03 maj, kl. 14.15–16.00
"Segmented History, Competing Narratives. Social Memory about the Second World War in Croatia and Serbia"
The presentation will deal with the relationship between competing narratives about the Second World War in the historiographies of former Yugoslavia since the late 1980s. Particular attention will be paid to the way in which periods of radical political change have affected social memory and controversies between as well as within states.
17 maj, kl. 14.15–16.00
"Invisible Victims: The Cold War and Representation of the Roma Genocide in Soviet Feature Films, Teleplays and Theater Performances"
The discussion over the exclusion of Romani minority cannot be isolated from the memory of genocide, which makes the struggle over the past a reflexive landmark for today’s national movement and memory efforts. However, Soviet path dependency makes the ongoing process of remembrance on the Post-Soviet space complicated. How did the Soviet state deal with the memory of Roma genocide? Was the Nazi g
24 maj, kl. 14.15–16.00
"From Exoneration to Inclusion. Recent Developments in Memory Culture of the Second World War and the Holocaust in Latvia"
Commemoration of the events of World War II loom large in multi-ethnic, post-Soviet Latvia. Different communities have often developed different narratives and separate modes of commemoration. These rituals became codified in a set of commemorations that were either ignored by the other communities, or used as an opportunity to protest the other group’s narrative.