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Dimensions of Socialism

18 November 2010 to 19 November 2010

Workshop Program „Dimensions of Socialism“

1. Politics & Power I: State, Society, Individual

Todor Hristov (The University of Sofia, ): Tyranny, Ideology, and the Constitution of Socialist Subjects
Žiga Koncilija (Institute for Contemporary History, Slovenia, Main Characteristics of the Judicial System as Main Tool of Repression in Slovenia between 1945 and 1951.
Libora Oates-Indruchová (paper only, Charles University Prague, Censorship and Self-censorship in Social Sciences During State Socialism

2. Politics & Power II: Policies and Strategies
Kata Bohus (Central European University Budapest, The Hungarian Socialist State and the „Jewish Question“ (1956-1960). Interdependencies and Discrepancies between Foreign and Domestic Policies.
Gerben Zaagsma (University College London, Transnational Dimensions of Jewish Political Practices in Western Europe before World War II
Sarah Graber Majchrzak (Berlin, „In the Same Boat“ despite the Iron Curtain? Labor Relations and Structural Change in the 1970s and 1980s in the Wharves of Western and Eastern Europe

3. Culture & Leisure: Urban Space and Planning
Jonathan Howlett (University of Bristol, From „Imperialist Stronghold“ to Socialist City: Shanghai 1949-1954
Tobias Zervosen (Berlin, Explaining the GDR„s Architectural History Against the Background of Social and Political History Daniela Schmol (University of Jena, Communal Construction in the Weimar Republic

4. Parties & Movements I: Solidarity and Transnationalism
Talbot Imlay (Université Laval, Québec, The Practice of Socialist Internationalism During the 20th Century
Kasper Braskén (Åbo Akademi University, Finland, The Revival of International Solidarity: The Internationale Arbeiterhilfe (IAH), Willi Münzenberg, and Comintern in Weimar Germany, 1921–1933
Tim Wätzold ( The Influence of European Immigrants in the Developing Labour Movements and Trade Unions in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile from 1880 until 1930

5. Parties & Movements II: War and Revolution

Mitja Sunčič (Institute for Contemporary History Ljubljana, Some Aspects of the Communist Revolution in Yugoslavia Gleb J. Albert (Bielefeld University, Enacting World Revolution at Home. Discourses and Practices of Revolutionary Internationalism in Early Soviet Society Nicolas Lépine (University of Laval, Québec, International Socialism and the Spanish Civil War

6. Parties & Movements III: Socialism and European Integration

Matthew Broad (University of Reading, c/o Joining Europe? British and Danish Socialists and the Road to the EC‟s First Enlargement Christian Salm (University of Portsmouth, Regional or Global? Socialist Party Networks in EC Development Policy
Brian Shaev (University of Pittsburgh, A “Socialist United States of Europe”? The French Socialist Party and Initiatives for European Integration, 1943-1957 

7. Ideas & Programs I: Socialist Theories and Practices

C. Alexander McKinley (St. Ambrose University, Georges Sorel and the Ethics of Production Jakub Benes (University of California, Davis, Competing Narratives and Clashing Utopias: A New Perspective on Nationalism in the Austrian Social Democratic Party, 1889-1914
Giovanni Bernardini (University of Padova, A “New” Social Democracy? The SPD and the International Debate on the Economic Crisis of the 1970s

8. Ideas & Programs II: Radical, Fringe, and Obscure
Moshe Maggid (University of Jerusalem, The Worse It Gets, the Better It Is. Teaching Anarchism to the Masses: The Warheit
James Mark Shields (Bucknell University, Confessions of a Japanese Opiate-Eater. Seno‟o Girō and the Legacy of Buddhist Socialism in Postwar Japan
Jacco Pekelder (Universiteit Utrecht, “Umfeld”: Germany‟s Leftwing Radicals and the Red Army Faction 1970-1980

9. Ideas & Programs III: Health and Science
Neula Kerr-Boyle (University College London, Socialist Bodies: Fighting Fat in the German Democratic Republic, 1949-1989 Dominique Behnke (University of Vienna, Austria, Ageing and Socialism: The Establishment of Gerontology as a Scientific Specialty in the German Democratic Republic

10. Ideas & Programs IV: 1989/91 and Beyond
Andreas Fagerholm (Åbo Akademi University Vaasa, The West European Radical Left and the Collapse of “Real Socialism”: A Comparative Examination Joseph Maslen (University of Manchester, The Emotional Ambivalence of Left-Wing Life Stories in Twentieth-Century Britain
Evan Smith (paper only, Flinders University, Neither Forwards nor Backwards, but Sideways: British Marxism and the End of the Soviet Union (in absence)

11. Biographies & Narratives I: Experience and Engagement

Agnès Arp (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Workplace and Utopia: Life Trajectories of Maoists in Germany and France Ondrej Matejka (Geneva University/Charles University, “We are the Generation that will Construct Socialism:” The Czech 68ers between Manifest Destiny and Mark of Cain
Christina Morina (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, The Trouble with Reality: Cognition and World View in the Life and Work of Leading Marxists (1871-1918) Shakar Rahav (Haifa University, Constructing Collective Utopias: From Russia to Asia

12. Biographies & Narratives II: Narrating (Personal) History
Enrico Zanette (Frankfurt am Main/Bologna, Struggling Auto-Biographies. Self-narration Practices in Early Socialism Günther Sandner (University of Vienna, Socialist, Neo-Positivist, and Social Engineer: The Case of Otto Neurath (1882-1945) Florin Poenaru (Central European University, Budapest, Writing the Past of Socialism: An Analysis of the “Truth Commissions” in Romania and the Republic of Moldova
Olga Sezneva (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Architecture of Descent: Urban Development, Historical Reconstruction, and the Politics of Belonging in Kaliningrad, the Former Königsberg