EMPIRES, Comparing the Semantics Behind Concept, Metaphor and Ideology

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Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner room
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm
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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 2:30pm

Pasts, Inc., Center for Historical Studies cordially invites you to its conference on Empires on 13-15 October at Monument Building, Gellner Room.



13 October 2011

18.00 Welcome and Introduction

18.15 Keynote Lecture

Jörn Leonhard (Freiburg University):

„An aspiration rather than a reality, a thought rather than a fact"? Towards a Comparative Semantics of „Empire" in Modern European History

19.30 Reception and Dinner


14 October 2011

Panel1: „Empire" in the Spanish World

Chair: Nere Basabe (Complutense University, Madrid)

10.00-10.20 Iñaki Iriarte (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao):

The concept of empire in Spanish fascism before the Civil War

10.20.-10.40 Zira Box (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid):

Turning towards Imperial Destiny. Political struggles around the signification of Empire during early Francoism

10.40-11.25 Discussion

11.25-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-13.00 Keynote Lecture

Jose Alvarez Junco (Complutense University, Madrid):

Spain: from Empire to Nation

13.00-14.15 Lunch

Panel2: India and „Empire" – India as„Empire"?

Chair: Helge Jordheim (Oslo University)

14.15-14.35 Dhara Anjaria (Royal Holloway, London/Mumbai, India):

The British in Indiaand the Semantics of Empire.

14.35-14.55 Audrey Truschke (Columbia University, NYC):

Mughal India: A Case Study in the Power of Empire

14.55-15.40 Discussion

15.40-16.00 Coffee break

Panel3: The Ottoman and Arab Significance of „Empire"

Chair: Nadia Al-Bagdadi.

16.00-16.20 Marc Aymes (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris):

Untitled Empire

16.20-16.40 Einar Wigen (University ofOslo):

Empire the Ottoman Way: From Etic to Emic Empire

16.40-17.00 Rana Issa (University of Oslo):

Colonial Collaborator: On Ahmad Fares Shidyaq Translating the Bible.

17.00-18.15 Discussion

19.00 Dinner


15 October 2011

Panel4: „Empire" – Theory and Space

Chair: Balazs Trencsenyi (CEU)

9.45-10.05 Ulrich Leitner (Universität Innsbruck):

Defining Empire – A Theoretical Approach

10.05-10.25 Christian Houlberg Skov (Aarhus University):

The Young Denmark Movement: An attempt at Danish Imperialism

10.25-11.10 Discussion

11.10-11.30 Coffee Break

Panel5: „Empire" in Europe and Beyond

Chair: Jörn Leonhard (Freiburg University)

11.30-11.50 Tatiana Khripachenko (CEU):

Empire under the Challenge of Nationalism: the Uses of the Concept of "Empire" in Russian Official and Nationalist Discourses in the 19thand early 20th century

11.50-12.10 Xavier Reyes-Matheus (Instituto de Estudios de la Democracia of the University San Pablo):

Imperial dreams in Latin America: Plans of building a continental State, andits rivalry with the American Republic.

12.10-12.55 Discussion

12.55-13.45 Buffet Lunch

13.45-14.30 Final Plenary Discussion, Closing of the Conference

The conference is supported by CONCEPTA International Research Network in Conceptual History and Political Thought; University of Freiburg; Pasts, Inc. Center of Historical Studies at CEU; and Oslo University.