[SLO] ‘Into the Unknown. Visions and Utopias in the Danube-Carpathian Region in 1917 and Beyond’, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10–12 May 2017

International and Interdisciplinary Conference:

Into the Unknown. Visions and Utopias in the Danube-Carpathian Region in 1917 and Beyond

Ljubljana, 10–12 May 2017

Organizers:

Department of German with Dutch and Swedish, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana

Department of Translation, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana

Institute for German Culture and History of Southeastern Europe at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

10:30–11:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Prof. Dr. Branka Kalenić Ramšak, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Špela Virant, Head of the Department of German with Dutch and Swedish

Prof. Dr. Mira Miladinović Zalaznik, Doc. Dr. Irena Samide and Doc. Dr. Tanja Žigon, Representing the Organizing Committee, Faculty of Philosophy, Ljubljana

Dr. Florian Kührer-Wielach, Director of the Institute for German Culture and History of Southeastern Europe at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

11:00–11:50 Keynote Lecture (I)

Clemens Ruthner (Dublin): »Labs of the Apocalypse«: The End of the World in German-Language Horror Literature around World War One (Ger.)

Chair: Florian Kührer-Wielach

11:50 Break

12:00–13:30 Visions of War and Peace

Milka Car (Zagreb): Utopias and Freedom Projections in the Collection of Novellas Croatian God Mars by Miroslav Krleža (Ger.)

Eamonn O’Ciardha (Derry): Arthur Griffith, Sinn Féin and The Resurrection of Hungary: Ireland and Hungary: Comparative, Imperial Contexts (Eng.)

Anja Urekar Osvald (Maribor): From »Michel«, »Aunt Germania« and »Nibelungenland« – Visions and Utopias in the Historical German Press in Lower Styria and their Transformation (1900-1917) (Ger.)

Chair: Irena Samide (Ljubljana)

13:30 Lunch break

15:00–16:00 Between Utopia and Reality

Mario Grizelj (Munich): Croatians Longing for Home and Universalism as a Utopia: Carl Schmitt’s Römischer Katholizismus und politische Form (Roman Catholicism and Political Form, 1923) as a Response to the Chaos of World War I (Ger.)

Johann Lughofer (Ljubljana): A Journey through the »Heanzenland« with Joseph Roth (Ger.)

Chair: Peter Becher (Munich)

16:00 Coffee break

16:30–18:00 Political Visions and Utopias (I)

Gorazd Bajc (Maribor, Trieste): British Experts in Their Analyses of the Powder Keg that was the Upper Adriatic, 1916–1919 (Slo.)

Ljubinka Toševa Karpowicz (Rijeka): The State of Fiume – The Italian National Council (from 23 November 1918 to 16 September 1920) (Eng.)

Csaba Zahorán (Budapest): Utopias in the Shadow of Catastrophe: The Idea of Szekler Self-determination after the Fall of Austria-Hungary (Eng.)

Chair: Elvis Orbanić (Pazin)

19:00 Reception

Thursday, 11 May 2017

9:00–10:30 Political Visions and Utopias (II)

Andrei Cuşco (Chișinău): A Failed Experiment? The Bessarabian Elites between Autonomy, Federalism and Nationalism (1917–1918) (Eng.)

Nataliya Nechayeva-Yuriychuk (Chernivtsi): National Identity and Its Role in State-Building: The Hutsul Republic Experience (Eng.)

Rudolf Gräf (Cluj-Napoca): The End of the World War I and the Attempts at Redesigning the Banat Politically (Ger.)

Chair: Rok Stergar (Ljubljana)

10:30 Break

10:40–11:30 Keynote Lecture (II)

France Martin Dolinar (Ljubljana): Between Expectations and Political Reality: The Bishops of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gorizia during and after World War I (Slo.)

Chair: Mira Miladinović Zalaznik (Ljubljana)

11:30 Coffee break

12:00–13:30 Ecclesiastical Visions Within and Beyond New Political Borders

Pál Lackner (Budapest): »From Brother to Neighbour – and the Other Way around?« Relations between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary and its Former Parts (Ger.)

Oleh Turiy (Lviv): Between Ecclesial Identity, National Commitment and Political Loyalty: Church Structures of Uniate Ruthenians after the Fall of the Habsburg Monarchy (Ger.)

Heiner Grunert (Munich): »The Symbols of Our Liberation, Unification and Resurrection.« Visions and Historical Concepts of Serbian Orthodox Circles at the End of the Great War (Ger.)

Chair: Angela Ilić (Munich)

13:30 Lunch break

15:00–16:30 1917 – The 400th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Botond Kertész (Budapest): War and Celebration – Observations of the 400th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Hungary (Ger.)

Lajos Szász (Budapest, Leipzig): The Reformation Jubilee 1917 in Hungary and Transylvania: Concepts and Plans for the Future (Ger.)

Tanja Žigon (Ljubljana): The Year 1917 in the »Slovenian« Lands of Austria-Hungary, in View of the 400th Anniversary of the Reformation (Ger.)

Chair: Angela Ilić

16:30 Concluding Remarks: Angela Ilić, IKGS Munich, Deputy of the Director

17:00 City tour of Ljubljana

18:30 »With Luther into the world of words«: Guided tour of the Luther exhibition in the Ljubljana Castle, organized by Goethe-Institut Ljubljana

19:00 Dinner

Friday, 12 May 2017

8:00–15:00 Day trip to Štanjel

Simultaneous translation of the conference proceedings into English, German and Slovenian will be available.

Venue: Conference Room 31 (Ground floor), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

No registration is required.

Conference blog: www.intotheunknown.blog