UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 7th Annual International Postgraduate Conference

Inclusion Exclusion

16-18th February 2006

Friday Conference Programme at a glance

10.00 - 11.30 Friday 17th February 2006 Parallel Session D

- D1: Enterprising to survive: Informal networks in South Eastern Europe

Room 433

Chair: Chris Gerry (UCL - SSEES)

Akvile Motiejunaite (South Stockholm University College): ‘Capital cities prosper, villages perish?: urban and rural inequalities in the Baltic states

Daniel Bochsler (University of Geneva): ‘Electoral engineering and inclusion of ethnic groups: how to integrate ethnic minorities into central and eastern European institutions

Narcis Tulbure (University of Pittsburgh): ‘Bani albi pentru zile negre: nest egg’ 

- D2: Rewritten and Remembered History

Room 347

Chair: HE Jan Winkler (Czech Ambassador)

Deanna Gayle Wooley (Indiana University): ‘Ten years later: defining and redefining the "velvet revolution" in Czechoslovakia

Andreas Hemming (Karl Franzens University Graz): ‘"Imaging" the Balkans: on photography in Albania

Sabine Witt (UCL - SSEES): ‘Czechoslovak history in the prose of Milo Urban: Rewritten history

- D3: Microregions and Subcultures

Room 432

Chair: Andrew Wilson (UCL - SSEES)

Małgorzata Deja (University of Warsaw): ‘Displaced and local: assimilation and integration among people displaced from the region of Lublin (Poland) to Polesie Wolynskie (Ukraine)

Veronika Hofinger (University of Regensburg): ‘The Moravian-Silesian microregion Osoblaszko: a case of excluded region?

Vsevolod Samokhvalov (International Centre for Black Sea Studies, Athens): ‘New identities, inclusion and exclusion in Ukrainian Bessarabia: the Reni district case

- D4: Identity in Literature

Room 431

Chair: Arnold McMillin (UCL - SSEES)

Anja Burghardt (University of Hamburg): ‘Inclusion – exclusion: Marina Tsvetaeva’s Stikhi k Chekhii

Kirsti Solveig Thorsen (University of Bergen): ‘Urban poetry as a cultural filter in 1930s Greece

Sonja Koroliov (University of Halle/Wittenberg): ‘"They are us": death, memory, and the inclusion of the outsider in contemporary Macedonian short prose

12.00 - 1.30 Friday 17th February 2006 Parallel Session E

- E1: Social Exclusion

Room 347

Chair: Chris Gerry (UCL - SSEES)

Maria Carmen Pantea (Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca): ‘Working children in transitional economies: qualitative approaches on inequality and social exclusion

Lucie Kasparová (Masaryk University, Brno): ‘Long-term unemployment and Social Identity

Babken V Babajanian (London School of Economics): ‘Social exclusion and poverty reduction strategies in Armenia and Tajkistan

- E2: Ethnographic Evolution in Central and Eastern European Countries

Room 432

Chair: Michael Stewart (UCL)

Daniel Brett (UCL - SSEES): ‘From the peasant in the field to the peasant in parliament: agency and political mobilization: the peasant movements in Poland and Romania 1944-1947

Jan Grill (University of St Andrews): ‘Re-defining the folk: the case of Czechoslovak ethnography in the 1950s

Johan Eellend (Stockholm University): ‘A citizen evolved from the soil

- E3: Minority Rights

Room 433

Chair: Robert Pynsent (UCL - SSEES)

Katerina Mantouvalou (University College London): ‘Between security and justice: the minority of western Thrace, Greece

Katharina Stankiewicz (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder): ‘Exclusion from multicultural citizenship: struggles of national identity and the case of Polish-oriented Aussiedler in Germany

Martina Bieławski (Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge): ‘The protection of individual rights in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh: are de facto entities not recognised as states included in the international human rights regime?

- E4: The Role of the Media

Room 431

Chair: Andrew Wilson (UCL - SSEES)

Angelika Wyka (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main): ‘What are journalists for in central and eastern Europe?

Júlia Sonnevend (Institute of Art Theories and Media Studies, ELTE): ‘Inclusion – exclusion: the Hungarian media in the globalizing media space


2.30 - 4.00 Friday 17th February 2006 Parallel Session F

- F1: The Excluded

Room 347

Chair: George Kolankiewicz (UCL - SSEES)

Eszter Bartha (Central European University): ‘Good-bye Lenin?: workers in the new capitalist regimes in East Germany and Hungary

Jacek Gadecki (Nicolaus Copernicus University): ‘Gated communities: exclusion in the Polish urban landscape

Michaela Šuleřová (Masaryk University, Brno): ‘Social exclusion and urban segregation: are there European ghettos?

- F2: Nationalism in South-East Europe

Room 432

Chair: Gwyneth Jones (UCL - SSEES)

Irina Marin (UCL - SSEES): ‘Slippages of imperial inclusion: the case of the Banat military border

Orsolya Kereszty (Eötvös Lorand University): ‘Women’s spaces in nation-building discourses in Hungary in the era of the Dual Monarchy

- F3: Minority Identities

Room 433

Chair: Geoffrey Hosking (UCL - SSEES)

Kaja Širok (Polytechnic of Nova Gorica): ‘Serbian families in Nova Gorica: ethnic, religious and social factors of preserving Serbian identity in Slovene society

Eleni Sideri (School of Oriental and African Studies): ‘Engendering inclusion and exclusion in Georgia: from family networks to transnationalism


- F4: Russia in the Media

Room 431

Chair: Julian Graffy (UCL - SSEES)

Felicitas Macgilchrist (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt-am-Oder): ‘Metaphorical politics: is Russia "western" or not in the UK, US and German press coverage of the Russian-Chechen conflict?

Aleksander Izotov (University of Joensuu): ‘Borders dividing and connecting: rhetoric on the border issues in Soviet and post-Soviet Sortavala

4.30 -6.00 Friday 17th February 2006 Parallel Session G

- G1: Technological Inclusion

Room 431

Chair: Leslie Haddon (London School of Economics)

Eglé Butkeviciené (Kaunas University of Technology): ‘Social dimensions of ICT diffusion in rural communities of Lithuania: opportunities for inclusion or threats of social exclusion

Ferenc Hain (Pázmány Péter Catholic University): ‘Hungarian youth’s social networks on the World Wide Web

Maciej Kryszczuk (Polish Academy of Sciences): ‘Stability and change of computer possession in households: analysis of structural determinants

- G2: Dividing Religion

Room 432

Chair: Edwin Bacon (Birkbeck College)

Katja Richters (UCL - SSEES): ‘Russia’s religious legislation: who is excluded, who is included?

Jacob Saunders (University of California, San Diego): ‘Do Polish popes go to Heaven?: the role of national exclusion in the formation of religious identity among Polish Baptists

Zanda Mankusa (University of Greifswald): ‘Devil’s confessors and owners of the truth: church heritage of Soviet times

- G3: Gender Regimes

Room 433

Chair: Anne Showstack Sassoon (Birkbeck College)

Anne Jenichen (Centre for Feminist Studies, University of Bremen): ‘Gender equality policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: continuity or change in the political inclusion of women after war?

Ingrid Röder (Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies, University of Bremen): ‘EU-enlargement and gender equality: A comparison of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Anika Keinz (Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University Berlin): ‘Gendering Europe – school of democracy?: the case of Poland

- G4: Editors’ Panel

Room 347

Chair: Misha Gabowitsch (NZ, Russia)
Emrah Efe Cakmak (Cogito, Istanbul)
Prof Terry Cox (Europe-Asia Studies, UK)
Eva Karadi (Mayar Lettre Internationale, Hungary)
Aleksandar Prokopijev (Roots, Sum, Macedonia & Orient Express, UK)
Prof Robert Pynsent (Central Europe, UK)
Natalia Rappak (Slovo, UK)
Volker Weichsel (Osteuropa, Germany)
Prof Stephen White (Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, UK)
Barbara Wyllie (Slavonic and East European Review, UK)

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