Colonialism within Europe: Fact or Fancy? 22nd-23rd June

Venue
Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
22nd June, 2012 @ 00:00:00

Colonialism within Europe: Fact or Fancy?

Conference at NUI Galway, 22-23 June 2012

Provisional Conference Programme

Fri., 22nd June 2012

9.00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9.15-10.30 Session 1 The Irish Experience

Nicholas Canny, Dept. of History, NUI Galway

“Was Ireland a colony? The history of a debate”

Bogdan Murgescu, Dept. of History, University of Bucharest

“A Colonial Periphery? Ireland and Romania in the Early Modern Era”

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-13.00 Session 2: North-South Relations

Piotr Szlanta, Dept. of History, University of Warsaw

The Russian bear in the land of the Persian lion. The patterns of subjection 1890-1914”

Enrico Dal Lago, Dept. of History, NUI Galway

“Italian National Unification and the Mezzogiorno: A Case of Internal Colonialism?”

Clemens Ruthner, Dept. of Germanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin

“Austria’s Only “Colony”: Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1878-1918”

Commentator: Ulrike Lindner, Dept. of History, University of Bielefeld

13.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Humboldt Foundation Programmes by either member of Humboldt staff or Prof. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Dept. of History, NUI, Galway

14.30-16.30 Session 3: German Peripheries

Detmar Klein, Dept. of History, University College Cork

“German-Annexed Alsace and Imperial Germany: A Process of Colonisation?”

Nils Langer, Dept. of German, Bristol University

“Germany and the Danes: Language Politics in Schleswig-Holstein”

Róisín Healy, Dept. of History, NUI Galway

“Germans and Poles in Poznania and West Prussia”

Commentator: TBA

16.30-17.00 Coffee

17.00-18.00 Keynote Address: Mark von Hagen, Dept. of History, University of Arizona

19.00 Conference Dinner

Sat., 23 June 2012

9.30-11.00 Session 4: Contested Territories in the Interwar Period

Christoph Mick, Dept. of History, University of Warwick

Colonialism in the Polish Eastern borderlands, 1919-1939"

Guido Hausmann, Dept. of History, University of Munich

“Maps of the Borderlands: Russia and the Ukraine”

Commentator: Mridu Rai, Dept. of History, Trinity College Dublin

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.00 Session 5: Sovietization as Colonization

Paul McNamara, Dept. of History, NUI Galway

“Polonization and Sovietization in Poland’s Recovered Territories”

Balazs Apor, Centre for European Studies, Trinity College Dublin

“Political Rituals and the Sovietization of Hungary”

Commentator: Ulf Engel, Centre for African Studies/Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.15 Session 6: Colonial Practices

Alan Kramer, Dept. of History, Trinity College Dublin

“The Colonial Origins of the Concentration Camp”

Second speaker to be arranged

15.15 Closing Discussion