The Plurality of Europe: Identities and Spaces

The Plurality of Europe: Identities and Spaces

Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas an der Universität Leipzig (GWZO)
From - Until
06.06.2007 - 09.06.2007
Benthin, Madlen

Germany holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2007. At the same time, 2007 is also “The Year of the Humanities”. This and the current debate as to whether European identity is something that can be created, defined and depicted have prompted the Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe at the University of Leipzig (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas - GWZO) to organize a conference on the abundance of forms European identity can take. This colloquium will take stock of the current research on Europeanism being conducted in various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. In doing so, it will also address the concerns of European expansion and networking in a globalized world from the standpoint of cultural sciences and the humanities.


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

5 p.m.



Welcome speech:
Prof. Dr Winfried Eberhard (Director of the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas)


Michael Thielen (State Secretary Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Dr Eva-Maria Stange (State Minister Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts)

Dr Georg Girardet (Mayor and Councillor for Culture, City of Leipzig)

Prof. Dr Franz Häuser (Rector of the University of Leipzig)

Opening lectures:

Processus d’identification à l’Europe et recherche en sciences humaines
Jean Michel Baer (European Commission, Directorate General Research)

The Entwinement of Cultures as a Main Feature of European History
Prof. Dr W?adys?aw Bartoszewski (former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. / Coffee break: 10.15-10.45 a.m.

1) Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

National and Regional Identities: Competition versus Integration

chair: Prof. Dr Konrad Jarausch

2) Alte Nikolaischule

Cultural Landscapes in Europe: Emergence and Relevance

chair: Dr Matthias Hardt / Prof. Dr Christian Lübke

3) Städtisches Kaufhaus/MOEZ

Creation and Integration of a European Economic Space

chair: Prof. Dr Volker Berghahn / Prof. Dr Rolf Hasse

Lunch: 1.00-2.30 p.m.

2.30-5.30 p.m. / Coffee break: 3.45-4.15 p.m.

1) Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

Denominational and Religious Identities Changing

chair: Prof. Dr Winfried Eberhard

2) Alte Nikolaischule

Europe: A Space for Communication

chair: Prof. Dr Sebastian Lentz

3) Städtisches Kaufhaus/MOEZ

Social Patterns of Regional and National Identity-Building: Consumption, Sports, Tourism

chair: Prof. Dr Hannes Siegrist

Friday, June 8, 2007

9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. / Coffee break: 10.15-10.45 a.m.

1) Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

The Making of Europe by Conflict

chair: Prof. Dr. Peter Krüger and Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur

2) Alte Nikolaischule

Transnationalization in the History and Culture of Europe

chair: Dr. Matthias Middell

3) Städtisches Kaufhaus/MOEZ

Reading, Learning, Researching: Between National Standards
and a Transnational Community of Knowledge

chair: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hörner / Dr. Frank Hadler

Lunch: 1.00-2.30 p.m.

2.30-5.30 p.m. / Coffee break: 3.45-4.15 p.m.

1) Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

Memories of Europe: Dialogue and Conflict

chair: Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst

2) Alte Nikolaischule

Europe and the Others: The Perspective from Outside

chair: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Freitag

3) Städtisches Kaufhaus/MOEZ

The Arts: Universal Languages versus National Cultures

chair: Prof. Dr Eberhard Lämmert

Saturday, June 9, 2007

9.00 a.m.



The conference panels’ chairpersons presenting the results

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