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Nador u. 15
101and 103
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:00am
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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

Program and Venues


The 13th Annual Graduate Conference in European History, Central European University, Budapest, April 25–27, 2019

Keynote speakers: Christina Brauner (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen) and Peter Scholliers (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels)

DAY 1. Thursday, April 25

11:45 – 12:45 Registration (N15, ground floor)

13:00 – 13:30 Opening remarks by Balázs Trencsényi, Head of the History Department, and László Kontler, GRACEH Academic Advisory Board member (N15, Room 103) followed by

13:30 – 15:30 Keynote lecture 1. (N15, Room 103)

Peter Scholliers (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels) – Food as Indicator of Inequality and Hierarchies since 1800

15:30 – 16:30 Coffee break and a short guided tour through the campus

16:30 – 18:30  Parallel sessions

Panel 1. Self-fashioning and Representation of Hierarchies (N15, Room 103)

Chair: Christina Brauner (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)

Iurii Rudnev (Central European University) – Astrological-Religious Propaganda of Matthias Corvinus

Patrik Pastrnak (University of Oxford) – Travelling Through Noblesse and Honour: Exhibiting and Negotiating Noble Status during Bridal Journeys in ca. 1450–1550

Laurence McKellar  (University of Oxford) – Status and Rank in Late Medieval Castile: The Political Culture of Grant-Making, 1312–1379

Ivan Kirpichnikov (Lomonosov Moscow State University) – A Hierarchy Crisis? The Muscovite Gentry in the Time of Troubles (the case of the Rzhevskii clan)

Panel 2. Defending or Challenging the Status Quo? Anti-modernism and Hierarchies (N15, Quantum Room)

Chair: Balázs Trencsényi (Central European University)

Vilius Kubekas (Central European University) – Catholics Negotiating Modernity at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Lithuanian Catholic Intelligentsia between Social Catholicism and the Philosophy of Culture

Thomas Heyen-Dube (University of Oxford) – European Intellectuals, Aristocratic Elites and the Fear of the Decline of the West

Arnab Dutta (University of Groningen) – Negotiating the Trans-Imperial Hierarchy of Time: Raumzeitlichkeit, Interwar Germany, and British India, 1920–1940

Marijana Kardum (Central European University) – From Te Deum for Hitler to “Comrade God”, or How Women in the Occupied Zone of Dalmatia Dethroned God During WWII

18:30 – N13 ground floor reception

DAY 2. Friday, April 26

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel sessions

Panel 3. Social Mobility and its Limits (N15, Quantum room)

Chair: Ann Thomson (European University Institute)

Feliks Levin (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg) – Linguistic Hierarchy and the Strategies of Adaptation to it: The Case of Early Modern Ireland

Giorgio Ennas (European University Institute) – The Pashas of the Tercüme Odası: A “Linguistic” aristocracy in the Ottoman Empire

Kateryna Pasichnyk (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) – Challenging the Status of Physicians in the Russian Empire: Unlicensed Healing in the Western Borderlands in the Eighteenth Century

Panel 4.  The Transnational Revolt Against Hierarchies and Its Legacies (N15, Room 103)

Chair: Ivana Michaela Žimbrek (Central European University)

Anna Dobrowolska (University of Oxford/University of Warsaw) – History of Sexuality in the Eastern Bloc and the “Sexual Revolution”

Adrian Matus (European University Institute) –  Roots of Protests. The Biographical Background of 1968ers from Romania and Hungary

Martin Babička (University of Oxford) – Capitalism Is the New Red. A Czechoslovak Revolutionary Ideal of Democratic Self-Organisation Transformed

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30 Parallel sessions

Panel 5. Physical Violence and Hierarchies in the Age of Extremes (N15, Quantum room)

Chair: László Kontler (Central European University)

Filip Lyapov (Central European University) – Between the Crown and the Fuhrer: Negotiating Hierarchies and Allegiances in Interwar Bulgaria

Sonia Cuesta Maniar (University of Oxford) – The Seventy of Burgos, Anarchist Memory, and Hierarchy in the Shaping of Spain’s Socio-political Collective Memory Paradigm

Katharina Seibert (University of Vienna) – Who cares? The Spanish Civil War, Health Care and Gender Relations

Giovanni Costenaro (European University Institute) – Eurafrica and the Quest for Natural Sources: Constructing Ideological, National and Transcontinental Hierarchies in Fascist and Post-fascist Italy, 1929–1957

Panel 6. Hierarchy in the Worlds of Labour (N15, Room 103)

Chair: Andrew Cragg (Central European University)

Stanislav Mohylnyi (University of Bonn) – Cossack Serfdom: Cossack Hetmanate Between the Steppe Frontier and the Russian Empire During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Rachel Trode (European University Institute) – Understanding Administrative Hierarchies in Habsburg Bosnia: The Case of the Sarajevo Tobacco Factory Strike, May 1906

Helge Jonas Pösche (Humboldt-University Berlin/Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development)  – Legal Conflicts as Negotiation Spheres for Social Rights and Inequalities during Welfare State Transformation – Germany, 1920s till 1945

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break – N13 ground floor

14:30 – 16:30 Parallel sessions

Panel 7. Power/knowledge in the bipolar world (N15, Quantum room)

Chair: Riikka Muhonen (Central European University)

Anastassiya Schacht (University of Vienna) – The Power in the Psychiatry: Soviet Political Abuse as a Contest of Epistemic Hierarchies and Paradigms

Uladzimir Valodzin (European University Institute) – Party Membership and Social Status of University Professors: Policing of the Higher Education Through the Party during Czechoslovak Crisis: The Case of Belarusian SSR

Svetlana Poleschuk (European University Institute) – Academic Careers in a Rapidly Changing World: Biographies of Academics Who Stayed or Left Belarus After the Year 1991

Panel 8. Crossing the Line: Hierarchies in Transition (N15, Room 103)

Chair: Pieter Judson (European University Institute)

Marta Tomczak (University of Warsaw/Sorbonne Université) – Reshaping European Equilibrium in the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century – Equality in International Relations vs. Revival of Imperial Policies

Chris Wendt (Institute of Political History, Budapest) – Uproar in the Village? Transforming the State and Preserving the Status Quo in Interwar Northern Tirol

Ninja Bumann (University of Vienna) – Marriages Before Sharia Courts: Marriages in Legal Culture and Practice in Late Habsburg Bosnia-Herzegovina

Anastasia Papushina (Central European University) – A great leveller? Death and Hierarchy in Revolutionary Russia, 1917–1929

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:30 Keynote lecture 2. (N15, Room 103)

Christina Brauner (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen) – Negotiating Differences? Africa and Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World

19:00 Friday dinner – Vakvarjú Restaurant (1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede street 7)

Day 3. Saturday, April 27

10:00 – 12:00

Panel 9. The Languages of Hierarchy 1 (N15, Room 103)

Chair: TBA

Rebekah Wahnon-Pym (University of Oxford) – The Literary Construction of the Prostitute in Late Antiquity

Martina Šalaková (University of Vienna) – Interwar Prostitution Debates in Slovak Artist’s Representations

The Languages of Hierarchy 2

Lucija Balikič (Central European University) – Croatian, Serbian, Yugoslav: Discursive Strategies of Naming the New State and Its Peoples in the Political Language of British and French liberals, 1900–1920

Steve Westlake (University of Bristol) – The Oxfam of the Mind? Negotiating Universality, Humanitarian Responsibility, and Britain’s Global Future at the BBC External Services, 1970–1979

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 – 14:00

Panel 10. Cultural Geography of Inequality (N15, Room 103)

Chair: Bence László Bari (Central European University)

Aglaja Weindl (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) – Negotiating Hierarchy in Transit

Kajetan Stobiecki (Free University of Berlin) – Spatial Hierarchies in Industrial Capitalism – A Case Study of Łódź

Sarah Knoll (University of Vienna) – The Hierarchies of “Refugee Crises” During the Cold War

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