Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies. Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union in Global Perspective. University of Bucharest, 1-2 April 2019


Laure Neumayer vient de l’annoncer : La date limite pour l’envoi des propositions pour la conférence « Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies » a été repoussée au 5 décembre 2018. The scholarship on reckoning with the … Continuer la lecture

SÉM : Ecrire et penser avec l’histoire, CERILAC Paris-Diderot – Sorbonne Paris Cité

Le prochain séminaire du cycle Écrire et penser avec l’histoire à l’échelle du « monde » ? animé par Catherine Coquio  portera sur l’ouvrage collectif « Roms », « Tsiganes », « Nomades » : un malentendu européen, présenté par les responsables de la publication, Catherine Coquio  et Jean-Luc Poueyto, en dialogue avec Étienne Balibar, philosophe, et deux des contributeurs, Léonardo Piasere, anthropologue et Ilsen About, historien.

Date et Lieu : mardi 20 janvier, 16h-18h15 – Université Paris-Diderot – Grands Moulins, 5 rue Thomas Mann (Bâtiment C, 6e étage), salle Pierre Albouy.

Les Roms et l’Europe : quels enjeux épistémologiques et politiques? Quelle idée de l’Europe en question?

Quelle est la place des mondes tsiganes en Europe et dans son histoire? 

Comment la « question Rom » interroge la formation de l’espace politique européen ? 

À quels buts répondent les politiques spécifiques et les discriminations d’Etat ?

Responsables :

Catherine Coquio, Professeur de littérature comparée à Paris 7 – Coresponsable de l’axe «Ecrire et penser avec l’histoire » avec Claude Millet au CERILAC. – Inès Cazalas, MCF en littérature comparée à Paris 7 – – Frédérique Berthet, MCF en études cinématographiques à Paris 7 – – En collaboration avec Marik Froidefond (MCF littérature comparée à Paris 7), Lucie Campos (Vie des idées) Claude Mouchard (Po&sie).

Ce séminaire, organisé dans le cadre du Cerilac et avec le soutien du CERC de Paris 3 (« Discomplit »1), repose selon les séances sur des partenariats avec diverses institutions, associations ou revues.

PARU : Patrice M. Dabrowski – Poland The First Thousand Years, Northern Illinois Press [oct. 2014]


Since its beginnings, Poland has been a moving target, geographically as well as demographically, and the very definition of who is a Pole has been in flux. In the late medieval and early modern periods, the country grew to be the largest in continental Europe, only to be later wiped off the map for more than a century. The Polish phoenix that rose out of the ashes of World War I was obliterated by the joint Nazi-Soviet occupation that began with World War II. The postwar entity known as Poland was shaped and controlled by the Soviet Union. Yet even under these constraints, Poles persisted in their desire to wrest from their oppressors a modicum of national dignity and, ultimately, managed to achieve much more than that.

Poland: The First Thousand Years is a sweeping account designed to amplify major figures, moments, milestones, and turning points in Polish history. These include important battles and illustrious individuals, alliances forged by marriages and choices of religious denomination, and meditations on the likes of the Polish battle slogan “for our freedom and yours” that resounded during the Polish fight for independence in the long 19th century and echoed in the Solidarity period of the late 20th century.

The experience of oppression helped Poles to endure and surmount various challenges in the 20th century, and Poland’s demonstration of strength was a model for other peoples seeking to extract themselves from foreign yoke. Patrice Dabrowski’s work situates Poland and the Poles within a broader European framework that locates this multiethnic and multidenominational region squarely between East and West. This illuminating chronicle will appeal to general readers, and will be of special interest to those of Polish descent who will appreciate Poland’s longstanding republican experiment.

Patrice M. Dabrowski has taught at Harvard, Brown, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and currently works at the University of Vienna. He is the author of Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland.