Conference on "Resistance and Identitiy"

Conference on "Resistance and Identitiy"

The conference deals with different types of resistance, each with their own goals and methods (non-conformity, denial, protest and active resistance). Moreover, a focus will be on the effect of resistance on identity.

Call for Papers & Panels

23nd conference of the Young Eastern Europe Experts (JOE),
19.-21.06.2015, Tutzing, Germany

“Resistance and identity”

Resistance and identity have been and are relevant topics in Eastern Europe. 25 years after the de facto dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the states have followed different paths; until today, this transformation sometimes takes place and is expressed in revolutionary actions. The collapse of the Soviet Union or the Orange Revolution are fixed terms in the collective memory and are thus handed down and interpreted retrospectively and are used for identity construction The conference deals with different types of resistance, each with their own goals and methods (non-conformity, denial, protest and active resistance). Moreover, a focus will be on the effect of resistance on identity.

We invite papers dealing with the following dimensions and processes in history and the present of Central and Eastern Europe:
- New forms of dissidence
- Legality / legitimacy
- Alternative cultural development
- Networks of the resistance (national- , regional and international level)
- Resistance 2.0 (social networks, the role of the Internet)
- Structural form of resistance
- Claims and target of activists
- Mythologizing of resistance movements and their participants
- Retrospectives on resistance movements
- Resistance and identity in music, film and literature
- Economic forms of resistance
- Globalization to national or regional identities
- Identities in the course of resistance - identity or demarcation

The conference targets advanced students, PhD students and young postdocs of all disciplines with a research interest in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, who want to present their research projects to an interdisciplinary network of young scientists and senior researchers. The session provides an overview of the current German-speaking research on Eastern Europe in The conference language is German; however, contributions may be submitted and presentations held in English, as long as the presenter has a sufficient passive knowledge of German to follow the discussions.


Source: http://www.forschungsstelle.uni-bremen.de/UserFiles/file/05-Veranstaltungen/JOE2015-Call.pdf