 2) by the production of “transcultural memorial forms” (Laanes 2021) that translate experiences to other geographic arenas.

According to Erll (2011), migrants can be seen as carriers of memory, understood as “individuals who share in collective images and narratives of the past.” By expressing their mnemonic displacement – that is, their disorientation in the mnemonic framework of their host country together with their contrasting memories – migrant literature contributes to setting the agenda for future collective remembrance. This conference shall explore how this activity, which we would like to think of as mnemonic migration, speaks to the (re)construction of shared memories in Europe and/or its countries and regions. Furthermore, we are interested in questioning which “transcultural memorial forms” may be used to “culturally translate experiences in order to make them known and intelligible to others,” thus making memories travel (Laanes 2021).
Crucially, the successful travel of memories depends on reception by members of a mnemonic community. Therefore, this conference is also concerned with the reception and recirculation of transcultural memories, asking if novels, due to the “transformative power of the arts and their capacity to mobilize individuals through imagination and affect” (Rigney 2014), may forge what Alison Landsberg (2004) has called prosthetic memory: that is, a deep-felt and empathetic connection to events one has not lived through. We are keen to explore how mediations of memory circulate, how they are received, and if and how they may develop into what we could think of as prosthetic memories in various European contexts, perhaps contributing to new memory canons within Europe.
We welcome papers that consider, but are not limited to, any of the following issues:
• Memory literature by authors who have migrated to or within Europe
• Reception and prosthetic memory
• World literature of memory in a European perspective
• Travelling memory
• Methodological considerations of studying transcultural memory in literature
• Methodological considerations of studying circulation, reception and prosthetic memory

Please send an abstract of 300 words and a short bio of 150 words to Jessica Ortner (ortner@hum.ku.dk) no later than 26 September 2021.

Organiser: Mnemonic Migration: Transnational Circulation and Reception of Wartime Memories in post-Yugoslav Migrant Literature (Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2019–2022, Jessica Ortner, Tea Sindbæk Andersen)
Co-organiser: Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena (ERC, 2020–2024, project leader Eneken Laanes)

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TÜHI Ukraine Talks: Margaret Comer

27 April 2022

TÜHI Ukraine Talks loengute ja arutelude sarja raames teeb Margaret Comer 27. aprill, kell 17 ettekande teemal ‘Politics, Identity, Grief: Memorialization of Twentieth-Century Violence in Contemporary Ukraine’. Read more ...

TÜHI Ukraine Talks loengute ja arutelude sarja raames teeb Margaret Comer 27. aprill, kell 17 ettekande teemal ‘Politics, Identity, Grief: Memorialization of Twentieth-Century Violence in Contemporary Ukraine’.

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Margaret Comer sümpoosionil “Responsibility to Remember: Issues and Perspectives”

22 April 2022

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Dark Heritage in Tallinn: Analyzing Sites of Soviet and Nazi Repression Read more ...

15.00, Tallinna Ülikool, Narva mnt 25, A121
Dr Comer peab ettekande “Dark Heritage in Tallinn: Analyzing Sites of Soviet and Nazi Repression” Balti-Saksamaa Ülikoolide Koostöökontori sümpoosionil

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: prof Madina Tlostanova

5 April 2022

(De)coloniality of Memory: Intersections of Colonial and Totalitarian Trajectories and Creative Memory Work As a Way To “Re-existence” Read more ...

Madina Tlostanova, Linköping Ülikool, Rootsi
(De)coloniality of Memory: Intersections of Colonial and Totalitarian Trajectories and Creative Memory Work As a Way To “Re-existence”

5. aprill 2022 16.00
Tallinna Ülikool, Eesti (online)
Ühinege Zoomi lingiga siin.
NB! Loeng toimub inglise keeles.

Loengu tutvustus:
Сoloniality of memory is one of the effective and inherently violent instruments of modernity as a repressive onto-epistemic system that effectively controls people through imposing specifically constructed and legitimized collective memory models and historical narratives and excluding or disqualifying all other forms and ways to remember. Ultimately this process may lead to extreme forms of zombification and biopolitical control disciplining and supressing the most personal, affective, and corporeal forms of memory. Societies that went through multiple and entangled experiences of politically, existentially, aesthetically, and epistemically repressive regimes such as apartheid, dictatorship, totalitarianism, genocide, ethnic cleansing and other forms of modern/colonial unfreedom, tend to come up with complex and often conflicting responses to the wiped out or severely edited memory syndrome in their post-dependence phases where they are faced with a necessity to reimagine and remake their worlds anew through processes of “re-existence”. The post-Soviet/postcolonial struggles with (de)coloniality of memory are an interesting example of such positionality. In my talk I will focus on several fictional and artistic instances of (de)coloniality of memory coming from the post-Soviet space.

Madina Tlostanova on dekolonisatsiooni teoreetik ja kirjanik, Linköpingi Ülikooli postkoloniaalse feminismi professor. Tema uurimisvaldkondadeks on  dekoloniaalne mõte, eriti selle esteetilised, eksistentsiaalsed ja episteemilised ilmingud, globaalse lõunapoolkera feminismid, postsotsialistlik inimeksistents, kirjandus ja kunst, kriitilised tuleviku-uuringud ja kriitiline sekkumine keerulistesse kooslustesse, kriisi ja muutustesse. Tema viimased raamatud on “What Does it Mean to be Post-Soviet? Decolonial Art from the Ruins of the Soviet Empire” (Duke’i Ülikooli kirjastus, 2018), “A New Political Imagination, Making the Case” (koos Tony Fryga, Routledge, 2020), “Decoloniality of Knowledge, Being and Sensing” (Kasastan, 2020) ja toimetatud kogumik “Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues. Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice” (koos Redi Koobaku ja Suruchi Thapar-Björkertiga, Routledge, 2021). Tal on käsil eksperimentaalne multimeedia raamat “Fictions of Unsettlement”.

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Diana Popa korraldatud paneel “Female Historical Cinema and the Workings of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe” 2022 SCMS konverentsil

31 March - 3 April 2022

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Ühinege Diana Popa korraldatud paneeliga “Female Historical Cinema and the Workings of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe” 2022 Society for Cinema and Media Studies iga-aastasel konverentsil, Chicago, Illinois, 31. märts —3. aprill (online). Rohkem informatsiooni siit. Historical cinema is an important part of the Central and Eastern European filmic landscape (Dina Iordanova). It serves as […] Read more ...

Ühinege Diana Popa korraldatud paneeliga “Female Historical Cinema and the Workings of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe” 2022 Society for Cinema and Media Studies iga-aastasel konverentsil, Chicago, Illinois, 31. märts —3. aprill (online). Rohkem informatsiooni siit.

Historical cinema is an important part of the Central and Eastern European filmic landscape (Dina Iordanova). It serves as an instrument for the (re)construction of national identities (Thomas Elsaesser) and a vehicle for the politics of memory (Aleida Assmann, Astrid Erll). Regardless of whether monumental or critical (Nietzsche), the CEE historical cinemas used to be created by men and they primarily took into account the male perception of the past, i.e. focused on Great Men and landmark events. Told from the perspective of subordinate nations, the CEE historical cinemas often became part of the subordinate chain, valorizing subjugated nations but at the same time avoiding social history and rejecting the perspective of women or ethnic minorities. Thus, the productions that break this pattern have not been thoroughly researched.

In our panel, we focus on historical cinema in Central and Eastern Europe that is made by women (both directing and non-directing roles), which focuses on female protagonists and hence constructs a female perspective across a variety of historical sub-genres (epics, melodramas, biopics, documentaries, Holocaust films). The papers in this panel seek to answer the following questions: How do historical films made by or with the significant contribution of women negotiate the boundaries between individual and collective memory? To what extent the “female” use of visual patterns and templates contributes to obscuring or uncovering forgotten histories (for example, the Romani genocide during the Second World War)? How does a focus on women’s personal memories provide new understandings of Soviet style repression? What does a focus on non-directing creative female contributions reveal in relation to established historical genres such as the epic, the biopic or the Holocaust film – given that the genre is among the least accessible to female crew?

In the films we have selected – Papusza, Mészáros’s Diary films, Aurora Borealis, Moromeții – The Edge of Time, Eternal Winter, “I Don’t Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians”– history that shapes and determines the lives of individuals and nations in this part of Europe is captured through the prism of an individual immersed in it, who tries to negotiate herself and her place in community. The history experienced and recalled by women is marked with/by the (un)consciousness of its situatedness, by the perception from a specific, individual perspective, through the prism of personal experiences. The trauma that is often the result of these experiences translates into the way history is presented. Individual memories are intertwined with visual patterns and templates elaborated on the level of culture – and enabled by the female situatedness of filmmakers and film protagonists alike.

CHAIR: Diana Popa (Tallinn University)

RESPONDENT: Anikó Imre (University of Southern California)

PARTICIPANTS:

Elżbieta Durys (University of Warsaw) “Reclaiming Minority Female Past in Polish Contemporary Historical Cinema: Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze”
Diana Popa (Tallinn University) “Ghosts of the Past: Memory and Political Repression in Márta Mészáros’s Diary for my Children (1982)”
Andrea Virginás (Sapientia University Cluj-Napoca) “Restorative memory work in a female mode? Eastern European historical films and female creative involvement”

This panel is sponsored by the ERC funded project “Translating Memories. The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena”.

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: prof Mitja Velikonja

22 February 2022

Poetry after Srebrenica? – A Cultural Reflection on the Yugoslav 1980s Read more ...

Mitja Velikonja, Ljubljana Ülikool, Sloveenia
Poetry after Srebrenica? – A Cultural Reflection on the Yugoslav 1980s

22 February 2022 16.00 (EET)
Tallinna Ülikool, Eesti (online)

NB! Loeng toimub inglise keeles.

Mitja Velikonja
Poetry after Srebrenica? – A Cultural Reflection on the Yugoslav 1980s

Kuidas mõista 1980ndate Jugoslaaviat täna, kuidas sellest kirjutada, kuidas seda maalida või salvestada, panna luulesse või muusikasse, kuidas seda lavastada või sellest laulda; kuidas seda väärtustada pärast 1990ndate verist lugu? Kas võime kirjutada luulet viimasest Jugoslaavia dekaadist, pärast seda, mis juhtus Srebrenica, Vukovari, Ahmići, Sarajevo ja teistel tapmisväljadel või on see liiga barbaarne? Velikonja loeng analüüsib kultuurilisi ja kunstilisi reflektsioone 1980ndate sotsialistlikust Jugoslaaviast alates 1991 aastast. Post-Jugoslaavia kultuuriteadlasena ei räägi ta ajaloolisest 1980ndatest, vaid selle kaasaegsest kultuurilisest kujutamisest: dekaadi kunstilisest konstruktsioonist ja dekonstruktsioonist; viisist, kuidas pildid lähiminevikust on moodustunud tänapäeva kunstis ja kultuuris.
Tema ambitsioon on esitada kulturoloogilisi küsimusi selle kohta, kuidas Jugoslaavia 1980ndad on esil tänapäeva kunstilisel ja laiemalt kultuurilisel kaardil.
Mitja Velikonja on kultuuriteaduse professor ja Kultuuri ja Religiooni Uuringute keskuse juht Ljubljana Ülikoolis Sloveenias. Tema peamised uurimisvaldkonnad on Kesk-Euroopa ja Balkani poliitilised ideoloogiad, subkultuurid ja grafitikultuur, kollektiivne mälu ja postsotsialistlik nostalgia. Ta on avaldanud monograafiad “The Chosen Few – Aesthetics and Ideology in Football-Fan Graffiti and Street Art” (Doppelhouse Press, 2021), “Post-Socialist Political Graffiti in the Balkans and Central Europe” (Routledge, 2020), “Rock’n’Retro – New Yugoslavism in Contemporary Slovenian Music” (Sophia, 2013), “Titostalgia – A Study of Nostalgia for Josip Broz” (Peace Institute, Ljubljana, 2008), “Eurosis – A Critique of the New Eurocentrism” (Peace Institute, Ljubljana, 2005) ja “Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina” (TAMU Press, 2003). Oma saavutuste eest on ta saanud neli kohalikku ja ühe rahvusvahelise auhinna (Erasmus EuroMedia Award by European Society for Education and Communication, 2008). Ta on olnud täiskohaga külalisprofessor Jagiellonia Ülikoolis Krakowis (2002 ja 2003), Columbia Ülikoolis New Yorgis (2009 ja 2014), Rijeka Ülikoolis (2015), New Yorgi Instituudis Petersburis (2015 ja 2016) ja Yale’i Ülikoolis (2020).

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“Tõlgitud mälu” online loengusari

19 October 2021 - 22 February 2022

Esinevad Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius, Maria Kobielska, Mischa Gabowitsch, Mitja Velikonja Read more ...

Loengusarja kava:

19 October 2021 16.00 (EEST)
Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Palimpsestic Memoryscape: Heterotopias, “Multiculturalism”, and Racism in the Polish Cityscape

9 November 2021 16.00 (EET)
Maria Kobielska, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland
Poland Exhibited: Polish Museum Boom and the Problem of International Recognition

30 November 2021 16.00 (EET)
Mischa Gabowitsch, Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany
Replicating Atonement: Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities

22 February 2022 16.00 (EET)
Mitja Velikonja, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Poetry after Srebrenica? – A Cultural Reflection on the Yugoslav 1980s

NB! Loengud on inglise keeles.

Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius
Palimpsestic Memoryscape: Heterotopias, “Multiculturalism”, and Racism in the Polish Cityscape

Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius uurib Kirde-Poola suurima linna Białystok palimpsestilist mälumaastiku, et tuua tähelepanu Poolas toimuvale heitlusele kahe mälurežiimi vahel: deklaratiivne “multikulturalism” ja summutatud rassism. Polynczuk-Alenius kasutab teoreetilise vahendina heterotoopia mõistet ja meetodina jalutamist, et uurida Juudi pärandi rada (Jewish Heritage Trail) kui katset taaselustada mälusestused endisaegsest multietnilisusest ja seeläbi vermida linnale uus multikulturaalne bränd. Analüüsides juudijärgseid kohti, mis asuvad pärandi rajal – mis on kõik omistatud, kustutatud või/ja marginaliseeritud -, näitab Polynczuk-Alenius, et uus “multikultuurne” mälurežiim on läbistatud rassismist, sest see taastoodab minevikus asetleidnud rahvastevahelisele suhtlusele omast ebavõrdsust ja segregatsiooni.
Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius on järeldoktor meedia ja kommunikatsiooni valdkonnas Helsingi Ülikoolis. Varasemalt on ta uurinud eetilist kaubanduskommunikatsiooni ning hetkel töötab ta projekti kallal, mis uurib vahendatud rassismi ja natsionalismi Poolas. Tema artikleid on avaldatud mitmete teadusalade ajakirjades, näiteks “Nations and Nationalism”, “Globalizations”, “International Journal of Cultural Studies”, “Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing” ja “Media and Communication”.

Maria Kobielska
Poland Exhibited: Polish Museum Boom and the Problem of International Recognition

Kobielska uurib Poola ajaloo globaalse eksponeerimise potentsiaali, tuginedes oma uurimusele Poola 21. sajandi muuseumibuumist. Viimastel aastatel on ajaloomuuseumid saanud Poolas palju tähelepanu: paljud äsjarajatud või ümberorganiseeritud institutsioonid, mis pakuvad vaatemängulisi näitusi, mõjutavad tugevalt visioone minevikust. “Uued muuseumid” omavad Poola mälukultuuris prominentset positsiooni. Visuaalse, performatiivse ja emotsionaalse mälumeediumina lubavad näitused ületada rahvusliku pespektiivi ja keele piirid, selleks, et teha regionaalne minevik globaalses kontekstis arusaadavaks. 21. sajandi juhtivad muuseumid on võtnud sihtmärgiks nii koduse kui ka rahvusvahelise publiku ja sellest tulenevalt tekivad raskused lahknevate, ja isegi konfliktsete, ülesannete täideviimisel. See on viinud tihti vaidluseni: kuidas peaksid muuseumid seadma prioriteete? Ühelt poolt on oht enesekolonisatsiooniks, kui kohalik mälu on taandatud rahvusvaheliselt arusaadavasse vormi. Teisalt, kui kohaliku mälu tähistamine tähtsustab üle kontekstualiseeringu ja kommunikatsiooni, on tõenäoline, et tagajärjeks on pigem vastumeelsus kui mõjuvõimu suurendamine. Loengu jooksul analüüsib Kobielska mitmesuguseid muuseumi strateegiaid, mis on kujundatud mõlema riski maandamiseks, võttes arvesse levinud ajaloolisi strateegiaid ja mälukultuuri koode. Ta keskendub nii väliskülaliste seas populaarsetele kui ka vähemtuntud Poola muuseumitele.
Maria Kobielska, PhD, on mälu-uurija ja dotsent Poola Uuringute teaduskonnas Jagiellonia Ülikoolis Krakowis, Research Center for Memory Cultures (JU) ning MSA ja Polish Association of Cultural Studies liige. Ta on kirjutanud kaasaegsest Poola kirjandusest ja kultuurist mälu ja poliitika kontekstis. Tema viimane teos arutleb 21. sajandi Poola mälukultuuri üle (“Polska kultura pamięci: dominanty. Zbrodnia katyńska, powstanie warszawskie i stan wojenny”, 2016). Hetkel töötab ta uurimisprojekti kallal, mis keskendub uutele Poola ajaloomuuseumitele.

Mischa Gabowitsch
Replicating Atonement: Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities
Kahetsus- ja lepitusavalduste esiletõusu mineviku julmuste eest on kirjeldatud kui rahvusvahelise normi triumfi ning viimastel aastatel on suurenenud teaduslik huvi erinevate osapoolte ja protsesside üle, mis aitavad kaasa selle normi levimisele. Siiski on enamikel juhtudel see idee väljendatud analoogi kaudu, mitte lihtsalt universaalse normi rakendamisega konkreetses rahvuslikus või kohalikus kontekstis. Teisi riike esitletakse näidetena; mudelitena, mida jäljendada. Eriti on viidatud Saksamaale kui meister lepitajale: riigile, millel on eeskujulik staaž “minevikuga leppimisel”, mis pakub väärtuslikku õppetundi teistele rahvustele. Selles loengus uurib Gabowitsch lepitamise effekte ja tagajärgi analoogia põhjal. Ta eristab nelja erineva ideaaltüüpilise mudeli kasutamist lepitamise debattides ning illustreerib neid näidetega tervest maailmast, keskendudes eelkõige sellele, millist rolli mängivad viited “Saksa mudelile” Nõukogude ja nõukogudejärgse Venemaa kontekstis.
Mischa Gabowitsch on ajaloolane ja sotsioloog, kes baseerub Saksamaal, Einstein Forum In Potsdamis. Ingliskeelselt on avaldatud tema “Protest in Putin’s Russia” ja “Replicating Atonement: Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities”. Ta on toimetanud mitmeid raamatuid sõjamälust ja mälestamisest Venemaal ja kaugemal. Hetkel uurib ta Nõukogude sõjamemoriaalide ajalugu ning töötab raamatu kallal, mis uurib alates 1945. aastast võidupäevade tähistamist. Samuti on tal käsil mitmeid projekte pragmaatilise sotsioloogia valdkonnas.

Mitja Velikonja
Poetry after Srebrenica? – A Cultural Reflection on the Yugoslav 1980s

Kuidas tuleks mõista 1980ndate Jugoslaaviat täna, kuidas sellest kirjutada, kuidas seda maalida või salvestada, panna luulesse või muusikasse, kuidas seda lavastada või sellest laulda; kuidas seda väärtustada pärast 1990ndate verist lugu? Kas võime kirjutada luulet viimasest Jugoslaavia dekaadist, pärast seda, mis juhtus Srebrenica, Vukovari, Ahmići, Sarajevo ja teistel tapmisväljadel või on see liiga barbaarne? Velikonja loeng analüüsib erinevat tüüpi kultuurilisi ja kunstilisi reflektsioone 1980ndate sotsialistlikust Jugoslaviaast alates 1991 aastast. Post-Jugoslaavia kultuuriteadlasena (mitte ajaloolasena) ei räägi ta ajaloolisest 1980ndatest, vaid selle kaasaegsest kultuurilisest kujutamisest: selle dekaadi kunstilisest konstruktsioonist ja dekonstruktsioonid; viisist, kuidas pildid lähiminevikust on moodustunud tänapäeva kunstis ja kultuuris.
Tema ambitsioon on esitada kulturoloogilisi küsimusi selle kohta, kuidas Jugoslaavia 1980ndad on esil tänapäeva kunstilisel ja laiemalt kultuurilisel kaardil.
Mitja Velikonja on kultuuriteaduse professor ja Kultuuri ja Religiooni Uuringute keskuse juht Ljubljana Ülikoolis Sloveenias. Tema peamised uurimisvaldkonnad on Kesk-Euroopa ja Balkani poliitilised ideoloogiad, subkultuurid ja grafitikultuur, kollektiivne mälu ja postsotsialistlik nostalgia. Tema viimase on monograafiad on “The Chosen Few – Aesthetics and Ideology in Football-Fan Graffiti and Street Art” (Doppelhouse Press, 2021), “Post-Socialist Political Graffiti in the Balkans and Central Europe” (Routledge, 2020), “Rock’n’Retro – New Yugoslavism in Contemporary Slovenian Music” (Sophia, 2013), “Titostalgia – A Study of Nostalgia for Josip Broz” (Peace Institute, Ljubljana, 2008), “Eurosis – A Critique of the New Eurocentrism” (Peace Institute, Ljubljana, 2005) ja “Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina” (TAMU Press, 2003). Oma saavutuste eest on ta saanud neli kohalikku ja ühe rahvusvahelise auhinna (Erasmus EuroMedia Award by European Society for Education and Communication, 2008). Ta oli täiskohaga külalisprofessor Jagiellonia Ülikoolis Krakowis (2002 ja 2003), Columbia Ülikoolis New Yorgis (2009 ja 2014), Rijeka Ülikoolis (2015), New Yorgi Instituudis Petersburis (2015 ja 2016) ja Yale’i Ülikoolis (2020).

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Comer annab ettekande iga-aastasel “Society for Historical Archaeology” konverentsil

8 January 2022

"Weaponizing the Heritage of Violence: Competing Memories at Mass Graves in Russia and Ukraine" Read more ...

Margaret Comer annab ettekande pealkirjaga “Weaponizing the Heritage of Violence: Competing Memories at Mass Graves in Russia and Ukraine” iga-aastasel “Society for Historical Archaeology” konverentsil, Philadelphias (Pennsylvania, USA). Ettekanne on osa sessioonist “Heritage and Public Archaeology”.

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Paneel “Mediating the Memory of the Communist Past in Contemporary East Central European Cinemas” ASEES 2021 konverentsil

3 December 2021

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Ühinege Diana Popa korraldatud paneeliga "Mediating the Memory of the Communist Past in Contemporary East Central European Cinemas". Read more ...

3 Dec 10.00-11:45 CST, Virtual Convention, VR 5

In the context of the global resurgence of authoritarian, right wing tendencies, this panel proposes to map changes in the memory discourses about the East Central European past by analysing the aesthetic and narrative strategies that historical films from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania employ in order to respond to the changing needs of the present. The panel seeks to explore the memory of the communist past that these films reconstruct in relation to (a) official discourses about the past; (b) their popularity and/or recognition at global, regional and national levels; c) oppositional discourses of victims and perpetrators. The aim is to offer a nuanced understanding of how these films work within local/ global memory discourses and how these, in turn, affect their reception at local and/ or global level.
Chair: Diana Popa, Tallinn University
Discussant: Katarína Misikova, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
Speakers:
Elzbieta Durys, University of Warsaw
‘Reclaiming Past’ and ‘Filling in the Blank Spots’: Prevailing Elements in Contemporary Polish Historical Cinema
Janka Dudková, Institute of Theatre and Film Research, CRA, SAS
From the Rhetorics of ‘Glasnost’ to Contemporary ‘Anticommunism’ in Slovak Film
Andrea Virginás, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
21st Century Historical Films and Small National Collective Memory: Examples from Hungary and Romania
Diana Popa, Tallinn University
Memory and the Communist Past in Romanian Historical Films: From Revolutionary Uncertainty to Hopeless Didacticism

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: Dr Mischa Gabowitsch

30 November 2021

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Mischa Gabowitsch, Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Saksama
Replicating Atonement: Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities

30. november 2021 16.00 (EET)
Tallinna Ülikool, Eesti (online)
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Replicating Atonement: Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities
Kahetsus- ja lepitusavalduste esiletõusu mineviku julmuste eest on kirjeldatud kui rahvusvahelise normi triumfi ning viimastel aastatel on suurenenud teaduslik huvi erinevate osapoolte ja protsesside üle, mis aitavad kaasa selle normi levimisele. Siiski on enamikel juhtudel see idee väljendatud analoogi kaudu, mitte lihtsalt universaalse normi rakendamisega konkreetses rahvuslikus või kohalikus kontekstis. Teisi riike esitletakse näidetena; mudelitena, mida jäljendada. Eriti on viidatud Saksamaale kui meister lepitajale: riigile, millel on eeskujulik staaž “minevikuga leppimisel” ning mis pakub väärtuslikku õppetundi teistele rahvustele. Selles loengus uurib Gabowitsch lepitamise effekte ja tagajärgi analoogia põhjal. Ta eristab nelja erineva ideaaltüüpilise mudeli kasutamist lepitamise debattides ning illustreerib neid näidetega tervest maailmast, keskendudes eelkõige sellele, millist rolli mängivad viited “Saksa mudelile” Nõukogude ja nõukogudejärgse Venemaa kontekstis.
Mischa Gabowitsch on ajaloolane ja sotsioloog, kes baseerub Saksamaal, Einstein Forum In Potsdamis. Ingliskeelselt on avaldatud tema “Protest in Putin’s Russia” ja “Replicating Atonement: Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities”. Ta on toimetanud mitmeid raamatuid sõjamälust ja mälestamisest Venemaal ja kaugemal. Hetkel uurib ta Nõukogude sõjamemoriaalide ajalugu ning töötab raamatu kallal, mis uurib alates 1945. aastast võidupäevade tähistamist. Samuti on tal käsil mitmeid projekte pragmaatilise sotsioloogia valdkonnas.

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: Dr Maria Kobielska

9 November 2021

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Maria Kobielska, Jagiellonia Ülikool Krakowis, Poola
Poland Exhibited: Polish Museum Boom and the Problem of International Recognition

9. november 2021 16.00 (EET)
Tallinna Ülikool (online)
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Maria Kobielska
Poland Exhibited: Polish Museum Boom and the Problem of International Recognition

Kobielska uurib Poola ajaloo globaalse eksponeerimise potentsiaali, tuginedes oma uurimusele Poola 21. sajandi muuseumibuumist. Viimastel aastatel on ajaloomuuseumid saanud Poolas palju tähelepanu: paljud äsjarajatud või ümberorganiseeritud institutsioonid, mis pakuvad vaatemängulisi näitusi, mõjutavad tugevalt visioone minevikust. “Uued muuseumid” omavad Poola mälukultuuris prominentset positsiooni. Visuaalse, performatiivse ja emotsionaalse mälumeediumina lubavad näitused ületada rahvusliku pespektiivi ja keele piirid, selleks, et teha regionaalne minevik globaalses kontekstis arusaadavaks. 21. sajandi juhtivad muuseumid on võtnud sihtmärgiks nii koduse kui ka rahvusvahelise publiku ja sellest tulenevalt tekivad raskused lahknevate, ja isegi konfliktsete, ülesannete täideviimisel. See on viinud tihti vaidluseni: kuidas peaksid muuseumid seadma prioriteete? Ühelt poolt on oht enesekolonisatsiooniks, kui kohalik mälu on taandatud rahvusvaheliselt arusaadavasse vormi. Teisalt, kui kohaliku mälu tähistamine tähtsustab üle kontekstualiseeringu ja kommunikatsiooni, on tõenäoline, et tagajärjeks on pigem vastumeelsus kui mõjuvõimu suurendamine. Loengu jooksul analüüsib Kobielska mitmesuguseid muuseumi strateegiaid, mis on kujundatud mõlema riski maandamiseks, võttes arvesse levinud ajaloolisi strateegiaid ja mälukultuuri koode. Ta keskendub nii väliskülaliste seas populaarsetele kui ka vähemtuntud Poola muuseumitele.
Maria Kobielska, PhD, on mälu-uurija ja dotsent Poola Uuringute teaduskonnas Jagiellonia Ülikoolis Krakowis, Research Center for Memory Cultures (JU) ning MSA ja Polish Association of Cultural Studies liige. Ta on kirjutanud kaasaegsest Poola kirjandusest ja kultuurist mälu ja poliitika kontekstis. Tema viimane teos arutleb 21. sajandi Poola mälukultuuri üle (“Polska kultura pamięci: dominanty. Zbrodnia katyńska, powstanie warszawskie i stan wojenny”, 2016). Hetkel töötab ta uurimisprojekti kallal, mis keskendub uutele Poola ajaloomuuseumitele.

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: Dr Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius

19 October 2021

Palimpsestic Memoryscape: Heterotopias, “Multiculturalism”, and Racism in the Polish Cityscape Read more ...

Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Palimpsestic Memoryscape: Heterotopias, “Multiculturalism”, and Racism in the Polish Cityscape

19. oktoober 2021 16.00 (EEST)
Tallinna Ülikool (online)
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Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius
Palimpsestic Memoryscape: Heterotopias, “Multiculturalism”, and Racism in the Polish Cityscape

Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius uurib Kirde-Poola suurima linna Białystok palimpsestilist mälumaastiku, et tuua tähelepanu Poolas toimuvale heitlusele kahe mälurežiimi vahel: deklaratiivne “multikulturalism” ja rassism. Polynczuk-Alenius kasutab teoreetilise vahendina heterotoopia mõistet ja meetodina jalutamist, et uurida Juudi pärandi rada (Jewish Heritage Trail) kui katset taaselustada mälusestused endisaegsest multietnilisusest ja seeläbi vermida linnale uus multikulturaalne bränd. Analüüsides juudijärgseid kohti, mis asuvad pärandi rajal – mis on kõik omistatud, kustutatud või/ja marginaliseeritud -, näitab Polynczuk-Alenius, et uus “multikultuurne” mälurežiim on läbistatud rassismist, sest see taastoodab minevikus asetleidnud rahvastevahelisele suhtlusele omast ebavõrdsust ja segregatsiooni.
Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius on järeldoktor meedia ja kommunikatsiooni valdkonnas Helsingi Ülikoolis. Varasemalt on ta uurinud eetilist kaubanduskommunikatsiooni ning hetkel töötab ta projekti kallal, mis uurib vahendatud rassismi ja natsionalismi Poolas. Tema artikleid on avaldatud mitmete teadusalade ajakirjades, näiteks “Nations and Nationalism”, “Globalizations”, “International Journal of Cultural Studies”, “Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing” ja “Media and Communication”.

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Margaret Comer tutvustab oma tööd Cambridge Ülikooli pärandiuuringute keskuses

14 October 2021

Translating Memories: Researching the Heritage of Victimhood, Perpetration, and Implication in Post-Soviet States' Read more ...

Margaret Comer tutvustab oma tööd “Translating Memories: Researching the Heritage of Victimhood, Perpetration, and
Implication in Post-Soviet States”
neljapäeval, 14. oktoobril kell 1. Ürituse veebilingi saamiseks registreeru siin: https://tinyurl.com/54kppemw

After completing my PhD at Cambridge, I moved to Tallinn University as a member of ‘Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in Global Perspective’. This is an interdisciplinary project within the realm of cultural theory, and I work alongside scholars from across Europe who study literature and film as well as memory cultures. Due to the pandemic, I have been unable to travel to Russia or Ukraine for fieldwork as planned. However, I have visited sites of Nazi or Soviet violence in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and begun to critically analyse the competing, weaponized depictions of victimhood and perpetration that I observed across this wide variety of sites, including memorial museums, concentration camps, killing sites, and prisons. In terms of theory, I have explored the presence of the ‘implicated subject’, as theorized by Michael Rothberg, at sites of Soviet mass repression in Russia. This talk will present an overview of my work-in-progress on sites displaying victimhood and perpetration across Russia and the Baltic states. The presentation will also include short reflections on transitioning from the PhD to a postdoc.

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Laanes osaleb MSA 2021 konverentsi paneelis “How Memory Mediates the Past in History and in Literature”

9 July 2021

Laanes arutleb teemadel vastutus, lunastus ja hilisnõukogude subjekt Julian Barnesi romaanis "The Noise of Time". Read more ...

Sub-plenary Session 1: How Memory Mediates the Past in History and in Literature
14-16 (GMT+2)
Chair: Tea Sindbaek Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Discussants:
Astrid Erll, Goethe University Frankfurt
Hans Ruin, Department of Culture and Learning, Södertörn University
Speakers:
Julie Hansen, Uppsala University
Fiction as a Grey Zone between History and Memory
Patrick Hutton, University of Vermont
The Celebrity of Walter Benjamin
Siobhan Kattago, University of Tartu
Odysseus and the Bard: Bridging the Gap between Experience and Narrative
Eneken Laanes, Tallinn University
Julian Barnes’s Dmitri Shostakovich: Responsibility and Redemption

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Paneel “Ohvrid, kurjategijad ja seotud subjektid Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopas” MSA 2021 konverentsil

8 July 2021

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Ühinege "Tõlgitud mälu" korraldatud paneeliga "Ohvrid, kurjategijad ja seotud subjektid Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopas" MSA 2021 konverentsil. Read more ...

H18: Victims, Perpetrators and Implicated Subjects in Central and Eastern Europe
8 July 11-13 (GMT+2)

Many scholars in memory studies have drawn attention to the inadequacy of the victim-perpetrator dichotomy for understanding political violence in various historical situation and even more so in remembering the violence by subsequent generations. Eastern Europe is a case in point here. Soviet repressions in Russia often turned perpetrators of the first wave of repressions into the victims of the next (Etkind 2013). During WWII in East Central Europe, Ukraine and the Baltic states the victims of one occupying regime sometimes became the perpetrators of the next. During the socialist regime in Eastern Europe most of people did not occupy neither of these two positions, but still suffered and/or were complicit with autoritarian regimes. How to describe the convergence of these subject positions in relations to violence?
And what are the forms of implication (Rothberg 2019) of contemporary generations of Eastern Europeans in this past? More often than not we see the national states in the region externalise violence and identify with victims of past violence without bringing up the question of responsibility for collaboration and complicity. How to describe the implicated subjects in Eastern Europe and what are the ways in which they are implicated in the past of the region?
The panel seeks answers to these questions by exploring commemorative practices and aesthetic media of memory that enable to forge subject positions that are resisted and made difficult to imagine or to adopt by the politics of memory in different contexts in Eastern Europe.
Chair:
Eneken Laanes, Tallinn University
Discussant:
Ljiljana Radonić, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History
Speakers:
Margaret Comer, Tallinn University
Portraying Perpetration, Victimhood, and Implication at Sites of Soviet Repression in Moscow
Daria Mattingly, University of Cambridge
Implicated Subjects of the Holodomor
Diana Popa, Tallinn University
Spectacular Provocations: Implicated Spectators in Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Historical Films

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Margaret Comer esineb Vene ja Ida-Euroopa uuringute viiendal Tartu aastakonverentsil

6-8 June 2021

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Comer esineb ettekandega "Memorials, Museums, and Memorial Museums: Remembering Mass Repression in Contemporary Moscow".

Ljiljana Radonići (Austria Teaduste Akadeemia) avalik online loeng “Kurjategijad ja käsilased nõukogudejärgsetes mälumuuseumides ohvrite ajastul”

3-4 June 2021

Radonići avalik online loeng "Kurjategijad ja käsilased nõukogudejärgsetes mälumuuseumides ohvrite ajastul" toimub 3. juunil tööpaja "Ohvrid, kurjategijad ja seotud subjektid Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopas" raames. Read more ...

Ljiljana Radonići (Austria Teaduste Akadeemia) avalik online loeng “Kurjategijad ja käsilased nõukogudejärgsetes mälumuuseumides ohvrite ajastul” toimub tööpaja “Ohvrid, kurjategijad ja seotud subjektid Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopas” raames.

Tööpaja kava:

Thursday, 3 June (open to public)

16.00 – Online keynote address

“Perpetrators and Collaborators in Post-Socialist Memorial Museums in the Era of Victimhood” (Ljiljana Radonić, Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna)

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17.30 – Virtual cocktail hour

Friday, 4 June (open only to the presenting participants)

10.00 – Introduction (Eneken Laanes, Tallinn University)

10.30 – Session 1: Available Subject Positions in Museums and Memorials

“Diversification and Alternative Subject Positions: On Museological Representation of Communism in Estonia” (Ene Kõresaar and Kirsti Jõesalu, University of Tartu)

“Portraying Perpetration, Victimhood, and Implication at Sites of Soviet Repression in Moscow” (Margaret Comer, Tallinn University)

11:30 – Coffee Break

11:45 – Session 2: Rethinking the Implicated Subject

“Man-Made Famine Without Perpetrators? To the Question of the Rank-and-File Perpetrators in the Holodomor Studies” (Daria Mattingly, University of Cambridge)

“Perpetrator and/or Victim – Family History and the Totalitarian Condition in Stepanova and Lebedev” (Anja Tippner, University of Hamburg)

12.45 – Lunch

14.00 – Session 3: The Implicated Subject in Film

“Spectacular Provocation: Implicated Spectators in I Do Not Care if We go Down in History as Barbarians”(Diana Popa, Tallinn University)

“The Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Perpetrator Memory in two Lithuanian Films: Purple Mist (2019) and Izaokas (2019)” (Violeta Davoliute, Vilnius University)

15:00 – Coffee Break

15:15 – Session 4: General Discussion and Workshopping 

16:00 – End of the Workshop

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“Tõlgitud mälu” kaaskorraldatud tööpada “Performing the Documentary in Eastern Europe” Lundi Ülikoolis

21 May 2021

21. mail toimub Lundi ülikooli ja "Tõlgitud mälu" kaaskorraldatud tööpada "Performing the Documentary in Eastern Europe". Read more ...

9.00 Welcome (Johanna Lindbladh, Lund University and Anja Tippner, University of Hamburg
9.15 Keynote
Reflections on the Institutions and Sociology of Contemporary Russian Documentary Film (Jeremy Hicks, University of London, Queen Mary)
10.00 Break
10.10 Parallel breakout sessions: Discussions of 4-5 chapter proposals in 3 groups
12.15 Lunch
12.45 Keynote
The Documentary in Concentrationary Art (Elizabeth Saxton, University of London, Queen Mary)
13.30 Concluding Remarks

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“Tõlgitud mälu” loengusari: Andrea Virginás

13 April 2021

Andrea Virginás (Sapentia Transilvaania Ungari Ülikool) annab avaliku loengu Ungari ja Rumeenia filmist. Read more ...

Andrea Virginás (Sapentia Transilvaania Ungari Ülikool) annab teisipäeval, 13. aprillil 2020 kell 17 avaliku loengu pealkirjaga “21st Century Historical Films and Small Nations’ Collective Memory: Examples from Hungary and Romania”.

In the talk I will present the first results of an individual research that aims to describe, analyze and theorize the role of 21st century historical films in an Eastern European/Hungarian, Polish and Romanian context, films that have often been met with resounding success within their domestic markets. The interpretative framework derives from cultural trauma theory and memory studies combined with the analysis of fictional feature films, and Thomas Elsaesser’s argument according to which European cinema may be conceived of “as a dispositif that constitutes, through an appeal to memory and identification, a special form of address, at once highly individual and capable of fostering a sense of belonging” (Elsaesser 2005, 21). A short introduction will sketch the phenomenon within the context of the only major national cinema in the former Eastern Bloc, the Polish one, with reference to the 2007 Katyn or the 2015 Ida, suggesting that the robustness of the industry and the size of the domestic market have been important factors in succeeding to activate “3rd generation” memory work (Assmann 2012) referring chiefly to the Second World War. Then, based on the model of Aleida Assmann who connects three generations to communicative memory – the victims who lived through collective traumas, the next generation of those who forgot, and the third generation who “meant to give a voice to historical memory” (Assmann 2012, 13) – I will continue with the analysis of two small national cinemas and their pertinent examples from the 21st century, trying to understand those features that lead to the popularity of such titles as Son of Saul (L. Nemes, 2015), Aferim! (R. Jude, 2015), Bet On Revenge (G. Herendi, 2017), Morometii 2 (S. Gulea, 2018), and Eternal Winter (A Szasz, 2018). I will examine the distribution routes and awards of the films, as possibly intertwined with the high domestic audience numbers, and will pay attention to the films’ Facebook pages and the fan-based conversations developed on social media – also influenced by film critical pieces. In the stylistic and narrative analysis of the films I rely on well known concepts that connect fictional historical films and communicative memory-work: Janet Walker’s “trauma cinema,” Alison Landsberg’s prosthetic memory, Susannah Radstone’s “cinema/memory,” Marianne Hirsch’s postmemory (2008), or Astrid Erll and Stephanie Wodianka’s “Erinnerungsfilm/memory film”. However, as suggested by the high audience numbers, the cryptic, innovative and creative ways of conveying collective traumatization through audiovisual storytelling have been complemented with further elements beloved by Hungarian and Romanian domestic audiences. In my conclusion I will suggest that the addition of humor, the mixing of genres and a prescience of the television aesthetics popularized by 2020s streaming platforms have been also influential in the domestic success of the mentioned films. I will end by reflecting on the issue of whether these and more recent titles – I Don’t Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians (R. Jude, 2018), Tall Tales (A. Szasz, 2019), Those Who Remained (B. Toth, 2019), Queen Marie of Romania (Alexis Cahill, 2019) or Malmkrog (C. Puiu, 2020) – may be considered as creating small national collectives of remembrance around the third generation “meant to give a voice to historical memory” (Assmann 2012, 13).
Andrea Virginás – MA in Gender Studies, PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies – is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Sapientia The Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj, Romania. Her research interests include film genres, European cinema, cultural theory, intermediality, narratology. She is the author of Post/Modern Crime: From Agatha Christie to Palahniuk, from Film Noir to Memento (VDM Verlag, 2011), the editor of The Use of Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), and has published in Studies in Eastern European Cinema, European Journal of English Studies, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Journal of European Studies, Communicazioni Sociali and in the volumes Popular Cinemas in East Central Europe: Film Cultures and Histories (I. B. Tauris, 2017), New Romanian Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), European Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Discourses, Directions, and Genres (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and Beyond Media Borders: Intermedial Relations among Multimodal Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

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Eneken Laanes osaleb veebinaris ‘Polariseerunud minevikud’ Stockholmi Ülikoolis

13 January 2021

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Veebinari eesmärk on panna alus uuele uurimisprogrammile, mis uurib keerulisi suhteid pärandi ja poliitilise polariseerumise vahel. Eneken on loodava uurimisprogrammi rahvusvahelise nõuandva kogu liige. Read more ...

Veebinari eesmärk on panna alus uuele uurimisprogrammile, mis uurib keerulisi suhteid pärandi ja poliitilise polariseerumise vahel. Eneken on loodava uurimisprogrammi rahvusvahelise nõuandva kogu liige.

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Dr Margaret Comer esineb virtuaalse ettekandega Ajaloolise Arheoloogia Seltsi 2021. aasta konverentsil

8 January 2021

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Paneel ‘Välitööd pandeemia ajal: Tehes välitööd pandeemia tingimustes’ ‘käsitleb nii uusi kui ümberkorraldatud metodoloogilisi lähenemisi arheoloogilistele välitöödele üleilmse pandeemia tingimustes’. Margareti ettekanne ‘Muutuv mälestamine: Nõukogude massirepressioonide mälestamine kohapeal ja digitaalselt COVID-19 tingimustes’’ keskendub sellele, kuidas pandeemia on muutnud kohtumisi Nõukogude repressioonide tumeda pärandi mälestuspaikades Moskvas, võttes vaatluse alla nii kohad enesed kui ka nende mälestuste […] Read more ...

Paneel ‘Välitööd pandeemia ajal: Tehes välitööd pandeemia tingimustes’ ‘käsitleb nii uusi kui ümberkorraldatud metodoloogilisi lähenemisi arheoloogilistele välitöödele üleilmse pandeemia tingimustes’. Margareti ettekanne ‘Muutuv mälestamine: Nõukogude massirepressioonide mälestamine kohapeal ja digitaalselt COVID-19 tingimustes’’ keskendub sellele, kuidas pandeemia on muutnud kohtumisi Nõukogude repressioonide tumeda pärandi mälestuspaikades Moskvas, võttes vaatluse alla nii kohad enesed kui ka nende mälestuste taju ja levitamise. Digitaalseid platvorme ja võrgustikke on juba varem kasutatud sellise ajaloolise, mälestusliku ja poliitilise informatsiooni levitamiseks, millel on risk saada teistes meediates poliitiliselt tsenseeritud. Ettekanne uurib, kuidas on muutunud huvigruppide, aktivistide ja valitsuse suhtumine Nõukogude repressioonide digitaalsesse mäletamisse nüüd ja mida need muutused tähendavad massirepressioonide pärandi seisukohalt.

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Eneken Laanes on peaesineja Põhjamaade mälu-uuringute konverentsil Lundi Ülikoolis

29-30 October 2020

“Tõlgitud mälu” kaaskorraldamisel toimub Lundi Ülikoolis konverents “Performing the Documentary in Post-Communist Art and Culture”

16-18 October 2020

Konverents on edasi lükatud 21.–23. maile 2021 Read more ...

Konverents on edasi lükatud 21.–23. maile 2021

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Margaret Comer esineb Mälu-uuringute Assotsiatsiooni nõukogudejärgsete ja võrdlevate mälu-uuringute töörühma esimesel aastakonverentsil

21 September - 1 October 2020

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Margareti ettekanne pealkirjaga “Heritagescapes of repression: legacies of mass violence in contemporary Russia” uurib nelja Venemaal Moskvas asuva Nõukogude repressioonide mälupaiga kontseptuaalseid pärandimaastikke. Ta vaatleb, kuidas neis paikades kujutatakse (või ei kujutata) ohvreid ja kurjategijaid, ja tutvustab oma teoreetilist mudelit ‘leinatavusest’ (mis on inspireeritud Judith Butleri samanimelisest teooriast) ja ‘süüdistatavusest’. Read more ...

Margareti ettekanne pealkirjaga “Heritagescapes of repression: legacies of mass violence in contemporary Russia” uurib nelja Venemaal Moskvas asuva Nõukogude repressioonide mälupaiga kontseptuaalseid pärandimaastikke. Ta vaatleb, kuidas neis paikades kujutatakse (või ei kujutata) ohvreid ja kurjategijaid, ja tutvustab oma teoreetilist mudelit ‘leinatavusest’ (mis on inspireeritud Judith Butleri samanimelisest teooriast) ja ‘süüdistatavusest’.

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Eneken Laanes on kutsutud esinema konverentsile “The Other Europe: Changes and Challenes since 1989” Yale’i Ülikoolis

11-12 September 2020

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prof Violeta Davoliūtė avalik loeng “Multidirectional Memory: Lithuanian Jews and the Soviet Deportations of June 1940s”

20 February 2020

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Eneken Laanes esineb ettekandega “Laager Jaan Krossi loomingus” Jaan Kross mälestuskonverentsil “Köielkõndija: Jaan Kross 100”

19 February 2020

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