Conference: Historians as Engaged Intellectuals

Historical Writing and Social Criticism

19–21 September 2013
House for the History of the Ruhr
Bochum, Germany

Institute for Social Movements

Thursday, 19 September 2013
14:00 Welcome
Stefan Berger (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Antonis Liakos (University of Athens)
14:30 Keynote Nina Witoszek (University of Oslo): Historians as Dissidents: or Intellectual Eros in Action
15:30-18:30 First Panel: History, Theory and Ethics 
Chair: Chris Lorenz (VU Amsterdam/Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Antonis Liakos (University of Athens): Conceptualizations of the Past in the Global Occupy Movement
Antoon de Baets (University of Groningen): Historians killed for political reasons (1945-2013)
Kalle Pihlainen (Åbo Akademi University): Committed writing: history and poststructuralism revisited
Martin Wiklund (University Gothenburg): The ideal of justice and its significance for the historian as intellectual
Effi Gazi (University of the Peloponnese): Historians and/in the ‘new’ media

Friday, 20 September 2013
09:00 Keynote Jörn Rüsen (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen): Engagement in the perspective of meta-history
10:00-13:00 Second Panel: Politics and History in Modern Chinese and East Asian Historiography 1
Chair: Antonis Liakos (University of Athens)
Xuedian Wang and Yangmei Li (Shandong University): History as Political Critique in 1930s China
Dominic Sachsenmaier (Jacobs University Bremen): The Global Community of Historians and International Hierarchies of Knowledge
Feng Chen (Shandong University): Social History and Social Critics: Tao Xisheng and the Rise of Social
History in China

Xin Fan (State University of New York, Fredonia): The Making of the Zhanguo Ce Clique, The Politicization of History Knowledge in Wartime China
Edward Q. Wang (Rowan University): Communism or Feudalism?—Historical Reflections of Chinese
Communist Practices in Post-Mao China

14:30-15:30 Third Panel: Politics and History in Modern Chinese and East Asian Historiography 2
Chair: Nina Witoszek (University of Oslo)
Masayuki Sato (National Taiwan University): Politics of Chronology: Chronology Wars and the Engaged Historians in non-Christendom 1873-2013
Michihiro Okamoto (Toyo University): Personalization of History and Collectivization of Memory in the Age of Globalization

16:00-19:00 Fourth Panel: Postcolonial Engagements
Chair: Stefan Berger (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Nina Schneider (Universität Konstanz): Research or Human Rights? How to write about post-authoritarian Brazil
Aparna N. and Milind Brahme (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras): Historical Scholarship and
Social Engagement in Postcolonial Historiography and Literary Writing

Cesar Augusto Duque Sanchez (Universidad del Rosario, Bogota): History like science and History like
Strategy: The Media, the interpretations and the objectives of two reads by the Colombian past

Meize Regina de Lucena Lucas (Federal University of Ceará): Brazil, Between Images and Texts: Censorship And Cinema In Brazil (1964-1985)
Martin Ottovay Jorgensen (Aalborg University): History and Piece—a Postcolonial Critique

Saturday, 21 September 2013
09:00-12:30 Fifth Panel: Historians and Politics in Europe
Chair: Jörn Rüsen (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen)
Teodoro Tagliaferri (University Naples): The Scientific Historian as a Party Intellectual: the Case
of Christopher Hill (1938-1957)

Georgios Giannakopoulos (Queen Mary University of London): The Historian as a Political Force in Central Europe: Revisiting the case of R.W. Seton-Watson (1879-1951)
Emilia Salvanou (University of Athens): Historians with a cause: Refugees’ memory and historical practices in interwar Greece
Vangelis Karamanolakis (University of Athens): Historians and the trauma of the past. The destruction of the personal records in Greece (1989)
Manos Avgeridis (University of Athens): How was the World War II historicized by the heirs of the Greek Civil War?
Taras Boyko (Tartu University): History as a Battlefield in the Ukraine

13:30-15:00 Keynote
Georg G. Iggers (SUNY Buffalo, New York) in conversation with Edward Wang and Stefan Berger: 
The Historian as Engaged Intellecutal: some personal reflections

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