Wrocław, 9-13 September 2019
Conference ‘YEAR 1939 Memory-History-Utopia’
This interdisciplinary conference is aimed at reviewing in a broader context the issue of the historical memory and awareness of societies, showing the mechanisms of remembering historical experiences and their effect on the contemporary image of national history, on the one hand, and on the psychological consequences of national traumas manifested in both the national and individual awareness of various nations and influencing contemporary social phenomena, on the other. The purpose of the conference is to conduct a kind of diagnosis regarding the historical awareness of contemporary society and to indicate directions of memorializing and developing this awareness.
The year of 1939 would be a symbolic date, a metaphorical dividing line indicating the end of the ‘old’ and beginning of the ‘new world’.
Person responsible and organizer: Agnieszka Klarman
Conference ‘<< Heart of darkness >> - second world war in Central and Eastern Europe’
The goal of this conference is to present as broadly as possible the issue regarding the progress of the 2nd world war in the area of the Central and Eastern Europe. Apart from the review of military issues, it will be extremely valuable to look also at the social and economic context of the conflict and choosing this part of the Old Continent as the place of Holocaust. The topics raised during the Conference will include the occupation policies of the Nazi and Soviet regimes, taking into consideration both resistance against it and the phenomena of collaboration, as well as the economic dimension of the conflict. Another purpose of the event will be an attempt to answer the question of how the second world war changed the societies of Central and Eastern Europe, and to analyse the various attitudes of groups and individuals during the years of the conflict.
The main topics of the conference:
- military actions
- occupying regimes
- resistance and collaboration
- society and economy in the conditions of war
- the Holocaust
Person responsible and organizer: Kamil Frączkiewicz
Conference Lower Silesia 1939-1989. Changes, specific features, identity.
This conference is aimed at presenting the uniqueness of Lower Silesia compared to the rest of the country during transformations which took place in this region in the discussed period by showing differences, emphasizing its specific features and local conditions, and on the other hand also finding similarities and common elements with other regions. The purpose of the conference is an attempt to answer the question of whether a kind of ‘Lower Silesian identity’ appeared during this time and whether we can now talk about such a term.
The conference will be held in the form of discussion panels.
Person responsible and organizer: Krzysztof Kupeć
The conference will take place on 9-13 September 2019 in Wrocław.
Language of the conference: Polish, English, German
The organizers will ensure simultaneous translation. It is assumed that each presentation will last 20 minutes. We do not charge any conference fee; the organizers provide accommodation and meals. We anticipate publication of articles in the reviewed volume of studies.
Please send your application to the email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 May 2019 [FORM - link] The organizers reserve to themselves the right to select the submitted topics of presentations.