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Graduate Workshop | Competing Sovereignties: Intertwinement, Contestation, Evolution

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This 2nd Graduate Workshop of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies at the University of Regensburg in cooperation with the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World takes place on 2-4 December 2021 online only.

This Graduate Workshop investigates the concept of sovereignty through frictions of modernity. We intend to scrutinize competing notions of sovereignties by exploring emerging and alternative conceptions through analytical case studies. State interventions reinforcing or reclaiming power through monetary policy, linguistic education, or strategic land acquisitions, will be juxtaposed with examinations locating the seat of sovereignty, while also engaging with the role of imagination and memory. Our discussion will be informed by diverse approaches from History, Political Science, Economics, and Cultural Studies, with all contributions challenged to consider these aspects with a multi-scalar approach prompted by Area Studies.

The program is available here. Please note that the poster and program were prepared earlier, before changes to the Corona regulations. Please do not come to any of the rooms listed as the event is online only.

This 2nd Graduate Workshop of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies at the University of Regensburg in cooperation with the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World takes place on 2-4 December 2021 online only, starting with a keynote lecture at 18:00 on 2 December.

To attend online please email: gsoses.conference@ur.de


PROGRAM

Regensburg, 02.12.2021 - 04.12.2021

 

2 December 2021

  • 18:00 - 20:00

Welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer, Speaker of the GS OSES Regensburg

Keynote Lecture by Prof. Dr. Bruno Coppieters, Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Sovereignty: How to Give it Meaning?

 

3 December 2021

Panel 1: Identifying Pathways to Emergent Sovereignties
10:00 - 12:00
 

Moderation: Jon Matlack

  • Silvia Nicola (FU Berlin) - “Competing Sovereignties during the Interactions between Emerging and Established States”
  • Nelly Gérard (University of Liège)  - “After Devolution and Brexit, What is Left of the UK’s Sovereignty? Competing Narratives of Sovereignty and State in Scottish Political Parties’ 2021 Manifestos”
  • Damjan Matković (Universität Regensburg) - “Complete autonomy? Influence of Ottoman Empire and Russian Empire on Serbia from 1817 to 1878”
  • Vladislav Lilić (Vanderbilt University) - “The Impossible State? Reinvention of Sovereignty in the Ottoman-Montenegrin Highlands (1856-1862)”

 

Panel 2: Negotiating Sovereignty through Resource Usage
13:30 - 15:30

Moderation:  Magdolna Molnár

  • Henrietta Omo Eshalomi (University of Ibadan) - “Environmental Colonialism: A Better Bargain for Sustaining Capitalism”
  • Guglielmo Migliori - “Shared sovereignty over the Svalbard? Russia’s strategy to gain a strategic condominium in the High North”
  • Allison Haskins - “Discussions of Sovereignty Across the Atlantic: An examination of how NATO countries weigh the contributions of land access
  • Cornelia Sahling - “Reinforcing monetary sovereignty in Russia: The role of the Central Bank of Russia and contemporary regulation”

 

Panel 3: Cultural Sovereignty and State Intervention
16:00 - 17:30

Moderation: Lena-Marie Franke

  • Ksenia Maksimovtsova (HSE University St. Petersburg)- “One Nation - One Language? The Ambiguity of the State Language Policy and Policy towards Minorities in Contemporary Latvia and Ukraine”
  • John Gillespie (Vanderbilt University) - “In the Name of Beer: Multinational Disputes over a National Cultural Commodity during the late Cold War”
  • Matthias Melcher (LMU München) - “Playing for Sovereignty in the App Store of History: Online Games Issued by the Polish Institute for National Remembrance and Their Role in Memory Politics”

 

4 December 2021

Panel 4: Locating Sovereignty through Scales of Contestation
09:00 - 11:00

Moderation: Elia Bescotti

  • Viviana García Pinzón (Universität Marburg) - “Sovereignty and negotiated governance in the urban peripheries of Latin America”
  • Jon Matlack (Universität Regensburg) - “Highways to Hell: Allied Armor on German Roads - Negotiating Sovereignty through Infrastructure by local and state practitioners in the Cold War”
  • Tim Kucharzewski (Universität Potsdam) - “A State of Imaginary: How war shapes narratives of sovereignty”
  • Matthäus Wehowski (TU Dresden) - “Uncertain sovereignty: The Borderland of Teschen Silesia in times of upheaval (1918-1920)
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