School vs. Memory

School vs. Memory?

Conflict, Identity, Coexistence (Central Europe)
Prague, 10 - 11 October 2014

Conference Program

Please note that in the program still might ocurr minor changes until the date of the conference.

Conference languages are Czech and English, simultaneous translation in both ways will be available.

Friday 10/10/2014

8:30 - 9:30

9:30 - 10:00
Conference opening

10:00 - 11:45
Manfred Weinberg
Keynote Speaker
Aleida Assmann
Transnational memory and the construction of history through mass media
  • Jelka Piškurić (Study Centre for National Reconciliation, Slovenia)
    The plurality of memory: the Slovenian experience
  • Amy Mackinnon (University of Glasgow / Corvinus University, United Kingdom)
    Children of the Revolution: Inter-generational historical consciousness of the communist past in the Czech Republic
  • Jakub Mlynář (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Where is the “collective memory”?

11:45 - 12:00

12:00 - 14:00
SCHOOL - Theory and research
Peter Seixas
Keynote Speaker
Felicitas Macgilchrist
Memory Practices: Enacting and contesting the curriculum in contemporary classrooms
  • Raffaele Mantegazza (Università Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
    A scent of memory. Toward a sensorial education to remembering (and forgetting)
  • Gitanjali Pyndiah (Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom)
    Cultural Memoriography: the arts and memory
  • Maria Georgiou (University of London, United Kingdom)
    Memory and History: A parasitic or symbiotic relationship?
  • Marcel Tomášek (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Teachers’ ways and strategies when dealing with dictated history instruction content in pre-1989 regime and post-1989 processes of individual reconciliation with certain responsibility for persistence of the totalitarian regime
  • Jocelyn Létourneau (Université Laval, Canada)
    Start from memory to get over it. A pragmatic approach to teaching history to kids

14:00 - 15:00

15:00 - 17:00
SCHOOL II- Divided in the classroom?
Miroslav Michela
Keynote Speaker
Sirkka Ahonen
The Lure of Grand Narratives
  • Uku Lember (Central European University, Hungary)
    Rooted or Scattered Belongings: Memories of Russian and Estonian Schools in Soviet Estonia (1960-70s). Based on oral History with Children from Intermarriages
  • Stéphane Lévesque (University of Ottawa), Jean-Philippe Croteau (Sichuan University), Canada
    French-Canadians, national identity and historical consciousness: Learning from the views of Franco-Ontarians
  • Oksana Myshlovska (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland)
    School history education in Ukraine between Soviet legacies and nationalist narratives. Challenges of history teaching on the example of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists

17:00 - 17:30
Poster Coffee Break

17:30 - 19:00
SCHOOL III - Experience
Vojtěch Ripka
  • Linda Farr Darling (University of British Columbia, Canada)
    Remembrance and the voices of children in a rural Canadian community
  • Avi Mizrahi (Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects); Katherine Gorsuch (Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects); Christian Brandjes (Daemen College); Andrew Kier Wise (Daemen College), USA
    Holocaust Survivor Accounts in the Classroom: The Play “Who Returned My Soul” as a Bridge Between School and Memory
  • Nina Zupan Sorli (Study Centre for National Reconciliation / Kranj School Centre for Technical Sciences, Slovenia)
    A different approach in history teaching: “Grandpa, tell me a story.”
Discussion and closing of the first conference day

Saturday 11/10/2014

9:30 - 11:45
CONFLICT: Education
Jan Randák
Keynote Speaker
Peter Seixas
History Meets Life: Historical Consciousness in the School History Classroom
  • Katrin Kello (University of Tartu, Institute of Social Studies, Estonia)
    Contested pasts in divided societies: teacher autonomy and context perceptions
  • Oleksandr Svyetlov ("Memorial" / Public Institute of Historical Memory / Museum of Soviet Occupation, Ukraine)
    Education and conflict discourses
  • Sylvia Balgarinov (University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom)
    Polish perpetrators? Polish history textbooks and the memory of the Jedwabne massacre
  • Anida Sokol (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    War monuments and educational practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Catherine Déry (Université de Montréal, Canada)
    The links between historical memory and history teaching in schools as they have emerged during the debate on the implementation of a new history curriculum in Quebec (2006-2014)

11:45 - 12:15
Poster Coffee Break

12:15 - 14:00
CONFLICT II: Aspects of conflict encounters of memory
Felicitas Macgilchrist
  • Michael Shafir (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
    Explaining ‘Competitive Martyrdom’. The Clash of Memories in Post-Communist Eastern Europe
  • Lisa Jenny Krieg (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
    “When you mention the Holocaust, it's like baaam!” - Power and Danger of the Holocaust in present-day Germany
  • Katka Volná (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    “Memory is the source and pointer of efforts at rectification.” The ambitions and limits of three efforts to interpret post-war history in the framework of one Prague faculty
  • Martin Tharp (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Counter-Memory, Counter-Culture, Counter-History: Memory of Communism and the Working-Class Experience
  • Cristina Petrescu (University of Bucharest, Romania)
    Remembering Romanian Communism on the Internet: Memories of School Days as Narratives of the Dictatorial Past

14:00 - 15:00

15:00 - 17:00
Irena Reifová
  • Barbora Spalová (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Sudeten – German question on the stage: The theatre projects as alternative memory
  • Jaroslav Pinkas (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes/ Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Family as a constant of Czech pop culture. Changes of representation of the family during the so called normalization era in Czech films since the 1970s to the present
  • Klára Soukupová (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Autobiography as a (re)construction of memory
  • Mykola Makhortykh (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    War memories and online encyclopedias: Framing 30 June 1941 in Wikipedia
  • Xiaoping Sun (Saint Mary's University, Canada)
    “Please Go to the History Museum!”: Remembering Maoist Land Reclamation in Northeast China
  • Agnieszka Kajczyk (The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, Poland)
    Where is the truth? The remembrance of the Holocaust in film, literature vs. personal memory in Poland after the war and now

17:00 - 17:30
Conference closing