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Cold War Mobilities and (Im)mobilities: Entangled Histories of Postwar Eastern and Southern Europe, 1945-1989

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Attendance of this workshop is free, but registration is required. Please register by completing this form until June 4, 2017 the latest!

Workshop program

9:20                       Registration

9:30 - 9:40           Opening Remarks

9:45 - 11:15         Globalizing Socialism: Cultural Exchanges and Internationalism in the European Cold War

Chair: Marsha Siefert, Central European University

On Moving and Being Moved: Professional and Amateur Dance Journeys in Socialist Yugoslavia - Dunja Njaradi: Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia

Rocking in and Outside Romania: Cultural Exchanges and Rock Music in 1970s and 1980s Socialist Romania - Claudiu Oancea, New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania

Borderless Screens? Television, Transnationalism and the Cold War - Sabina Mihelj, Loughborough University, UK

11:25 - 12:30      Keynote address: Entangled Peripheries? Eastern and Southern Europe during and after the Cold War - James Mark, University of Exeter

12:40 - 14:00      Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30     Travelling Across the Iron Curtain and Beyond It

Chair: Aaron Kappeler, Institute for Advanced Study

Tourist Encounters: Foreign Tourists and “Sex Workers” in Socialist Romania and Franco’s Spain, 1960s-1970s - Adelina Stefan, Institute for Advanced Study/ Central European University

From Scandinavia With Love: Leftist Travel Companies Between Business and Politics - Sune Bechmann Pedersen, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Crossing Cold War Boundaries: Travelling from West Germany to The Eastern Bloc in the 1960s-1980s - Nikolaos Papadogiannis, Bangor University, UK

15:30 - 15:50    Coffee/Tea Break

15:50 - 17:20  Consumption, Cities, and Economic Exchanges across the Iron Curtain

Chair: Judit Bodnár, Central European University

Mobility Between Portugal and Czechoslovakia during the 1960s and 1980s- Pavel Szobi, EUI, Florence, Italy

“A Marvelous World I Can’t Stop Thinking About”: Supermarkets, Department Stores, and Discourses of Modernization, Globalization, and Mobility in Franco’s Spain, 1956-1980” - Alejandro J. Gomez-Del-Moral, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States

Cities on the Road. Cooperation Between Bulgarian and Greek, Hungarian and West-German Cities in the Last Decade of the Cold War (1983-1989)”- Sarolta Klenjánszky, CAS Sofia, Bulgaria

17:30    Reception - Nador u. 15, Rooftop terrace