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Cultural Histories of the Holocaust

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 MONDAY 23 September 2019 

Opening panel, 17:00-19:00

Chairs Hana Kubatova and Natalia Aleksiun

Do We Need a Cultural History of the Holocaust?

Jan T. Gross and Amos Goldberg 


Dinner for workshop participants at Restaurace Tiskárna.

TUESDAY 24 September 2019

Methodology: Early and Late Testimonies

Chair Katerina Kralova, 09:00-13:00


Aurelia Kalisky, The Theoretical Potential of Early Holocaust Testimonies and Historiography

Natalia Aleksiun, The Taken for Granted in the Early Testimonies

Rita Horvath, Reading Testimonies of Religious Jewish Survivors


Lunch 13:00-14:30

Smetana Q

Methodology: Early and Late Testimonies

Chair Amos Goldberg, 14:30-17:00


Anna Wylegala, Late Witness Testimonies in East Galicia: between Memory, Identity and Loyalties

Agnieszka Wierzcholska, Surviving in Tarnów - a Microhistory of Life in a Ghetto in the Periphery


WEDNESDAY 25 September 2019 

Praxis: Communities, Bodies and Objects during the Holocaust

Chair Jan T. Gross, 09:00-13:00

Katrin Stoll, New Approaches to Anti-Semitism. An Analysis of the Cultural Practice of Reading Jewish Bodies During the German Occupation of Poland

Noah Benninga, Zalman Gradowski's Dark Matters: The Materiality of a Life between Two Deaths

Raphael Utz, The Reality of Graves vs. Aftermath-Studies: Approaches to Sobibór after the Germans


Lunch 13:00-14:30

Smetana Q


Representation: Memory Politics and Politics of History 

Chair Noah Beninga, 14:30-17:00

Elzbieta Janicka, Disintegrated History? On the Double Impermeability of Holocaust Studies in Poland

Piotr Forecki, Myths for Solace: Revisionism and Neutralizing Interpretations of the Complicity of Poles in the Holocaust


The workshop is organized and financially supported by VITRI (UNCE/HUM/009) and PRIMUS (PRIMUS/HUM/12), research projects of the Charles University, the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and Touro College, New York.

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10:30 AM10:30

VITRI 2019 Spring Workshop

10,30–11,00 Registration, Welcome

11,00–15,00 Presentations (in Czech)

Violence and ADHD (H. Ptackova)

Violence from a psychiatry perspective, focusing on genetics (J. Vevera)

Suicide (E. Polackova)

Treating alcohol addiction by virtual reality (S. Levorova)

Microbiome and violence (M. Drozenova)

Atrophy of the hippocampus and associated abnormal behaviour in anxiogenic situations in the model of spinocerebel ataxia 1 (Z. Petrankova)

Trauma and psychopathological symptomatology in a foreign mission participant (P. Kral; skype)

15,00– Networking

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10:00 AM10:00

International Colloquium "How to Get Published" II

This event is primarily intended for members of VITRI and BOHEMs. All others interested in attending are kindly asked to register (hana.kubatova[at] first.

 Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Hollar Building, 212)

 10:00    Colloquium opening

 10:15     David Chandler (University of Westminster)

Professor of International Relations

Former editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

Editor of the journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses and of Routledge book series Studies in Resilience and Advances in Democratic Theory

Expose followed by Q&A

12:00‒13:00    Lunch

 13‒14:30    Steven Feldman (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Book Publications Officer, Emerging Scholars Program Officer

National Academic Programs

Expose followed by Q&A

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VITRI 2018 Fall Workshop

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November 22

9.30 Welcome
10.00–11.00 Jan Kofron and Jakub Stauber, Blame It on the Distance: The Impact of Russo-Ukrainian Conflict on Military Expenditures of European States

11.00–12.00 Miroslava Kulkova, Formation of the North American Security Community

12.15–13.00 Ondrej Ditrych and Tomas Kucera, Defence Integration and Change in Established Security Communities: A European Study

13.00–14.00 Lunch Break

14.30–15.30 Martin Jerabek, Germany after Brexit

15.30–16.30 Ville Kivimäki, Posttraumatic Stress in Historical Research

November 23

10.00–11.00 Yesim Yaprak Yildiz, Confessional Truth-Telling in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocities: The case of Turkey and the Kurds

11.00–12.00 Jaroslav Valkoun, The Accepting of the Dominion Status as a Way of Reconciliation of British-Irish Disputes?

12.00–13.00 Lunch Break

13.30–14.30 Ondrej Vojtechovsky, The Delinquency of Yugoslav Citizens in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 1980s as a Source of Conflicts between the Socialist States

14.30–15.30 Jakub Mlynar, Practical Temporality of Classroom Work with Digital Oral History

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10:00 AM10:00

International Colloquium "How to Get Published"

Beyond Hegemonic Narratives and Myths

Troubled Pasts in the History and Memory of East-Central & South-East Europe

PRIMUS Research Project
in cooperation with the CUNI Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions
(WG: Research of Collective Memory in European Semi-Peripheries),
and UNCE VITRI (Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice)

International Colloquium How to Get Published


Friday, March 2, 2018

Venue: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Main Building – Jan Palach Square 2, Prague 1 (Room No. 313)

10:00 Colloquium opening

10:15 Florian Bieber (University of Graz)
Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies, Vice-President of the ANS, current Editor in Chief, Contemporary Southeastern Europe and former Editor in Chief, Nationalities Papers.
Expose followed by Q&A

11:30‒12:00 Coffee Break12:00‒12:45

12:45‒14:00 Roundtable with high-quality editors of journals:

Marek Skovajsa (Czech Sociological Review), Hana Kubátová (Journal of Nationalism, Memory & Language Politics), and Joseph Grim Feinberg (Contradictions: A Journal for Critical Thought)

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