Events

26 OCTOBER 2023 – 25 JANUARY 2024 | GREIFSWALD | THURSDAYS, 18.15 – 19.45 CET

Joint Lecture Series

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Baltic Sea Region. Planetary Waters – Sea Futures

In recent years, a cross-disciplinary interest in oceans has been observed, stimulating new approaches to the land-sea relationships and the cultural significance and meaning of water. Urgent questions regarding the climate crisis and resource exploitation, as well as postcolonial and feminist approaches, put oceans, seas, and freshwater in the very centre of the topical discussions. Furthermore, with the planetary, a figure of thought has been introduced that juxtaposes the prevalent idea of globalization with a new relationship between people and their environment through a reference to planetary boundaries and communities, including non-human agents. That opens the question of how we can think of planetary seas. To what extent are seas and oceans placed in new relations?

Reflecting on our topography of the shoreline and, at the same time, facing the perspective of rising waters, we want to examine the sea as a knowledge space and realm of knowledge production in a trans- and interdisciplinary perspective: How is the sea narrativized and conceived as a stage of the political, as an epistemic, fictional, or juridical figure? How are visions of the future, questions of water distribution and access negotiated, and are cultural concepts of water further transported or radically changed? With lectures devoted to the Baltic Sea, accompanied by comparative perspectives on the global oceans, we want to explore the planetary from a dialogical perspective.

Joint programme:
Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO); DFG International Research Training Group Baltic Peripeties – Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes; Research Centre for Manors in the Baltic Sea Region; Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (IZfG).

Organisation and moderation:
Antje Kempe, M.A. | Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) & DFG International Research Training Group Baltic Peripeties – Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes
Wibke Müller, Dipl.-Pol. | Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO)

  • 26 October 2023
  • ASSOC-PROF. MAY-BRITT ÖHMAN, PH.D. (UPPSALA UNIVERSITY), TOBIAS VON LOSSOW, DIPL.-POL. (CLINGENDAEL INSTITUTE, WASSENAAR AND UNESCO-IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION), and PAUL KIRSCHSTEIN, M.A. (UNIVERSITY OF GREIFSWALD)

    Planetary Competition? Water Use and Water Rights
    Online Roundtable

  • 8 November 2023
    Wednesday
  • PROF. DR HANSJÖRG KÜSTER (LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITY HANNOVER)

    Northern Europe as a Landscape
    Workshop Resilience – Meanings, Practices, and Capacity of Change in Nordic Landscapes
    Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study, Martin-Luther-Str. 14

  • 9 November 2023
  • DR ELISA MÜLLER-ADAMS (TRIER UNIVERSITY)

    Nautic Narratives. Memory, Gender, and the Sea in Judith Schalansky’s Blau steht dir nicht
    Online Lecture

  • 23 November 2023
  • DR SIMON PROBST (UNIVERSITY OF VECHTA)

    Oceans Walking the Earth. Planetary Literary Theory and the Sea

  • 7 December 2023
  • MICHAEL DISQUÉ, ROMAN EHRLICH, and MATTHIAS KRIEG (BERLIN)

    Überfahrt – a video-text-sound performance
    Workshop The Senses and the Sea
    Bahnhofstr. 50, Medienlabor, Großer Saal

  • 14 December 2023
  • DR MATTHIAS HAECKEL (GEOMAR HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH KIEL

    Investigating the Environmental Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining

    ASSOC-PROF. IMMO TRINKS, PH.D. (UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA)

    What Lies Beneath? Technological Imaging Frontiers in Underwater Exploration

  • 11 January 2024
  • ASSOC-PROF. DR SÜNNE JUTERCZENKA (UNIVERSITY OF GREIFSWALD)

    “Break this Bottle.” Ocean Currents, Marine Science, and Global Interaction since the Early Modern Period

  • 25 January 2024
  • PROF. DR PIOTR OLIŃSKI (NICOLAUS COPERNICUS UNIVERSITY IN TORUŃ)

    The Baltic Storms in Historical Perspective

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12 DECEMBER 2023 | GREIFSWALD | 18.00 CET

Öffentliche Lesung

Anne Rabe: “Die Möglichkeit von Glück” & Daniel Schulz: “Wir waren wie Brüder”

Lesungen und Diskussionen von und mit Anne Rabe (Autorin, Berlin) und Daniel Schulz (Autor, Berlin) im Rahmen des Seminars “Nach-Wende-Narrationen” am Institut für Deutsche Philologie in Kooperation mit dem Internationalen DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”

In der laufenden Debatte um den „Osten“ und um „Ostdeutschland“, die häufig bei Vereinfachungen und Verengungen der Perspektive stehen bleibt, fällt auf, dass reflektierte und differenzierte Texte zuletzt vor allem im Bereich der Literatur erschienen sind. Bemerkenswerte Perspektiven auf die Nachwendezeit in Ostdeutschland finden sich insbesondere in Büchern von Autor*innen, die in den späten 1970er und 1980er Jahren in der DDR geboren wurden und die Nachwendezeit nun auf je verschiedene Weise als Gewaltgeschichte erzählen. Zu den in diesem Zusammenhang meistdiskutierten Büchern gehören Daniel Schulz‘ 2022 veröffentlichter Roman Wir waren wie Brüder und Anne Rabes im Frühjahr 2023 erschienener Roman Die Möglichkeit von Glück, die an diesem Abend in Lesungen und Gesprächen vorgestellt und diskutiert werden.

Anne Rabe ist zunächst als Dramatikerin, Drehbuchautorin und Essayistin bekannt und mehrfach ausgezeichnet geworden, als Drehbuchautorin war sie an der Fernsehserie Warten auf’n Bus beteiligt. Die Möglichkeit von Glück, in diesem Jahr auf der Shortlist für den Deutschen Buchpreis nominiert, ist ihr Prosadebüt.

Daniel Schulz leitet das Ressort Reportage bei der taz. 2018 erhielt er den Reporterpreis, 2019 den Theodor-Wolff-Preis, 2023 ist sein Buch Ich höre keine Sirenen mehr. Krieg und Alltag in der Ukraine erschienen. Wir waren wie Brüder ist sein Prosadebüt.

Moderation: Professor Dr. Eckhard Schumacher (Greifswald)

Anne Rabe: Die Möglichkeit von Glück (Klett-Cotta, 2023)
In der DDR geboren, im wiedervereinigten Deutschland aufgewachsen. Als die Mauer fällt, ist Stine gerade einmal drei Jahre alt. Doch die Familie ist tief verstrickt. In ein System, von dem sie nicht lassen kann, und in den Glauben, das richtige Leben gelebt zu haben. Bestechend klar und kühn erzählt Anne Rabe von einer Generation, deren Herkunft eine Leerstelle ist. Stine kommt Mitte der 80er Jahre in einer Kleinstadt an der ostdeutschen Ostsee zur Welt. Sie ist ein Kind der Wende. Um den Systemwechsel in der DDR zu begreifen, ist sie zu jung, doch die vielschichtigen ideologischen Prägungen ihrer Familie schreiben sich in die heranwachsende Generation fort. Während ihre Verwandten die untergegangene Welt hinter einem undurchdringlichen Schweigen verstecken, brechen bei Stine Fragen auf, die sich nicht länger verdrängen lassen. Anne Rabe hat ein ebenso hellsichtiges wie aufwühlendes Buch von literarischer Wucht geschrieben. Sie geht den Verwundungen einer Generation nach, die zwischen Diktatur und Demokratie aufgewachsen ist, und fragt nach den Ursprüngen von Rassismus und Gewalt.

Daniel Schulz: Wir waren wie Brüder (Hanser Literaturverlage, 2022)
Er ist zehn, als in der DDR die Revolution ausbricht. Während sich viele nach Freiheit sehnen, hat er Angst: vor den Imperialisten und Faschisten, vor denen seine Lehrerinnen ihn gewarnt haben. Vor dem, was kommt und was er nicht kennt. Wenige Jahre später wird er wegen seiner langen Haare von Neonazis verfolgt. Gleichzeitig trifft er sich mit Rechten, weil er sich bei ihnen sicher fühlt. So sicher wie bei Mariam, deren Familie aus Georgien kommt und die vor gar nichts Angst hat. Doch er muss sich entscheiden, auf welcher Seite er steht. “Wir waren wie Brüder” ist eine drastische Heraufbeschwörung der unmittelbaren Nachwendezeit – und ein nur allzu gegenwärtiger Roman über die oft banalen Ursprünge von Rassismus und rechter Gewalt.

5 DECEMBER 2023 | GREIFSWALD | 18.00 CET

Inaugural Lecture / Antrittsvorlesung

Prof. Dr Annelie Ramsbrock (Greifswald): Der Süchtige. Zur Erscheinungsform einer Sozialfigur im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

  • University of Greifswald, Aula, Domstraße 11, Eingang 2, 17489 Greifswald
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Prof. Dr Annelie Ramsbrock holds the Chair of General History of the Contemporary Era at the Department of History, University of Greifswald. Her research focuses on the Western European history of culture and ideas of the 19th and 20th centuries, with an emphasis on knowledge, the body, punishment, violence, and violence prevention.

7 NOVEMBER 2023 | GREIFSWALD

Academic Career Day of the University of Greifswald, with participation of the IRTG

Academic Career Day 2023 “Open Science – Science open!”

Informationstag für Promotionsinteressierte, Promovierende und Postdocs der Universität Greifswald: Der Academic Career Day wird am 07. November 2023 im Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald stattfinden. Er widmet sich in diesem Jahr der Öffnung von Wissenschaft durch die Open Science Initiative einerseits, andererseits im Sinne der Ausgründung mit wissenschaftlichen Ideen.

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26 OCTOBER 2023 | GREIFSWALD | 9.30 - 12.30 CET

International Workshop

Terror, Trials, Temporalities – Exploring Kathrin Röggla’s Writing Strategies

Workshop of the International Research Training Group (DFG) “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes” in cooperation with the Research Colloquium Modern German Literature at the University of Greifswald

Kathrin Röggla has repeatedly dealt with crisis situations in plays, essays and prose texts, not least in her literary confrontations with the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the NSU trial. Alongside the question of how to observe exceptional situations and describe crises, there is always the question of how sudden extraordinary turning points or long-lasting processes affect temporal relations and the temporalities of literary writing. How does one counter the escalation logic of terror? What happens when real events are depicted in the subjunctive or in the mode of the future perfect? How can ongoing processes be captured, represented or realized in literature?

Organisation: Ingvild Folkvord (NTNU Trondheim) and Eckhard Schumacher (University of Greifswald)
Moderation: Philipp Ohnesorge and Nina Pilz (both University of Greifswald)

  • 9.30
  • Welcome
  • 9.45
  • JEAN LASSÈGUE (Paris)

    Looking for ‘secret America’. Kathrin Röggla on 9/11

  • 10.30
  • Coffee
  • 11.00
  • INGVILD FOLKVORD (Trondheim)

    Waiting for the rule of law. Ambiguous temporalities in Kathrin Röggla’s literary work on the NSU-trial

  • 11.45
  • ECKHARD SCHUMACHER (Greifswald)

    Narrative (De-)Escalation. Trial and Terror in Kathrin Röggla’s Novel ‘Laufendes Verfahren’

  • 12.30
  • End of Workshop

25 OCTOBER 2023 | GREIFSWALD | 18.00 - 20.00 CET

Öffentliche Lesung und Gespräch

Kathrin Röggla: “Laufendes Verfahren”

Öffentliche Lesung und Gespräch im Rahmen des Workshops “Terror, Trials, Temporalities – Exploring Kathrin Röggla’s Writing Strategies” des Internationalen DFG-Graduiertenkollegs “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”

Laufendes Verfahren
Professorin Kathrin Röggla (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln)
Podium: Professorin Dr. Ingvild Folkvord (NTNU Trondheim), Professor Dr. Eckhard Schumacher (Universität Greifswald)

„Kein Schlussstrich!“ Das war und ist die Forderung vieler Stimmen aus der Nebenklage nach dem Urteil des NSU-Prozesses. Zu wenig wurde aufgeklärt, zu viel politisch versprochen. Wie aber beobachtet und beschreibt man einen Prozess, um dessen Grenzen nachhaltig gestritten wird, der viele Jahre dauert und trotz eines Urteils kaum als beendet gelten kann? Kathrin Röggla schreibt einen Roman, wählt aber nicht die Vergangenheitsform, berichtet nicht von einem abgeschlossenen Fall, sondern führt vor Augen, wie ein „Laufendes Verfahren“, in dem sich „so vieles wiederholen wird“, nicht nur die Zeitverhältnisse irritiert. Dafür nimmt sie die unprofessionelle Perspektive eines „Wir“ ein, das oben auf den Zuschauerrängen sitzt, sich erst durch den Prozess, das laufende Verfahren, konstituiert und zugleich wiederholt in Frage gestellt wird.

Kathrin Röggla, geboren 1971 in Salzburg, arbeitet als Prosa- und Theaterautorin und entwickelt Radiostücke. Für ihre literarischen Arbeiten wurde sie mit zahlreichen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichnet, zuletzt mit dem Wortmeldungen-Literaturpreis und dem Heinrich-Böll-Preis. Sie veröffentlichte unter anderem die Prosabücher „Abrauschen“, „really ground zero“, „wir schlafen nicht“, „die alarmbereiten“ und „Nachtsendung. Unheimliche Geschichten“. Kathrin Röggla ist seit 2015 Vize-Präsidentin der Akademie der Künste in Berlin und seit 2020 Professorin für Literarisches Schreiben an der Kunsthochschule für Medien in Köln. Ihr Roman „Laufendes Verfahren“ stand auf der Longlist für den Deutschen Buchpreis 2023.

Mehr zum Buch: Laufendes Verfahren (S. Fischer, 2023)

19 JULY 2023 | GREIFSWALD | 10.15 - 11.45 CEST

FORSCHUNGSKOLLOQUIUM NEUERE DEUTSCHE LITERATUR IN KOOPERATION MIT DEM IRTG BALTIC PERIPETIES

Phillip Helmke (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): “Meernovellen”, Forschungskolloquium Neuere deutsche Literatur

12 July 2023 | Greifswald | 10.00 - 14.00 CEST

Internal Workshop with Pamela Bromley, Ph.D. (Scripps College, CA)

Baltic Peripeties Doctoral Fellows Writing Workshop, Part II: Finalising Texts

13 APRIL – 20 JULY 2023 | GREIFSWALD | THURSDAYS, 18.15 – 19.45 CEST

Joint Lecture Series

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Baltic Sea Region. Spotlight on Marine Governance & Environmental Change

Joint Programme:
Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO); DFG International Research Training Group Baltic Peripeties – Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes; MA Programme History and Culture of the Baltic Sea Region

Series Sibelius im Kontext:
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Theater Vorpommern, Universität Greifswald

Organisation:
Madeleine Paditz | Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO)
Dr Lars Fredrik Stöcker | MA Programme History and Culture of the Baltic Sea Region
Dr Alexander Waszynski | DFG International Research Training Group Baltic Peripeties – Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes

  • 13 April 2023
  • DR ANJA GLOBIG (FLI GREIFSWALD-INSEL RIEMS)

    Looking Back on 17 Years of Sentinel Surveillance: A Holistic Approach to Understanding Pathogen Ecology in the Greifswalder Bodden Area
    Spotlight Lecture: Marine Governance & Environmental Change

  • 20 April 2023
  • DR ANNA HEIDENREICH (POTSDAM)

    How to Communicate Flood Risk? Approaches from Environmental Psychology and Disaster Risk Research
    Spotlight Lecture: Marine Governance & Environmental Change

  • 27 April 2023
  • TIZIANA MELCHIORRE, PH.D. (UvA AMSTERDAM)

    Regional Cooperation in the Arctic and the Baltic Sea Region: The Case of the Environment
    Spotlight Lecture: Marine Governance & Environmental Change

  • 4 May 2023
  • PROF. DR STEPHANIE HEROLD (TU BERLIN)

    Finding Empathy in Lost Places. Decay, Emotion and Heritage Making

  • 10 MAY 2023
    Wednesday
    Start: 18.00 s.t.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: SÁMI CULTURES, SÁMI CHALLENGES

    With Paul Kirschstein, Emmi Nuorgam and Eeva-Kristiina Nylander
    Nordischer Klang Festival

  • 11 May 2023
  • ILYA SULZHYTSKI, PH.D. (GREIFSWALD)

    Discursive Strategies of Ukrainian and Russian Telegram Channels during the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine: The Case of the Siege of Mariupol

  • 25 May 2023
    Start: 18.00 s.t.
  • PROF. DR NANCI ADLER (NIOD AMSTERDAM)

    Representing, or Re-conceptualizing Repression? Case Studies of the Narratives of Gulag Survivors
    Conference Negotiating Peripeties

  • 15 June 2023
  • DR IUR. LEILA NEIMANE (LU RIGA)

    Implementing an Effective Maritime Spatial Planning Regulation Framework in the Baltic Sea Region
    Spotlight Lecture: Marine Governance & Environmental Change

  • 22 June 2023
  • PROF. DR GESA ZUR NIEDEN (GREIFSWALD)

    Sibelius im Anthropozän (Lecture in German)
    Series Sibelius im Kontext

  • 29 June 2023
  • PROF. DR NINA TYNKKYNEN (ÅAU TURKU)

    Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea: Overview and Future Prospects
    Spotlight Lecture: Marine Governance & Environmental Change

  • 6 July 2023
  • PROF. DR DANIEL MÜLLER (IAMO HALLE/SAALE)

    The Harvest of War: Consequences of the Russian Invasion on Ukraine’s Agriculture

  • 13 July 2023
  • DOUGLAS ONG, B.A. (GREIFSWALD)

    Bringing Wrocław into Poland: the Expulsions from Kresy in the Depot History Centre

  • 20 July 2023
  • PHILLIP HELMKE, M.A. (BOCHUM)

    North Sea Novellas. The Literary Discovery of the German Coast in the 19th Century

7 - 8 June 2023 | Greifswald

IFZO CONFERENCE 2023

Predictable Futures? On the Impact of Fear and Insecurity in the Baltic Sea Region

This year’s IFZO annual conference focuses on questions of fear, uncertainty, and insecurity in the future of the Baltic Sea Region. The Baltic Sea region witnesses its fair share of transformations and monumental turning points, and the past years have brought upon some truly unexpected new challenges and external shocks. In addition, the dramatic nature of already recognised challenges is becoming more and more apparent to the common consciousness. Deep insecurity has permeated fields diverse as energy, defence, economic, social and health policy. These developments have illuminated hard questions related to climate crises, the stability of democracy and the integrity of the state. Analysts and policymakers have differently assessed the likelihood of Russia’s fullscale war against Ukraine or the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequences of such predicaments. The sheer magnitude of these events poses profound questions about the future trajectories of the Baltic Sea region, thus prompting greater societal insecurity and fear of the unknown.

These fears, as well as the related potential for unrest and tensions, represent a major challenge both for political and economic decision-makers. In order to obtain valuable policy prescriptions, lawmakers have increasingly turned to the expertise produced by the scientific community. Prediction-making, however, can be a rather perilous endeavour even for researchers, who by nature have to remain uncertain about their scientifically-grounded findings. That stated, a good grasp and empirical analysis of past events may still help in making future forecasts more reliable and improve early-warning mechanisms.

Organisation:
IFZO – Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research, University of Greifswald

25 - 27 MAY 2023 | GREIFSWALD

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | IRTG BALTIC PERIPETIES

Negotiating Peripeties: Change and Its Narratives

WEDNESDAY | 24 MAY | FOYER ERNST-LOHMEYER-PLATZ 6

  • 17.00
  • Informal Pre-Mingle & Early Bird Registration

 

THURSDAY | 25 MAY | ALFRIED KRUPP INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, MARTIN-LUTHER-STR. 14

  • 08.30
  • Registration
  • 09.15 – 09.30
  • WORDS OF WELCOME
    ULLA BONAS

    Academic Director, Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study Greifswald

    VICTORIA OERTEL & NINA PILZ

    Speakers of the Organising Committee, University of Greifswald

    ECKHARD SCHUMACHER

    Speaker of the International Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”, University of Greifswald

  • 09.30 – 10.30
  • FESTIVE OPENING
    KATHARINA RIEDEL

    Rector of the University of Greifswald

    H.E. ALAR STREIMANN

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Germany

    ERIK F. ØVERLAND

    Counsellor, Special Envoy for Research and Education at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway to Germany

    BETTINA MARTIN

    Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • 10.30 – 11.00
  • Coffee & Tea Break
  • 11.00 – 12.00
  • OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE
    HANNA MERETOJA (UTU TURKU)

    Master and Counter Narratives in Times of Global Crises
    Moderation: Ingvild Folkvord (NTNU Trondheim)

  • 12.00 – 13.15
  • Lunch: Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study
  • 13.15 – 14.45
  • SESSION 1
    Living Through the Change: Building Bridges Between Life and Narrative

    DACE BULA (LU RIGA)

    “I Missed Seagull Screams”: Narratives of Dwelling and Displacement in the Riga Port Neighborhoods

    KATHARINE HODGSON (EXETER)

    An Assault on the Socialist Realist “Master Plot”: Svetlana Aleksievich’s Many-Voiced Narratives of Catastrophic Change

    MARTINA ZAGNI & KRISTA ANNA ZALĀNE (BOTH GREIFSWALD)

    Narratives Between Past and Future: Peripety as a Tool to Analyze Change in Life and Literature
    Organisers: Martina Zagni & Krista Anna Zalāne (both Greifswald)
    Moderation: Martin Nõmm (Tartu)

  • 14.45 – 15.15
  • Coffee & Tea Break
  • 15.15 – 16.45
  • SESSION 2
    Shifting Belonging: Understanding People and Practices in Repopulated Places

    ELEONORA NARVSELIUS (LUND)

    “We just moved in, and this is it”: Dwelling and Home Space as a Site of (Dis)remembrance of the Vanished East-Central European Populations

    OLGA SEZNEVA (UVA AMSTERDAM)

    The House of the Lost-and-Found: Belonging and Belongings in the Kaliningrad Region

    Pekka Hakamies (UTU Turku)

    Soviet Experience, Narrative, and Reality in Former Finnish Karelia
    Organisers: Rezeda Lyykorpi & Douglas Ong (both Greifswald)
    Moderation: Douglas Ong (Greifswald)

  • 16.45 – 18.00
  • Break
  • 18.00 – 19.00
  • KEYNOTE LECTURE
    NANCI ADLER (NIOD & UVA AMSTERDAM)

    Remembering, Representing, and Re-conceptualizing Repression: What we Learned from the Narratives of Gulag Survivors
    Moderation: Margit Bussmann (Greifswald)

 

FRIDAY | 26 MAY | ALFRIED KRUPP INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, MARTIN-LUTHER-STR. 14

  • 09.00 – 10.30
  • SESSION 3
    The Russia-Ukraine War as a Major Turning Point for the Baltic Sea Region

    VIACHESLAV MOROZOV (TARTU)

    The Peripety of a Contestant in the Liberal International Order: Russia’s Transition to Antagonism

    MUHAMMAD IDREES AHMAD (UOE COLCHESTER)

    Dark Instruments: How Russia’s Information Operations Faltered in Ukraine

    ANDREY MAKARYCHEV (TARTU)

    Sovereign Peripeties: Bio-, Zoo- and Necro-politics in Putin’s Russia
    Organiser and Moderation: Natalia Iost (Greifswald)
    Discussant: Bo Petersson (Malmö)

  • 10.30 – 11.00
  • Coffee & Tea Break
  • 11.00 – 12.30
  • SESSION 4
    Disruption, Diagnosis, Disease: Narratives of Medical Crises, Care and Recovery

    VICTORIA OERTEL & NINA PILZ (BOTH GREIFSWALD)

    Disease as Peripety – Negotiating Perspectives on Public and Philosophical Discourse

    SIDSEL BOYSEN DALL (NTNU TRONDHEIM)

    Shattered Expectations in Caregiving Literature: Reflections on the Shared Reading of Schema Disrupting Fiction

    NINA PETERSEN REED (NTNU TRONDHEIM)

    How May a Meaningful Everyday Life Be Re-created after Mental Health Crises?
    Organisers: Victoria Oertel & Nina Pilz (both Greifswald)
    Moderation: Sebastian Laacke (Greifswald)

  • 12.30 – 14.45
  • Lunch: Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study | PhD Lunch Session
    Coffee & Tea
  • 14.45 – 15.30
  • KEYNOTE LECTURE
    LAURA ASSMUTH (UEF JOENSUU)

    Familyhood across Borders in Times of Crises: COVID-19 Pandemic and Russia’s War on Ukraine as Turning Points for Migration and Mobility in Europe
    Moderation: Terje Loogus (Tartu)

  • 15.45 – 17.00
  • ROUNDTABLE – PERIPETIES IN AND OUT OF CONTEXT
    Discussants: Nanci Adler (NIOD & UvA Amsterdam), Laura Assmuth (UEF Joensuu), Alexander Drost (Greifswald) & Hanna Meretoja (UTU Turku)

    Moderation: Ingvild Folkvord (NTNU Trondheim) & Eckhard Schumacher (Greifswald)

 

SATURDAY | 27 MAY | ALFRIED KRUPP INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, MARTIN-LUTHER-STR. 14

  • 09.00 – 10.30
  • SESSION 5
    Events, Landscapes and Water. Negotiating Dramatic Changes in Environmental History

    LAURA TACK (GREIFSWALD)

    A Sudden Realization of Risk: The Possibly Largest Storm Surge on the German Baltic Sea Coast

    MERVE NEZIROĞLU (GWZO LEIPZIG)

    A Sunken Island’s Legacy: The Case of Ada Kaleh

    PAUL KIRSCHSTEIN (GREIFSWALD)

    Dramatic Developments: Identifying Turning Points in the Historiography of the Alta-saken
    Organisers: Paul Kirschstein & Laura Tack (both Greifswald)
    Moderation: Erik Wolf (Greifswald)

  • 10.30 – 11.00
  • Coffee & Tea Break
  • 11.00 – 12.00
  • CLEMENS RÄTHEL (GREIFSWALD)

    Pragma and Peripety? The (Un-)Expected in Ludvig Holberg’s Comedies
    Moderation: Benjamin Schweitzer (Greifswald)

  • 12.00 – 12.15
  • CONCLUDING REMARKS
    VICTORIA OERTEL & NINA PILZ (BOTH GREIFSWALD)
  • 12.30 – 13.30
  • Lunch: Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study

Organising Committee:
Speakers: Victoria Oertel & Nina Pilz (both Greifswald)
Natalia Iost, Paul Kirschstein, Rezeda Lyykorpi, Douglas Ong,  Laura Tack, Martina Zagni, Krista Anna Zalāne (all Greifswald)

Academic Advisor:
Prof. Dr Eckhard Schumacher (Greifswald)

Abstracts can be downloaded as PDF here.

For further information, please contact balticperipeties-conference2023@uni-greifswald.de.
Pre-registration via email is requested at baltic-peripeties@uni-greifswald.de.

Negotiating Peripeties: Change and Its Narratives

‘Peripety’ has been defined by Aristotle for dramatic plots as a change to the opposite direction of events in accord with necessity or probability. The conference provides a platform to discover and critically discuss the notion of ‘peripety’ and its analytical potential for negotiating historical as well as contemporary transformations and corresponding stories of transition. Encouraging reflection upon neighbouring concepts of change, we aim to expand the debate on their relation to ‘peripety’, their scholarly prolificacy, and conditions of transferability. Together, we will elucidate turning points, crises, events, tipping points, and disruptions in the fields of literary, migration, and memory studies, medical humanities, environmental history, theatre studies, and political science. In this highly interdisciplinary format, we enter into negotiations about narratives of current poignancy: wars, floods, diseases, challenges to personal and collective identities, and even humour are being examined with regard to the narrative activities humans engage in to make sense of change.

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5 - 14 May 2023 | Greifswald

Festival in cooperation with the IRTG Baltic Peripeties

Nordischer Klang – Das Fest des Nordens

Upcoming in May 2023, the Greifswald-based festival Nordischer Klang again offers a fulminant and diverse cultural programme with music, literature, films, exhibitions and lectures on the Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea region. The full programme can be found here.

With support of the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties”, this year’s Nordischer Klang puts a special focus on Sámi cultures and history to mark the anniversaries of the Sámi parliaments in Finland and Sweden: a double concert evening with the Sámi bands Áilu Valle & Boogiemen and Tundra Electro, a screening of the film “Eatnameamet – Our silent struggle” by Suvi West, and a panel discussion with archaeologist and researcher Eeva-Kristiina Nylander, the producer of “Eatnameamet” Emmi Nuorgam, and IRTG “Baltic Peripeties” doctoral fellow Paul Kirschstein.

Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle (FIN 2021)
Tuesday | 9 May 2023 | 18.00 | Lecture Hall, Wollweberstr. 1

Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle is a political documentary revealing the Finnish government’s assimilation and colonisation policy towards the Sámi people. The Sámi people are fighting for their existence and their uncertain future with political acts. Eatnameamet is a pamphlet and a cry for help for the future of the only indigenous people of the European Union – through the voices of the Sámi people themselves. (more info)

Sámi Sessions: Tundra Electro (N/FIN) and Áilu Valle & Boogiemen (FIN)
Tuesday | 9 May 2023 | 20.00 | STRAZE, Stralsunder Str. 10

Tundra Electro combines the traditional vocal style of the Sámi with electronica, improvised music and elements of classical Indian music. The duo was founded in 2016 by Sámi singer Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso and Norwegian musician and composer Patrick Shaw Iversen. Patrick Shaw Iversen arranges the music, while Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso’s singing combines more than 100 years old yoiks with new yoiks and her own lyrics. (more info)

Áilu Valle is considered one of the first rap artists in a Sámi language. The now 37-year-old hails from Anár (Inari) on the Finnish side of Sápmi, and raps in Northern Sámi, Finnish and English. His solo album Viidon sieiditt is an acoustic representation of the Sámi’s relationship to their environment. Using various sounds recorded directly from nature – birdsong, wind rustling, wolves howling, mosquitoes buzzing – Áilu Valle reckons with colonialism, environmental threats and climate change. He comes to Greifswald with his accompanying band, the trio Boogiemen. This Sámi formation is strongly influenced by hard rock and was founded in 2013. (more info)

Panel Discussion: Sámi Cultures, Sámi Challenges
Wednesday | 10 May 2023 | 18.00 | Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study Greifswald

The panel addresses historical and current aspects of the Sámi’s struggle for their rights, and especially includes issues important for Sámi identification such as preserving cultural heritage, protection from assimilation policies and dealing with the challenges of climate catastrophe. To kick off the event, Eeva-Kristiina Nylander from the Museum of European Cultures in Berlin will provide insights into her work on one of the most important Sámi collections outside Northern Europe, as well as central questions of provenance research and restitution of Sami cultural property. In the panel discussion, Eeva-Kristiina Nylander will be joined by Paul Kirschstein from the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties”, whose doctoral thesis at the University of Greifswald deals with the construction of the Alta Dam in northern Norway in the 1970s and the resulting Sámi protest movement, and the Sámi activist and producer of the film “Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle” Emmi Nuorgam. (more info)

8 MAY 2023 | GREIFSWALD | 9.00 - 22.00 CEST

Forschungskolloquium

Lese\Kulturen – Lektürepraktiken im Norden vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart

Literaturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium im Rahmen des Informationsforums des Nordischen Klangs 2023 unter wissenschaftlicher Leitung von Dr. Sabine Meyer und Professor Dr. Clemens Räthel (beide Greifswald).

21 APRIL 2023 | GREIFSWALD

PostDoc Colloquium

Baltic Peripeties PostDoc Colloquium

The biannual Baltic Peripeties PostDoc Colloquium is a forum for early career researchers to present their own projects or discuss chapters and articles in draft versions. Starting with the first meeting in April 2023, the working group intends to meet every semester and invites all postdoctoral researchers interested in joining and presenting their work.

25. Februar 2023 | Zürich | 16.30 CET & Stream

Paneldiskussion und Lesungen | Literaturhaus Zürich in Kooperation mit dem IRTG Baltic Peripeties

Fluchtpunkte – Ostseeraumnarrative

Podiumsdiskussion und Lesungen mit Dovilė Kuzminskaitė, Hasso Krull, Eckhard Schumacher, Artis Ostups und Krista Anna Belševica

Tage baltischer Literatur
FLUCHTPUNKTE – OSTSEERAUMNARRATIVE
Der Ostseeraum mit seinen neun Anrainerstaaten ist nicht nur ein Speicher historischer Wendepunkte, die das eine verschwinden und das andere (wieder) auftauchen lassen, sondern auch für persönliche Erfahrungen und Erzählungen. Aber was bedeutet es, innerhalb oder ausserhalb eines literarischen Textes, zu «verschwinden»? Nur aus dem Blick oder ganz aus der Existenz? In dieser Podiumsdiskussion stellen Autorinnen und Autoren unterschiedlicher Generationen aus Litauen, Estland und Lettland kurze Ausschnitte aus ihren Werken vor, die sich mit dieser Frage auseinandersetzen oder sie spielerisch verdrehen. Gerahmt wird die Diskussion durch einen Einblick in aktuelle Forschungspositionen zu narrativen Konstruktionen von Wendepunkten im Ostseeraum.

Mit: Dovilė Kuzminskaitė, Assistenzprofessorin an der Universität Vilnius, Übersetzerin und Lyrikerin; Hasso Krull, Lyriker, Kulturtheoretiker, Kritiker und Übersetzer, Träger des Juhan-Liiv-Preises für Lyrik; Eckhard Schumacher, Professor für Neuere deutsche Literatur (Greifswald) und Sprecher des internationalen Graduiertenkollegs «Baltic Peripeties» mit Partnern in Tartu und Trondheim; Artis Ostups, lettischer Dichter, Kritiker, Herausgeber und Literaturwissenschaftler (Tartu); Krista Anna Belševica, lettische Schriftstellerin, Forscherin und Projektkuratorin, die derzeit an der Universität Greifswald über Revolutionen im Erzählen arbeitet.

Das Gespräch findet auf Englisch statt. Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung und zum Live-Stream: https://literaturhaus.ch/programm/

27 OCTOBER 2022 – 2 FEBRUARY 2023 | GREIFSWALD | THURSDAYS, 18.15 – 19.45 CET

Joint Lecture Series

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Baltic Sea Region. Spotlight on Symphonic Music and Opera

Joint Programme:
Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO); DFG International Research Training Group Baltic Peripeties – Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes; MA Programme History and Culture of the Baltic Sea Region

Series Sibelius im Kontext:
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Theater Vorpommern, Universität Greifswald

Organisation:
Dr Verena Liu
| International Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO)
Dr Arne Segelke | Master Programme “History and Culture in the Baltic Sea Region” (HiCuBaS)
Dr Alexander Waszynski | IRTG “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”

  • 27 October 2022
  • ALEXANDRA FRIEDE, M.A. (HAMBURG)

    “Don’t be lazy and indifferent, get involved!” — what Baltic Sea states expect from citizens during crises (and vice versa)

  • 10 November 2022
  • ANTON SAIFULLAYEU, PH.D. (WARSAW)

    The Influence of the Belarusian Crisis 2020 on the Baltic Region

  • 17 November 2022
  • DR JAKOB SVENSSON & PROF. DR PER HELANDER (GREIFSWALD)

    Covid-19 Policy in Sweden: why is it so different?

  • 24 November 2022
  • PROF. DR CLEMENS RÄTHEL (GREIFSWALD)

    Opera/Nation-Building. Perspectives on the new opera house in Copenhagen
    Spotlight Lecture: Symphonic Music and Opera

  • 1 December 2022
  • PROF. DR ENE KÕRESAAR (TARTU)

    Museum Memories after Post-Communism: Representing Soviet Complicity in Baltic History Museums

  • 8 December 2022
  • PROF. DR TOMI MÄKELÄ (HALLE-WITTENBERG)

    Jean Sibelius, national und kosmopolitisch (lecture in German)
    Spotlight Lecture: Symphonic Music and Opera
    Series Sibelius im Kontext

  • 15 December 2022 (canceled!)
  • ERIK BENGTSSON, PH.D. (LUND)

    The Swedish Sonderweg in Question: Democratization and Inequality in Comparative Perspective, c. 1750–1920

  • 5 January 2023 (canceled!)
  • PROF. DR STEPHANIE HEROLD (BERLIN)

    Finding Empathy in Lost Places. Decay, Emotion and Heritage Making

  • 12 January 2023
  • DR VERENA LIU (GREIFSWALD)

    Opera and Operatic Canon in the Baltic Sea Region
    Spotlight Lecture: Symphonic Music and Opera

  • 19 January 2023
  • PROF. DR STEPHAN KESSLER (GREIFSWALD)

    Defining the Baltic Sea Area

  • 26 January 2023
  • PROF. DR DR PETER GÜLKE (WEIMAR)

    Adornos Mahler-Kriterien für Sibelius? – anhand seiner 4. und 5. Sinfonie (lecture in German)
    Spotlight Lecture: Symphonic Music and Opera
    Series Sibelius im Kontext

  • 2 February 2023
  • OLIVER AAS, M.A. (ITHACA)

    The Untimely Arctic

10 JANUARY 2023 | GREIFSWALD | 18.00 CET

Inaugural Lecture / Antrittsvorlesung

Prof. Dr Clemens Räthel (Greifswald): Brüchige Versprechen, verratene Ideale, unheilbare Medizin. Queere Wohlfahrtsstaats-Erzählungen in schwedischer Literatur des 21. Jahrhunderts

  • University of Greifswald, Aula, Domstraße 11, Eingang 2, 17489 Greifswald

Prof. Dr Clemens Räthel holds the Chair of Modern Scandinavian Literatures at the Department of Finnish and Scandinavian Studies, University of Greifswald. His research interests are theatre history, contemporary opera and literature in the Scandinavian countries as well as queer perspectives on the welfare state, questions of body productions and Jewish-Scandinavian exchange relations.

15 - 17 DECEMBER 2022 | TARTU

International Workshop | IRTG Baltic Peripeties

The Same Event? Morphologies, Reflections, Disseminations

Organisation:
Hella Liira | University of Tartu
Artis Ostups | University of Tartu
Martina Zagni | University of Greifswald
Krista Anna Zalāne | University of Greifswald

Academic advisor:
Marina Grishakova | University of Tartu

Keynote speakers: Roy Sommer (Wuppertal), Maria Tamboukou (London)

How to write (about) historical events? This interdisciplinary workshop, organised by the International Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes” (Greifswald – Tartu – Trondheim), explores conceptual and methodological approaches to the narration of historical events and their interpretation from historiographical, literary and regional perspectives: In narratology, ‘event’ is the central element in a plot that brings about change. Becoming manifest, identified and transmitted in different ways depending on various regimes of representation, disciplinary contexts, media and semiotic channels, the narrative construction of an event thus not only determines its respective features – factual, perceptual, affective, moral, ideological, etc.; it also lends the event a certain agency by influencing our perceptions of historical actors, actions and experiences. At the same time, multiple spatial perspectives reshape and diversify events across regions. In this respect, the Baltic Sea region with its multi-layered historical caesuras and turning points is a particularly promising area for investigating the complexity of historical events and ‘eventfulness’ – marked by past and acute challenges, it calls for new ways of writing a narratology of events.

15 DECEMBER – PhD Workshop Day (pre-circulated papers!): How to Write Narratives about Narratives?

  • 09.00 – 09.15
  • HELLA LIIRA (TARTU) & KRISTA ANNA ZALĀNE

    Words of Welcome

  • 09.15 – 10.00
  • VICTORIA OERTEL (GREIFSWALD)

    Diagnosing Events. Observations about ‘Event’ and ‘Disease’
    Moderation: Krista Anna Zalāne (Greifswald)

  • 10.00 – 10.45
  • Coffee Break
  • 10.45 – 12.15
  • DOUGLAS ONG (GREIFSWALD)

    The City as Meeting Point: How Wroclawian Museums Reshape Urban History by Representing Alternating Stories of Expulsion

    NATALIA IOST (GREIFSWALD)

    “Explaining Major Changes”. The Theoretical Framework for International Relations
    Moderation: Nina Pilz (Greifswald)

  • 12.15 – 13.30
  • Lunch
  • 13.30 – 14.30
  • REZEDA LYYKORPI (GREIFSWALD)

    The Explosive Power of Hidden Peripeties – the Application of the Concept of Peripety and Memory of Königsberg in Kaliningrad
    Moderation: Laura Tack (Greifswald)

  • 14.30 – 15.30
  • Coffee Break
  • Afternoon
  • KĀRLIS VĒRDIŅŠ (RIGA/ST. LOUIS), JEROME DE GROOT (MANCHESTER)

    Master Classes

 

16 DECEMBER

  • 09.00 – 09.30
  • ANTI SELART (TARTU)

    Welcoming Address

    MARINA GRISHAKOVA (TARTU)

    Introductory Lecture

  • 09.30 – 10.30
  • ROY SOMMER (WUPPERTAL)

    The Politics of Event Modeling: Narrative Dynamics in Theory and Practice
    Moderation: Martina Zagni (Greifswald)

  • 10.30 – 11.00
  • Coffee Break
  • 11.00 – 12.30
  • MARI HATAVARA (TAMPERE)

    Polyphony and Hindsight in Narrating a Historical Event. The Collapse of the Soviet Union in Finnish Parliamentary Talk from 1980’s until Today

    ECKHARD SCHUMACHER (GREIFSWALD)

    Narrating the Fall of the Wall. Versions and Inversions of an Event in Contemporary German Literature
    Moderation: Margit Bussmann (Greifswald)

  • 12.30 – 14.00
  • Lunch
  • 14.00 – 15.30
  • ANDREAS OHME (GREIFSWALD)

    The Same Event? The Concept of Event in Literary History

    STEPHAN KESSLER (GREIFSWALD)

    The Event and Semiosis – A Few Amazing Parallels
    Moderation: Clemens Räthel (Greifswald)

  • 15.30 – 16.00
  • Coffee Break
  • 16.00 – 17.00
  • MARIA TAMBOUKOU (LONDON)

    Tracing Events in Entanglements of Gender and Science: A Feminist Genealogical Perspective
    Moderation: Hella Liira (Tartu)

  • 17.00 – 17.15
  • Short Break
  • 17.15 – 18.45
  • Roundtable
    Transformative Events and the Limits of Narrative

    Discussants: MARINA GRISHAKOVA (TARTU), MARI HATAVARA (TAMPERE), Roy Sommer (Wuppertal), Maria Tamboukou (London)

    Moderation: Artis Ostups (Tartu)

 

17 DECEMBER

  • 09.45 – 10.00
  • Krista Anna Zalāne (Greifswald) & Alexander Waszynski (Greifswald)

    Wrap-Up Days 1 & 2

  • 10.00 – 10.45
  • Anti Selart (Tartu)

    Baltic Crusades: the Fatal Turning Point of Estonian History?
    Moderation: Paul Kirschstein (Greifswald)

  • 10.45 – 11.15
  • Coffee Break
  • 11.15 – 12.45
  • Riho Altnurme (Tartu)

    Martyrs – Christian or National? The Case of Tartu in 1919

    Michael Loader (Glasgow)

    The Narrative of Khrushchev as the Culprit of the Purge of the Latvian National Communists
    Moderation: Martin Nõmm (Tartu)

  • 12.45 – 13.00
  • Artis Ostups (Tartu) & Martina Zagni (Greifswald)

    Concluding Remarks

7 DECEMBER 2022 | Greifswald | 10.15 - 11.45 CET

Forschungskolloquium Neuere deutsche Literatur in Kooperation mit dem IRTG Baltic Peripeties

Judith Schalansky (Berlin): “Schwankende Kanarien”, Forschungskolloquium Neuere deutsche Literatur

1 DECEMBER 2022 | GREIFSWALD | 12.15-13.45 CET

Internal IRTG Seminar

Peripety, Memoriability and Narrative: Seminar with Prof. Dr Ene Kõresaar (University of Tartu)

7 NOVEMBER 2022 | Dublin | 17.00 - 18.30 GMT

Panel

Imperceptible Thresholds: New Heuristic Approaches

This panel presents ongoing research conducted by the International Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”, examining turning points in history, politics, literature and science by applying the Aristotelian notion of peripety and neighboring concepts as means for analyzing narrative constructions of change. With Hans Blumenberg’s take on the “epochal threshold” as a starting point, the papers in this panel seek to make the case that the moment of turn itself remains imperceptible for those involved and thus requires a sophisticated hermeneutics, beginning its work only after the fact: An ‘epoch’ is a horizon of possibilities, which can be uncovered by naming that which has been and that which could not have been resolved. In order to get a hold of what a historical threshold might be, one has to sharpen the methodological strategies that allow for differentiating between a ‘not yet’ and an ‘already’.

Two case studies on the historiography and philosophy of 20th century body politics – definitions of disease brought forward by philosophers of science in East Germany, as well as ex post discourses on Scandinavian eugenic pasts – then provide evidence that only a multifaceted methodological approach allows for grasping those hidden liminal zones, which might be of highest relevance for modern society’s self-reflection and self-conceptualization.

Presenters (all Greifswald):

  • Dr Alexander Waszynski Not yet and already: Hans Blumenberg on Epochal Thresholds
  • Victoria Oertel Emplotment of Thresholds: Between Health and Disease
  • Anna Derksen Thresholds of Self-Reflection: Societal Discourses on Scandinavian Eugenic Pasts

19 – 21 September 2022 | Zicker (Rügen)

Internal Workshop

Writing Seminar

The three-day Writing Seminar gives doctoral researchers affiliated with the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties” the opportunity to meet each other across institutions and disciplines, and to discuss their respective writing projects.

14 July 2022 | GREIFSWALD

Internal IRTG Workshop

Nomadic Memory, Minority Perspectives and Turning Points in Contemporary Eastern Europe: Conversatorium with Zuzanna Hertzberg, Ph.D. (Warsaw)

13 July 2022 | Greifswald | 17.30 CEST

Film screening & discussion

“Soy Cuba” (USSR/Cuba 1964)

The Cuban-Soviet co-production “Soy Cuba” (1964) directed by Mikhail Kalatozov had long been forgotten until its international re-discovery in the early 1990s. Intended to visualize the oppression and uprising of the Cuban people, this highly sensual four-episode film by now counts as one of the milestones in film history, far and foremost because of its stunning acrobatic camera operation. “Soy Cuba” relates to Soviet propaganda cinema inasmuch as to the French Nouvelle Vague – and it is a document of its time: The film shoot began just one week after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

This screening of the newly restored 4k version is hosted by the International Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes” based at the universities Greifswald, Tartu and Trondheim. A short introductory note will elaborate on the aesthetic uniqueness inasmuch as on the screenplay by Enrique Pineda Barnet and the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who translated the historical turning points of the 1950s and 60s into a dense lyrical text.

Organisation and moderation:
Martina Zagni | University of Greifswald
Dr Alexander Waszynski | University of Greifswald

7 - 9 July 2022 | Greifswald

IFZO Conference 2022

Baltic Sea in Exchange. Transformations between Conflict and Cooperation

This conference focuses on the study of transformative processes in the Baltic Sea region. In the context of climate change, political radicalization and economic crises, the societies of the Baltic Sea region must jointly cope with fundamental change. This affects both technologies and accepted practices, as well as established systems of meaning and values. These have emerged over centuries of interaction and integration and contribute to a shared problem and conflict management. It is one thing to develop renewable energy, sustainable economic models and transportation systems, but it is another thing to implement them and ensure their acceptance as transformative processes in the Baltic Sea Region. At the same time, environment and achievements are at stake, challenging health and public services in rural areas as well as threatening the cultural heritage of the entire region. Innovative ideas and approaches need not only be developed, but also recorded, translated and communicated. Complex transformations have left their mark on many fields of research. We invite scholars to the following sections to share their observations and findings and to discuss them in an interdisciplinary forum. The conference seeks to understand transformative processes and develop overarching questions in relevant fields of research.

Organisation:
Dr Alexander Drost | IFZO – Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research, University of Greifswald

15 – 18 June 2022 | Online | PST

Panel/Seminar

The Rebirth of Tragedy: Fresh Perspectives on an Ancient Genre

Once among the most debated topics of literary studies over a century ago, Tragedy qua literary and dramatic genre is once again having a moment. From Ato Quayson to Jennifer Wallace, a new generation of theorists have come forward to rethink this ancient, paradoxical genre in new global contexts. Writing now in a moment of particular isolation and suffering, what constitutes literary and dramatic Tragedy, and what is its purpose?

This panel solicits papers from across periods, geographies, and critical spaces to meditate on the genre of Tragedy. Papers might address: how have formal conceptions of Tragedy changed? How is Tragedy mediated through the critical lenses of feminism, anti/postcolonialism, and other area studies? What can today’s scholars make of the slippage between Tragic pessimism and optimism noted by the likes of Virgil, Nietzsche, and Césaire? And how, if at all, do contemporary scholars consider Tragic themes, such as the poetics of failure, hubris, hamartia, and anagnorisis? Do any of the “old rules” apply?

Organisers:
Catherine Culvahouse Fox, Ph.D. (Hong Kong)
Dr Alexander Waszynski (Greifswald)

14 – 16 June 2022 | Trondheim

Conference

16th biannual conference of the Nordic Association for Literary Research (NorLit): Literature and Space

9 - 10 JUNE 2022 | GREIFSWALD

Internal Workshop

Pamela Bromley, Ph.D. (Scripps College): Writing Workshop

Workshops providing both structured writing time and interactive sessions to support graduate students writing dissertations – typically called dissertation boot camps – are offered by many institutions across North America. Dissertation boot camps, which address the challenges of long-term, long-form writing projects, have been shown to decrease participants’ cognitive anxiety and procrastination, increase confidence and self-efficacy, and recognize and develop productive writing strategies. They bring together graduate students from multiple departments at different stages of the writing process, as the independent structured writing time and interactive sessions can support writers wherever they find themselves.

This two-day dissertation writing workshop is tailored to the specific needs of the PhD fellows in the IRTG Baltic Peripeties. Three of four sessions have a full hour of focused writing time, where fellows will work independently on their dissertation projects alongside others.

8 June 2022 | Greifswald

Internal Workshop

Prof. Kristoffer Neville, Ph.D. (UC Riverside): Topographical History in the Baltic North

Professor Kristoffer Neville is Chair at the Department of Art History, University of California, Riverside. He holds a Ph. D. from Princeton University (2007) and has been, among others, visiting professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. His work focuses on early modern culture in northern Europe, and particularly on the integration into a more coherent and synthetic art history of regions and traditions that is often being seen as distinct. His latest book “The Art and Culture of Scandinavian Central Europe, 1550-1720” (Penn State UP, 2019) investigates the cultural history of the courts in Copenhagen and Stockholm within northern Europe. He is currently working on a new project on topography as a basis for historiography, focusing on its significance for the formation of architectural history. In the summer term of 2022, he holds the Mercator Fellowship awarded by the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties” at the University of Greifswald

27 – 29 May 2022 | Seattle | 10.45am - 12.15pm PST

Panel

Stories of Turning Points in Cultural Memory – Baltic Peripeties

  • University of Washington, Seattle The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) 28th Biennial Conference “Baltic Studies at a Crossroads”
  • More information: AABS Conference 2022

By shifting the focus from a spatial to a narratological approach, this panel tests out the notion of “peripety” as a new means of analyzing memoryscapes (Edensor 1997) in the Baltic Sea Region. Case studies by members of the International Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties” (Greifswald – Tartu – Trondheim, 2021-2024) re-assess historical turning points through the lens of narration: How do local legends reassemble and thereby reconfigure the memory of historical storm floods as part of a plot? Which narrations about Königsberg circulate in museums and urban space of today’s Kaliningrad? How do different turning points interact, e.g. in current strategic political narratives and threat discourses, or in representing experiences of expellees in a post-Socialist memory culture in Poland and Lithuania? Where “event” and “narration” merge, memory culture approaches can be read in a new way: The re-evaluation of one moment as a turning point establishes the center of a plot that has a definite beginning and a definite end and thereby segments time and space in a meaningful way. As a category of production of meaning, “peripety” was first used in Aristotle’s Poetics. There, it denotes the turning point in a story, the event in which it becomes obvious that what is expected will not happen. As a neutral umbrella term for all sorts of turning points, it has considerable analytical potential that has yet to be exploited. For this novel approach, the Baltic Sea Region with its multiple layers of historical cesuras is a most fruitful research area.

Participants (all Greifswald):

  • Douglas Ong An Old Home in a New: Remembrance of Post-Second World War Expulsions in Public Spaces
  • Natalia Iost The Politics of Peripeties. ‘Narratives of Threat’ and the Emergence of a New Security Architecture in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Laura Tack Storm Flood as a Peripety in the Creation Legend of the Curonian Spit
  • Rezeda Lyykorpi The Myth of Königsberg in Kaliningrad. Reconfiguring History in Museums and Urban Space

Organiser and Chair:
Dr Alexander Waszynski (Greifswald)

16 MAY 2022 | GREIFSWALD | 18.00 CEST & ONLINE

Evening Lecture

Santeri Junttila, Ph.D. (Greifswald): Lehnwortforschung, vorgeschichtliche Datierungen und Ideologie

Die Lehnwortforschung ist ein wichtiges Instrument zur Rekonstruktion der ethnokulturellen Wirklichkeit von Sprecher*innen verschiedener Sprachen. Neben der Archäologie ist sie insbesondere für die Erforschung vorhistorischer Kontakte zwischen ethnokulturellen Gruppen relevant. Mitunter können die Ergebnisse der Lehnwortforschung zeitverzögert archäologisch verifiziert werden, mitunter liefert die Linguistik jedoch auch die einzige Evidenz für vorhistorische Kontakte. Durch diese Konstellation und den früher stark betonten Faktor des (sprachlichen) Prestiges bei der Begründung von Entlehnungsmotivationen, geriet die Lehnwortforschung mitunter in vorläufige Konflikte mit historisch-ideologischen Annahmen und Vorurteilen. Dies äußerte sich seit den 1970er Jahren in einem Disput zwischen finnischsprachigen und deutschsprachigen Linguist*innen, der die Datierung der älteren germanisch-finnischen Kontakte betraf und die gegenseitige Rezeption teilweise einschränkte. So verblasste auch der Umstand, dass germanistische und finnougristische Forschungsergebnisse seit längerem immer besser miteinander korrespondieren. Der Vortrag beleuchtet die Rolle der Linguistik für die Rekonstruktion vorgeschichtlicher ethnokultureller Verhältnisse und zeigt, wie ein fruchtbarer interdisziplinärer Austausch zur Harmonisierung der Erkenntnisse verschiedener Disziplinen beitragen kann.

Santeri Junttila studierte Finnougristik, Fennistik und Baltistik an den Universitäten Helsinki und Tartu. Er wirkte an verschiedenen Institutionen in Estland, Mordwinien (Russland) und Kroatien und promovierte 2016 an der Universität Helsinki mit der Arbeit Die Kumulierung des Wissens und die Trends in der Lehnwortforschung: Die Geschichte der Erforschung baltischer Lehnwörter im Urfinnischen [Übersetzung des finnischen Titels]. Seit September 2019 führt er an der Greifswalder Fennistik die Tradition bedeutender etymologischer Forschungen fort und leitet das BMBF-Projekt Baltische und ostseefinnische Sprachen im vorhistorischen Kontakt (BOFIK). Bereits seit 2018 fungiert er überdies als leitender Koordinator des Projekts Etymologisches Online-Wörterbuch des ältesten finnischen Wortschatzes, das an der Universität Helsinki von der finnischen Kone-Stiftung finanziert wird.

Moderation:
Prof. Dr Marko Pantermöller (Greifswald)

12 - 13 May 2022 | Trondheim

Workshop

Narrating Illness and Crises: Social Construction of Roles and Norms

  • NTNU Trondheim

How does narration take part in the construction of social worlds? Various genres and social practices develop their own types of narration that encompass many fields from health to collective remembrance and justice. The workshop will focus on these social constructions and try to answer the following questions: How do various genres, literary, journalistic, public information, specialized legal and medical texts, display precarious situations related to health and crisis and thereby enable insights into the social construction of roles and norms? How do they help identifying and diagnosing new situations? To which extent do they enable processes of healing, restoration, influence and governance?

Organiser: Prof. Dr Ingvild Folkvord, Department of Language and Literature, NTNU Trondheim

9 - 10 May 2022 | Greifswald

International Symposium

Säkularisierung erzählen. Entwürfe skandinavischer Literatur um 1900

International symposium under the scientific direction of Professor Dr Joachim Schiedermair (LMU Munich)

11 - 12 April 2022 | Greifswald

Lecture & Internal Workshop

Jānis Ozoliņš, Ph.D. (Riga): Narrative Discourse and Analysis. Introduction to Narrative Theory by Gérard Genette

In an attempt to combine analysis with the creation of new terms, the French literary theorist Gérard Genette (1930–2018) influenced the further development of narratology, and his discoveries have not lost relevance in the context of contemporary narrative theory. His theoretical views are based on diligence, discipline, and fighting spirit in the face of criticism from his most talented followers. The model of narrative analysis proposed by Genette makes it possible to see the trend in structural narratology, which focused more on the abstract level of the fable, while the study of the level of narrative and narration, that is undeniably represented by Genette himself, offered new concepts and possibilities for analysis. If the ideas of “high structuralism” experienced a sharp decline due to widespread criticism from poststructuralists, the terminology developed by Genette has remained relevant to this day. In the planned seminars, two important topics will be brought to the fore: 1) The original terminology developed by the Genette, which is considered to be one of the most accurate, created within the framework of narratology. 2) The distinction between mimesis and diegesis, the origins of which can already be found in the texts by Plato and Aristotle, but within the framework of Genette’s theoretical views, has turned out to be more extensive and modern than expected.

Jānis Ozoliņš, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Art Academy of Latvia, and researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia. He is the editor of the book Andra Neiburga: Language, Gender, Narrative and Image (2018, ILFA), and coeditor of the books Monta Kroma: The Experience and Reflexy of Soviet Modernism (forthcoming (2022), ILFA) and Queer Stories of Europe (2016, Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Currently, he is researching queer representation and masculinities in contemporary art and Soviet cinema, the historical development of narrative theories, and the literary heritage of writer Andra Neiburga. He composes music, performs as a pianist, and has released two music albums together with his band Sigma.

Organiser:
Krista Anna Zalāne (Greifswald)

7 April – 14 July 2022 | Greifswald | Thursdays, 18.15 – 19.45 Cest

Joint Lecture Series

Irreversible – The Manifestations of Change

The Baltic Sea Region is an area where changes mostly occur within a set of intertwining transregional parameters. By focusing on the aftereffects of transformations, this joint lecture series inquires about processes that lack the chance of a turn-around: from a single event to a concatenation of circumstances leading to an unforeseeable outcome. It can be difficult to draw a line between the permanent and the transient, but there are, certainly, damages or developments that are irreversible, in terms of material loss or environmental change. At the same time, the very idea of irreversibility has to be processed in language and media; it is part of a discourse and thus of history. In literary theory, the term ‘peripety’ signifies a reversal of action: How do narrations model and maybe alter the irreversible? How do geopolitical tipping points affect subsequent generations? In taking historico-political, narrative, ecological, material, and aesthetic changes into consideration, this summer term program seeks to bring conceptional clarifications, concrete case studies from a broad range of disciplines and regional studies approaches together.

Organisation and moderation:
Dr des. Verena Liu | International Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO)
Dr Arne Segelke | Master Programme “History and Culture in the Baltic Sea Region” (HiCuBaS)
Torsten Veit | Research Centre for Manors in the Baltic Sea Region
Dr Alexander Waszynski | IRTG “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”

  • 7 April 2022
  • ASSOC-PROF. IMMO TRINKS, PH.D. (VIENNA)

    Mapping the Past – from Irreversible Archaeological Excavations to the Non-invasive Exploration of Entire Archaeological Landscapes

  • 14 April 2022
  • PROF. DR BENNO WAGNER (HANGZHOU)

    “He could never go home now”. Imperceptible Turning Points and Irreversible Trajectories as Narrative Devices in Conrad and Kafka

  • 21 April 2022
  • MAJA HAGERMAN (FALUN)

    Herman Lundborg – The Enigma of a Swedish Racial Biologist

  • 28 April 2022
  • PROF. DR LUC VAN DOORSLAER (TARTU)

    The Paradigm Shift from Non-change to Change: Reflections on Translation and Translation Studies

  • 5 May 2022
  • OLIVER HAUCK (FRANKFURT AM MAIN)

    Digital Reconstruction and “Rechte Räume” – Architectural Reconstruction between Cultural Heritage Mediation and “Right- Wing” Urbanism

  • 12 May 2022
  • PROF. DR MARIE-THERES FEDERHOFER (TROMSØ/HU BERLIN)

    In Search of the Northern Lights. On the Research History of a Riddle of the Sky

  • 19 May 2022 18.15 – 19.00 CEST
  • ROUNDTABLE

    Irreversible Actions in Politics

  • 19.00 – 20.30 CEST
  • PROF. DR PHILIPP THER (WIEN)

    In the Storms of Transformation: Shipbuilding and Social Change in Eastern Europe and the EU (lecture in German)

  • 2 June 2022
  • DR KATHLEEN SCHWERDTNER MÁÑEZ (GREIFSWALD)

    CANCELLED: Making the Baltic Blue – Supporting Ocean Literacy for the Sustainable Development of the Baltic Sea

  • 16 June 2022
  • WIBKE MÜLLER (GREIFSWALD)

    Climate Crisis – Water Crisis

  • 23 June 2022
  • PROF. DR MICHA WERNER (GREIFSWALD)

    Choices, Harm, and Reconciliation: (Ir)reversibility in Contexts of Moral Philosophy

  • 30 June 2022
  • PROF. DR HOLGER SCHULZE (COPENHAGEN)

    The Implex: On Transforming the Seemingly Irreversible in the 21st Century

  • 6 July 2022 16.15 – 17.45 CEST
  • PROF. DR THOMAS MOHNIKE (STRASBOURG)

    Mythemes of the North. Tracing Historical Change in the Discursive Grammar of the North with Computational Methods

  • 14 July 2022
  • ZUZANNA HERTZBERG, PH.D. (WARSAW)

    Recovering Nomadic Memory of the Ignitions of the Revolution as a Spark for Embodiment of Utopia Today

6 April 2022 | Greifswald | 19.15 - 20.15 CEST & ONLINE

Evening Lecture

Prof. Kristoffer Neville, Ph.D. (UC Riverside): Rewriting Old Narratives for a New Swedish Power: Topographical History in the Baltic Sea Region, 1550-1700

For early modern historians, topography and geography were integral to the creation of narratives about the past. They became even more essential when few other historical sources were available, as was the case in large parts of the Baltic region. When Sweden became a major power in the seventeenth century, there was an accompanying revision of the kingdom’s history to suit its new status. This largely imagined history was written in part through a creative reading of the few textual sources and a careful examination of the land and its features, both natural and man-made, which complemented one another in a revisionist history of the kingdom.

Professor Kristoffer Neville is Chair at the Department of Art History, University of California, Riverside. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University (2007) and has been, among others, visiting professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. His work focuses on early modern culture in northern Europe, and particularly on the integration into a more coherent and synthetic art history of regions and traditions that is often being seen as distinct. His latest book “The Art and Culture of Scandinavian Central Europe, 1550-1720” (Penn State UP, 2019) investigates the cultural history of the courts in Copenhagen and Stockholm within northern Europe. He is currently working on a new project on topography as a basis for historiography, focusing on its significance for the formation of architectural history. Other ongoing interests include architecture around 1700, prints and publishing, and early architectural literature. In the summer term of 2022, he holds the Mercator Fellowship awarded by the University of Greifswald.

6 April 2022 | Greifswald | 17.15 – 20.15 CEST

IRTG Festive Anniversary

Baltic Sea Region Narratives

On Wednesday, 6 April 2022 the International Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”, based at Greifswald, Tartu and Trondheim, celebrated its postponed Festive Opening and 1st Anniversary at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald together with colleagues and guests.

The IRTG was officially opened with participation of the Rector of the University of Greifswald, Professor Katharina Riedel, the Lord Mayor of the Hanseatic City of Greifswald, Dr. Stefan Fassbinder, and the Speaker of the IRTG, Professor Eckhard Schumacher of the University of Greifswald. Following the theme “Peripeties in Pictures”, participating researchers and doctoral fellows then presented fascinating insights into the different research projects and focal points across the three partner universities.

In the evening, Professor Kristoffer Neville, Ph.D. (Department of the History of Art, University of California, Riverside), who will spend this summer at the University of Greifswald as part of a Mercator Fellowship of the DFG Research Training Group “Baltic Peripeties”, gave an exciting lecture on “Rewriting Old Narratives for a New Swedish Power: Topographical History in the Baltic Sea Region, 1550-1700”.

We thank all participants and guests for making this such a rich and inspiring event and look forward to further exchanges!

9 March 2022 | Greifswald | 12.15 – 13.45 CET

Roundtable (online)

International Responses to Putin’s Aggression: How Effective Are Military Deterrence, Economic Sanctions, and Diplomacy

Putin’s attack on Ukraine has changed the world. What can the International Community do about it? Remote roundtable with Margit Bussmann, Sabine Otto, Espen Geelmuyden Rød, Andris Banka, and Natalia Iost.

The international community is struggling to find the best answers to Putin’s attack on Ukraine. The European Union, NATO, and member states have responded with diplomatic efforts, economic sanctions, weapons support, and increased military presence in the Baltic and Eastern European states. How will the current measures likely affect the behaviour of Putin’s regime? This roundtable discusses the different foreign policy tools based on insights from previous research. We evaluate under what conditions deterrence and sanctions can be successful and how civil society and public opinion in an autocratic political system can impact their effectiveness.

Roundtable participants:

  • Dr Sabine Otto | Department for Political Science and Communication Studies, University of Greifswald & Department of Peace and Conflict Research (Uppsala University)
  • Dr Espen Geelmuyden Rød | Department of Peace and Conflict Research (Uppsala University)
  • Dr Andris Banka | Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (University of Greifswald)
  • Natalia Iost | IRTG Baltic Peripeties (University of Greifswald)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr Margit Bussmann | Department for Political Science and Communication Studies (University of Greifswald)

Organisation:
Department of Political Science & Communication Studies

31 January – 2 February 2022 | Greifswald

Internal PhD seminar

Chapter Sessions

The two-day Chapter Sessions provide doctoral researchers affiliated with the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties” with a forum to discuss draft chapters of their dissertation projects with their peers and supervisors.

21 OCTOBER 2021 – 27 JANUARY 2022 | GREIFSWALD | THURSDAYS, 18.15 – 19.45 CET

Joint Lecture Series

Kairos and Crisis: Turning Points in the Baltic Sea Region

Organisation and moderation:
Dr Alexander Drost | International Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO)
Dr Cordelia Heß | Master Programme “History and Culture in the Baltic Sea Region” (HiCuBaS)
Dr Eckhard Schumacher | IRTG “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”

  • 21 October 2021
  • PROF. DR ECKHARD SCHUMACHER, PROF. DR CORDELIA HEß, DR ALEXANDER DROST (ALL GREIFSWALD)

    Opening

  • 28 October 2021
  • DR SIMON GODART (BERLIN)

    Siculus mare. Times, Tides and Tragedies

  • 4 November 2021
  • HENNING HOCHSTEIN (GREIFSWALD)

    Fatal Escapes across the Baltic Sea

  • 11 November 2021
  • PROF. DR HELGE JORDHEIM (TRONDHEIM/OSLO)

    Timelines of Crisis, Diagrams of Terror. The 22 July Terror Attacks in Norwegian Collective Memory

  • 18 November 2021
  • DR ALEXANDER WASZYNSKI (GREIFSWALD)

    Catastrophe’s Turn. Floods and Battles as Turning Points in Theodor Fontane’s Fragment “Die Likedeeler”

  • 25 November 2021
  • ASSOC-PROF. DR JAN SÜSELBECK (TRONDHEIM)

    The Shoa as a Peripety in Norway – and beyond

  • 2 December 2021
  • PROF. DR STEFFEN FLEßA (GREIFSWALD)

    Innovations in Health Care – in the Right Place, at the Right Time and with the Right Promoter

  • 9 December 2021
  • DR JONATHAN DONGES (POTSDAM)

    Social Tipping Dynamics for Climate Action and Sustainability

  • 16 December 2021
  • ANNA DERKSEN (GREIFSWALD)

    A ‘Turning Point in the Fight for Equality’? Nordic Disability Rights Movements and the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981

  • 13 January 20212
  • PROF. DR JENS LJUNGGREN (STOCKHOLM)

    The 1980s – when Equality Hit the Roof. The Ups and Downs of Social Equality in Swedish History

  • 20 January 2022
  • PD DR MATEUSZ KAPUSTKA (ZÜRICH)

    Missing the Kairos. Religious Imagination and Environmental Crisis

  • 27 January 2022
  • PROF. DR MARINA GRISHAKOVA (TARTU)

    Narrative Analysis of the Letters from the Post-Pandemic Future: Everyday Imaginaries in the Time of Crisis

16 – 17 September 2021 | Greifswald & online

Kickoff Workshop

Kickoff Workshop

At the start of each doctoral cycle of three years, the Kickoff Workshop brings doctoral researchers together with the professors from the partner universities in Tartu, Trondheim and Greifswald. In the workshop, the IRTG members present their respective research interests within the broader topical framework of “Baltic Peripeties”, while the Academic World Café facilitates in-depth group discussion on concepts and topics fundamental to the IRTG, for instance “narrative constructions”, “Baltic Sea Region”, “peripety”, as well as the prospective qualification and supervision strategy.

15 APRIL – 1 JULY 2021 | THURSDAYS, 18.15 – 19.45 CEST

Joint Lecture Series

Development, Crisis, Turning Point: Narrative Constructions of the Baltic Sea Region

Organisation and moderation:
Dr Alexander Drost | International Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO)
Prof Dr Cordelia Heß | Master Programme “History and Culture in the Baltic Sea Region” (HiCuBaS)
Prof Dr Eckhard Schumacher | IRTG “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”

  • 15 April 2021
  • PROF. DR JAN KÖRNERT (GREIFSWALD)

    The Banking Crisis in Norway, Sweden and Finland in the 1990s

  • 22 April 2021
  • PROF. DR MARGIT BUSSMANN (GREIFSWALD)

    Militarized Incidents in the Baltic Sea Region

  • 26 April 2021
  • PROF. DR DR H.C. MICHAEL NORTH (GREIFSWALD)

    Epidemien, Vulkanausbrüche und Sturmfluten: Katastrophen aus historischer Sicht (Import Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Digital Lecture “Naturkatastrophen und ihre Auswirkungen auf das System Erde”)

  • 29 April 2021
  • PROF. DR JOACHIM SCHIEDERMAIR (MUNICH)

    Historical Peripeties in Henrik Ibsen’s History (Plays)

  • 5 May 2021
  • PROF. DR CORDELIA HEß (GREIFSWALD)

    Was ist Antifeminismus? Befunde aus dem Ostseeraum (Import Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (IZFG) Lecture Series “Gender@Greifswald”)

  • 20 May 2021
  • PROF. DR INGVILD FOLKVORD (TRONDHEIM)

    Responding to the 22nd of July Terror Attacks: Literary Timelines under Construction

  • 27 May 2021
  • PROF. DR ANTI SELART (TARTU)

    Russia’s War Against the “NATO” of the 13th Century

  • 2 June 2021
  • DR ALEXANDER DROST (GREIFSWALD)

    Borders and Borderlands in the Baltic Sea Region. Reflections on Concepts and Practices

  • 10 June 2021
  • DR DES ANTJE KEMPE (GREIFSWALD)

    Melting Point: Imaginations and Critical Narratives of the Arctic

  • 17 June 2021
  • PROF. DR CORDELIA HEß (GREIFSWALD), DR GUSTAVS STRENGA (GREIFSWALD/RIGA)

    Integration, Trauma, and Fragmentation: Medieval Saints and Heroes as Modern Realms of Memory

  • 24 June 2021
  • MARTIN KERNTOPF (GREIFSWALD)

    Environmentalism, Deterrence, and Identity: Political Narratives in the Baltic Sea Region after the End of the Cold War

  • 1 July 2021
  • PROF. DR ECKHARD SCHUMACHER (GREIFSWALD)

    Vanishing Points. Baltic Sea Peripeties in Contemporary German Literature and Film

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