After Fascism:

15. Mai 2005, 17:15
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Re-Democratization of Western European Society and Political Culture since 1945 - Eine Tagung vom 19.5. bis 21.5.

Im Zentrum der von der Stiftung Bruno Kreisky Archiv in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Renner-Institut durchgeführten Konferenz steht die Frage nach dem Umgang europäischer Gesellschaften mit einer nationalsozialistischen bzw. faschistischen Vergangenheit: Die Referenten und Referentinnen aus Europa, Kanada und den USA analysieren und diskutieren Fragen des Aufbaus demokratischer Strukturen, die Rolle der Alliierten in den von ihnen befreiten / besetzten Gebieten, das Entstehen individueller und kollektiver Nachkriegsidentitäten, von Elitenkontinuität und -diskontinuität. Die Aufnahme von Beiträgen ins Tagungsprogramm, die sich mit Dänemark, Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien, Österreich, Portugal, Spanien und Ungarn beschäftigen, ermöglicht außerdem eine transnational vergleichende Perspektive auf europäische Gesellschaften "after fascism".

***Programm***

Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2005

10:00 Welcome

MATTHEW PAUL BERG, John Carroll University KARL DUFFEK, Renner-Institut

Keynote Speaker: CLEMENS JABLONER, former Chairman of the Historical Commission of the Republic of Austria, President of the Austrian Administrative Court: Transitional Justice

11:00 Panel I: Questions of Guilt and Responsibility

DIANNA TAYLOR, John Carroll University: Crisis and Responsibility. JAY H. GELLER, University of Tulsa: The German States and Their Jewish Citizens After 1945. G. DANIEL COHEN, Rice University: “Who Is a Refugee?”: Managing Displacement in the Aftermath of World War II.

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Panel II: Challenges of Democratization I: Re-Fashioning Political Culture

MARIANNE ZEPP, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin: Re-Education, Citizenship and the Politics of Democratic Reconstruction. Women` s Politics in the US Occupation Zone. ROBERT KNIGHT, Loughborough University: From the Third Reich to the Second Republic: Transition and Continuity in the Province of Carinthia. JÉROME CÔTILLON, Sorbonne: The Reconstruction of the the Right in France After the Second World War. MATTHEW PAUL BERG: John Carroll University: A Social Democratic Dilemma: Rehabilitating and Re-Integrating Former Nazis in Vienna, 1945/46. JILL LEWIS: University of Wales Swansea: Rebuilding a Labour Movement: Donawitz.

15:30 Break

16:00 Panel III: Challenges of Democratization II: Aspects of Identity Formation

ALEXANDRA STAUB, Pennsylvania State University: “Einmal im Leben”: Rooting the “Little Man” to Conservative Values in Post-War West Germany. STEVEN SCHROEDER, University of Notre Dame: Beyond Guilt and Victimhood: Reconciliation in Occupied Germany, 1945-1949 NORBERT GÖTZ, Universität Greifswald: The Making of the Danish Ally: Democracy, Resistance and Symbolic Representation as a United Nation.

17:30 End

Freitag, 20. Mai 2005

9:00 Panel IV: Educating “New” Citizens: Legal and Institutional Considerations

BRIAN M. PUACA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: “To Educate in a New Spirit”: The Democratization of West German Education, 1945–1965. RICCARDA TORRIANI, Cambridge University: Nazis into Germans. Re-Education and Democratization in the French and British Occupation Zones 1945-1949. VALERIE HÉBERT, University of Toronto: The Politics of Punishment: War Criminals and the Struggle for German Reintegration With the West. CHRISTOPH JAHR, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: Democratization and the Defence Against Antisemitism in Post-War Germany.

10:30 Break

11:00 Panel V: Challenges of Democratization III: The Politics of History

SABINE MANKE, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn: How Fascist Images Can Make a Democratic Ritual Even More Democratic. Willy Brandt and the Misstrauensvotum 1972 in Letters Written by the German Public. WERNER SUPPANZ, Universität Graz: Traces of Democracy. The Construction of Democratic Austrianness by Means of Memory Politics After 1945. JOHN HELLMAN, McGill University: The Dark Shadow of Vichy – the Taboos of the French Historians. ISABELLA MATAUSCHEK, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen: Family Talk. The German Occupation in the Inter-Generational Dialogue: Denmark and the Netherlands.

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Panel VI: How Does the Economy Fit In?

JAMES C. VAN HOOK, U.S. Department of State: Democracy and Economic Reform in Post-War Germany. SONJA NIEDERACHER / STEFAN LÜTGENAU, Stiftung Bruno Kreisky Archiv: The Dorotheum Within the Narrative of Economic and “Moral” Reconstruction of the Austrian Civil Service.

15:00 Panel VII: "Democratic" Media?

RENÉ WOLF, Royal Holloway University of London: The Undivided Sky – The 1963 Auschwitz Trial on East and West German Radio. SUZANNE LANGLOIS, York University: Our Friends in Need. The Contribution of the National Film Board of Canada to Post-War European Reconstruction (1944-1948)

16:00 Break

16:30 Panel VIII: Religious Groups After Fascism KLAUS GROSSE KRACHT, Zentrum für zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam: Politics and Religion in Germany 1945-1955: Catholics Between Religious Commitment and Democratic Renewal After World War II. IRENE BANDHAUER-SCHÖFFMANN, Universität Klagenfurt: Restitution Laws for the Austrian Catholic Church (1945-1960): Dealing With an Ambiguous Nazi Past.

17:30 End

Samstag, 21. Mai 2005

9:00 Panel IX: Reconciliation vs. Retribution

DAVID A. MESSENGER, Carroll College: Exporting Republicanism: The French Government`s Defense of Political Prisoners in Franco's Spain After France's Liberation. OLIVER B. HEMMERLE, Universität Mannheim: “Wehrwolf,” “Gladio” and the Cold War: After Fascism, Before Democracy? BÉLA RÁSKY, ELTE Budapest: Intellectual Reflections or Eloquent Silence? The Two Democratizations of Hungary After 1945. JÜRGEN ZIMMERER, Universidade de Coimbra: Free to Choose? Cold War, Foreign Influence and the Limits of Democratization after the Portuguese Revolution of 1974.

10:30 Break

11:00 Conluding Remarks

MARIA MESNER, Stiftung Bruno Kreisky Archiv OLIVER RATHKOLB, Universität Wien, Demokratiezentrum Wien

12:00 End (red)

Von Donnerstag, dem 19. bis Samstag, 21. Mai 2005
Ort: Aula im Campus der Universität Wien Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1 1090 Wien Veranstalter/in: Stiftung Bruno Kreisky Archiv, Renner-Institut
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