SEM : Sortie de guerre en Europe médiane : entre indices de ruptures et manifestations de continuités (1917-1920)

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Séminaire du GDR Connaissance de l’Europe médiane 20 janvier 2017, 14h-18h Institut d’études slaves, 9 rue Michelet, 75006 Paris L’objet de ce séminaire est de s’interroger sur les différentes dimensions des ruptures, des recompositions, mais aussi des permanences qui peuvent … Lire la suite

SÉM DU GDR: La question des langues en Europe médiane, entre politique et esthétique

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Séminaire GDR « Connaissance de l’Europe médiane » du vendrdi 22 janvier 2016, à 14 heures, Institut d’études slaves, 9 rue Michelet, 75006 Paris La question des langues en Europe médiane, entre politique et esthétique Séminaire animé par Daniel Baric, MCF à l’Université François … Lire la suite

RAPPEL: séminaires du GDR, calendrier 2015-2016

Attention ! Les dates des réunions du GDR Connaissance de l’Europe médiane ont été fixées pour l’année 2015-2016.

Les séminaires auront lieu à l’Institut d’études slaves 9, rue Michelet, les vendredis après-midi de 14 heures à 18 heures à Paris des 20 novembre, 22 janvier et 10 juin. Il  sera délocalisé à Strasbourg le 29 janvier (toute la journée).

La journée doctorale du GDR se déroulera toute la journée du 19 mars.

Merci par avance de noter ces dates et d’en tenir compte, si possible, pour fixer vos activités.

SÉM du GDR: calendrier 2015-2016

Attention ! Les dates des réunions du GDR Connaissance de l’Europe médiane ont été fixées pour l’année 2015-2016.

Les séminaires auront lieu à l’Institut d’études slaves 9, rue Michelet, les vendredis après-midi de 14 heures à 18 heures à Paris des 20 novembre, 22 janvier et 10 juin. Il  sera délocalisé à Strasbourg le 29 janvier (toute la journée).

La journée doctorale du GDR se déroulera toute la journée du 19 mars.

Merci par avance de noter ces dates et d’en tenir compte, si possible, pour fixer vos activités.

 

COLLOQUE : « La tradition française de la philosophie du corps et de la vie »

« The French Tradition of the Philosophy of the Body and Life »

« La tradition française de la philosophie du corps et de la vie »

 Organisé par l’Institut de philosophie de l’Académie des sciences de la République tchèque, il se déroulera du 10 au 12 mars 2015 à la Villa Lana, V Sadech 1, Prague 6. Veuillez trouver ci-joints la présentation et le programme du colloque. Pour tout renseignement complémentaire, veuillez-vous adresser à Mme Anne Gléonec : gleonecanne@yahoo.fr.

PARU : Markian Prokopovych, In the Public Eye: The Budapest Opera House The Audience and the Press, 1884-1918, Böhlau, 2014

During the 1884 inauguration of the Royal Hungarian Opera House in Budapest, political elites staged a gala concert in the auditorium while the angry crowd, excluded from this ceremony, demonstrated on the street. In 1917, the crowds queuing to a Béla Bartók premiere needed to be forcibly held back. The book follows the history of the contested institution through a series of scandals, public protests, repertoire controversies and their representation in the urban press of the time. Such conflicts often led to larger issues that concerned the Opera House as a music institution, the birth of the modern public sphere and the modern audience. Thereby, the book calls for a critical rethinking of the cultural history of Budapest and Hungary in the late Habsburg Monarchy.

Markian Prokopovych, a CEU Alumnus, is a cultural and urban historian of Eastern and Central Europe working mostly on the “long nineteenth century” with a recent interest in migration, history of science and the twentieth century. He has worked and taught in Germany, Italy, Hungary and Austria and is on the board of a number of international associations for urban historians, European university networks and historical journals. He is also the author of Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914 (Purdue University Press, 2009).

Book Launch : November 27, 2014 – 17:30 – 19:30 – CEU, Nador u. 9, Monument Building – présenté par Constantin Iordachi, discutant: Mary Gluck.

Trauma – Holocaust – Literature – Budapest, Musée Petőfi

Dates et Lieux : 28-29 novembre 2014 – Aula Magna ELTE ÁJK, Egyetem tér 1.  puis Musée Petőfi, Károlyi utca 16, Budapest.

URL de référence : http://www.pim.hu/object.a02890cd-49a7-41e9-acd1-8d2201a90c50.ivy

The Petőfi Literary Museum is pleased to invite you to participate in the Trauma – Holocaust – Literature Conference to be held in Budapest, on November 28-29, 2014. The conference is intended as a discussion of the history of representing the Holocaust, the cultural, artistic and literary processes and the theoretical problems this representation has entailed. Our explicit goal is to bring together, in a single session, influential international authors and their Hungarian colleagues, to enable and encourage a dialogue of unprecedented vibrancy.

PROGRAMME

28 NOVEMBRE – Aula Magna ELTE ÁJK, Egyetem tér 1. Budapest

09.30 Welcome Speeches / A konferenciát köszönti
  Csilla E. Csorba,  General Director, Petőfi Literary Museum
  Ernő Marosi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
   
  Introduction / Bevezető
  Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz, Germany
   
  Chair / elnök
  Aleida Assman
10.00 Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Indiana University, USA
Holocaust Memory at the Beginning of the 21st Century
  Wulf Kansteiner, Aarhus University, Denmark
On the Unlikely Rise and Precarious Future of Holocaust Memory
  Péter Dávidházi, Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest
A Valediction, Forbidding Theologizing – Aladár Komlós’s Memorial Speech of 1946
   
  Coffee Break / kávészünet
   
  Chair / elnök
  Wulf Kansteiner
11.40 Tamás Kisantal, University of Pécs, Hungary

Searching for the Meaning of the Past – Victims and Martyrs in the Hungarian Literary Discourse

   Ernst van Alphen, Leiden University, Netherlands
List Mania in Holocaust Commemoration
  Gábor Palkó, Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest

Traumatic Memory and Second Order Cybernetics

   Péter György, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
The Art of the Holocaust: Ethical Norms and Aesthetic Experiences – the Unavoidable Tension
   
  Lunch Break / ebészünet
   
  Chair / elnök
  Péter Dávidházi
15.40 Aleida Assman, University of Konstanz, Germany

Premediation and Unrepresentability of the Holocaust

  Judit Nóra Pintér, University of Szeged, Hungary
Trauma and Nostalgia in the Works of Imre Kertész
  Teri Szűcs, indipendent researcher, Budapest
Witnessing and Trauma in the Hungarian Literature of the Roma Holocaust

29 NOVEMBRE

Chair / elnök
Ernst van Alphen
10.00 Robert Eaglestone, University of London, UK
‘Personal Responsibility under Dictatorship’ and Holocaust and Genocide Fiction
Katalin Orbán, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Naming and Sensing Place: Topographic Memories of Genocide in Contemporary Literary Narrative
Brett Ashley Kaplan, University of Illinois, USA
The Familial Nazi
Gábor Tamás Molnár,  Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
The (Re)Birth of Trauma Out of the Spirit of Music: the Atrocious and the Artistic in William Gass’s Middle C
Coffee Break / kávészünet
Chair / elnök
Tamás Kisantal
12.00 Gábor Gyáni, Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest

Hungarian Memory of the Holocaust 

Raffaella Di Castro, Italy
Witnesses of the Not-experienced: Those born after as artists of the “as if”
Andrea Pető, Central European University, Budapest
Gendered Memory of the Holocaust in Central Europe
Miklós Takács,  University of Debrecen, Hungary
Individual and Cultural Trauma: Analogies, Differences and Relationships
Lunch Break / ebészünet
Chair / elnök
Robert Eaglestone
15.40 Barry Langford, University of London, UK
“Maybe It Wasn’t That Way At All”: Reflexivity and Narrative Reversal as Ethical Performance in Jakob the Liar (1999) and Inglourious Basterds (2010)
John Neubauer, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Literature and the Unspeakable
Hedvig Turai, International Business School, Budapest
Different Silences
Closing Speech / zárszó
Robert Eaglestone

 

 

 

Screen Memories. Depictions of State Socialism and 1989 in Screen Media – Festival de cinéma et conférence internationale – Budapest

Screen memories

Date et Lieu : Festival du 20 au 23 novembre 2014/ Conférence 25 et 26 novembre ) l’Université Loránd Eötvös (ELTE), Budapest.
URL de référence : https://www.facebook.com/screen.memories


Comment décrire l’état du socialisme au cinéma avant 1989 , où le geste politique de filmer participe de l’exclusion sociale dans un vaste théâtre de la mémoire ? La question de la visualité et des archives filmiques, de la mémoire et de la contre-mémoire dans le cinéma d’Europe centrale, Russie et du Caucase.

DAY 1: NOVEMBER 24, MONDAY
10.45-10.55 – Welcome

11.00-12.45 – Panel #1 SOVIET/RUSSIAN CINEMA AND REMEMBERING
Kristian Feigelson – Sorbonne Nouvelle : Screen memories in Georgian film culture.
Jasmine Jacq – University of Franche-Comté : Communist past in Russian cinema after 1991: between solemn tributes and happy desacralization ».
Alex Graham – University College London : “It’s not that they died, they just forgot. Ask whoever you like”: (re)citation, textual poetics and memory systems of the Soviet intelligentsia in Aleksei German’s ‘Khrustalev, the car!’.

14.00-15.30 – Keynote #1
Rainer Rother – Deutsche Kinemathek – Moments in Time 1989/90.
20 years after the peaceful revolution the Deutsche Kinemathek and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung published a collection of thousands of photos and hours of film shot in this critical period on the internet. These photos and films all came from privat sources. They are both records of a historical situation and documents of individual experiences.

16.00-17.45 –Panel #2 COUNTER-MEMORIES: OUTCASTS AND TABOOS
Andrea Pócsik – András Müllner Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church and Eötvös Loránd University : (Re)Screening the Roma Subaltern: Post-Socialist Visuals of Roma life in Hungary under the socialist era.
Mathieu Lericq – Sorbonne Nouvelle : (Post-)Communism and homosexuality — From repression to recognition: fiction and documentary cinema facing a political and social taboo.
Balázs Varga – Eötvös Loránd University : Rock around the block: Postsocialist Nostalgia and Recent Eastern European Cinema.

DAY 2: NOVEMBER 25, TUESDAY

9.00-10.45 – Panel #3 COUNTER-MEMORIES: GENDER AND THE BODY
Teréz Vincze – Eötvös Loránd University : Remembering Socialist Bodies – Picturing the body in Hungarian cinema after the fall of communism.
Grzegorz Wojcik – Pedagogical University of Cracow : Woman involved with Polish Newest History. Filmic Representations of Women after Political Transition in 1989.
Marija KatalinicHumboldt University : To be or not to be a socialist- comparing womanhood on screen in pre and post Yugoslavian cinema

11.00-13.20 – Panel #4 REPETITION AND NOSTALGIA
Constantin Parvulescu West University of Timisoara : The Past as Repetition: The Historical Function of Reruns
Ferenc Hammer – Eötvös Loránd University : The song remains the same: The cultural politics of socialist popular culture.
Phil Mann University of St Andrews : Doomed to repeat: The repetition of history in Viktor Oszkár Nagy’s Apaföld/Father’s Acr.
Zsolt Győri University of Debrecen White Lies, Dark Heritage: Nostalgia and the Search For (New) Illusions in Post-Socialist Hungarian Cinema.

14.50-16.00 – Panel #5 STYLE AND SPACE: VISUALITY AND MEMORY
Adam Nadolny – Poznan University of Technology : Architecture and City in socialist films of the 1960s in Poland as an element of contemporary cultural discourse.
László Strausz – Eötvös Loránd University : Realism and modernism in remembering – methodological observations on the new Romanian cinema.

16.30-18.00 – Keynote #2
Catherine Portuges – University of Massachusetts Amherst – Retracing Holocaust Memory in Hungarian Filmmaking.
This presentation engages in multigenerational dialogue Hungarian films by socialist-era directors with those of post-socialist, second- and third-generation filmmakers, rereading cinematic representations and re-imaginings of the Shoah and its sequellae 70 years on. Informed by current debates on the contested terrain of commemoration and memorialization, I suggest ways in which such re-contextualizations invite open new spaces for critical response. Extract from the following films will be screened: Géza Radványi (Somewhere in Europe/Valahol Európában, 1947); István Szabó(Father/Apa, 1966); Miklós Jancsó (Message of Stones/Kövek üzenete, 1994); Judit Elek (To Speak the Unspeakable: the Message of Elie Wiesel/Mondani a mondhatatlant: Elie Wiesel üzenete, 1996); Diana Groó (Kazinczy utca, 1999; Regina, 2013; and Livia Gyarmathy, A Tér/The Square, 2014.

DAY 3: NOVEMBER 26, Wednesday

9.00-10.45 – Panel #6 COMPARATIVE REMEMBERING: MNEMONICS ACROSS BORDERS
Mónika Dánél – Stephan Krause Eötvös Loránd University and Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe : ‘Has it taken place or not?’ – Figurations of ‘Romanian’ and ‘German’ 1989.
Hajnal Király – University of Lisbon : From Amnesia to Active Recalling: Representations of Memory in Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Cinema.
Andrea Virginás Sapientia University : Experiencing foreign spaces: memories lingering between afilmic, profilmic and diegetic realities

11.00-12.45 –Panel #7 MNEMONICS TECHNIQUES IN NATIONAL CINEMAS
Katarina Misikova – Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts : A Country of Tiny History and Thick Lines?!
Raluca Iacob – University of St Andrews : (n)Ostalgie of the everyday life: 1989 in post-communist cultural memory.
Sanjin Pejkovic – Lund University : Re-inventing the past: Yugo-nostalgia in post-Yugoslav film memories.

14.00-15.30 – Keynote #3
Ewa Mazierska University of Central Lancashire : History and Memory of State Socialism in Polish (and other) Postcommunist Cinema.
My paper will consist of two parts. In the first part I will present the official discourse on history in Poland during the period of state socialism and after 1989, trying to establish what was specific for Poland’s construction of its history and what it shared with other countries of the Eastern bloc, most importantly Czechoslovakia and Hungary. In the second part I will discuss a number of films about state socialist past belonging to different genres, such as a historical film, a documentary and a comedy, trying to establish how the use of these genres affected historical representations.

15.45-16.55 – Panel #8 SECRET SERVICE MEMORIES
Péter György – Eötvös Loránd University : The parody of Schiller’s Aesthetics through ‘The Lives of Others’.
Cheryl Dueck – University of Calgary : Secret Police in Style: The Aesthetics of Remembrance.

WORKSHOP : Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Gard and Modernism: The Impact of WWI – PRAGUE

Workshop WWI Avant-Garde

Atelier de recherche international organisé par l’Institut d’Histoire de l’art de l’Académie tchèque des sciences.

Date et Lieu : 27-29 novembre 2014, Institut d’Histoire de l’art — Husova 4, 110 00 Praha 1.

Organizers: Professor Vojtěch Lahoda, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague.
Dr. Lidia Głuchowska
, Institute of Visual Arts, University of Zielona Góra, Poland / Humanities Faculty, University of Bamberg, Germany.

Scientific Committee:
Charlotte Bydler, PhD.
, School of Culture and Education and the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.
PhDr. Lenka Bydžovská, CSc.
, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague.
Dr. Lidia Głuchowska
, Institute of Visual Art, University of Zielona Góra, Poland / Humanities Faculty, University of Bamberg, Germany.
Professor Vojtěch Lahoda
, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague.
Professor Steven Mansbach
, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
PhDr. Tomáš Winter, PhD.
, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague.

Contact:
Vojtěch Lahoda: lahoda@udu.cas.cz
Lidia Głuchowska: ligl@wp.pl
Blanka Švédová: svedova@udu.cas.cz

This workshop follows up on discussions that were initiated at an international symposium in Stockholm: The European Artistic Avant–Garde c. 1910-1930: Formations, Networks and Transnational Strategies (11–13 September 2013). It focuses on one particular aspect of the avant-garde and modernism, namely, the clash therein of the national, the transnational and the cosmopolitan. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, but to some extent in Scandinavia too, the struggle for national independence, which in most cases began in the 19th century and culminated during and after World War I, had important cultural and artistic consequences. The symposium will track the changes in and compare the nationalist rhetorics in modern and avant-garde art just before the outbreak of WWI, as well as during and after the war. After 1917 the map of Europe changed dramatically. A number of new, independent states were established, and these developments found expression in every genre of the visual arts and transformed the image of the continent. The papers presented in this workshop focus primarily, but not exclusively, on modernism and the avant-garde in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and Scandinavia. There are also papers that describe the dissemination and translation of avant-garde language in regions and countries at the fringes of Europe. Some questions we would like to discuss are: How was the understanding of nationalism and the post-WWI avant-garde affected by historiography, especially that of the 1950s and later? To what extent were nationalism and cosmopolitanism part of avant-garde and modern-art discourse before WWI and how did the understanding of them change during the war? What relationship did the avant-garde have to traditional and to official art in terms of their views on nationalism? What different kinds of nationalisms resulted from the national revival movements of Czechs, Croats, Slovenes and Poles in the late 19th century within the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or of Poles and Lithuanians in Czarist Russia? And, on the other side, in what sense was the postwar avant-garde in the newly founded countries (Czechoslovakia, Poland, the Baltic States etc.) an expression of cosmopolitanism? The workshop will serve as a platform for rethinking the methodological tools we use to understand and explain the complexity and the multiplicity of avant-garde forms in these regions of Europe, a subject that is still under-researched.

Another important aim of the workshop is to establish a network of collaborators interested in researching the avant-garde in the regions of Europe more closely and in the long term.

The organizers plan to publish an edited volume of conference proceedings.

If you wish to register to attend this conference, please send an email with your name, title and institutional affiliation no later than 20 November to: svedova@udu.cas.cz There is no conference registration fee.

Programme

Thursday 27 November 2014

9.00–9.30 Reception, coffee
9.30–9.45 Introduction: Lidia Głuchowska / Vojtěch Lahoda

Section 1 Moderator: Steven Mansbach
9.45–10.15 Timothy O. Benson, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA: The Media War and the Avant-Garde
10.15–10.45 Benedikt Hjartarson, University of Iceland, Rijekjavík, Iceland: Abstract Constructivism: Universal Language – National Idioms
10.45–11.00 Coffee break

Section 2 Moderator: Steven Mansbach
11.00–11.30 Nina Gourianova, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA: War as Medium: The Great War in the Russian Avant-Garde
11.30–12.00 Bela Tsipuria, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia: Georgian Modernists Rethinking Nationalism: The Impact of WWI and the Russian Revolutions
12.00–12.30 Irina Genova, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria: Modernism and the National Idea – Reflections of WWI: The Case of Bulgaria in the Context of South-Eastern Europe

12.30–14.00 Lunch break

Section 3 ModeratorLidia Głuchowska
14.00–14.30 Harri Veivo, University of New Sorbonne, Paris, France / University of Helsinki, Finland: Centred and Decentred Cosmopolitanisms in Finland in the 1920s and Early 1930s
14.30–15.00 Heie Treier, Tallinn University, Estonia: Cubism and the Start of Avant-Garde in Estonia
15.00–15.30 Ginta Gerharde-Upeniece, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia: Art and the New Latvian State (1918–1920): Modernism as a Cosmopolitan Idea and a Substantive National Factor

15.30–15.45 Coffee break

Section 4 Moderator: Charlotte Bydler
15.45–16.15 Annika Gunnarsson, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden: ‘Cosmonational’ – Neither National Nor Cosmopolitan – But a Tinge of Avant-Garde Modernism
16.15–16.45 Dorthe Aegesen, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark: Cubism in Danish Art
16.45–17.15 Torben Jelsbak, Roskilde University, Denmark: Nationalist and Internationalist Discourses Surrounding the Modernist Breakthrough in Danish Art and Culture during World War I

from 19.30 An informal meeting in one of Prague’s restaurants (only for official participants)

Friday 28 November 2014

9.00–9.15 Coffee

Section 5 Moderator: Vojtěch Lahoda
9.15–9.45 Erwin Kessler, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania: The Use, Abuse and Misuse of Cubism in the Romanian Avant-Garde
9.45–10.15 Éva Forgács, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA / IWM, Vienna: The Concept of ‘National Art’ and World War I in Hungary: Lajos Fülep and the Dynamics of ‘National’ and ‘International’
10.15–10.45 Lidia Głuchowska, Poland: The Great World and the ‘New Art’ in Poland: Between the Patriotic Ethos, the Nationalisation of Modernism and International Attempts in Aesthetics

10.45–11.00 Coffee break

Section 6 Moderator: Benedikt Hjartarson
11.00–11.30 Michal Wenderski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland: ‘Uncanonical’ Impulses to the ‘Canonical’ Styles and Great Networks: The Case of Poland (and Hungary) and International Constructivism
11.30–12.00 Emilio Quintana, Instituto Cervantes, Stockholm, Sweden: Languages of the Avant-Garde between Poland and Spain: Tadeusz Peiper and Spanish Modernism after WWI
12.00–12.30 Joana Cunha Leal, Art History Institute, New University of Lisbon, Portugal: ‘A bridge too far?’: The War Effect in the Portuguese and Spanish Avant-Gardes

12.30–14.00 Lunch break

Section 7 Moderator: Éva Forgács
14.00–14.30 Ljiljana Kolešnik, Institute of Art History, Zagreb, Croatia: Migrating Signifiers – Socialist Croatian Post-WWII Art History and Its Relation to the Inter-War Avant-Garde
14.30–15.00 Lenka Bydžovská, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague: The Trojan Horse in the Trade Fair Palace: The Slav Epic versus the Czech Avant-Garde
15.00–15.30 Vendula Hnídková, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague: Respect and Triumph: The Intentions and Meanings of Czech Architecture before and after WWI

15.30–15.45 Coffee break

Section 8 Moderator: Tomáš Winter
15.45–16.15 Naomi Hume, Seattle University, USA: Cut-and-Paste in Exile and War: Otto Gutfreund’s Parisian Collages
16.15–16.45 Vojtěch Lahoda, Czech Republic: Transnational or National Cubism? Vincenc Kramář on Cubism
16.45–17.15 Closing Remarks: Steven Mansbach

19.00 Dinner at the Villa Lanna in Prague (only for official participants)

Saturday 29 November 2014

10.30–13.00 Guided tour: Czech Cubism in Architecture (only for official participants) guided by Prof. Rostislav Švácha, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

14.30–18.00 Guided tour of the National Gallery in Prague (only for official participants) guided by Tomáš Winter and Vojtěch Lahoda

CONF : EU Integration and Minority Protection in the Western Balkans: mapping the way ahead – Sarajevo

Date et Lieu : 20-21 novembre 2014 – Radon Plaza Hotel, Sarajevo.
Organisateurs : Balkan Civil Society Network (BCSDN), Queen Mary University of London, and LSEE – Research on South Eastern Europe.

This conference, organised as part of the FP7-funded MAXCAP project (http://www.maxcap-project.eu), will bring together EU officials and leaders, domestic politicians, civil society representatives, and academics to assess the effectiveness of EU instruments and strategies for strengthening minority rights protection in the Western Balkans. Through a series of roundtable discussions and workshops, the aim will be to both take stock of existing initiatives and to identify future priorities. The primary focus will be on
ethnic and national minorities, Roma, and LGBTI communities from across candidate and potential candidate states.

The keynote address will be presented by Jakob Finci.

The objectives of the conference are:
*  To take stock of the effectiveness of EU instruments and assistance directed at minority rights protection ‘on the ground’
*  To explore the limits of EU conditionality in this region by evaluating the various instruments and strategies employed by the EU with respect to minority rights protection, and to consider how EU intervention may be reformed and strengthened.
*  To have an interactive bottom-up approach discussing previous findings on the issue with domestic leaders, EU officials, academics, and practitioners in order to debate the future of minority protection in the region

Programme

Keynote speech (20 November 2014, 17.00)
Speaker: Mr. Jacob Finci

Effects of the EU Integration Process on Democratization in Enlargement Countries: The Issue of Minority Protection (21 November 2014, 09.30-11.00)
Panellists: Ms. Lejla Somun-Krupalija (University of Sarajevo), Dr. Marko Kmezic (University of Graz), and Dr. Neven Andjelic (Regent’s University London).

EU Conditionality: Limitations and Opportunities? (21 November 2014, 11.00-13.00)
Panellists: Prof. Meltem Müftüler-Bac (Sabanci University), Dr. Bojan Bilic (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Simonida Kacarska (European Policy Institute – Skopje), and Mr. Nadir Redzepi (Open Society Foundation).

Acting Upon Limitations and Opportunities: Civil Society and Minority Protection (21 November 2014, 14.30-16.00)
Panellists: Mr. Adriatic Hasantari (Roma Active Albania), Ms. Dasha Ilic (Media Diversity Institute – London), and Ms. Snezana Ilic (Center for Development of Civil Society – Serbia).

Conference attendance is free of charge, but participants are required to register due to limited space. To confirm your attendance, please send an e-mail message to Biljana Stojanoska <bst@balkancsd.net> before 10 November 2014.

The MAXCAP project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320115.​