History, Memory, Politics: Voices From Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, Ukraine, & Turkey

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS)  is excited to announce a very special conference at the New School, on Friday, December 16th, from 9:30am-8pm, which will highlight the work of this years Global Dialogues Fellows at TCDS and feature a Keynote Address by Prof. Jeffrey Olick, Professor of Sociology and History and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Virginia.  Panel presentations will be commented on by New School faculty including this years Global Dialogues Program Faculty Advisors, Prof. Dmitri Nikulin and Prof. Aaron Jakes.  The conference is free and open to the public and will be followed by a dinner reception.  For more information feel free to contact us at tcds@newschool.edu.

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History, Memory, Politics

Voices from Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, Ukraine & Turkey

COFFEE & PASTRIES (9:30-10am)

PANEL I (10:00am-12:30pm)


Aliaksandr Bystryk, PhD Student, Comparative History, Central European University, Budapest

Between Nation, State and Class: Ambiguities of Belarusian Identity Construction Amidst the Imperial Collapse (1914-1921)

Alissa Boguslaw, PhD Student, Sociology, New School for Social Research

Newborn: Celebrating the Future in Post-Conflict Kosovo

Andrei Nevskii, PhD Student at the European University in St.-Petersburg and research fellow in the Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Between Collaboration and Challenging the State: History and the Present of Volunteer Firefighters in Russia

Małgorzata Bakalarz, PhD Candidate, Sociology, New School for Social Research

(Non)Communities of Memory: Negotiating the Narratives of the Past and the Spatial Politics of Memory and Forgetting in the South-East Borderlands of Poland


LUNCH BREAK  (12:30-2pm)


PANEL II  (2-4:30pm)


Mykola Balaban, PhD Student, History, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

                     Shared History Divided Memory: Confronting National Narratives – The Case of Lviv in 1941

Karolina Koziura, PhD Student, Sociology and Historical Studies, New School for Social Research

                     The Memory of the Great Famine and the Construction of the Ukrainian Nation

Malkhaz Toria, Associate Professor and Director of the Memory Study Center in the Caucasus, Ilia State University, Tbilisi

Collapse of the Empire, Public Debates and the Politics of Memory: The Genealogy of Decisive Events of the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

Cagla Orpen, PhD Student, Politics and Historical Studies, New School for Social Research

                     Turkey Between the Wars: A Project of Building an Authoritarian Nation-State


WINE & CHEESE  (4:30-5pm)

*Panel Presentations commented on by New School Faculty including: Prof. Dmitri Nikulin, Prof. Aaron Jakes, Prof. Benoit Challand, and Prof. Jonathan Bach.

Keynote Address (5-6:30pm) : Something ‘Bout Memory by Jeffrey Olick

Professor of Sociology and History, Chair, Dept. of Sociology, University of Virginia


Friday, December 16, 2016, 9:30am-8pm

Wolff Conference Room, 1103, 6 E 16th St. New York, NY