Beyond 1989: Childhood and Youth in Times of Political Transformation in the 20th Century

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Nador u. 15
103 (Tierred)
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 7, 2019 - 12:30pm

The Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies (Dresden)  and the Institute for Advanced Study (Budapest) cordially invite you to the international conference.

Beyond 1989:  Childhood and Youth in Times of Political Transformation in the 20th Century


Wednesday, June 5

15:00 - 15:30 Registration and welcome coffee

15:30 - 16:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Childhood in times of political transformation

 Prof. Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Institute for Advanced Study at CEU, Budapest, Hungary

Dr. habil. Friederike Kind-Kovács, Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, Dresden, Germany/Botstiber Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, Hungary

PD. Dr. habil. Machteld Venken, Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena/ University of Vienna, Austria

16:00 - 18:00 PANEL I – Children’s Institutional Care

Chair: Dr. habil. Friederike Kind-Kovács, Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, Dresden, Germany  

Discussant: Prof. Till Kössler, Halle University, Germany

Dr. Andrea Griffante, Research Fellow, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

A Nest for New Lithuanians – Orphanages, Discipline and Nation Building in Ober Ost, 1915-1918

Dr. Michel Christian, Senior Research Associate, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Infant Care Facilities (Kinderkrippen) and the End of the German Democratic Republic

Anna Kozlova, M.A., European University, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Ideological husk fell off, and the humanism remained”: Why pioneer camps survived the collapse of the Soviet Union

Thursday, June 6

09:00 - 11:00 PANEL II – Borderland Childhoods

Chair: Dr. habil. Machteld Venken, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, Germany/Vienna University, Austria

Commentator: Dr. Muriel Blaive, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR), Prague, Czech Republic

Lisbeth Matzer, Ph.D. studentUniversity of Cologne, Germany

German Blood' and National Belonging. The Hitler Youth's Role in the Germanization of Upper Carniola and Lower Styria

Dr. Olga Gnydiuk, Postdoctoral Researcher, European University Florence, Italy

Resettlement and Repatriation of The Uprooted Children From the Polish-Soviet Borderlands After World War II

Dr. Cătălina Mihalache, Senior Researcher, Romanian Academy, Iaşi, Romania

Growing up so close to the border during socialist and postcommunist times

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break 


Dr. Joëlle Droux,  Senior lecturer in history of education, University of Geneva, Switzerland

1989: just another (r)evolution?

14:00 - 16:00 PANEL III – Children’s Displacement

Chair: Prof. Thomas Lindenberger, Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, Dresden, Germany

Commentator: Prof. Jill Massino, University of North Carolina, US

Dr. Katharina Friedla, Research FellowPolish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt/Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

From Nazi Inferno to the Soviet Hell“ – Polish-Jewish Children and their Trajectories of Survival during the Second World War  

Prof. Laura Hobson Faure, Associate ProfessorSorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, France

1939/40: The Meanings of War to Central European Jewish Refugee Children in France

Jakub Galęziowski, Ph.D. studentUniversity of Warsaw, Poland/University of Augsburg, Germany

“All the Children are Ours” – Policies towards Unaccompanied Children in the Post-War Polish State 

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break 

16:30 - 18:30 PANEL IV – Changing Visions of Childhood

Chair: Prof. Marsha Siefert, Central European University, Hungary

Commentator: Prof. Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, Germany/ Jagiellonian University Kraków, Poland

Prof. Iryna Skubii, Associate ProfessorPetro Vasylenko Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture, Ukraine

Childhood and hunger: the Holodomor and children's survival practices

Elizaveta Zhdankova, Ph.D. student, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Child at the cinema: the contradictions of children's leisure in the USSR in the 1920s

Ekaterina Pereprosova, Ph.D. student, Paris Descartes University, France

Deinstitutionalization as the Symbol of a changing conception of childhood

Friday, June 7

09:00 - 11:00 PANEL V – Remembering Childhood

Chair: Dr. Jessie Labov, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary 

Commentator: Prof. Libora Oates-Indruchova, University of Graz, Austria

Ioana Tîstea, Ph.D. candidate, University of Tampere, Finland

Thinking from the border towards envisioning differential subjectivities

Dr. Raili Nugin, ResearcherTallinn University, Estonia

Childhood Years as Generational Capital: The 24 Narratives of the 1970s Cohort

Dr. Hanna Haag, Postdoctoral Researcher, Hamburg University, Germany

The narrative Wind of Change – On commemorative Practices in East-German Families

11:30 - 12:30 FINAL SESSION

Small Group Discussions: Towards a European Network “Children of/and Historical Transformation”

  1. Children’s Displacement, Migration and Life at Borders(Chaired by PD. Dr. habil. Machteld Venken)
  2. Children’s Care and Relief: Between the Family and the State(Chaired by Dr. habil. Friederike Kind-Kovács)
  3. Visions, Subjectivities and Memories of Childhood (Chaired by Prof. Till Kössler)