(Around the globe) Kolloquium “Interaktionsräume französischer und deutscher Wirtschaftseliten 1920–1950”

Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris

 

21.09.2017 – 22.09.2017

 

Deutsch-französisches Kolloquium organisiert vom Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung in Zusammenarbeit mit SIRICE (CNRS), Triangle UMR 5206 und dem DHIP mit finanzieller Unterstützung der Backbone European Consulting Group

 

Die Tagung möchte die Kontinuitäten der Kontakte deutscher und französischer Wirtschaftseliten untersuchen und auf diese Weise die europäische Integration von ihrer Vorgeschichte her in den Blick nehmen. Dabei soll danach gefragt werden, wie und in welchen Formen Angehörige der wirtschaftlichen Eliten zu Vertretern staatlicher Wirtschaftspolitik wurden, wie dieser Rollenwandel durch deren soziales und politisches Selbstverständnis ermöglicht und seinerseits durch die wirtschaftlichen und politischen Veränderungen beeinflusst wurde. Es stellt sich auch die Frage, inwieweit diese Entwicklung durch die Nähe der Karrierewege politischer und administrativer Eliten gefördert wurde. Ziel ist, zu prüfen, inwieweit die deutsch-französischen Beziehungen zwischen den 1920er und 1950er Jahren aus der Geschichte des Wandels der Wirtschaftseliten und ihrer Verbindungen neu zu verstehen ist.

 

Programm Tagung Wirtschaftseliten:

https://www.dhi-paris.fr/veranstaltungsdetails/seminare/SeminarTime/detail/interaktionsraeume-franzoesischer-und-deutscher-wirtschaftseliten-1920-19502802.html

 

 

 

Video-snimka konferencije “Identities, Categories of Identification, and Identifications between the Danube, the Alps, and the Adriatic”

Objavljena je snimka konferencije Identities, Categories of Identification, and Identifications between the Danube, the Alps, and the Adriatic održane u Ljubljani 20. i 21. travnja 2017. na kojoj su sudjelovali konzultant projekta Pieter M. Judson i član projekta Nikola Tomašegović.

SISTORY

HISTORY OF SLOVENIA

Identities, Categories of Identification, and Identifications between the Danube, the Alps, and the Adriatic

Language: English

Type of publication: Video

Year: 2017

Keywords: identitete, identifikacija, nacionalizem, habsburška dediščina, identities, identification, nationalism, Habsburg legacy

Publisher(s): Oddelek za zgodovino Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Ljubljana, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Historische Sozialwissenschaft, Wien, Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije, Ljubljana

Co-author(s): Tamara Scheer, Kaja Širok, Marko Zajc, Rok Stergar

Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11686/37958

 

Contributions:

Stefan Donecker: Identity and Identification in Premodernity: The State of the Debate 35 years after John Armstrong’ s Nations before Nationalism

Ümit Eser: Before Becoming Bulgarians: Pre-National Identities of the Orthodox Christian Communities in Eastern Rumelia, 1878-1908

Jernej Kosi: When the Slovenes Encountered the Slovenes: Ethnic Boundaries and the Process of Nationalisation in Prekmurje after the Dissolution of Austria-Hungary

Daniel Heler: Ethno-Genesis of Gorani People and ‘Deviant’ Contemporary Histories of Kosovo

 

Before the Nations, Beyond the Nations – Panel 1 Discussion

 

Tamara Scheer / John Paul Newman: Donations Requested: The Imperial, National, and Transnational Identities of The Ban Jelačić Association for Disabled Veterans and their Families in Vienna and Zagreb

Robert Shields Mevissen: Identification in the Danube Empire: Shaping Riverine Transformations in the Late Habsburg State

Igor Vranić: Political Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Empire: The Case of Izidor Kršnjavi

 

Imperial, National, Non-National – Panel 2 Discussion

 

Karin Almasy: Postcarding Identities in Lower Styria (1890–1920): The Linguistic and Visual Portrayal of Identities on Picture Postcards

Susanne Korbel: Staging Similarities, Staging Differences: (Jewish) Volkssänger and Their Performance of Habsburg Identities

Clemens Ruthner: Colonial Habsburg: The Bosnian Foreigner in Literary Texts of Imperial Austria, ca 1900

Anita Buhin: “Naše malo misto” (Our Small Town): Yugoslav Mediterranean Dream

 

Defining, Performing, and Staging Identities – Panel 3 discussion

 

Pieter M. Judson: People and their Categories: Creating Difference from Below and from Above in the Context of Empire

Daniel Brett: It’ s Not About the Nation or Ethnicity: Identity, Politics, and Society in the Romanian and Irish Countryside 1900-1947

Ivan Jeličić: The Typographers’ Community of Fiume: Between Spirit of Category, Class Identity, Local Patriotism, Socialism, and Nationalism(s)

Martin Jemelka / Jakub Štofaník: Being Modern Christian and Worker in the Czechoslovak National State 1918-1938

 

Peasants, Professionals, Workers – Panel 4 discussion

 

Marta Verginella / Irena Selišnik: The First Publicly Active Slovene Women on the Intersection of National Identities and Multinational Space

Martina Salvante: Renegotiating Identity: Disabled Veterans in Trentino and South Tyrol

Marco Bresciani: Country for Nationalists? State- and Nation-Building in Post-Habsburg Interwar Istria

 

Identities in Transition – Panel 5 discussion

 

Etienne Boisserie: Family Networks and “Generation Key” in the Renewed Approaches of Social Questioning of the Slovak Elite at the Beginning of the 20th Century

Nikola Tomašegović: Statistical Nation-Building in Civil Croatia and Slavonia during the Second Half of 19th Century

Filip Tomić: Serbs in Croatia and Slavonia 1908 – 1914: The Contested Construction of an Ethnic Category, Conditions of its Deployment and the Issue of Its Reception

Luka Lisjak: “Changing the Nation’s Character”: The Slovenian Tradition of Critical National Characterology and Its Role in the Intellectual Definitions of National Identity in the 20th Century

 

Panel 6 discussion

 

Tomasz Kamusella: Concluding remarks

 

 

http://www.sistory.si/SISTORY:ID:37958?language=en

 

(Around the globe) Conference “Government by Expertise: Technocrats and Technocracy in Western Europe, 1914-1973”

 

University of Amsterdam, 13-15 September 2017

 

Conveners: Camilo Erlichman (University of Amsterdam) and Peter Romijn (University of Amsterdam/NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies)

 

Technocracy is the political swearword of our times. From the multiple crises of the European Union to the recent elections in the US, the role of experts in public governance is often invoked as one of the main sources for the political ills of contemporary society, responsible for the exacerbation of social inequalities, the decline in the acceptance of political institutions, and the rise of populist movements. For many, technocratic rule is an elitist project that makes present-day politics unaccountable, detached from the lives and needs of ordinary people, and thus fundamentally irreconcilable with democracy. Defenders of technocracy, by contrast, stress the complexity of the world and the need for specialists with extensive expertise to run what they regard as the increasingly difficult business of government, while pointing to the defects and dangers of a model of democracy that is overly inclusive of and responsive to the people.

 

Such contemporary discourses around the legitimacy of technocratic governance are not novel, but are part of a long and intricate history of technocratic forms of power in mass democracies. This conference will look at the genealogy of technocracy and the trajectories of various groups of ‘experts’ in western Europe’s mid-20th century. It will explore the relationship between technocracy, war, democracy, and politico-economic orders; trace the role of technocracy in the process of European integration; and explore the gradual ascent of expert groups involved in social engineering, planning, economic management, and the techno-politics of the state. In doing so, it will seek to assess the origins, shape, and legacies of western Europe’s ‘Age of Technocracy’, carving out patterns that continue to influence policymaking in European democracies today.

 

The conference will kick off on 13 September 2017 at 5.00 pm with a keynote presentation by Professor Philip Nord (Princeton University), who will give a lecture on ‘France’s Age of Technocracy, 1930-1970’. The keynote presentation will be delivered at the VOC Zaal, Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam. All other sessions will take place at the Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam.

 

Programme:

 

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/187469/government-expertise-technocrats-and-technocracy-western-europe