Conference Panels

Coping with Crisis – Undergraduate Conference in History

AUGUST 10-13, 2018

Central European University (CEU)

Budapest, Hungary

 

Saturday, August 11th

9.00 Panels I - Three Parallel Sessions

I.1. Coping with Crisis in Classical Antiquity

Chair: Prof. István Perczel (Central European University)

N15 R104

Máté Marton (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): The Crisis of the Roman Republic and the Divine Solution of Augustus

Lili Rebeka Tóth (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): The Painted Textile from Riggisberg against the Background of Hellenistic Judeo-Christian Art

 I.2. Coping Strategies with Scientific Developments in the 19th-20th Centuries

Chair: Prof. Karl Hall (Central European University)

N15 R105

Pavel Yushin (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): How to Cope with (Copernican) Revolution through Electrification: A Note on Pavel Florensky’s «Electrotechnical Materiology» 

Benjamin Hunt (University of Liverpool): Crisis of Consciousness: The Mystery of Consciousness and the Legacy of Gerald Edelman's Theory of Neural Darwinism

Daria Sovetnikova (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): The Cooperation Between the USSR and Scientists of Other Countries in Polar Regions in the Period of the Cold War

I.3. Coping with Memory I

Chair: Prof. Balazs Szalontai (Korea University)

N15 R106

Dmitry Bochkov (Lomonosov Moscow State University): The Crisis of Cultural Memory: Overcoming the ‘Prague Spring’

Hitomi Sato (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies): Independent Initiatives during ‘Normalization’ in Czechoslovakia: Charter 77 and Reaction to the Charter in Slovakia

Oliver Sterchi (University of Basel): Overcoming Soviet Myths. Discourses of Collective Memory in Post-Maidan Ukraine

Saturday, August 11th

11.00 Panels II - Three Parallel Sessions

II.1. Architecture as a Way of Coping with Socio-Political Crisis in the 19th-20th Centuries

Chair: Bence Bari, PhD Candidate (Central Eurpean University)

N15 R104

Iana Bolshedvorskaia (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): The Movement for the Preservation of the Heritage of St. Petersburg in the Beginning of the 20th Century

Maryam Mumladze (Free University of Tbilisi): How the Social and Political Crises of Soviet Union Are Reflected on Architecture

Elizaveta Belyakova (Graduate School of Urbanism, Moscow): Management of Urban Areas Renovation: International and Moscow Experience

II.2. Communal And/Or Religious Conflicts in the 20th – 21st Centuries

Chair: Ágnes Kelemen, Phd Candidate (Central European University)

N15 R105

Tilak Parekh (University of Oxford): “The Akshardham Response” – Coping with Religious and Communal Crisis

Jan Wysocki (University of Wroclaw): The Lebanese Civil War as an Israeli Image Crisis

Prateek Srivastava (University of Cincinnati): Religion and Immigration

Mohammed Dawood Jiwani (SOAS University of London): Extreme Episodes of Violence - The Crisis in Rwanda: How and Why Did the Hutu’s Inflict Such Excessive Sexual Violence Towards the Tutsi’s During the Rwandan Genocide of 1994?

II.3. Governance in Conflict

Chair: Prof. Matthias Riedl (Central European University)

N15 R106

Dominik Dworniczak (University of Wroclaw): Reinterpretation of Marquis De Condorcet's Idea of Progress

Rory Bennett (UCL, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London): Monarchy in Crisis: Reactionary Policies of Nicholas I and the Development of Russian Intellectualism

Liza Karolina Nagy (Durham University): How Does the Fall of Liberalism Coincide with the Rise of Illiberal Populism?

Saturday, August 11th

14.30 Panels III - Three Parallel Sessions

III.1. Coping with Crisis in the Medieval World I

Chair: Tünde Komori, Phd Candidate (Central European University)

N15 R104

Agata Piotrowska (University of Warsaw): Twilight of Traditional Religious Painting : The Significance of the Scuole for the Changes in Venetian Fifteenth-Century Art

Julia Tsvetkova (Higher School of Economics in Moscow): Political Propaganda as a Tool for Overcoming the Crisis of Power Legitimacy of the Trastamara House in Medieval Castile

III.2 Coping with “Gender Expectations” in the 19th-20th Centuries

Chair: Adela-Gabriela Hincu, Phd Candidate (Central European University)

N15 R105

Mariia Dolgova (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): Functioning of Ladies-In-Waiting Institution of Russian Imperial Court in the First Part of the 19th Century

Maria Zapolsky (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad): Elizabeth Stanton's Activity in the Last Third of the 19th Century

Evgeniya Zaretskaya (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): Soviet Masculinity and the Great Patriotic War: The Issues of Boys Upbringing in Leningrad of the Early 1940s

III.3. Coping with Communal and/or Individual Crises

Chair: Prof. Jan Hennings (Central European University)

N15 R106

Egor Albinskii (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): Coping with the Crisis of Religious Consciousness of Clergy Natives (Popovichi) as a Russian Way to Modernity

Jael Sigrist (University of Basel): Alfred Gysin - A Swiss Teacher in the Russian Empire at the Beginning of the 20th Century

Brian Solomon (Brown University): The “Good People”, Except If the Periphery Comes Knocking: The Crisis of Italian Ethnonational Imagination & African Immigration

Sunday, August 12th

9.00 Three Parallel Sessions

IV.1. Coping with Crisis in the 16th-18th Centuries

Chair: Ádám Mézes, Phd Candidate (Central European University)

N15 R104

Lydia Schmidt (University of Antwerp): The House of the Golden Sun: The Van Keerberghen Printing Dynasty, Antwerp, 1552-1629

Jan Blonski (University of Warsaw): Religion as a Way of Coping with Crisis during the 17th Century Wars in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Bence Vida (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): Crisis and Communication in Transylvania (1685-1704)

Luka Nešković (University of Donja Gorica): War of the Bavarian Succession: French Perspective

IV.2. Strategies of Coping with Everyday Life I

Chair: Orsolya Sudár, Phd Candidate (Central European University)

N15 R105

Elizaveta Osipova (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg):The Earning Strategies of Theatre People in Russia during the Late Tsarist Period

Olga Ryzhova (Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg): Principles of Renovation the Territory of Residential Buildings Dating from 1960s to 1970s: Coping with Modern Housing Crisis

Vladislav Komarov (Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg) : Transport Crisis in Large Cities as a Result of the Increased Level of Motorization

IV.3. Coping with Memory II

Chair: Ágoston Berecz, Phd (Leibniz Institut Für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz)

N15 R105

Selem Akhmedova (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): Memory of the Gulag in the Period of Perestroika as a Conflict of State and Civil Memorial Cultures

Valentina Cola (Roma Tre University): Analyzing Individual Memories of a WW2 Witness

Alexander Balasis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Thessaloniki, the Unknown Homeland

Mariam Mosiashvili (Free University of Tbilisi):Identity Crisis and Ever-Changing National Narratives in Post-Soviet Georgia

Sunday, August 12th

11.00 Panels V - Three Parallel Sessions

V.1. Strategies of Coping with Everyday Life II

Chair: Dejan Lukić, Phd Candidate (Central European University)

N15 R104

Jakub Frejtag (University of Warsaw): Activities of the Society of Worker’s Housing Estate as an Attempt to Overcome Residential Crisis in Interwar Poland

Barbara Łochowska (University of Warsaw): Grocery Shopping Versus Shortage Economy in Polish People’s Republic – Survival Strategies

Tatiana Pichugina (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad): Slave-Owning Crisis through the Eyes of Slaves

Ani Talakhadze (Free University of Tbilisi) : Vita Activa as the Way of Coping with Social Crisis and a Path Towards Happiness

V.2. Coping with Crisis in the Medieval World II

Chair: Prof. Balázs Nagy (Central European University)

N15 R105

William Herne (Higher School of Economics, Moscow): The Novgorod Veche as a Unique Example of a Political Reaction to Medieval Crises

Jennifer Kean (Rockhurst University): Minority Rules: Negotiating Cuman Settlement in 13th Century Hungary

Mordy Miller (Shalem College, Jerusalem): Post-Holocaust Concept of Evil - The Zoharic Approach 

V. 3. Portraits of Empire

Chair: Prof. Jan Hennings (Central European University)

N15 R106

Veronika Petrukhina (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): Russian Empire through the Eyes of Foreigners: The Image of the Empire in the Diaries and Letters of German Diplomats

Ksenia Dmitrieva (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): A Birch in Art and Identity in Russian National Landscape Between the Second Half of the 19th Century and Early 20th Century

Ekaterina Afanaseva (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): Incorporation of the Imperial Heritage Into Soviet Context: Representation of Leningrad in Touristic Narratives during the Thaw

Sunday, August 12th

14.30 Panels VI - Three Parallel Sessions

VI.1. Coping with Political Crisis

Chair: Prof. Balázs Trencsényi (Central European University)

N15 R104

Ruzgar Akgun (UCL, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London): Riots and Popular Agitation in Mamluk Society: Coping with Political Crisis through Untethered Violence

Áron Rimányi (Duke University): Political Polarization and Violence - A Computational Model

VI.2. Coping with Crisis through Art and Education

Chair: Ágnes Kelemen, Phd Candidate (Central European University)

N15 R106

Stepan Ovchinnikov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow): Scenarios of Reaction On Political and Cultural Crisis during the Era of Stagnation in the USSR: Moscow Unofficial Art Circle

Helen Fortescue-Poole (University College London): Conversations with Chaos: Unofficial Culture After Stalin

Catherine Steiner (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich): Coping with University Crisis through „University reform“? The University of Bielefeld and the German Reform Universities of the 1960s as a Conceptual Attempt to Save the Academia

VI.3. Building And/Or Marginalizing Communities

Chair: Prof. Günhan Börekçi (Central European University)

N15 R106

Anastasia Simoni Stergioula (Amsterdam University College): The Curious Chemistry Between Alchemy and Bitcoin

Meryemelif Argun (Istanbul Şehir University): Criminalizing Madness in the Ottoman Empire

Polina Iakusheva (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): Creating «Second Society»: Techniques of Marginalization in the USSR and Their Impact On Post-Soviet Social Policy

 

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