Far Right Memory Politics in the Internet Era

2 Days International Workshop

15-16 January 2020

Centre for Baltic and East European Studies

Södertörn University

Sweden

Programme

Day 1 – 15 January 2020. CBEES, room MA796

 

13:30-14:00 Presentation round

 

14:00-14:25 Presentation of the project “Memory Politics in Far Right Europe”

 

Panel 1: Grievable Bodies: Commemorating Yesterday’s and Today’s Martyrs

 

Chair: Andrej Kotljarchuk, Södertörn University

Discussants: Steffen Werther, Södertörn University & Justine Smalkyté, Sciences Po

 

14:25-15:10 Sophie Schmalenberger, Arhus University: The AfD as Memory Alternative for Germany: The Chemnitz Case

 

Panel 2: Constructing Victimhood: Decontextualizing and Faking History

 

Chair: Madeleine Hurd, Södertörn University

Discussant: Francesco Zavatti, Södertörn University & Ilana Hartikainen, University of Helsinki

 

15:10-15:55 Vanessa Tautter; University of Brighton: Dis-|Composure: Far-Right Claims to Historical Victimhood

 

15:55-16:15 Pause (Coffee & Cakes)

 

16:15-17:00 Marta Simó, Autonomous University of Barcelona: The Blue Division still present in Today’s Far Right Memory in Spain

 

17:00-17:45 Round-up Discussion

 

Day 2 – 16 January 2020. CBEES, room MA796

 

Panel 3: Mainstream Revisionism and the Online Far Right

 

Chair: Francesco Zavatti, Södertörn University

Discussant: Andrej Kotljarchuk, Södertörn University & Vanessa Tautter; University of Brighton

 

09:30-10:15 Michael Cole, University of Tartu: Far-Right Influence on Ukrainian World War Two Narratives

 

10:15-11:00 Justine Smalkyté, Sciences Po: Politics of Selective Remembering in Post-1990 Lithuania: a Case Study of Postfascist “Pro Patria” Mnemonic Discourse

 

11:00-11:10 Coffee & Cakes

 

Panel 4: Far Right Identities: from Analogical to Digital

 

Chair: Steffen Werther, Södertörn University

Discussant: Madeleine Hurd, Södertörn University & Steffen Werther, Södertörn University

 

11:10-11:55 Ilana Hartikainen, University of Helsinki: Wait, who were the collaborators? Analyzing the discourse of the Czech far-right

 

11:55-12:40 Final Discussion (Closed session – only for presenters)

 

Working language: English.

Participation: Limited seats available, registration is mandatory.

Please register on the forms available in the Calendar section on www.sh.se

 

Workshop financed and supported by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University, and organized within the activities of project Memory Politics in Far-Right Europe: Celebrating Nazi Collaborationists in Post-1989 Belarus, Romania, Flanders and Denmark (Department of Historical Studies, Södertörn University, financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies).

 

Organizer: Francesco Zavatti (contact: francesco.zavatti@sh.se).

Author: Max

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