The Potsdam PhD Forum on Contemporary History

The postgraduate forum is an annual scholarly conference on current topics in contemporary history offering external junior researchers the chance to present and discuss their dissertation projects at the ZZF. Doctoral candidates at the ZZF are in charge of planning and organizing the conferences.

 

16th Potsdam postgraduate forum on contemporary history, 21-22 February 2019

"Socialism – Experience and Rememberance. Young researchers in an established field"

Location: ZZF Potsdam

 

Programm des 16. Potsdamer Doktorand*innenforum zur Zeitgeschichte

Tag 1:

13:00–13:15    Frank Bösch (Potsdam): Begrüßung

13:15–14:00    Thomas Lindenberger (Dresden): Keynote Speech

14:00–15:30    Sektion Wirtschaft und Arbeitswelten

  • Aleksandar Rakonjac (Belgrad): The Beginning of a New Order. Implementation of Soviet Economic Methods in Yugoslavia (1945–1947)
  • Sebastian Lambertz (Köln): Legitimität durch Sinnstiftung? Arbeit als Identitätsmarker und Selbstermächtigung in der Tschechoslowakei zwischen 1953 und 1963
  • Pavel Šinkovec (Kiel): „A Socialist Citizen is also stealing...“ Conceptions and Depicting of Economic Criminality in 1970s and 1980s Czechoslovakia
  • Moderation: Christopher Banditt (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Ralf Ahrens (Potsdam)

15:30–16:00    Kaffeepause

16:00–17:30    Sektion (Pop-)Kultur

  • Cornelia Bruhn (Jena): Lieder für den Sozialismus. Die FDJ-Singebewegung (1965–1990) als Erfahrung von sozialistischem Alltag, politischen Auseinandersetzungen und gesellschaftlichen Visionen
  • Nikolai Okunew (Potsdam): Red Metal. Heavy Metal als DDR-Subkultur zwischen Konflikt und Integration
  • Anna Grutza (Flensburg): Paradoxe Erfahrungswelten: Das Schöne und das Wahre im Kalten Krieg
  • Moderation: Florian Völker (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Bodo Mrozek (Potsdam)

17:30–18:30 Abendessen

18:30–20:00 Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion Sozialistische Erinnerung und postsozialistische Aufarbeitung (Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.)

Teilnehmer/-innen: Katharina Lenski (Jena), Jens Schöne (Berlin), Peter Wurschi (Erfurt), Martina Weyrauch (Potsdam)

Tag 2:

9:45–11:00      Sektion „Out of the Picture“

  • Maria-Lena Faßig (Kiel): Disability in illustrierten Zeitschriften der sozialistischen Tschechoslowakei
  • Lisa Städtler (Bremen): Die gute Genossin – oder: die funktionale Erinnerung. Über die Nachlassverwalterinnen-Tätigkeit der Journalistin Hilde Eisler (1912–2000)
  • Moderation: Henrike Voigtländer (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Katja Stopka (Potsdam)

11:00–11:15 Kaffeepause

11:15–13:00 Sektion Langes Ende?

  • Jenny Price (Jena): Die ostdeutsche Erfahrung: Demokratisierung im Alltag, 1989–1994
  • Christopher Banditt (Potsdam): Ungleichheit und materielle Lagen von ostdeutschen Arbeitnehmerhaushalten in der Systemtransformation
  • Aleksandra Konarzewska (Tübingen): Real Socialism (and its Aftermath) in the Contemporary Polish Gonzo Journalism
  • Alexander Svetlov (Kiew): Soviet past – post-Soviet future. Power politics in Ukraine‘s path-dependent transition
  • Moderation: Nikolai Okunew (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Anja Schröter (Potsdam)

13:00–14:00 Mittagessen

14:00­–16:00 Abschlussrunde (Berichte der Sektionspaten/-innen)

Organisation und Kontakt:
Christopher Banditt, Nikolai Okunew, Henrike Voigtländer (Doktorand*innen am ZZF Potsdam)
E-Mail: doktorandenforum [at] zzf-potsdam.de

 

 

CfP 16th Potsdam postgraduate forum on contemporary history, 21-22 February 2019 (pdf)

The socialist experience and its legacy is on everyone’s lips – be it as a template for the migration experience or as a possible explanation for the recent rise of populist and authoritarian parties in Europe.
This ongoing debate as well as the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall provide an opportunity to reflect on the experiences of Socialism in the former Eastern Bloc and to discuss the various forms of remembrance after the times of upheaval: To what extent were the developments post-89/90 primed by the socialist past and how is that past dealt with in the process of remembrance and reappraisal?
The Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) is hosting the 16th Potsdam postgraduate forum on “Socialism – Experience and Remembrance”, focusing on the era of Soviet Socialism in the second half of the 20th century in Europe and the following period of transformation(s) up to the present day.

PhD students of contemporary history and neighboring fields are invited to present their research and preliminary results including disparate experiences and various methodical approaches from the following range of topics:
Experiencing socialism:
- experience and remembrance as individual as well as collective phenomena in (post-) socialist societies
- discursive analysis of experience and remembrance in (post-) socialist societies
Doing socialism:
- social and performative practices during and after the socialist period
Feeling socialism:
- studies in the history of senses and/or emotion during socialism and during the period of transition: the interpretation of experiences on corporal-affective levels
Remembering socialism:
- the remembrance of socialism and the transition period as well as the transformation of experience into (political) capital
- reappraisal of socialism (and the period of transition) as a formal as well as an emotional process

Contributions are not limited to the pre-1989 period and might cover the experiences of the following processes of sociopolitical change and the post-socialist time.
With this approach, we not only want to study fractures and continuities but also seek to test Koselleck’s statement – in an environment of severe socio-political unrest – that “old expectations worked themselves out on the basis of the experiences” (1 Reinhart Koselleck, Futures Past. On the Semantics of Historical Time, New York, NY 204, p. 274).

The objective of the conference is to provide a setting where young researchers can present and discuss their projects and research findings and receive comments from senior researchers (primarily ZZF-fellows).
Additionally, we will organize a special workshop to address the various methodological and practical challenges associated with the specific theoretical approaches.
We welcome proposals from young researchers and PhD Students.
Please submit a 500-word abstract (German or English) and a brief C.V. by October 31st 2018: doktorandenforum [at] zzf-potsdam.de

The conference will take place from 21 to 22 January 2019 at the ZZF in Potsdam.
The language of communication is German and/or English. Please ensure that the length of your presentation does not exceed 20 minutes.
Travel and accommodation allowance can be granted for accepted speakers.

We welcome external listeners and guests to participate at their own expenses.

Organization and contact:
C
hristopher Banditt, Nikolai Okunew, Henrike Voigtländer
E-Mail: doktorandenforum [at] zzf-potsdam.de

 

Archive of the postgraduate forum (since 2004) [in German]

 

Info

The Potsdam PhD Forum on Contemporary History

The postgraduate forum is an annual scholarly conference on current topics in contemporary history offering external junior researchers the chance to present and discuss their dissertation projects at the ZZF. Doctoral candidates at the ZZF are in charge of planning and organizing the conferences.

 

16th Potsdam postgraduate forum on contemporary history, 21-22 February 2019

"Socialism – Experience and Rememberance. Young researchers in an established field"

Location: ZZF Potsdam

 

Programm des 16. Potsdamer Doktorand*innenforum zur Zeitgeschichte

Tag 1:

13:00–13:15    Frank Bösch (Potsdam): Begrüßung

13:15–14:00    Thomas Lindenberger (Dresden): Keynote Speech

14:00–15:30    Sektion Wirtschaft und Arbeitswelten

  • Aleksandar Rakonjac (Belgrad): The Beginning of a New Order. Implementation of Soviet Economic Methods in Yugoslavia (1945–1947)
  • Sebastian Lambertz (Köln): Legitimität durch Sinnstiftung? Arbeit als Identitätsmarker und Selbstermächtigung in der Tschechoslowakei zwischen 1953 und 1963
  • Pavel Šinkovec (Kiel): „A Socialist Citizen is also stealing...“ Conceptions and Depicting of Economic Criminality in 1970s and 1980s Czechoslovakia
  • Moderation: Christopher Banditt (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Ralf Ahrens (Potsdam)

15:30–16:00    Kaffeepause

16:00–17:30    Sektion (Pop-)Kultur

  • Cornelia Bruhn (Jena): Lieder für den Sozialismus. Die FDJ-Singebewegung (1965–1990) als Erfahrung von sozialistischem Alltag, politischen Auseinandersetzungen und gesellschaftlichen Visionen
  • Nikolai Okunew (Potsdam): Red Metal. Heavy Metal als DDR-Subkultur zwischen Konflikt und Integration
  • Anna Grutza (Flensburg): Paradoxe Erfahrungswelten: Das Schöne und das Wahre im Kalten Krieg
  • Moderation: Florian Völker (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Bodo Mrozek (Potsdam)

17:30–18:30 Abendessen

18:30–20:00 Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion Sozialistische Erinnerung und postsozialistische Aufarbeitung (Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.)

Teilnehmer/-innen: Katharina Lenski (Jena), Jens Schöne (Berlin), Peter Wurschi (Erfurt), Martina Weyrauch (Potsdam)

Tag 2:

9:45–11:00      Sektion „Out of the Picture“

  • Maria-Lena Faßig (Kiel): Disability in illustrierten Zeitschriften der sozialistischen Tschechoslowakei
  • Lisa Städtler (Bremen): Die gute Genossin – oder: die funktionale Erinnerung. Über die Nachlassverwalterinnen-Tätigkeit der Journalistin Hilde Eisler (1912–2000)
  • Moderation: Henrike Voigtländer (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Katja Stopka (Potsdam)

11:00–11:15 Kaffeepause

11:15–13:00 Sektion Langes Ende?

  • Jenny Price (Jena): Die ostdeutsche Erfahrung: Demokratisierung im Alltag, 1989–1994
  • Christopher Banditt (Potsdam): Ungleichheit und materielle Lagen von ostdeutschen Arbeitnehmerhaushalten in der Systemtransformation
  • Aleksandra Konarzewska (Tübingen): Real Socialism (and its Aftermath) in the Contemporary Polish Gonzo Journalism
  • Alexander Svetlov (Kiew): Soviet past – post-Soviet future. Power politics in Ukraine‘s path-dependent transition
  • Moderation: Nikolai Okunew (Potsdam)
  • Kommentar: Anja Schröter (Potsdam)

13:00–14:00 Mittagessen

14:00­–16:00 Abschlussrunde (Berichte der Sektionspaten/-innen)

Organisation und Kontakt:
Christopher Banditt, Nikolai Okunew, Henrike Voigtländer (Doktorand*innen am ZZF Potsdam)
E-Mail: doktorandenforum [at] zzf-potsdam.de

 

 

CfP 16th Potsdam postgraduate forum on contemporary history, 21-22 February 2019 (pdf)

The socialist experience and its legacy is on everyone’s lips – be it as a template for the migration experience or as a possible explanation for the recent rise of populist and authoritarian parties in Europe.
This ongoing debate as well as the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall provide an opportunity to reflect on the experiences of Socialism in the former Eastern Bloc and to discuss the various forms of remembrance after the times of upheaval: To what extent were the developments post-89/90 primed by the socialist past and how is that past dealt with in the process of remembrance and reappraisal?
The Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) is hosting the 16th Potsdam postgraduate forum on “Socialism – Experience and Remembrance”, focusing on the era of Soviet Socialism in the second half of the 20th century in Europe and the following period of transformation(s) up to the present day.

PhD students of contemporary history and neighboring fields are invited to present their research and preliminary results including disparate experiences and various methodical approaches from the following range of topics:
Experiencing socialism:
- experience and remembrance as individual as well as collective phenomena in (post-) socialist societies
- discursive analysis of experience and remembrance in (post-) socialist societies
Doing socialism:
- social and performative practices during and after the socialist period
Feeling socialism:
- studies in the history of senses and/or emotion during socialism and during the period of transition: the interpretation of experiences on corporal-affective levels
Remembering socialism:
- the remembrance of socialism and the transition period as well as the transformation of experience into (political) capital
- reappraisal of socialism (and the period of transition) as a formal as well as an emotional process

Contributions are not limited to the pre-1989 period and might cover the experiences of the following processes of sociopolitical change and the post-socialist time.
With this approach, we not only want to study fractures and continuities but also seek to test Koselleck’s statement – in an environment of severe socio-political unrest – that “old expectations worked themselves out on the basis of the experiences” (1 Reinhart Koselleck, Futures Past. On the Semantics of Historical Time, New York, NY 204, p. 274).

The objective of the conference is to provide a setting where young researchers can present and discuss their projects and research findings and receive comments from senior researchers (primarily ZZF-fellows).
Additionally, we will organize a special workshop to address the various methodological and practical challenges associated with the specific theoretical approaches.
We welcome proposals from young researchers and PhD Students.
Please submit a 500-word abstract (German or English) and a brief C.V. by October 31st 2018: doktorandenforum [at] zzf-potsdam.de

The conference will take place from 21 to 22 January 2019 at the ZZF in Potsdam.
The language of communication is German and/or English. Please ensure that the length of your presentation does not exceed 20 minutes.
Travel and accommodation allowance can be granted for accepted speakers.

We welcome external listeners and guests to participate at their own expenses.

Organization and contact:
C
hristopher Banditt, Nikolai Okunew, Henrike Voigtländer
E-Mail: doktorandenforum [at] zzf-potsdam.de

 

Archive of the postgraduate forum (since 2004) [in German]

 

Info