Remembering Communism – conferinţă la MŢR

Muzeul Ţăranului Român găzduieşte la Studioul Horia Bernea, în perioada 1-3 octombrie conferinţa internaţională Remembering Communism. Theoretical Approaches to the Memory on Communism.  (Amintindu-ne comunismul. Perspective teoretice asupra memoriei comunismului). Publicul interesat este invitat să ia parte la lucrările conferinţei ce încheie un proiect de cercetare de doi ani susţinut de Volkswagen-Stiftung şi organizat de Univesitatea din Leipzig. Conferinţa va include lucrări teoretice dar şi filme documentând procesul de rememorarea a comunismului în ţările estice, cu accent pe cazurile român şi bulgar.

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Discuţiile nu vor ocoli subiecte precum nostalgia şi condamnarea comunismului, nume de străzi şi bibelouri, comunismul la muzeu şi în cărţile şcolare, memorie generaţională, memorie vizuală, memorie colectivă sau istorie orală.

Joi, 1 octombrie, conferinţa se va deschide cu avanpremiera filmului documentar Bucharest Past Present (43 min.) regizat de antropologul Alyssa Grossman (University of Manchester, UK). Filmat în grădina Cişmigiu, documentarul este o meditaţie asupra prezenţei memoriei în România post-socialistă.

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Programul conferinţei

Joi, 1 octombrie

15:00 – 15:30   Opening remarks

15:30 – 17:30   Communism, Memory and the Visual

(Alyssa Grossmann, Simina Bădică, Corina Cimpoieru, Vania Stoyanova)

Proiecţie de film documentar: Bucharest Past Present (43 min., Romania, 2009) Dir: Alyssa Grossman

Bădică: Remembering Communism during Communism.

Displaying History at the Museum before and after 1989 in Romania

Cimpoieru: Feature Film on Remembering Romanian Communism

Stoyanova: Socialism in Bulgarian Post-1989 Cinema (Documentaries)

18:00 – 19:00  Key note speech, Barbara Christophe

Remembering Communism and Making Sense of the Post-Communist Experience: Analyzing Discursive Strategies in Post-Soviet Textbook Accounts

Vineri, 2 octombrie

9:30 – 11:00  New Comers – Topics

(Izabella Main, Nikolay Vukov, Diana Georgescu)

Main: How is Communism Remembered in Poland? About Research and Literature

Vukov: Remembrance of Communism on the Former Day of Socialist Victory: 9th of September in Post-1989 Bulgaria

Georgescu: Ceausescu’s Children

11:15 – 13:00  Remembering Through Whose Language? Which Notions?

(Petya Kabakchieva, Adrian Cioflâncă, Iskra Baeva)

Kabakchieva: Remembering Communism- the Society of Equality or the Society of Inequalities

Cioflâncă: Embellishing the Evil. Narratives of Deculpabilization in the Memoires of Former Members of the Romanian Nomeklatura

Baeva: Modern Bulgarian Society and Its Notion of the Age of Socialism

14:00 – 16:00  The Past Through the Lenses of the Present

(Constantin Iordachi, Dragoş Petrescu, Milla Mineva, Cristina Petrescu)

Iordachi: Remembering Communism vs Condemning Communism. Comparative Perspectives on the War on Memory in Post-Communist East-Central Europe

Petrescu: 1989 as a Self-Ironical Tragicomedy. Representations

of the Romanian Revolution

Mineva: Remembering Online

Petrescu: “How We Survived Communism and even Laughed.”

Belated Nostalgia for the “Golden Epoch”?

16:30 – 18:30 Is Experience a Useful Category?

(Smaranda Vultur, Tanya Boneva, Anni Kirilova)

Vultur: Everyday Life and Surveillance in Romania of the 1980s

Boneva: Remembering Communism in Post-Communist Times. Pernik Revisited:2007

Kirilova: Genealogical and Family Memory

Sâmbătă, 3 octombrie

9:00 – 10:30  Transformations of Memory in the Realm of the Social

(Tamás Lönhárt, Virgiliu Ţârău, Deyan Petrov)

Lönhárt and Ţârău: The Plural Memories of a Multiethnic City.

The Transformations Associated with Communism as Remembered by Hungarian Workers from Cluj/ Kolosvár/Klausenburg

Petrov: Remembering Communism in Factories

11:30 – 13:00 Generations Remember Communism

(Tzetanka Manova, Cătălina Mihalache, Iliyana Marcheva)

Manova: “We Build Our Country.” Visual Memories about the

Brigadier Movement Based on Materials from Pernik

Mihalache: Talking Memories of the Socialist Age. School, Feelings, Regime

Marcheva: “By Our Memoirs You Shall Know Them.” Ivan and Petko Venedikovi About Themselves and About Communism

14:00 – 15:30  Taste and Art. Distinction or Negotiation?

(Adrian Mihalache, Natalia Hristova, Krasimira Koeva)

Mihalache: Remembering the Luxury of Common People. Reflections on the Private Display of Decorative Things in the 1980s

Hristova: Authorities and Artistic Elite- Memoires of Conflicts

Koeva: About one Bulgarian-Rumanian Casus (the sculptor Boris Karadja)

16:00 – 17:30 Memory and Reconfigurations of the Local and the National

(Dorina Orzac, Evgenia Kalinova, Vasile Docea)

Orzac: Confronting Totalitarianism. Case Study- The Region of Maramureş

Kalinova: Remembering the “Revival Process” in Post-1989 Bulgaria

Docea: History as Collective Memory. Constructing Identities in Timişoara Through Monographs and Street Names

19:00   Key note speech: Thomas Lindenberger at New Europe College

Experts Without a Cause? Contemporary History Between Memory Governance and Ostalgia in Unified Germany.

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