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Conference: Voice or Exit: Comparative Perspectives on Ethnic Minorities in 20th Century Europe, Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin, June 14 to 16, 2001

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  • Florian Bieber
    Cross-Posted with ETHNOPOLITICS Announcing the conference Voice or Exit: Comparative Perspectives on Ethnic Minorities in 20th Century Europe
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      Cross-Posted with ETHNOPOLITICS

      Announcing the conference "Voice or Exit: Comparative Perspectives on
      Ethnic Minorities in 20th Century Europe" (Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin,
      June 14 to 16, 2001). The program can be accessed on the web via:

      The conference papers are available online, however, they are password
      protected. Please contact authors individually to get the papers. Email
      addresses of paper givers are available freely at the conference website.


      Organizing Committee:

      Rainer Muenz, Humboldt University Berlin
      Rainer Ohliger, Humboldt University Berlin
      William Safran, University of Colorado at Boulder
      Zsuzsa Toereok, Central European University Budapest

      The conference is supported by the German Marshall Fund, Office Berlin

      Thursday, June 14, 2001

      I. Opening and Welcome

      Rainer Muenz and William Safran

      (1.30 - 2.00 pm)

      II. Keynote Speech
      (2.00 - 3.00 pm)

      Andreas Wimmer (University of Bonn/Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin): Shadows of
      Modernity: State Building and the Politicisation of Ethnicity

      Break: 3.00 - 3.15 pm

      III. Panels

      First Session: Perspectives on the Past I: Central Europe during the
      Interwar Period
      (3.15 - 4.45 pm)

      Chair and Discussant: Rainer Ohliger (HU Berlin)

      Daniel E. Miller (Univ. of West Florida)
      Colonizing the Hungarian and German Border Areas during the Czechoslovak
      Land Reform, 1918-1938

      Chad Bryant (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
      What's a German? Ethnic Politics and the Czech Minority in the Protectorate
      of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1945

      Winson Chu (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
      Between Regionalism and "Volksgemeinschaft": German Political Organizations
      in Poland, 1918-1939

      Coffee Break
      (4.45 - 5.15 pm)

      Second Session: Perspectives on the Past II: Southeastern Europe during the
      Interwar Period
      (5.15 - 6.45 pm)

      Chair and Discussant: Guenter Schoedl (HU Berlin)

      Onur Yildirim (Middle East Technical University, Ankara)
      The Exchange of Populations: A Viable Solution to Inter-Ethnic Conflicts?
      Lessons from the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations of 1923

      Theodora Dragostinova (Univ. of Florida)
      Between Two Motherlands: Changing Memories of the Past within the
      Greek-Bulgarian Minority and Refugee Communities, 1906-1939

      Mila Mancheva (CEU Budapest)
      Threat or Alternative: Kemalist Revolution and State-Minority Relations in
      Inter-war Bulgaria

      Dinner, Restaurant Zwoelf Apostel, Georgenstrasse, S-Bahnboegen (8.00 pm)

      Friday, June 15, 2001

      (9.00 - 9.30 am)

      IV. Panels

      Third Session: Perspectives on the Post-communist Present I:
      Minority-Majority Relations under Transition
      (9.30 - 11.00 am)

      Chair and Discussant: Rainer Muenz (HU Berlin)

      Carina Korostelina (National Tavrida Vernadsky University)
      The Multiethnic State-Building Dilemma: National and Ethnic Minorities'
      Identities in Ukraine

      Mykola Ryabchuk (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)
      Who is the Biggest Fish in the Ukrainian Pond? Redefining Minority-Majority
      Relations in a Post-Soviet Country

      Slawomir Lodzinski (Warsaw University)
      Improvement by Law: The Policy towards National Minorities in Poland after

      Coffee Break
      (11.00 - 11.30 am)

      Fourth Session: Perspectives on the Post-communist Present II:
      Minority-Majority Relations under Transition
      (11.30 am - 1.30 pm)

      Chair and Discussant: Zsuzsa Toeroek (CEU Budapest)

      Jana Barthel (Humboldt Univ. Berlin)
      The Representation of Roma in the Czech Republic

      Narcisa Grigorescu (CEU Warsaw)
      Local-Centre Relations from an Ethnic Perspective: A Study on the Hungarian
      Community in Romania

      Irina N. Molodikova (Center for Ethnic Regional Studies, Moscow)
      The Russian Diaspora after the Economic Crisis and the Beginning of the
      Second Chechen War: Latvia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in Comparison

      Meike Wulf (LSE London, University of Uppsala)
      Old and New Conceptions of the "National Self" and the "Other" in Estonia

      Lunch (1.30 - 3.00 pm)

      Fifth Session: European Responses to Ethnopolitical Challenges:
      Institutional Representation and Monitoring
      (3.00 - 5.00 pm)

      Chair and Discussant: Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann (University of Vienna)

      Melanie Ram (George Washington University)
      European Union Aspirations and Obligations: The EU Influence on Minority
      Rights in
      Candidate States

      Antoine Roger (Univ. Bordeaux)
      The Influence of the European Union on Political Orientations of Ethnic
      Minorities: Comparing Post-communist Bulgaria, Romania and Latvia

      Christophe Scheidhauer (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris):
      The European Bureau for Lesser used Languages, a Key Actor to Understand
      European Policies towards Regional or Minority Languages

      Coffee Break
      (5.00 - 5.30 pm)

      Sixth session: Nation-State Responses to Ethnopolitical Challenges:
      Representation vs. Ethnic Unmixing
      (5.30 to 7.00 pm)

      Chair and Discussant: Piet Emmer (Rijksuniversiteit Leiden/
      Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin)

      Tobias K. Vogel (New School University, New York)
      The Rise of Humanitarianism and Ethnic Unmixing in the Balkans

      Zoltan Kantor (Teleki Laszlo Institute, Budapest)
      Hungary and Hungarians Abroad: Double Citizenship or Special Status?

      Andrea Krizsan (CEU Budapest)
      The Role of Specialised Bodies in Regulating Racial Discrimination - The
      Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for the Rights of National and Ethnic
      Minorities as Institution for Integration

      Barbecue Garden Party, [Ihnestrasse 25, Berlin-Dahlem (if the weather
      allows so, alternatively free evening (from 8.00 pm on)]

      Saturday, June 16, 2001

      (9.00 - 9.30 am)

      IV. Panels

      Seventh Session: Illustrative Case Studies I
      (9.30 - 11.00 am)

      Chair and Discussant: William Safran (University of Colorado at Boulder)

      Ayse Betul Celik (State University of New York, Binghamton)
      The New Voices of the Kurds: Kurdish Associations in Istanbul in the 1990s

      Robert Greenberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
      Balkan Dialects, Migrations and Ethnic Violence: The Case of the Bosnian

      Sebastian Schroeder (Humboldt Univ. Berlin)
      Lithuania's Polish Minority: A National Minority in the Period of Political
      and Economic Transformation

      Coffee Break
      (11.00 - 11.30 am)

      Eighth Session: Illustrative Case Studies II
      (11.30 am - 1.00 pm)

      Chair and Discussant: William Safran (University of Colorado at Boulder)

      Margit Feischmidt (University of Pcs)
      Ethnic Restratification and Ethnic Pillarization: Comparing Structural
      Processes in the Multiethnic Transylvanian City of Cluj

      Anahit Minasyan (CEU Budapest)
      The Promised Land: Armenian and Jewish Experiences in the Second Half of
      the 20th Century

      Jens Woelk (Trento University, Faculty of Law and European Academy of
      The Case of South Tyrol: Lessons for Conflict Resolution?

      Contact: ethnic@...-berlin.de
      T. 030/2093-1937, -1918
      Fax : 030/2093-1432
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