Past Events

Conference 2012: Call for Papers

08.12.2011 - 08:00
01.03.2012 - 18:00

International Conference

War Children in the Post-war: A West-East perspective on child policies, child experiences and war childhood remembrance cultures in Europe since 1945

Vienna, 13-15 December 2012

Conference organizers:

Dr. Machteld Venken, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres and

Dr. Maren Röger, German Historical Institute Warsaw


Conference 2011

Registration is necessary for events held at the IWM. Please register by 27 September by phone at: 0043/1/31358-0 or by e-mail at:



Workshop "Liberal Democracy, Authoritarian Pasts and the Legacy of 1989"

02.05.2011 - 09:00
22.05.2011 - 13:00


Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Panel Politics of History II, Saturday, 21 May 2011, 16:50-18:20

Piotr Wciślik (CEU, Budapest): “Totalitarianism” and dissident political languages in Central Europe: late Communism and after

Georgiy Kasianov (Institute of Ukrainian History, UAS, Kiyv): Historians and politics in Ukraine and Belarus

Gábor Egry (Institute of Political History, Budapest): A fate for a nation. Concepts of History and the Nation in the Hungarian politics, 1989-2010

Chair/Discussant: Muriel Blaive (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Public Space, Vienna)

Presentation at the Theaterfestival Spectrum in Villach

26.05.2011 - 18:00
26.05.2011 - 22:00


Presentation at the Theaterfestival Spectrum 11, which will be organized by the theatre neuebuehnevillach,

Book presentation "Clashes in European Memory"

24.05.2011 - 19:00
24.05.2011 - 21:00


in cooperation with
the Institute for Contemporary History
at the University of Vienna
Seminar Room 1
Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1, 1090 Wien

Presentation of the book:

Muriel Blaive, Christian Gerbel, Thomas Lindenberger (Eds.):

Clashes in European Memory.
The Case of Communist Repression and the Holocaust 
Studies in European History and Public Spheres, vol. 2
StudienVerlag Innsbruck / Transactions Publishers New Brunswick, N.J., 2011
ISBN 978-3-7065-4812-0

with a Keynote lecture
by Pieter Lagrou (Université Libre de Bruxelles):

"Do we Need Memory?"

For the detailed programme see here.

Lecture series "Bereiste Imperien. Tourismus in Österreich-Ungarn, Russland und im Osmanischen Reich"

12.05.2011 - 18:15
12.05.2011 - 19:30
Audimax of CAU, Lecture hall F, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, 24118 Kiel


Organized by: Christian Albrechts University Kiel

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2011

Lecture by Sarah Lemmen (LBI EHP): "Wir waren verzaubert, Kairo ist wie Prag." Reisen von Tschechen nach Afrika und Asien um 1900. ["We were enchanted, Cairo is like Prague." Journeys of Czechs to Africa and Asia in 1900.]

Conference "Bildung und Migration" [Education and Migration]

05.05.2011 - 11:30
05.05.2011 - 13:00
Universitätszentrum WALL, Merangasse 70, 8010 Graz


Organized by: Karl-Franzens University Graz

Thursday, 05 May 2011, Thematische Foren, Teil I, 11:30-13:00

Panel Rassismus, Diskriminierung [Racism, Discrimination]

Chair: Rudolf Leiprecht (Oldenburg University)

Lecture by Christiane Hintermann (LBI EHP): "Migration im Schulbuch: Eine Analyse der (Re)Konstruktionen von Migrationen und MigrantInnen in österreichischen Schulbüchern der letzten 40 Jahre" [Migration in Textbooks: an analysis of the (re)constructions of migration and migrants in Austrian schoolbooks of the last 40 years]

Symposium "(Re)Locating Orientalism between East and West"

05.04.2011 - 11:00
05.04.2011 - 11:20
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Ignaz Seipel Platz 1, 1010 Wien

 Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Institut für Kulturwissenschaften und Theatergeschichte und Institut für Sozialanthropologie Wien

Lecture by Sarah Lemmen (LBI EHP): "A non-colonial orientalism? Representations of Africa and Asia in Czech travelogues around 1918"

ASN 2011 World Convention

15.04.2011 - 09:00
16.04.2011 - 19:10
International Affairs Building (IAB), New York


Organized by: The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

Friday, 15 April 2011, Session V, 09:00-11:00 a.m.
Panel CE1: Volunteerism and In-securities: The Transition from Late State Socialism to Emerging Civil Societies in East Germany and Belarus

Chair: Petr Roubal (Institute of Contemporary History, Prague)

Lecture by Thomas Lindenberger (LBI EHP): 'Societal Activism' and Sociability: Volunteering for Security under Communist Rule in East Germany

Saturday, 16 April 2011, Session XI, 02:50-04:50 p.m.
Panel CE22: Communism, Post-Communism and National Identity in East Central Europe

Chair: Bradley Abrams (Independent Scholar, New York)

Lecture by Muriel Blaive (LBI EHP): Writers, Secret Police and Dealing with the Communist Past in the Czech Republic

Conference "Post-Stalinism as an Epoch: Towards a Comparative Societal History of European Communism between 1956 and 1980

31.03.2011 - 15:45
31.03.2011 - 17:30
Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Potsdam


Organisation of the conference: Dr. Jens Gieseke (ZZF Potsdam) und Dr. Pavel Kolář (Europäisches Hochschulinstitut Florenz) 

Lecture by Muriel Blaive (LBI EHP): "The Origins of 'Totalita' Birth and Development of a Historiographical Narrative on Communist History in Central Europe"