Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History &
Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism
8TH DOCTORAL WORKSHOP
Microhistories of Socialism and Postsocialism
Pula, August 24-27, 2022
Since 2015, every year at the end of summer, in Pula we organise a workshop for PhD students in history and related fields. Last year and now again, the theme is connected to the research project Microstructures of Yugoslav Socialism: Croatia 1970-1990 (Microsocialism), which is financed by Croatian Science Foundation, and focuses on social, cultural, political and economic processes in Yugoslav late socialism on the microlevel. Last year the theme had a narrower time span, but now it includes the period from 1920s to 2020s, a hundred years of socialism and postsocialism, from the beginnings of the Soviet Union to the present, in the European and global context. We welcome papers on individuals, groups and communities, women and men, youth and elderly, urban and rural environments, factories, cooperatives and other collectives, work and leisure, local self-government and socio-political organizations, culture and media. We are also interested in connecting micro- and macrohistory, bottom-up and top-down approach, directives and practices, case studies placed between key events and the longue durée structures. Research on the Microsocialism project will thus be compared with a much broader context, different insights and interpretations. Lecturers will be the researchers on the project and other experts.
So far, the Workshop has focused on various topics in contemporary history, history of socialist Yugoslavia and the wider European context: The History of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia; Yugoslav Socialism: Similarities and Exceptionalities; A New Man for the Socialist Society; Yugoslavia and the Global 1968: Contexts, Perspectives, Echoes; Industrial Societies of Late Socialism: European Comparisons; Cooperation, Exchange and Solidarity in Europe 1945-1990; Microhistories of Socialism. The themes were often connected to the research projects at CKPIS or with the cooperation network around the Chair for South-East European History at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Over the past years, the Workshop has received an excellent response, with PhD students and lecturers coming from various universities and other institutions (Belgrade, Berlin, Birmingham, Bologna, Budapest, Cologne, Cork, Durham, Florence, Ghent, Giessen, Glasgow, Graz, Hamburg, Iaşi, Konstanz, Koper, Ljubljana, Montreal, Munich, North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Nottingham, Oxford, Paris, Potsdam, Prague, Princeton, Regensburg, San Diego, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Split, Vienna, Warsaw, Warwick, Zagreb and Pula).
Magdalena Najbar-Agičić, PhD, Associate Professor, University North
Tanja Petrović, PhD, Principal Research Associate, Professor, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana
Pieter Troch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ghent University
Radina Vučetić, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade
Igor Duda, PhD, Associate Professor (Pula)
Anita Buhin, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher (Pula/Lisbon)
Tina Filipović, PhD student (Pula/Zagreb)
Sara Žerić, PhD student (Regensburg)