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Where is the border of the West?


Summary

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for discussion between intellectuals - scientists, politicians, artists - from Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Participants will focus on such issues as images of "the West" in the East, "the East" in the West. the concept of the "border", and "ideologies of Eastness" and "orientalism" which construct the images of Central and Eastern Europe.


Program

2.10, Friday

The Public Library of Przemyśl

ul. Grodzka 4, Przemyśl

 

14:00-15:15

 

Idea of the West: Mapping the Border, Mapping the Identity

Chair: Chris Hann

Prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski, University of Bremen, Germany

The West – an Ideological Construct or Reality?

Prof. Andrzej Przyłębski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

The Essence of the Modern West

 

Dr Natalya Shalenna, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Muslims’ Migration and the New Notion of European Identity

Prof. Merje Kuus, University of British Columbia, Canada

No Border, No West: European Union External Action and the Mirrors of Identity

Discussion

15:15

16:30

East Central Europe: a Conflicting Field of Interpretation

Chair: Zdzisław Krasnodębski

Prof. Jan Kieniewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland

„West” and „East”: The Polish Perspective

Prof. Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany

East Central Europe as a Construct within Europe, Europe as a Construct within Eurasia

Prof. Balázs Trencsényi, Central European University, Hungary

Towards a Transnational Canon of East Central European Political Thought

Discussion

Coffee-break

16:30-

18:00

Living on a Border, Living with a Border: Identity Discourses

in the New EU Member Countries

Chair: Balázs Trencsényi

Prof. Tomasz Zarycki, University of Warsaw, Poland

The New Borderlands Discourse and its Contradictions

Dr Marko Lehti, University of Tampere, Finland

Living on the Civilizational Border: National Self-esteem and Ontological Security – Baltic experiences

Prof. Dessislava Lilova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Europe and Russia in the Bulgarian Imagined Geographies: Mapping the Border

Discussion

Cocktail reception

3.10, Saturday

The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

vul. Akad. Bohomoltsia 6, Lviv

19:00-20:30

Prof. Larry Wolff, New York University, USA

The Idea of Eastern Europe after the Cold War (lecture and debate)

4.10, Sunday

The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

vul. Akad. Bohomoltsia 6 , Lviv

10:00-

13:00

Eastern Europe: a Floating Borderland or Outmoded Concept?

Chair: Tomasz Zarycki 

Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Euromaidan and the Demise of Identity Discourses: Cases of Ukraine and Galicia

Dr Petro Kuzyk, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Where is the Border of the 'West' in Ukraine? An Awkward Case of the East-West Divide

Taras Voznyak, Журнал Ї/Ji Journal, Ukraine

Borders of the West and Geopolitical Contexts of War in Ukraine

Prof. Oleg Łatyszonek , University of Bialystok, Poland

Belarus in the Clash of Civilisations

Dan Nicu, "Adevărul" , Moldova

 

Moldova: a Borderland  in Transition

Discussants: 

Prof. Larry Wolff, New York University, USA

Prof. Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany

Prof. Merje Kuus, University of British Columbia, Canada

Prof. Balázs Trencsényi, Central European University, Hungary

Prof. Dessislava Lilova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski, University of Bremen, Germany

Prof. Jan Kieniewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland

Dr Marko Lehti, University of Tampere, Finland

Prof. Andrzej Przyłębski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Dr Natalya Shalenna, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Lunch


Location

2.10, Friday, The Public Library of Przemyśl, ul. Grodzka 4, Przemyśl

3.10, Saturday, The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, vul. Akad. Bohomoltsia 6, Lviv

4.10, Sunday,The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, vul. Akad. Bohomoltsia 6 , Lviv


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