Conference on the post-Cold War military zones in Central and Eastern Europe

2018.11.04 17:17

Subject: The Second seminar on the post-Cold War military zones in Central and Eastern Europe, Prague, November 6-8, 2018

Faculty of Arts of the Charles University, Department of Ethnography of the National Museum in Prague,

November 6-8, 2018
 

The post-Cold War military zones in Central and Eastern Europe represent an interesting environment for social sciences. The presence and withdrawal of the Soviet Army in large areas of Central and Eastern Europe and also activities of the Allied forces after 1989, have impacted both landscape and human communities in many different ways. Their legacy is a subject to continuous renegotiations, reinterpretations and interventions on individual, local, regional and even transnational levels. The seminars on this topic (first of which took place in Borne Sulinowo in 2016) are an attempt to provide researchers an unique opportunity to compare original data from a number of states and to present analyses of dealing with the post-Cold War past and ‘foreign’ legacies.

 

Venue: Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum,

Letohradek Kinskych, Kinskeho zahrada 98, Prague 5

 

PROGRAMME

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

10:00-10:45 REGISTRATION

10:45–11:00 WELCOME ADDRESSES

PANEL I

Moderator: Jan Pohunek

11:00–11:20Jan Pohunek (Czech Republic): General History of Military Zones in Czech Republic – An Introduction

11:20–11:40 - Dagnosław Demski (Poland): Practices of (Re)creating Military Past(s). Is Borne Sulinowo a Theme Park?

11:40–12:00Christoph Lorke (Germany): Contested spaces, contested memories: Images of post-Soviet-military bases in reunified Germany (presentation will be read)

12:00-12:30  Discussion

12:30-12:45 COFFEE BREAK

 

PANEL II

Moderator: Petr Janeček

12:45–13:05 - Jan Pohunek (Czech Republic): Forbidden Trips: Active Military Zones as Tourist Destinations

13:05-13:25Dominika Czarnecka (Poland): The International Rally of Military Vehicles in Borne Sulinowo: Embodied Encounters with Military Objects in the Commodified Landscape

13:25–13:45Karolína Pauknerová and Jiří Woitsch (Czech Republic): From the Intelligence Tower to the Tower of Joy: the Story of Havran in the Former Iron Curtain Buffer Zone

13:45-14:15 Discussion

14:15–14:30 LUNCH BREAK

 

PANEL III

Moderator: Dagnosław Demski

14:30–14:50 - Christoph Meissner (Germany): The Berlin-Brigade in Berlin-Karlshorst  - History and Memory

14:50–15:10 - Marie Černá (Czech Republic): Living by the Soviet army military zones in Czechoslovakia 1968-1991

15:10-15:30 - Nikolay Nenov (Bulgaria): "Red Army" in oral stories and collective memory (presentation will be read)

15:30-16:00 Discussion

16:00-16:15 COFFEE BREAK

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

PANEL I

Moderator: Dominika Czarnecka

11:00-11:20 - Barnabas Vajda (Slovakia): The Komárno Fortress: vast, closed and abandoned

11:20-11:40 - Istvan Santha (Hungary): Former soviet airport as a part of a WWII Memorial trail project in South Vertes mountains in Hungary

11:40-12:00 – Oskars Okonovs (Latvia): Military heritage - historical testimony and lesson

12:00-12:30 Discussion

12:30-12:45 COFFEE BREAK

 

PANEL II

Moderator: Istvan Santha

12:45–13:05 - Ayur Zhanaev (Poland/Russia): The Military Zone in Dwelling of Buddhas: Re-appropriating the Cultural Landscape in Russia’s Transbaikalia

13:05-13:25Tatiana Safonova (Hungary): Corpses, memorials and property claims in a Hungarian village after the end of the Cold War

13:25–13:45Melinda Harlov (Hungary): Two cultural institutions, two countries one border

13:45-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:30 COFFEE BREAK

 

14:30-15:00 FINAL DISCUSSION – SUMMARY

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

9:00–18:00 THE GUIDED TOUR TO FORMER MILIRATY ZONE MILOVICE - MLADÁ