International Workshop 6–7 November 2009

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo

 

Friday 6 November

Library building (Georg Sverdrups hus), grupperom 1, 3rd level
09.00 – 09.15 Coffee
  • 09.15 – 09.25 Welcome and introduction: Karen Gammelgaard
  • 09.25 – 09.30 Welcome: Antin Rydning, Head of Research, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
First morning session, chair: Kjetil Rå Hauge
  • 09.30 – 10.00 Alexander Bielicki (University of Oslo): Slovak National Identity as Performed in the Homilies of a Religious Holiday,1984-Present
  • 10.00 – 10.30 Albena Georgieva (Bulgarian Academy of Science): Turning Back to Religion: Sacred Places in Bulgaria as Local and Community Identity Markers (The Third Sunday of the Long Lent and 7 July)
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
Second morning session, chair: Elżbieta Hałas
  • 10.45 – 11.15 Karen Gammelgaard (University of Oslo): The Czech(oslovak) 28 October. Presidential Addresses 1988–2008
  • 11.15 – 11.45 Knut Andreas Grimstad (University of Oslo): Poland´s Independence Day on the Front Pages of Gazeta Wyborcza, 1989 – 2008
11.45 – 13.30 Lunch, lunch room of the Administration building, 10th floor
Afternoon session, chair: Božidar Jezernik
  • 13.30 – 14.00 Tatjana Felberg (The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi), Oslo): Noć skuplja vijeka (A Night More Precious than the Century): Constructing Montenegrin Identity through Commemorating Independence Day
  • 14.00 – 14.30 Elżbieta Hałas (University of Warsaw): The Symbolic Making of the Polish Nation-State and Post-Communist Transformation
  • 14.30 – 15.00 Ana Hofman (Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; Nova Gorica University): Singing the Nation: Gender Politics and Public Rituals in Post-Socialist Serbia. Independence Day (Dan državnosti) 15 February 2000 Onwards
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 16.00 Summary and discussion. Chair: Svein Mønnesland
20.15 Dinner at Engebret Café, Bankplassen 1

Saturday 7 November

Georg Sverdrups hus, grupperom 1
09.15 – 9.30 Coffee
First morning session, chair: Knut Andreas Grimstad
  • 09.30 – 10.00 Božidar Jezernik (University of Ljubljana): Reformation Day (Dan reformizma) in Slovenia
  • 10.00 – 10.30 Svein Mønnesland (University of Oslo): National Days in Multi-National States. The Yugoslav Case
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
Second morning session, chair: Ana Hofman
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Vjeran Pavlaković (University of Rijeka): Serb Identity and WW2 Commemorations in Postcommunist Croatia: Debates over Antifascist Day vs. Uprising Day
  • 11.30 – 12.00 Kjetil Rå Hauge (University of Oslo): The Semantics and Morphology of Bulgarian National Holidays
  • 12.00 – 12.30 Ljiljana Šarić (University of Oslo): Croatia in Search of a National Day: Front-Page Media Representations of National Day Celebrations 1988-2005
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch at Klubben, Georg Sverdrups hus, 2nd level
Afternoon session, chair: Albena Georgieva
  • 14.00 – 14.30 Svenka Savić (University of Novi Sad): 8 March in Yugoslavia and Serbia
  • 14.30 – 15.00 Christoph Sauer (University of Groningen): Marking Identity by Ritually Doing Relationship Work in the Transition Phase: The Case of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising (and Its Way to Become a National Day).
15.00 – 16.00 Discussion, summary, and closing. Chair: Ljiljana Šarić
19.30 Informal dinner at Svein Mønnesland’s home, Hasselhaugveien 17 (close to campus)