Research workshop Remembering/Forgetting Imperial Past: Nationalism and the Making of Ethnicities around the Black Sea


31 March 2017
Aston University,
North Wing First Floor, Room NW 104B
Programme

9.00-9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30-11.00 Panel 1: Remembering and forgetting imperial past.

  • Kerem Öktem (University of Graz) Coming to Terms with Genocide in a Perpetrator State: Power, Denial and Recognition.
  • Andrea Weiss (Central European University) Remembering and Forgetting: Ottoman Legacies in Adjara and Abkhazia.
  • Ahmet Erdi Öztürk (University of Strasburg/University of Graz) Delectation or Hegemony: Turkey’s Religious Nationalism in Bulgaria via the Diyanet.
  • Vladimir Kolesov (Krasnodar State Museum of History and Archaeology) Imperial Colonialism vs. Soviet Indigenization (korenizatsia): The Nation-building on the North Caucasus (discourses and practices).

11.15-12.45 Panel 2: Emplacing memory and/or (dis)locating nation

  • Petruţa Teampău (Babeș-Bolyai University) Sulina: Reading the Urban Palimpsest.
  • Erol Saglam (Birkbeck, University of London) Modalities of Remembrance: Discretion, Places, and Subjectivity in Trabzon, Turkey.
  • Nayat Karakose (Hrant Dink Foundation) Persisting Through Time and Collective Conscience:  Towards the Hrant Dink Site of Memory.
  • Ani King-Underwood (Independent documentary film producer/director) Memories of a home, facing trauma and challenging denial.

12.45-14.30 Lunch and screening of the film directed by Ani King-Underwood
14.30-16.00 Ethnicities and diasporas

  • Deema Kaneff (University of Birmingham) Religion, Local Customs and Identity in Rural Ukraine.
  • Igor Kuznetsov (Kuban State University)
  • Heloisa Rojas Gomez (European University Institute) Crimean Italians: Intersections between History, Memory and the Individual.
  • Anton Popov (Aston University) Un-making Armenian ethnicity in the Georgian town.

16.15-17.00 Round table discussion: Memory work as politics and practice of identity in the Black Sea region and beyond (the dialogue between practitioners, researchers and civil society activists).
17.15-17.30 Workshop conclusion

 

Workshop Organizers

Dr. Anton Popov,
Dr. Ebru Soytemel
Department of Sociology, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom

If you want to attend, please email

a.popov@aston.ac.uk OR e.soytemel@aston.ac.uk

for further information

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