31 March 2017
North Wing First Floor, Room NW 104B
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
Dr. Anton Popov,
Dr. Ebru Soytemel
Department of Sociology, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom
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