[Workshop Munich] "Emotions and the Disintegration of Communism in Europe, ca. 1970 to 2000"

03.11.2017 - 2017-11-04

On November 3-4, the Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies organizes in cooperation with the Chair for East and Southeast European History (LMU) a workshop entitled "Emotions and the Disintegration of Communism in Europe, ca. 1970 to 2000". The workshop is organised and chaired by Dr. Jan Arend, alumnus and new postdoc of the Graduate School, and Dr. Franziska Davies (both Munich).

Concept of the workshop

Few would dispute the fact that the revolutions of 1989/91 which brought about the downfall of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe were emotionally charged events. Historical studies of the events of 1989/91, however, have focused mostly on presumably “rational” politics rather than the role of emotions. This workshop aims to amplify existing research on the political history of 1989/1991 by taking up a perspective inspired by recent work in the history of emotion and adjacent fields such as the history of subjectivities and the body. The workshop also aims to explore longer term perspectives on the changes in emotional regimes leading up to and resulting from the events of 1989/91.

Time: Friday, 03.11.2017, 1-6 p.m. & Saturday, 04.11.2017, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Venue: Munich, Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Maria-Theresia-Straße 21, Library

Cooperation: Chair for East and Southeast European History (LMU)

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