Programme:  Transnational Processes of Memory, Migration, and Identity in Europe and beyond 

 Transnational Processes of Memory, Migration, and Identity in Europe and beyond 

University of Graz, Centre for Southeast European Studies 

Venue: Universitätsplatz 3 (Hauptgebäude/main University building) SZ 01.18 

Workshop’s conveners: Alma Jeftić and Paolo Ruspini 


Thursday 17 January 

08:00 – 08:30 Registration 

08:30 – 08:40 Welcome greetings from the workshop’s conveners and CSEES representatives 

08:40 – 09:00 Introductory remarks: Paolo Ruspini, University of Geneva, Switzerland: “Migration and memory in a transnational perspective” 

09:00 – 10:30 

Session I: Memory, migration and transnational migrant spaces 

Marilena Anastasopoulou, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom: “Echoes of traumatic memory of forced migration: the case of Greece” 

Virginia Fanny Faccenda, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Belgium: “Reshaping memories through borders: the case of Syrian migrants in Morocco” 

Driss El Ghazouani, Mohammed V University, Morocco: “Violence and socio-economic development in a transnational context: a case study of Sub-Saharan women in Morocco” 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 – 12:30 

Sandro Cattacin, Fiorenza Gamba, University of Geneva, Switzerland: “Memory and mobility in a transnational world: urban rituals as space of belonging and identity” 

Ivaylo Markov, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum – BAS, Bulgaria: “Memories and emotions in the transnational life: trajectories of the Turks from Bulgaria” 

Jasmin Donlic, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria: “Growing up hybrid, living transnationally” 

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch 

14:00 – 15:30 

Session II: Diaspora and return migration 

Michele Baussant, Piera Rossetto, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem, France (CRFJ); Center for Jewish Studies – University of Graz, Austria: “Bridging migrants past experiences: the case of Jews from Arab-Muslim countries” 

Cristian Cercel, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany: “German ‘expellees’ outside West Germany: the postwar Danube Swabian migrations to France and Brazil” 

Alexandra Wedl, Independent researcher: “Memory and remigration: Czechs and Slovaks from Rumania in the Czech borderland region, 1945-1950” 

Meltem Yılmaz Şener, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey: “Identity shifts after migration and return” 

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break 

16:00 – 18:00 

Session III: Memory, migration, identity: Central and South East Europe 

Christian Karner, University of Nottingham, the United Kingdom: “Constructions and (attempted) deconstructions of ‘memory nationalism’: Central European lessons” 

Renata Schellenberg, Mount Allison University, Canada: “Habsburg heritage: mobility, multiculturalism and memory in today’s Istria” 

Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia: “Memorialization of antifascist resistance in Carinthia: local, national, and transnational perspectives” 

Martina Plantak, Andrassy Universität Budapest, Hungary: “Identity policies of second generation of immigrants from former Yugoslav republics living in Republic of Slovenia” 

Anja Marcher, Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research, Italy: “Lifestories, memories, and the sense of belonging of migrants in South Tyrol, Italy” 

20:00 – Conference dinner (own expenses) 

Friday 18 January 

09:00 – 10:30 

Session IV–Memory and migration in literature 

Jennifer Reimer, University of Graz, Austria: “Historia: Transnational narratives of memory in a post-2008 world” 

Jessica Ortner, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: “Literature as agency of transnational memory. Narratives of migration in contemporary German-language migrant literature” 

Biljana Marković, University of Vienna, Austria: “The question of Ida Lotringer: transnational and multidirectional memory in Miloš Crnjanski’s poetry” 

Oszkar Roginer, University of Graz, Austria: “To write one’s own terrain. Traces of memory and identity politics in the literature of Hungarians from Yugoslavia” 

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break 

11:00 – 12:30 

Conclusions and closed research sessionby the CES Memory board (Paolo Ruspini, Selma Porobić, Alma Jeftić) 

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch 

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