Doctoral workshop: The Fall of Berlin Wall and the Collapse of Socialism in Europe in 1989: Causes. Context. Consequences.
In the framework of the third History Fest (28 May – 2 June 2019) we will prepare a doctoral workshop titled The Fall of Berlin Wall and the Collapse of Socialism in Europe in 1989: Causes. Context. Consequences.
Deadline: 17 March 2019
Open to: doctoral students / post-docs – historians
Venue: Sarajevo – Banja Luka – Konjic – Mostar, History Fest, 28. 5. – 2. 6. 2019.
In the context of the end of the Cold War, the thematic units to be discussed are:
– Why socialism failed (political and social assumptions);
– How did political and economic transition developed?
– How did political and economic transition occur?
– How processes of liberalisation and democratization occurred in different countries and why everyone was ready to give up and denounce socialism?
– To what extent post-socialist societies used resources of socialist legacy (economic, cultural, etc.) and are there differences in different European countries?
– How were developments in Europe reflected in Yugoslavia in 1989?
The doctoral workshop is open to international young researchers, especially for doctoral students who are writing dissertation on the period of the end of socialism in Europe and transition from socialism to post-socialist societies
Applicants should have a keen thematic interest in the history of the end of socialism in Europe and Yugoslavia. Sessions will be held in Bosnian/Croation/Serbian and English. Participants are expected to give a presentation on a topic related to their doctoral thesis and to take part in discussions about other doctoral thesises. They are invited to participate in the other events during History Fest.
As organisers, we are able to cover the cost of the accommodation (four nights in Sarajevo and one night in Mostar) as well as meal. The participants are expected to organise the trip to Sarajevo and we are able to help cover the costs. In application you should notice if you need our support for travel costs.
Participants are expected to arrive to Sarajevo by the evening of Tuesday, May 28. and leave on June 2, 2019.
The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (https://www.zeit-stiftung.de/