Italian and German Perspectives on South-Eastern Europe during the Second World War

Centro Italo-Tedesco per l’Eccellenza Europea
Deutsch-Italienisches Zentrum für Europäische Exzellenz
Deutsch-Italienische Zusammenarbeit in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
International Workshop
Italian and German Perspectives on South-Eastern Europe
during the Second World War
Villa Vigoni, 29-31 October 2018
Monday, October 29
Introduction:
Paolo Fonzi, Gerda Henkel Stiftung/Humboldt Universität Berlin
Brunello Mantelli, Università della Calabria
Panel I: Occupation structures, Imperial Plans, Military Governance
Giovanni Villari, Università degli Studi di Torino
The Italian Occupation of Albania
Federico Goddi, Università degli Studi di Genova
The Italian occupation of Montenegro: the military repressive system (1941-1943)
Johannes Breit, Humboldt Universität Berlin
Creating legitimacy for Hitler’s Empire: The case of Propagandaabteilung S in Serbia
Karlo Ruzicic Kessler, Libera Università di Bolzano
Hostile Allies: Italy, Germany and Croatia 1941–1943
Commentators:
Brunello Mantelli, Università della Calabria
Patrick Bernhard, University of Oslo
Movie: The Forgotten Greek Famine by Sheila Lecoeur
Dinner
Tuesday, October 30
Panel II: The Multilayered Dimensions of Violence in Occupied Societies
Alexander Korb, University of Leicester/Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide
Studies
Intertwined layers of mass violence. Southeastern Europe’s violent WWII.
Nadège Ragaru, Sciences Po (CERI), Paris
No Harm Meant: Violence as Palimpsest in Bitola under Bulgarian occupation (1942-1943)
Amedeo Osti Guerrazzi, Fondazione “Museo della Shoah” Rome
A War against the Civilians? The Italians in Slovenia, 1941-1943
Ben Shepherd, Glasgow Caledonian University
Wehrmacht violence in South-East Europe: three case studies
Commentators
Guido Franzinetti, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro
Thomas Schlemmer, Institut für Zeitgeschichte Munich
Lunch
Panel III: Resistance, Occupation, Collaboration
Xavier Bougarel, CNRS, Paris
“Islam, a ‘Convenient Religion’? The Case of the 13th SS Division Handschar”
Franziska Zaugg, University College Dublin/Universität Bern
“Un centro d’intrighi” and no “pater, peccavi”: A Difficult Collaboration in the Borderlands
of “Greater Albania”
Eric Gobetti, Istituto piemontese per la storia della Resistenza e della società contemporanea
“Giorgio Agosti”
Allied with the Enemy. Italian Occupation of Yugoslavia 1941-1943
Borut Klabjan, European University Institute/Science and Research Centre Koper
The Italian “Civilizing Mission” in the East. Continuity and Change during the Occupation of
the Provincia di Lubiana in the Second World War
Commentators
Hannes Grandits, Humboldt Universität Berlin
Paolo Fonzi, Gerda Henkel Stiftung/Humboldt Universität Berlin
Round Table
Writing the History of the Second World War in South-Eastern Europe.
Dinner
Wednesday, October 31
Panel IV: Local Societies under Occupation
Sabine Rutar, Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Regensburg
A Local History of Yugoslav Mining Industries under German Occupation
Sheila Lecoeur, Imperial College London
The Italian Occupation of the Cyclades in World War II: ‘distacco’ policy and why it was
destined to fail.
Vangelis Tzoukas, Hellenic Open University
Guerrilla Warfare in the Arta Region during World War II. The local dimensions of
Occupation and Civil War.
Commentator
Tatjana Tönsmeyer, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Final Discussion
Conclusions
Lunch
Departure

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