Humboldt-Kolleg: Colonialism within Europe: Fact or Fancy? Conference at the Moore Institute, 22-23 June 2012


Humboldt-Kolleg: Colonialism within Europe: Fact or Fancy?
Moore Institute, NUI Galway, 22-23 June 2012

Conference Programme


Friday 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
“Colonial Peripheries? Ireland and the Romanian Principalities 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: TBA

13.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Prof. Michael O’Connell, Dept. of Botany, NUI Galway
“Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Programmes”

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
“From Commonwealth to Colony? Poland under Prussia”

Commentator: Christopher Prior, Dept. of History, University College Dublin


16.30-17.00 Coffee

17.00-18.00 Keynote Address: Mark von Hagen, Dept. of History, Arizona State University, Phoenix, U.S.A.

19.00 Conference Dinner

Saturday 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: Chandana Mathur, NUI Maynooth

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”

Aoife Connelly, Dept. of French, NUI Galway
“The French of Algeria - can the colonisers be colonised?”

15.15 Closing Discussion

The conference has been generously sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation and has also received financial assistance from the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig and the NUI Galway Millennium Fund.

For more information see
http://www.nuigalway.ie/humboldt-kolleg/
or contact Dr. Róisín Healy at roisin.healy@nuigalway.ie