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Održana 7. Doktorska radionica CKPIS-a i FFPU-a

Mikrohistorija socijalizma bila je tema 7. Doktorske radionice Centra za kulturološka i povijesna istraživanja socijalizma (CKPIS) i Odsjeka za povijest Filozofskog fakulteta u Puli, održane od 25. do 28. kolovoza 2021. na pulskom sveučilištu, uz prisutnost dvadesetak sudionika.

Doktorandice i doktorandi, koji su bili sudionici ovogodišnje radionice, polaze poslijediplomske studije povijesti ili bliskih humanističkih i društvenih znanosti na trinaest sveučilišta (North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Princeton, Oxford, Giessen, Köln, Regensburg, Prag, Varšava, Pečuh, Bologna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Beograd).

Ovogodišnja tema potekla je iz istraživačkoga projekta Mikrostrukture jugoslavenskoga socijalizma: Hrvatska 1970-1990. (Mikrosocijalizam), koji financira Hrvatska zaklada za znanost i kojim se promatraju društveni, kulturni, politički i ekonomski procesi na mikrorazini, u općinama koje su odabrane kao studije slučaja. Međutim, izlaganja na radionici obrađivala su prostor i vrijeme šire od onoga određenoga projektom. Mikropovijesni pogled u niz studija slučaja iz srednje i istočne Europe, u razdoblje od sredine dvadesetoga stoljeća do postsocijalizma, bio je prilika za komparaciju i kontekstualizaciju te povezivanje rezultata projekta s istraživanjima poslijediplomskih studenata.

Predavači Chiara Bonfiglioli (Microhistories of aktivi žena: finding women's agency in the archives, 1950s-1970s), Anita Buhin (Culture from below: selfmanagerial transformation of culture on the local level), Saša Vejzagić (Formation of large production companies and the effects of the associated labour on their consolidation) te voditelj projekta i radionice Igor Duda (In pursuit of direct socialist democracy: local communities in Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s) predstavili su dosadašnje rezultate istraživanja koja provode u sklopu projekta Mikrosocijalizam.

Organizacijski odbor činili su Igor Duda, Anita Buhin, Tina Filipović, Sara Žerić i gostujući student Nemanja Stanimirović (Central European University, Erasmus+ Traineeship). Financijsku potporu pružili su Sveučilište i Filozofski fakultet, a organizatori se posebno zahvaljuju Studentskom centru i osoblju Studentskog doma, u čijim je zatvorenim i otvorenim prostorima radionica održana, te Povijesnom i pomorskom muzeju Istre. Na mrežnoj stranici radionice dostupne su poveznice na program, fotografije i video priloge.

 

Nemanja Stanimirović: praksa u CKPIS-u

Prije ljetne stanke predavanjem Samoupravljati bratstvom i jedinstvom svoj je diplomski rad predstavio Nemanja Stanimirović (CEU) koji u CKPIS-u boravi od lipnja do rujna u sklopu programa Erasmus+ Traineeship. Između ostalog, u Newsletteru (br. 56-59) bit će dostupni njegovi intervjui s kolegicama i kolegama istraživačima socijalizma. Nemanja također pomaže u organizaciji 7. Doktorske radionice i 5. Socijalizma na klupi, sudjeluje na svim sastancima i obavlja druge zadatke.

 

Filip Balunović: Kognitivna pozadina aktivizma

Poslije Zimskog i Ljetnog semestra CKPIS-a, dvaju ciklusa s četrnaest javnih predavanja, prije ljetnih praznika nudimo još jedno gostovanje. Politolog Filip Balunović, istraživač na Institutu za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju Sveučilišta u Beogradu i predavač na Sveučilištu Singidunum, dat će povijesnu analizu interakcije između kritičkih ideja i političkih i društvenih pokreta te govoriti o vezi između kritičkog znanja i borbi aktivističkih grupa u Zagrebu, Beogradu i Sarajevu u današnjem kontekstu. U ime CKPIS-a domaćin i moderator rasprave bit će poslijedoktorand Saša Vejzagić.

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Srijeda, 16. lipnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 6.00 pm
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Filip Balunović, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade & Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University in Belgrade
Cognitive Background of Activism in (Post-)Yugoslav Societies: Cases of Zagreb, Belgrade and Sarajevo

The central topic of this presentation is the relationship between critical knowledge and the counter-hegemonic activist struggles in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb. While looking at the “cognitive background” of activism, both non-theoretical and theoretical knowledge is taken into account. The emphasis is nonetheless on theoretical knowledge. Critical ideas, on the other hand, have been inspiring social and political actions for centuries. The question of the nature of this relationship, including the mechanisms of diffusion, concrete sources and reasoning behind it, has thus far remained under - researched. Which type of knowledge is considered to be “movement relevant” today? Where does it come from, through which channels and which social, structural and organizational factors influence its consolidation and operationalization within social movement collectives? All these questions are addressed through research conducted in a specific context of the post-socialist former Yugoslavia.   

Filip Balunović is a researcher at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, and a lecturer at the Department of Politics, Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University in Belgrade. He received his PhD from the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade and received his MA degree in International Relations and European Studies from the European Institute in Nice. He received his second MA degree in Human Rights and Democracy from Universities of Sarajevo and Bologna. Balunović is the executive editor of the Serbian edition of Le Monde Diplomatique. He is author of the book Freedom Notebooks (Mediteran, 2014, Serbian Beleške sa slobode).

 

Ljetni semestar CKPIS-a

Od ožujka do lipnja 2021. u ciklusu online predavanja Ljetni semestar CKPIS-a održano je sedam predavanja. Naši gosti bili su Rory Archer (Albanians in Istria and the limits of brotherhood and unity in late socialism​), Chiara Bonfiglioli (Microhistories of labour and gender in socialist Yugoslavia: the case of Duga Resa), Sara Bernard (The Gastarbeiter return to socialist Yugoslavia), Sanja Horvatinčić (Partizanska Drežnica: A Microhistory of Socialist Memorial and Heritage Practices), Christian Axboe Nielsen (The Security Exercises "Nothing should surprise us" – a view from the municipal level in Osijek and surrounding municipalities), Sabina Mihelj (Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe) i Tanja Petrović (When Che Guevara Visited Yugoslavia: On Possibilities of Remembering in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Socialist Project). Zajedno s programom u zimskom semestru ukupno je održano četrnaest predavanja. Hvala svim predavačima i publici!

 

Tanja Petrović: Che Guevara u Jugoslaviji

Sedmo i posljednje predavanje u Ljetnom semestru CKPIS-a održat će Tanja Petrović, znanstvena savjetnica na Institutu za kulturalne studije i kulturu sjećanja pri Znanstveno-istraživačkom centru Slovenske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti u Ljubljani, s kojim CKPIS ima uspješnu višegodišnju suradnju. Predavanje polazi od posjeta Che Guevare i kubanskog izaslanstva Jugoslaviji 1959., događaja koji se smješta u kontekst javnih narativa o prošlosti i kulture sjećanja, mimo kasnije mitologizacije lika kubanskog revolucionara i kraja socijalističke Jugoslavije, ali uzimajući u obzir prošle vizije budućnosti.

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Srijeda, 2. lipnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 6.00 pm
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Tanja Petrović, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies ZRC SAZU Ljubljana
When Che Guevara Visited Yugoslavia: On Possibilities of Remembering in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Socialist Project

In August 1959, a five-member delegation of Cuban revolutionaries and politicians led by the extraordinary ambassador, major Dr. Ernesto Guevara Serna visited socialist Yugoslavia. In this lecture I ponder upon possibilities to observe this event outside the memory frames defined by two subsequent events and processes – Che Guevara’s death in Bolivia and mythologisation of his persona, and the catastrophic end of Yugoslavia and its socialism. Both these processes make it difficult to look at Che Guevara’s visit to Yugoslavia as an event unfolding in its own temporality, rendering visions of the future inherent to that temporality invisible or significantly deformed. In order to become a source of useful knowledge about the socialist period in Yugoslavia, public narratives of the past, through which we collectively remember, need to be attentive to these past visions of the future, alternative modernities, and lost solidarities.

Tanja Petrović is research advisor at the Institute of Culture and Memory Studies ZRC SAZU and professor at the ZRC SAZU Graduate school in Ljubljana. She is interested in uses and meanings of socialist and Yugoslav legacies in post-Yugoslav societies, as well as in cultural, linguistic, political, and social processes that shape the reality of these societies. She explores a plethora of issues, encompassing the role of language in forming ideologies, memory and identity, labor and gender histories in post-Yugoslav spaces, and the relationship between memory, heritage, and historiographic narratives on Yugoslav socialism. She published numerous articles and monographs in the fields of anthropology of post-socialism, memory studies, masculinity, gender history, heritage studies, linguistic anthropology, and labor history.

 

Sabina Mihelj: Televizija u socijalističkoj Europi

U Ljetnom semestru CKPIS-a ovoga tjedna gostuje Sabina Mihelj, profesorica na Sveučilištu u Loughboroughu u Velikoj Britaniji. Njezino predavanje temeljit će se na rezultatima nedavno zaključenog istraživačkog projekta Screening Socialism, uključujući i monografiju From Media Systems to Media Cultures: Understanding State Socialist Television (2018). Kulturološka analiza medija te kulturna i društvena povijest televizije otkrivaju na koji je način televizijski program oblikovao svakodnevicu u Istočnoj Njemačkoj, Poljskoj, Rumunjskoj, Sovjetskom Savezu i Jugoslaviji.

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Srijeda, 19. svibnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 6.00 pm
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Sabina Mihelj, Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University
Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe

In this talk, based on a recently completed research project and monograph, I delve into the fascinating world of television under communism, using it to test a new framework for comparative media analysis. To understand the societal consequences of mass communication, I argue that we need to move beyond the analysis of media systems, and instead focus on the role of the media in shaping cultural ideals and narratives, everyday practices, and routines. Drawing on a wealth of original data derived from archival sources, programme and schedule analysis, and oral history interviews in five countries – East Germany, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia – I show how communist authorities managed to harness the power of television to shape new habits and rituals, yet failed to inspire a deeper belief in communist ideals. The analysis I present has important implications for the understanding of mediated communication in both democratic and non-democratic settings, and provides tools for the analysis of media cultures globally. In the concluding part of the talk, I briefly reflect on how the approach to comparing media cultures developed in the book can be adapted to examine contemporary digital or ‘hybrid’ media cultures.

Sabina Mihelj is Professor of Media and Cultural Analysis at Loughborough University. She is the author of Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World (Palgrave, 2011), Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy, Culture (Ashgate, 2012, with J. Downey) and From Media Systems to Media Cultures: Understanding State Socialist Television (with S. Huxtable, Cambridge University Press, 2018). She published widely on mass communication and cultural identity, comparative media research, and Cold War media and culture. Her new project, conducted with her Loughborough colleague Václav Štětka, examines the role of the media in the rise of illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe (ESRC, 2019-2021).

 

Christian Axboe Nielsen: Akcija Ništa nas ne smije iznenaditi (NNNI)

Prvi svibanjski gost Ljetnog semestra CKPIS-a je Christian Axboe Nielsen, izvanredni profesor na Sveučilištu u Aarhusu u Danskoj, autor monografija Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar’s Yugoslavia (2014) i Yugoslavia and Political Assassinations: The History and Legacy of Tito’s Campaign Against the Émigrés (2020). Na predavanju će predstaviti dio svojeg istraživanja na projektu Mikrosocijalizam (HRZZ), unutar kojega radi na temama državne i javne sigurnosti, uključujući i ondašnji sustav općenarodne obrane i društvene samozaštite.

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Srijeda, 5. svibnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 6.00 pm
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Christian Axboe Nielsen, Aarhus University
The Security Exercises “Nothing should surprise us” – a view from the municipal level in Osijek and surrounding municipalities

This lecture will present the outlines of my research into the operationalization of security and internal affairs at the local and regional level in the Socialist Republic of Croatia.  Taking as my point of departure the doctrines of All People’s Defense and Social Self-Protection, I plan to focus on the origins and implementation of the “Nothing Should Be Allowed to Surprise Us” (Ništa nas ne smije iznenaditi) exercises. For the purposes of this presentation, the focus will be on Osijek, Eastern Slavonia and Baranja.

Christian Axboe Nielsen is an Associate Professor of History and Human Security at Aarhus University in Denmark.  He received his Ph.D. in Eastern European history with distinction from Columbia University in 2002, and also holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.  His books include Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar’s Yugoslavia (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and Yugoslavia and Political Assassinations: The History and Legacy of Tito’s Campaign Against the Émigrés (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris, 2020). 

 

Sanja Horvatinčić: Partizanska Drežnica kao primjer mikrohistorije memorijalnih i baštinskih praksi

U četvrtom terminu Ljetnog semestra CKPIS-a gostuje Sanja Horvatinčić s Instituta za povijest umjetnosti u Zagrebu, čije će se predavanje o mikrohistoriji memorijalnih i baštinskih praksi u socijalističkoj Jugoslaviji temeljiti na njezinom istraživanju u sklopu međunarodnog interdisciplinarnog projekta Heritage from Below / Drežnica: Traces and Memories 1941-1945, koji se provodi na Institutu za povijest umjetnosti u Zagrebu (2019-2022).

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Srijeda, 21. travnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 6.00 pm
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Sanja Horvatinčić, Institute of Art History, Zagreb
Partizanska Drežnica: A Microhistory of Socialist Memorial and Heritage Practices

This talk is based on the research done as part of the project Heritage from Below / Drežnica: Traces and Memories 1941-1945 which, since 2019, has been gathering researchers of different backgrounds – archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, architects and visual artists – interested in a community-based, critical engagement with local narratives, memorial practices and materialities of the recent past, and its contested histories in the present moment. Drežnica, an isolated village located between Gorski kotar, Lika and Hrvatsko Primorje, was one of the hotspots of the antifascist uprising in the summer of 1941, where local Serbian peasantry and working class activists, met with Spanish Civil War volunteers and members of basically all major belligerents armies of the global conflict. Having been such an important WW2 stage, Drežnica’s landscape was permanently marked by material traces (remains of hospitals, printing houses, or refugee shelters) and countless stories and memories related to this traumatic and in many ways foundational event for the local community. Combining the knowledge collected on site (material evidence and oral sources) with the archival sources, I have gained a far more complex and comprehensive understanding of how these and other factors influenced the prolific production of postwar monuments, and how changes within the Yugoslav socialist system – from the administrative, to the level of cultural and memory politics – were reflected on memorialization strategies, as well as local social and economic practices related to it. Through this case study, I will show that the production of monuments and their formal aspects were not only a mirror of socialist hegemonic memory discourse, but that they reflected – and continue to do so – a diverse array of voices on the micro-historical level. Finally, I will argue that the community-based and interdisciplinary practices are crucial for developing critical tools and methodologies in approaching contested heritage of the 20th century social, revolutionary and military history.

Sanja Horvatinčić is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb. She received her PhD on Memorials from the Socialist Era in Croatia – Typology Model in 2017 at the University of Zadar. Her research focuses on monuments as artistic and social practices of mediating the past, with a focus on the Second World War and the social history of the 20th century. She had done research in the fields of critical heritage studies, gender studies and digital humanities. She is the author of a number of scientific and professional papers and the coordinator of the international project Heritage from Below / Drežnica: Traces and Memories 1941-1945.

 

Sara Bernard: Povratak gastarbajtera u Jugoslaviju

U Ljetnom semestru CKPIS-a gostuje Sara Bernard sa Sveučilišta u Glasgowu, čije će se predavanje o povratku gastarbajtera u Jugoslaviju temeljiti na njezinoj studiji Deutsch Marks in the Head, Shovel in the Hands and Yugoslavia in the Heart: the Gastarbeiter Return to Yugoslavia 1965-1991 (2019), prvoj koja temeljitije obrađuje ovu temu ocrtavajući složenost odnosa između „radnika na privremenom radu u inozemstvu“, države i društvenog okruženja.

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Srijeda, 7. travnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 6.00 pm
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Sara Bernard, University of Glasgow
The Gastarbeiter return to socialist Yugoslavia (1965-1991)

This talk is based on my recently published book on the Gastarbeiter return migration to socialist Yugoslavia (Harrassowitz, 2019). It discusses how the Gastarbeiter return migration, which has remained an under-researched topic in the scholarship, is key to fully understanding the impact of labour migration on the transformations which Yugoslavia experienced from the 1960s onwards. The Gastarbeiter migration was the most important migration phenomenon in socialist Yugoslavia. The importance and great seize of Gastarbeiter migration was only possible because employment abroad was imagined, regulated and experienced as temporary and followed by the workers’ return home. This talk will examine how the expectation of return migration, which the Yugoslav leadership and the Gastarbeiter themselves shared, was a powerful narrative of development, belonging and unity which shaped relations between state authorities, migrants and the wider society. Yet, while there is plenty of evidence to demonstrate how seriously the plan of return migration was taken by all the actors involved, the low numbers of return migration and the negative stereotypes about returnees which appeared in political and public narratives suggest that return was a more complex phenomenon which led to much disappointment. This talk will unpack some of these complexities to show how return migration offers a unique insight into the ambiguities of Yugoslav strategies of development, dynamics of societal transformations and Yugoslav identity.

Sara Bernard is Lecturer in Societal Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Glasgow. Her first monograph, Deutsch Marks in the Head, Shovel in the Hands and Yugoslavia in the Heart: the Gastarbeiter Return to Yugoslavia 1965-1991 (Harrassowitz, 2019), is the first full-length monograph on the Gastarbeiter return migration to socialist Yugoslavia published in English. She is currently working on a project which explores further how migration shaped the meanings and experiences of Yugoslavness and Yugoslavism.

 

Chiara Bonfiglioli: Mikrohistorija rada i roda u socijalističkoj Jugoslaviji

Druga gošća Ljetnog semestra CKPIS-a je Chiara Bonfiglioli, predavačica rodnih i ženskih studija na Sveučilišnom koledžu Cork u Irskoj, autorica knjige „Women and Industry in the Balkans: The Rise and Fall of the Yugoslav Textile Sector“ te suradnica CKPIS-a i  projekta Mikrosocijalizam (HRZZ). Na predavanju će govoriti o vrijednosti arhivskih izvora za mikrohistoriju rada i roda na primjeru djelovanja Konferencije za društvenu aktivnost žena (KDAŽ) u Dugoj Resi, tamošnjoj industriji i općinskim tijelima od šezdesetih godina nadalje.

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Srijeda, 24. ožujka 2021., 19.00 / Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 7.00 pm
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Chiara Bonfiglioli, University College Cork
Microhistories of labour and gender in socialist Yugoslavia: the case of Duga Resa

In this lecture I will discuss archival sources from state socialist women’s organizations in Yugoslavia, and their usefulness for micro-histories of labour and gender, through the case study of the industrial town of Duga Resa. The archives produced by the Conference for the Social Activity of Women (KDAŽ) from 1961 onwards make clear that women's double burden was not silenced, but rather frequently discussed by socialist authorities, women’s organizations and female workers themselves. Due to the decentralized character of the Yugoslav system, local women’s societies were a stable presence within factories and municipal councils. KDAŽ activists – such as Brigita Ferderber, the President of the municipal KDAŽ in Duga Resa – often lobbied for better working and welfare rights for female workers, notably through the provision of housing, childcare and healthcare services. A micro-historical perspective allows us to have a more complex understanding of KDAŽ members' agency, and to make use of KDAŽ archives as productive sources for labour and gender history in socialist times.

Chiara Bonfiglioli is a Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, where she coordinates the Masters programme in Women’s Studies.  She defended her PhD at Utrecht University and held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Pula, and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. Her research addresses transnational women’s and feminist history with a specific focus on the former Yugoslavia and Italy. She is the author of Women and Industry in the Balkans: The Rise and Fall of the Yugoslav Textile Sector (London: I. B. Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2019).

 

Rory Archer: Albanci u Istri i ograničenja bratstva i jedinstva u kasnom socijalizmu

Nakon sedam predavanja u zimskom semestru Centar za kulturološka i povijesna istraživanja socijalizma pokreće novi niz javnih online predavanja u programu Ljetni semestar CKPIS-a. Prvi gost je Rory Archer, predavač na Sveučilištu u Konstanzu i voditelj projekta „To the Northwest! Intra Yugoslav Albanian migration (1953-1989)“ na Sveučilištu u Grazu. Na predavanju će govoriti o migracijama radnika Albanaca s Kosova i iz Makedonije prema Istri 1980-ih, u vrijeme kada je albansko nezadovoljstvo na Kosovu u ostatku Jugoslavije opisivano kao kontrarevolucija i iredentizam. Oprez i sumnjičavost prema doseljenicima primjećuju se u općinskim komitetima SKH, Službi državne sigurnosti i lokalnim medijima.

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Srijeda, 10. ožujka 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 6.00 pm
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Rory Archer, University of Graz/Konstanz University
Albanians in Istria and the limits of brotherhood and unity in late socialism

In this talk I discuss ongoing research about Albanian migration from Kosovo and Macedonia to Istria during the 1980s. The 1981 demonstrations in Kosovo and the federative Yugoslav interpretation that Albanian discontent was inherently ‘counterrevolutionary’ and ‘irredentist’ coincided with the relatively large labour migration of Albanians to Istria. Local authorities and security services fretted about the presence of Albanians which was largely taking place outside of the conventional institutions of the party-state and self-management. Instead labour migration was structured by kin-networks, transnational migration patterns and private business. Despite the robust local interpretation of ‘brotherhood and unity’, documents from the municipal league of communists, security services and local newspapers present Albanians as a semi-racialized and potentially deviant category of citizens.

Rory Archer works as a lecturer at the University of Konstanz history department. At the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, he leads the research project “To the Northwest! Intra Yugoslav Albanian migration (1953-1989)” supported by the Austrian Science Fund. His research interests are focused on the social, labour and gender history of Southeast Europe in the 20th century. Recent publications include a special section titled “New perspectives on East European Labor History” in the journal Labor: Studies in Working Class History (co-authored with Goran Musić, 2020).

 

Ljetni semestar CKPIS-a

Najavljujemo ciklus javnih online predavanja pod naslovom Ljetni semestar CKPIS-a. Predavanja će biti moguće pratiti izravno ulaskom u virtualnu dvoranu. Dobrodošli!

Zimski semestar CKPIS-a

Od listopada 2020. do siječnja 2021. u ciklusu online predavanja pod nazivom Zimski semestar CKPIS-a naši gosti bili su Federico Tenca Montini (Yugoslavia and the Trieste crisis), Rujana Rebernjak (From paperwork to ‘mechanised administration’: bureaucracy, self-management and techno-utopianism in 1960s Yugoslavia), Stefan Gužvica (Komunistička partija Jugoslavije tijekom Velike čistke), Gal Kirn (Yugoslav partisan counter-archive), Brigitte Le Normand (Using technology to engage publics on complicated histories: the Rijeka in Flux app), Vladimir Unkovski-Korica (Cities in Yugoslav foreign policy during the Cold War) i Agustín Cosovschi (From Santiago to Mexico: The Yugoslav Enterprise in Latin America During the Early Cold War and the Limits of Non Alignment). Predavači su se uključivali iz Udina, Londona, Rijeke, Berlina, Kelowne, Glasgowa i Pariza, a publika iz Europe, Sjeverne i Južne Amerike, možda i šire. Zahvaljujemo predavačima, svim kolegicama i kolegama koji su svojim pitanjima pridonosili zanimljivosti rasprave te bili dio brojne publike koja je svake druge srijede posjećivala našu virtualnu dvoranu.

 

Agustín Cosovschi: Jugoslavija, Latinska Amerika i Pokret nesvrstanih

Posljednji predavač u Zimskom semestru CKPIS-a bit će Agustín Cosovschi, poslijedoktorand na projektu Dissinvent i gostujući predavač na Katoličkom sveučilištu u Lilleu i Sveučilištu u Parizu, koji se bavi političkom i intelektualnom poviješću Hladnog rata i jugoistočne Europe. Govorit će o jugoslavenskim nastojanjima za uspostavom tješnjih odnosa s latinoameričkim zemljama, posebno Čileom, i tamošnjim lijevo orijentiranim organizacijama tijekom 1950-ih i 1960-ih. Politika nesvrstanosti Jugoslaviji je u tome bila i pomoć i smetnja. Predavanje će biti održano na engleskom jeziku u virtualnoj dvorani.

Srijeda, 27. siječnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 18.00
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Agustín Cosovschi
From Santiago to Mexico: The Yugoslav Enterprise in Latin America During the Early Cold War and the Limits of Non Alignment

The lecture will be based on my latest research, which focuses on Yugoslavia’s endeavors to create stronger connections with Latin American governments and left-wing organizations in the early Cold War. I will describe Yugoslavia's efforts in the region and particularly focus on the case of Chile, where connections with the Socialist Party allowed the Yugoslavs to jump into the continent in the mid-1950s. My central claim will be that during those years Belgrade pursued a systematic policy that made it that by the early 1960s the Yugoslavs had become a serious factor in the region, but that generally speaking the policy of non-alignment proved to be a double-edged sword: it allowed for the Yugoslavs to garner prestige and visibility in Latin America, but it also started to impose limitations to their influence in the early 1960s.

Agustín Cosovschi holds a PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France) and the University of San Martín (Argentina). His research deals with the political and intellectual history of the Cold War, primarily in South East Europe. He is currently based in Paris and works as a postdoctoral research assistant at the project Dissinvent (University Paris Nanterre – University of Paris) and as a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Lille and the University of Paris.

 

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica: Gradovi u jugoslavenskoj vanjskoj politici tijekom Hladnog rata

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, predavač u području srednjoeuropskih i istočnoeuropskih studija na Sveučilištu u Glasgowu i autor knjige The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment (2016), predzadnji je gost Zimskog semestra CKPIS-a. Na temelju svojih istraživanja, provedenih za vrijeme boravka na Centru za napredne studije jugoistočne Europe pri Sveučilištu u Rijeci, održat će predavanje o ulozi gradova u jugoslavenskoj vanjskoj politici tijekom Hladnoga rata. Ukazat će na razvijeno međunarodno umrežavanje gradova i općina te uspostavu bilateralnih odnosa koji nisu nužno slijedili državnu vanjsku politiku i ideju nesvrstanosti. Predavanje će biti održano na engleskom jeziku u virtualnoj dvorani.

Srijeda, 13. siječnja 2021., 18.00 / Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 18.00
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Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, lecturer in Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow
Cities in Yugoslav foreign policy during the Cold War

This talk will discuss the role of cities in Yugoslav foreign policy in the Cold War. By exploring foreign policy below the level of the state, we can unearth how foreign policy was understood and practised by a variety of different actors – possibly quite differently from how the state intended it. Indeed, municipalities in Yugoslavia had significant latitude in pursuing links abroad and participated in a variety of transnational municipal networks and established many bilateral links with cities abroad. The talk will showcase some of the different purposes pursued at different levels of municipal government. In doing so, it will show tensions between the declared foreign policy of global non-alignment and the reality of a largely neighbourhood and/or European policy of many city authorities. This will suggest that a broader understanding of foreign policy can tell us much about how foreign policy was actually understood, negotiated and practised by lower echelons of authority in a semi-peripheral state balancing between the superpower blocs.

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica is a lecturer in Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow. His first book, The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment (Tauris, 2016) explored the deep contradictions and tensions of trying to build a participatory developmental model while playing catch-up with the advanced world. His work has appeared in Europe-Asia Studies, Cold War History and Revue d'Études Comparatives Est-Ouest. The research on the role of cities in Yugoslav foreign policy was undertaken while he was a fellow of the Centre of Advanced Studies – South-East Europe at the University of Rijeka.

 

Brigitte Le Normand: Rijeka in Flux

Brigitte Le Normand, izvanredna profesorica povijesti na Sveučilištu British Columbia Okanagan, autorica studija o urbanizaciji i migracijama radnika u socijalističkoj Jugoslaviji te voditeljica projekta „Rijeka in Flux: granice i urbane promjene poslije Drugog svjetskog rata“, peta je gošća Zimskog semestra CKPIS-a. Održat će predavanje „Using technology to engage publics on complicated histories: the Rijeka in Flux app.“ kojim će predstaviti rad na interdisciplinarnom projektu te aplikaciju koja pomaže u razumijevanju povijesti Rijeke i omogućuje interakciju s prošlošću grada. Predavanje će biti održano na engleskom jeziku u virtualnoj dvorani.

Srijeda, 16. prosinca 2020., 18.00 / Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 18.00
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Brigitte Le Normand, Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Using technology to engage publics on complicated histories: the Rijeka in Flux app.

How can new technologies help us not only to reach broader audiences, but also to change the ways in which we interact with, and understand, the past?  The Rijeka in Flux mobile phone app provides users with the opportunity to engage with the past in multiple different ways. By inviting users an embodied experience of the past with the help of augmented reality, and offering users different ways to structure their engagement with historical knowledge, it aims to disrupt entrenched narratives and enable a more open-ended encounter with the past.

Brigitte Le Normand is Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.  She is P.I. of the interdisciplinary, collaborative research project „Rijeka in Flux: Borders and Urban Change after World War II,“ funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She has published several articles and monographs on urban planning and labour migration in socialist Yugoslavia, including “Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism” (Pittsburg University Press, 2014) and “Citizens Without Borders: Yugoslavia and its Migrant Workers in Western Europe” (University of Toronto Press, Spring 2021).

 

Gal Kirn: Yugoslav partisan counter-archive

U Zimskom semestru CKPIS-a na redu je četvrto predavanje koje će pod naslovom „Yugoslav partisan counter-archive“ održati Gal Kirn, gostujući profesor kulturne povijesti na Sveučilištu u Novoj Gorici, s prethodnim radnim iskustvom u Berlinu, Leipzigu i Dresdenu. Predavanje se temelji na njegovoj posljednjoj knjizi „Partisan Counter Archive: Retracing the Ruptures of Art and Memory in the Yugoslav People's Liberation Struggle and Beyond“ (2020). Gal Kirn govorit će o postsocijalističkom revizionističkom demoniziranju revolucionarne jezgre Narodnooslobodilačke borbe, o politici nacionalne pomirbe na primjeru Slovenije i jednog ljubljanskog spomenika te o emancipatorskim fragmentima partizanske prošlosti nastalima u intenzivnom susretu političkog i umjetničkog eksperimentiranja. Predavanje će biti održano na engleskom jeziku u virtualnoj dvorani.

Srijeda, 2. prosinca 2020., 18.00 / Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 18.00
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Gal Kirn, University of Nova Gorica
Yugoslav partisan counter-archive

The lecture will be based on the recent book “The Partisan Counter-Archive” and will first sketch the frame of intervention in the post-socialist context where the dominant ideology of historical revisionism and anti-totalitarianism demonized and dismantled revolutionary core of People's Liberation Struggle from the Second World War. Furthermore, and as a case study, I will speak about the specific formation of “national reconciliation” in Slovenian context and a major monument in the centre of Ljubljana. In the second part of the lecture I will speak of the more affirmative side of the counter-archive, the way how I attempted to retrieve emancipatory fragments of the partisan past that draw consequences from an intense encounter of political and artistic experimentation. Counter-archive selects an array of artworks that produced excess over the existing art, and situation, and succeeded to express self-reflexive temporality that reversed remembering from past to future.

Gal Kirn has a PhD from the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia. He has since worked, among other places, at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Humboldt University in Berlin, GWZO in Leipzig and at TU Dresden. He has published on diverse topics from post-Fordism, and Yugoslav black wave cinema to Althusser and critique of neoliberalism. His latest books deal with the topic of partisan struggle and socialist Yugoslavia, albeit from different angles. Partisan Ruptures was published by Pluto Press (2019) and deals with politico-economic investigation of the rise and demise of socialist Yugoslavia, while The Partisan Counter-Archive (De Gruyter, 2020) works on the triangulation of politics, art and memory on the case of partisan liberation struggle. He is currently Visiting Professor at Cultural History program at University of Nova Gorica.

 

Stefan Gužvica: Komunistička partija Jugoslavije tijekom Velike čistke (1936-1940)

Treći predavač u ciklusu Zimski semestar CKPIS-a bit će Stefan Gužvica, doktorand na Sveučilištu u Regensburgu. Predavanje se temelji na upravo objavljenom hrvatskom prijevodu njegove knjige „Prije Tita. Frakcijske borbe u Komunističkoj partiji Jugoslavije 1936-1940.“ (Srednja Europa, Zagreb, 2020.).

Srijeda, 18. studenog 2020., 18.00
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U svojoj novoj knjizi „Prije Tita“, na kojoj se temelji ovo predavanje, Stefan Gužvica koristi do sada nepoznate arhivske izvore iz Moskve kako bi rasvijetlio događanja u Komunističkoj partiji Jugoslavije koja su počela uhićenjem njezina vođe Milana Gorkića od strane NKVD-a u ljeto 1937., a kulminirala postavljanjem Josipa Broza Tita na njegovo mjesto u siječnju 1939. godine. Knjiga decentrira samog Tita predstavljajući ga ne kao predodređenog pobjednika, nego samo jednog od kandidata za poziciju generalnog sekretara. Autor prikazuje rad drugih, manje poznatih, ali tada izrazito bitnih ličnosti, kao što su Kamilo Horvatin, Ivo Marić i Petko Miletić, koji su ujedno bili i Titovi rivali za vodeće mjesto u partiji. Na kraju uspoređuje njihove strategije i ideologiju te objašnjava zašto je, od svih njih, uspio baš Tito i što se dogodilo sa „starom gardom“ KPJ koja je nestala u Staljinovim čistkama.

Stefan Gužvica je doktorand na Sveučilištu u Regensburgu gdje, pod mentorstvom profesora Ulfa Brunnbauera, radi na disertaciji o Balkanskoj komunističkoj federaciji u međuratnom razdoblju. Njegova prva knjiga, „Prije Tita. Frakcijske borbe u Komunističkoj partiji Jugoslavije 1936-1940.“, proširena je verzija njegova diplomskog rada obranjenog na Srednjoeuropskom sveučilištu (CEU) u Budimpešti 2018. godine.

 

Rujana Rebernjak: Birokracija, samoupravljanje i tehnoutopizam u Jugoslaviji 1960-ih

Drugo predavanje u ciklusu Zimski semestar CKPIS-a održat će Rujana Rebernjak, predavač povijesti dizajna i vizualne kulture na Sveučilištu Middlesex, kulturna povjesničarka koja je doktorirala na Royal College of Art. U predavanju će prikazati razvoj diskursa o automatizaciji i kibernetici samoupravljanja u Jugoslaviji 1960-ih, uz osvrt na zagrebačku tvornicu Rade Končar i njezin eksperiment u mehanizaciji administracije. Naime, od uvođenja samoupravljanja 1950. u Jugoslaviji se nastojala provoditi debirokratizacija, a šezdesetih je tehnoutopistička ideja o „mehaniziranoj administraciji“ i automatiziranoj obradi podataka postala novo sredstvo u ideološkom ratu protiv birokracije. Predavanje će biti održano na engleskom jeziku u virtualnoj dvorani.

Srijeda, 4. studenog 2020., 18.00 / Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 18.00
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Rujana Rebernjak, Lecturer in History of Design and Visual Culture, Middlesex University
From paperwork to ‘mechanised administration’: bureaucracy, self-management and techno-utopianism in 1960s Yugoslavia

From the introduction of self-management in 1950, the elimination of bureaucracy was at the centre of the Yugoslav political project. As the historian Dušan Bilandžić has written, “every attempt was made to mark bureaucracy as the biggest cancer-wound of socialist society.” In the early 1960s, this ideological war on bureaucracy took a technological turn. Slow, inefficient, laborious bureaucratic processes were to be replaced by ‘mechanised administration’: automation, cybernetics and real-time data management. The purpose of this mechanised administration was to ensure a smooth, frictionless operation of workers’ councils. Of course, this was very much a techno-utopian view, one anchored in rhetoric more than everyday practice. And yet, this experiment in techno-utopianism is meaningful because it highlights the way a political and social crisis – in this case, the crisis of self-management – can easily be cast as a technological problem. In this talk, I will explore the development of the discourse on automation and cybernetics in self-management in 1960s Yugoslavia, with a particular focus on Rade Koncar factory in Zagreb and their experiment in mechanised administration.

Rujana Rebernjak is a cultural historian focusing on material histories of everyday life in socialist Eastern Europe. Her research explores architectural and design production in post-war Yugoslavia, focusing on the way the theory and practice of self-management were experienced in spatial and material form. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, and the manuscript of her dissertation, titled “Designing Self-Management: Objects and Spaces of Everyday Life in Post-War Yugoslavia”, is currently in preparation for publication. She is a lecturer in history of design and visual culture at Middlesex University. More info

 

Federico Tenca Montini: Jugoslavija i Tršćanska kriza (1945-1954)

Prvo predavanje u ciklusu Zimski semestar CKPIS-a održat će Federico Tenca Montini, povjesničar sa Sveučilišta u Trstu. Doktorirao je na sveučilištima u Teramu i Zagrebu, na temu Tršćanske krize. Disertacija je objavljena u Italiji, a u pripremi je i hrvatsko izdanje. Utvrđivanje državne granice i Tršćanska kriza bili su u središtu jugoslavensko-talijanskih odnosa po završetku Drugog svjetskog rata. Utemeljeno na novim arhivskim istraživanjima, predavanje će se baviti djelovanjem jugoslavenske diplomacije, povezivanjem sa Zapadom poslije sukoba s Informbiroom i odnosom prema Slobodnom Teritoriju Trsta. Predavanje će biti održano na engleskom jeziku u virtualnoj dvorani.

Srijeda, 21. listopada 2020., 18.00 / Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 18.00
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Federico Tenca Montini: Yugoslavia and the Trieste crisis (1945-1954)

The lecture will focus on new archival evidence on the functioning of the Yugoslav diplomacy during the issue of Trieste, the ten-years-long territorial dispute Yugoslavia had with Italy around the uppermost Adriatic port. It will be shown how the good relations gradually established with the Western powers after the Cominform crisis in 1948 brought the Yugoslav elite in 1952-1953 to believe it would be possible to activate the Free Trieste Territory, a buffer-state approved on paper by the Peace conference in 1947, through a form of joint Yugoslav-Italian administration.

Federico Tenca Montini is researcher at the University of Trieste. After receiving his MA at the University in Milan (Bicocca) with a thesis on historical revisionism later published as a book (Fenomenologia di un martirologio mediatico, 2014), he won funding of the Italian Ministry of education and university for a joint Ph.D. (universities of Teramo and Zagreb, mentor prof. Tvrtko Jakovina). His doctoral thesis, on the issue of Trieste reconstructed through Yugoslav documentation, has been published in Italy by il Mulino with a preface by prof. Jože Pirjevec. There are further plans for a Croatian edition. More info

 

Zimski semestar CKPIS-a

CKPIS nastavlja svoju višegodišnju praksu organiziranja javnih predavanja, tribina i predstavljanja novih izdanja. U prvom dijelu ove akademske godine najavljujemo ciklus javnih online predavanja pod zajedničkim naslovom Zimski semestar CKPIS-a. Predavanja će biti moguće pratiti izravno (u navedenim terminima srijedom u 18 sati) ulaskom u virtualnu dvoranu (čiji se link nalazi u programu). Svako predavanje bit će posebno najavljeno nekoliko dana ranije. Dobrodošli!

 

Najave za 2021.

U rujnu 2020. CKPIS je najavio održavanje dvaju svojih ključnih programa u 2021. godini: 5. Socijalizma na klupi i 7. Doktorske radionice. Pripreme su u tijeku, pozivi slijede, rokovi za prijavu bit će na proljeće 2021. U slučaju nastavka otežane epidemiološke situaije, oba programa održat će se online.

 

6. Doktorska radionica CKPIS-a i FFPU-a

U organizaciji CKPIS-a i Odsjeka za povijest Filozofskog fakulteta u Puli od 26. do 29. kolovoza 2020. održana je 6. Doktorska radionica čija je ovogodišnja tema bila Suradnja, razmjena i solidarnost u Europi 1945-1990. Nažalost, sudionici se nisu mogli okupiti u Puli, ali program je uspješno održan preko sveučilišnog sustava za učenje na daljinu te je djelomično bio otvoren za širu javnost. Pozvani predavači bili su Tvrtko Jakovina, Maroje Mrduljaš, Ivan Obadić i Paul Stubbs, a doktorandi su pristigli sa sveučilišta i instituta u Birminghamu, Budimpešti/Beču, Durhamu, Parizu, Pragu, Varšavi i Zagrebu. Organizacijski odbor činili su Igor Duda, Anita Buhin i Tina Filipović.