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

Inclusion Exclusion

16-18th February 2006

Thursday Conference Programme at a glance

12.00 - 1.30 Thursday 16th February 2006 Parallel Session A

- A1: Economic Development and Globalization - Room 347

Chair: Slavo Radošević (UCL - SSEES)

Olga Munteanu (University of Leipzig): ‘Integration Patterns in the Automotive Global Value Chain in Hungary. Prospects and Challenges for Local Supplier Upgrading

Elena Krumova (Columbia University): ‘Globalizing networks and regionalization in eastern Europe: the cases of Hungary and Bulgaria

Raigo Ernits (University of Tartu): ‘The development of entrepreneurship in Estonian company-towns during the transition period

- A2: Philanthropy

Room 433

Chair: Mr. Stoimen Velev (Deputy Head of Mission, Bulgarian Embassy in London)

Risto Karajkov (University of Bologna): ‘The case of aid and south-east Europe

Eglé Vaidelyté (Kaunas University of Technology): ‘Philanthropic action in modern Lithuania: between Christian morality and post-communist reality

- A3: Borders

Room 432

Chair: Pete Duncan (UCL - SSEES)

Prajakti Kalra (University of Chicago and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies): ‘The (unchanging) border between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

Sabrina Vidalenc (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris): ‘Delimiting and opening Sino-Russian border: territories and migrations at stake

Barbara Ivančič Kutin (Institute of Slovenian Ethnology): ‘Stories from the Slovene-Italian border in the Bovec area

- A4: Sociolinguistics

Room 431

Chair: Daniel Abondolo (UCL - SSEES)

Zuzana Tomková (University of Chicago): ‘Inclusion and exclusion in language and beyond: what to make of endangered European dialects in the field of language endangerment

Elena Morabito (University of California, Berkeley): ‘The expression of sociolinguistic boundaries through post-war Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian linguistic corpora

2.30 - 4.00 Thursday 16th February 2006 Parallel Session B

- B1: Regional Economies of Inclusion and Exclusion

Room 347

Chair: Alan Smith (UCL - SSEES)

Kiryl Haiduk (Central European University): ‘Awkward borderland: understanding the political economy of Belarus’s "exclusion"


Anke Schmidt-Felzmann (University of Glasgow): ‘Russia’s "self-exclusion" from the EU’s neighbourhood policy and its implications for the EU’s normative agenda

- B2: Civil Society

Room 432

Chair: Richard Mole (UCL - SSEES)

Juraté Imbrasaité (Vytautas Magnus University): ‘Kept out or opted out?: understanding political exclusion in Lithuania

Ragne Kõuts-Klemm and Kulliki Korts (University of Tartu): ‘Social criticism in Soviet Estonia: its discursive forms and institutional limits


- B3: Portrayal of Minorities

Room 433

Chair: Pete Duncan (UCL - SSEES)

Markus Wien (American University in Bulgaria): ‘The Jews of Bulgaria – an exception to the rule?: the position of the Jewish minority in public discourses of modern Bulgaria’

Suzana Milevska (Goldsmiths College): ‘Non-Schengen art: the phantasm of belonging

Dragana Obradović (University College London): ‘The Aesthetics of Documentary War Reportage: Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde

4.30 - 6.00 Thursday 16th February 2006 Parallel Session C

- C1: Global Integration and Development

Room 433

Chair: Eugene Nivorozhkin (UCL - SSEES)

Mario Koelling (University of Zaragoza): ‘Explaining negotiations on financial perspectives 2007-2013: actors and institutions – how did member states do?

Inga Ulnicane (University of Latvia): ‘Europeanization of research, technological development and innovation policy in central and eastern Europe

Lee Jong-Kuy (UCL - SSEES): ‘Determinants of economic growth in transition economies’ 

- C2: Communism in Central and Eastern European Countries

Room 432

Chair: Anita Prażmowska (London School of Economics)

Nikolai Vukov (Institute of Anthropology and Folklore, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): ‘The commemorated and the excluded: the reshaped pantheons in eastern Europe, 1945-1956

Jan Behrends (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin): ‘Inventing friendship and constructing the nation: Polish Communist propaganda 1944-1957

Balázs Apor (European University Institute, Florence): ‘Popular attitudes to the cult of Mátyás Rákosi in Communist Hungary 1944-1955

- C3: Immigrants and Inclusion

Room 347

Chair: Richard Mole (UCL - SSEES)

Karolina Szmagalska (New School for Social Research): ‘I’m not really here: the legal production of absence, presence and intimacy in post-EU accession Poland

Damiana Gabriela Otoiu (University of Bucharest): ‘Restitution in post-Communist Romania: keeping the "Others" out?: the case of the Jewish community

Timofei Agarin (University of Göttingen): ‘Inclusion by belonging: integration of Russian-speaking communities in the post-Soviet Baltic states

- C4: Jewish Émigré Literature

Room 431

Chair: John Klier (UCL)

Matthew Finch (Queen Mary University): ‘A lifelong interest, a lifelong anxiety: Ernst Gombrich as "central European" and Jew

Tomasz Łysak (Graduate School for Social Research, Warsaw): ‘Rediscovering Jewishness in Poland: Agata Tuszynska’s autobiography

Ioana Luca (University of Bucharest/Linacre College, Oxford): ‘In and out: Andrei Codrescu or the journey of a Romanian exile

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