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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE: Comparative Aspects of Remembrance, Memory Politics and Inter-State Conflict: Eastern, Southeastern Europe and the Middle East, Sunday, December 12th, 2021 / Press Releases / News / German and European Studies

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  • 2021

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE: Comparative Aspects of Remembrance, Memory Politics and Inter-State Conflict: Eastern, Southeastern Europe and the Middle East, Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

In order to attend please use this link: HTTPS://TAU-AC-IL.ZOOM.US/J/89167939038

The conference purports, in general, to explore in which way the past shapes the present and how, in turn, the present, shaped as it is by public perceptions, influences the formation processes of historical consciousness and collective memory. In particular, the role of historical memory and public perceptions as a factor of inter-state and inter-.group violence is exemplified in the conflicts between Ukraine and Russia, Greece and Turkey, Israel and Palestine. Specific attention is hereby paid to official representations of the past in public monuments and buildings, such as the Cave Monastery in Kiev, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the Abraham Mosque and the Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron, which incorporate and spatialize remembrance and national narratives. Given the symbolic value of these buildings vis-à-vis national identity, the final scope of the conference is to discuss, firstly, how the past is instrumentalized in order to make moral claims and to prompt political action in the present and, secondly, how national narratives and symbolic politics influence today state relations and foreign policy in Europe and beyond.

(Convenors PD Dr. Angelos Giannakopoulos, DES-NaUKMA and Prof. Dr. Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University)

 

PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE

(all times are EET  - Eastern European Time Zone -, i.e. one hour ahead of Central European Time-CET)

10:00-10:15

Raanan Rein, Director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center of International and Regional Studies, Tel Aviv University

Frederic Krumbein: Heinrich-Heine Visiting Professor in European Studies, Tel Aviv University

Greetings

 

10:15-10:30

Marharyta Chabanna, Head of the Department of Political Science of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,

Angelos Giannakopoulos, DAAD-Professor, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)

Opening Remarks

 

First Session: Collective Memory, Self-Identity and Conflict: An Overview

Moderator and Commentator: Michal Wawrzonek, Professor at the Institute of Political and Administrative Science, Jesuit University Ignatianum, Krakow

 10:30-11:00

Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Full Professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Head of the Harry S. Truman Institute

What Does it Take to Be Remembered

 

11:00-11:30

Marco Siddi, Montalcini Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari (Italy), Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Historical Memory and Foreign Policy in Europe

 

11:30-11:45

Question-Answer Session

 

Second Session: Russian vs. Ukrainian Nationalism

 Moderator and Commentator: Vera Kaplan, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, former Director of the Cummings Center for Russian and East European Studies, Tel Aviv University

11:45-12:15

Taras Kuzio: Associate Research Fellow, Henry Jackson Society Think Tank, London, and Professor of Political Science, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

 Myths and Realities Surrounding Decommunisation in Ukraine after the Euromaidan Revolution

 

12:15-12:45

Liudmyla Pidkuimukha, Associate Professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Kremlin “Peace” Propaganda in the Hybrid War: Myths and Stereotypes

 

12:45-13:00

Question-Answer Session

 

13:00-14:00

Break  

 

Third Session: Greek vs. Turkish Nationalism 

Moderator and Commentator: Angelos Giannakopoulos, DAAD-Professor, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)

14:00-14:30

Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University, Ankara

Religious Nationalism and Greek-Turkish Relations: From Past to Present

 

14:30-15:00

Cengiz Aktar: Professor of Political Science, presently invited at the University of Athens, Faculty of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies

Turkish Imaginary and the Security Architecture of Southeastern Europe

 

15:00-15:15

Question-Answer Session

 

Fourth Session: Israeli vs. Arab Nationalism

Moderator and Commentator: Scott Ury, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Jewish History, Director, Eva and Marc Besen Institute for the Study of Historical Consciousness, Tel Aviv University

15:15-15:45

Adam Lerner, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, Deputy Director, Royal Holloway Centre for International Security (RHISC), University of London

Memory, Trauma and Reparations Claims in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

 

15:45-16:15

Professor Nira Pereg: Visual Artist 

The Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron: Memory from the Point of View of Moving Image

 

16:15-16:30

Question-Answer Session  

 

16:30-17:00

Break

 

17:00-17:30

Keynote Speech: History, Memory and Politics of the Past: a European Perspective 

Markus Prutsch, Principal Administrator, European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union/Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Heidelberg

Moderator: Tal Sade, Head of European Studies Programme, Tel Aviv University

 

17:30 -17:45

Question-Answer Session  

 

17:45 – 18:00

Angelos Giannakopoulos, DAAD-Professor, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)

Frederic Krumbein: Heinrich-Heine Visiting Professor in European Studies, Tel Aviv University

Closing Remarks