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Beyond Hegemonic Narratives and Myths
Charles University PRIMUS Project

Conference Participations

May 22-23, 2019
Kateřina Králová and Nikola Karasová, "The Place of Memory and Memory of Place"

Kateřina Králová and Nikola Karasová presented their co-authored paper titled "The Holocaust Memorial Museum of Thessaloniki: A Place of Whose Memory?" which aims to explore the circumstances of the ongoing construction of the Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center of Greece on Human Rights - representing an important step towards the recognition of the Jewish suffering but with a dubious perspective for success. The paper was presented at the  "The Place of Memory and Memory of Place" Conference organized by the London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at University of Oxford.


May 13, 2019
Karin Hofmeisterová, Doctoral Colloquium Southeastern Europe, Universität Graz

Karin Hofmeisterová presented her paper "Serbian Orthodox Church Between Conservativism and Reforms" at the Doctoral Colloquium of the Centre for South-East European Studies - University of Graz.


May 16, 2019
Tereza Juhászová, "Reshaping the Nation: Collective Identities and Post-War Violence in Europe 1944-48"

Tereza Juhászová presented her paper "Good or Bad Mantak? Exclusion of Slovak Germans from a Local Community" at the "Reshaping the Nation: Collective Identities and Post-War Violence in Europe 1944-48" organised by Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and VITRI..


May 13, 2019
Karin Hofmeisterová, Doctoral Colloquium Southeastern Europe, Universität Graz

Karin Hofmeisterová presented her paper "Serbian Orthodox Church Between Conservativism and Reforms" at the Doctoral Colloquium of the Centre for South-East European Studies - University of Graz.


April 12, 2019
Maria-Alina Asavei and Jiří Kocián, British Association for Slavic and East European Studies Annual Conference, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Maria Asavei and Jirka Kocián took part in the BASEES 2019 Conference. Maria organized and chaired a panel entitled "Artistic Memory and Post-1989" during which Jirka presented his paper Reinventing "Anti-Establishment Musical Revolt in Czechoslovakia after 1989?".


Dec 18, 2018
Jiří Kocián, Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Boston

Jiří Kocián participated in a roundtable entitled "Unlocking Holocaust Testimony. Scholarship, Teaching and Public History in the digital age" organized during the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference in Boston.


Dec 6, 2018
Maria Alina Asavei, Jiří Kocián, Barbora Chrzová, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies 50th annual convention, Boston

Maria Alina Asavei chaired a panel "Troubled Pasts and Performative Artistic Memory in South-Eastern Europe" in which Barbora Chrzová presented her paper "Performing a Difficult Past in a Museum" focusing on the case study of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jiří Kocián delivered a presentation on performing oppositional discourses in Romania after 1989 entitled "The Defenfers of the Revolution." Maria Alina Asavei was a discussant of Jiri's panel.


Nov 23, 2018
Jiří Kocián, "1918 and the Remaking of Central-Eastern Europe" Conference, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest

Jiří Kocián was invited as a speaker to the "1918 and the Remaking of Central-Eastern Europe" Conference organized at the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest (Facultatea de Istorie - Universitatea din Bucureşti) between November 22 and 24, 2018, where he presented his paper entitled "Commemorating Ghosts? Czechoslovakia at its 100 Years Anniversary."


Oct 26, 2018
BOHEMSs Team, CENTRAL-Conference "Memory in Post-Conflict Societies in Central and Southeast Europe", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Five BOHEMs members, Kateřina Králová, Jiří Kocián, Karin Hofmeisterová, Barbora Chrzová and Jacob Maze, took part in the CENTRAL-Conference "Memory in Post-Conflict Societies in Central and Southeast Europe" organized by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The CENTRAL project brings together scholars from Charles University (mostly #BOHEMs members), Universität Wien and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Link here.


Oct 15, 2018
Maria Alina Asavei, Conference on Cultures of Knowledge and Diversity: Positions, Diffractions, Participations, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Maria Alina Asavei  presented her paper “Art Justice and Activism at the Romani Women Theatre Giuvlipen” at the Conference Cultures of Knowledge and Diversity: Positions, Diffractions, Participations" that took place at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna between 27-29 September, 2018. Link here.


Aug 28, 2018
Barbora Chrzová, International workshop “THEORY IN PRACTICE. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS WORKING IN INTERCULTURAL ENVIRONMENT”, University of Warsaw

Barbora Chrzová took part in an international workshop for young researchers working in intercultural environment titled "Theory in Practice." The workshop was organized by the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" Uniwersytet Warszawski as a continuation of activities aimed at strengthening the research capacities of academic centres involved and on increasing the potential of young researchers in the humanities, on improving their intercultural communication skills and on networking of university and PhD students from Central and South-East Europe. Link here.


Aug 25, 2018
Jacob Maze, ECPR Conference, University of Hamburg, Germany

Jacob Maze, presented at the ECPR conference in Hamburg a paper entitled “Foucault, Arendt and Violence,” appearing in the panel “New Perspectives on Civil War and Political Violence” chaired by Rachel Kowalski from University of Oxford. Link here.


Jul 6, 2018
Jiří Kocián and Kateřina Králová, Nationalism in the Times of Uncertainity, University of Graz, Austria

On July 6, Kateřina Králová moderated a panel called "Performing Nationalisms in Post-conflict Regions" during which Jiří Kocián presented a paper entitled "Perfrmative Shift in Post-conflict Discourse and Nationalism in Romania", all within a conference organized by the Association for the Study of Nationalism in Graz. Link here.


Jun 19, 2018
Ondřej Žíla, XX International Oral History Association (IOHA) Conference, University of Jyväskulä, Finland

On July 19, Ondřej Žíla presented a paper on an understudied topic of the flight of Bosnian Serbs from Sarajevo at the XX International Oral History Association (IOHA) Conference on Memory and Narration in his paper  "Narrating the flight of Bosnian Serbs from Sarajevo after the end of the war" . Link here.


May 27, 2018
Kateřina Králová and Nikola Karasová, COST Meeting

Kateřina Králová and Nikola Karasová attended a the meeting of the COST network "Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories" (COMPACT) and simultaneously explored the lieu de mémoire of WWII Operation Market Garden in Oosterbeek. Link here.


Jan 11, 2018
Kateřina Králová, "Beyond Camps and Forced Labour," Birkbeck, University of London

On January 11, our principal investigator Kateřina Králová took part in a conference "Beyond Camps and Forced Labour," organised by the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and hosted by Birkbeck, University of London. In her paper "Memories of oppression: post-war Greece in Jewish partisan testimonies" she presented part of her forthcoming book project. Link here.


Dec 7-9, 2017
Kateřina Králová, Founding Conference of the Centre for Study of Strategic Regions, Charles University, Prague

Our principal investigator Kateřina Králová chaired a panel "Central Europe and its Regions" at the at the Regions of Strategic Importance conference, a founding event of the Institute for Study of Strategic Regions held by the Charles University on December 7-9, 2017. Link here.


Oct 12-14, 2017
Kateřina Králová, Acts of Justice, Public Events: World War II Criminals on Trial, CEFRES, Prague

Our principal investigator Kateřina Králová presented her paper "In the Shade of Eichmann: Prosecution of Max Merten in Greece and Beyond" at the conference Acts of Justice, Public Events: World War II Criminals on Trial held by CEFRES on October 12-14. Link here.


Sep 21-22, 2017
Tereza Auzká, 2. Konferenz für studentische Forschung, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany

BOHEMs team member Tereza Auzká took part in the second interdisciplinary conference for student research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She presented her recent research project in the paper "The German minority in the Eastern Slovak town of Medzev and the manifestation of its identity in local graveyards." Link here.


Sep 09, 2017
Maria-Alina Asavei, European Consortium for Political Research General Conference (ECPR), Oslo, Norway

Maria-Alina Asavei was the organizer of a panel called Re-thinking Political Agency, Identity and History through Art (link here) and the co-chair of another one called Arts and Politics: Resistance and/or Complicity to Past and Present Injustices (link here). During the latter mentioned, she presented her paper entitled Resistance and Complicity to Hegemonic Regimes of Representation: 'Contemporary Roma Art' (abstract).


Sep 09, 2017
Hana Kubátová, European Consortium for Political Research General Conference (ECPR), Oslo, Norway

Hana Kubátová presented her paper entitled Politics of Troubled Past in the Slovak Republic during the ECPR Conference 2017 in Oslo, as a part of the Arts and Politics: Resistance and/or Complicity to Past and Present Injustices panel. Link here


Jun 30, 2017
Barbora Knappová, Why remember: Remembering and Forgetting in Times of War and its Aftermath Conference, WARM Festival 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Barbora Knappová presented her paper entitled "Promises and Limitations of Post-museum as a Model Institution for Reconciliation: The Case of History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina" on June 30, at an international conference "Why remember: Remembering and Forgetting in Times of War and its Aftermath", organized during WARM Festival 2017, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Jun 20, 2017
Maria-Alina Asavei, International Responses to Wartime Rape Conference, Maynooth University, Ireland

Maria-Alina Asavei presented her paper entitled "Beyond Nationalist Ideologies: Transnational Artistic Memory of Mass Violence against Women" on June 20, at an international conference "International Responses to Wartime Rape Conference", organized at Maynooth University, Ireland. Link here.


Jun 06, 2017
Jiří Kocián, Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges, `Elie Wiesel` National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania

Jiří Kocián discussed challenges in presenting and using video interviews as sources for the research of the Holocaust during his presentation entitled “Survivors‘Reflections on Usage of Their Testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive” at the international  EHRI workshop Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges, organized by the 'Elie Wiesel`National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania on 6.6.2017. Link here


May 26, 2017
Karin Hofmeisterová, Populism, migration crisis, religion and media, Centar za istraživanje religije, politike i društva, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Primus team member Karin Hofmeisterová presented her paper "The Picture of Jews in the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Narrative of the Holocaust" at an international conference in Novi Sad, Serbia on May 26. The conference, titled "Populism, migration crisis, religion and media" was organised by Centar za istraživanje religije, politike i društva and the Faculty of Philosophy at University of Novi Sad.


Apr 06, 2017
Maria-Alina Asavei, Les Conflicts de Mémoire: Arts, Histoire, Commémorations, Université du Maine, Le Mans (France)

Maria-Alina Asavei presented a paper entitled “Spaced Memory: The Artistic Memory of the Jewish Sites that no Longer Exist in South-East Europe” at the international conference Les Conflicts de Mémoire: Arts, Histoire, Commémorations, at the Université du Maine, Le Mans in France on 6.4.2017. Link here.


Feb 23, 2017
Maria-Alina Asavei, Stepping Back in Time Workshop Warsaw

Maria-Alina Asavei presented a paper titled "Performing History and Living Memory in Recent International Art Exhibitions in Romania" for the international workshop Stepping Back in Time. Living History and Other Performative Approaches to History in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The workshop was organized by German Historical Institute Warsaw and Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena in Warsaw on 23-24.02. 2017. Link here


Dec 09, 2016
PRIMUS Project Presentation

CENTRAL Project Workshop Meeting, Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Universität Wien
Kateřiná Králová, Maria-Alina Asavei, Jiří Kocián, Nikola Karasová, Karin Hofmeisterová and Tereza Auzká participated together at this event and presented the PRIMUS Project in an international event for the first time.