The Temporal Life of States: Central Europe and the Transformation of Modern Sovereignty
Thursday, 13 January, 2022 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Drawn from Natasha Wheatley's book manuscript of the same title, this talk shows how the serial remaking and unmaking of empire in Central Europe placed extraordinary pressure on sovereignty’s two central fictions – its singularity and its immortality.

What really was the Cold War?: Imagined Reality, Social Mechanism, Ordinary People's War
Thursday, 16 December, 2021 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

Masuda Hajimu's "Cold War Crucible" is an inquiry into the peculiar nature of the Cold War. It examines not only centers of policymaking but seeming aftereffects of Cold War politics during the Korean War: suppression of counterrevolutionaries in China, the White Terror in Taiwan, the Red Purge in Japan, and McCarthyism in the United States.

Über Zäune und Mauern? Zur Gegenwart und Zukunft des europäischen Migrationsregimes
Thursday, 02 December, 2021 19:00 - 21:00 CEST

Das europäische Migrationsregime steht unter Druck. Zuletzt stellten die Mobilitätsbeschränkungen in Folge der Covid19-Pandemie die innereuropäische Bewegungsfreiheit massiv in Frage. Welche politischen Herausforderungen ergeben sich daraus für die Europäische Union?

IMF Adjustment Programs: Tracking the Shift from Stabilization to Structural Adjustment, 1969-1986
Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 16:15 - 17:45 CEST

Scholars generally locate the origins of structural adjustment programs in the early- or mid-1980s. But the IMF management and staff began explicitly using the term in 1973 and then succeeded in cultivating a consensus among IMF members in favor of structural adjustment programs in 1976.

Rediscovering Empowering Historical Legacies on the EU’s Free Movement of Persons, 1985-2015
Thursday, 18 November, 2021 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

This presentation will address the transnational roots, debates and conditions for the diachronic implementation of a game-changing policy: The EU’s Free Movement of Persons. Its main objective is to highlight the revealing value of critical historical analysis in this field and the normative legacies on human mobility rights in the European integration…

Childhood in Times of Political Transformation in the 20th Century
Thursday, 11 November, 2021 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

The talk uses the lens of childhood and youth to provide an unconventional diachronic exploration of the relationship between political crises, the longer processes of political and social transformation and their implications for the lives of the young.

Conference: "Russian Germans on Four Continents: Global History and Present"
Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 17:00 - 12 Nov, 19:00 CEST

The history of Russian Germans is a history of intensive mobility across space and time. In this conference, we want to approach the global history and the global present of this particular group of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe from an interdisciplinary angle.

Bringing the State Back in Again? Views from Eastern Europe
Friday, 05 November, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 CEST

Theda Skocpol’s paper (1982) and the edited volume (1985) “Bringing the State Back in” became influential works in the field of state theory. More than thirty years later we will discuss what they failed to study, the varieties of the Soviet-type party-states, and what they could not yet study, the emerging states of the post-communist era.

Conference "Economic Collectivism: Old and New"
Thursday, 04 November, 2021 18:00 - 06 Nov, 13:00 CEST

Observing a considerable continuity of collectivist economic thought in Eastern Europe and China, the conference participants will ask whether remarkable new collectivist ideas have managed to strike roots in these societies during the past few decades.

Basic Income: A Capitalist Road to Communism?
Thursday, 04 November, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 CEST

The idea of paying a basic income to people, whether or not they are working or looking for work, is one of the most radical and controversial social policy proposals of our time. How can the unconditional basic income transform capitalism and does it lead to communism, as many opponents of the idea are arguing?

On Democracy in America – über die amerikanische Demokratie (Transformative Salon)
Wednesday, 03 November, 2021 19:00 - 21:00 CEST

War der Sturm auf das Kapitol das fatale Ende einer unrühmlichen Präsidentschaft oder der Anfang einer anderen amerikanischen Republik? Die Historikerin Lisa McGirr von der Harvard University hat den Aufstieg von Rechtspopulisten und Rechtsradikalen bereits zu einer Zeit untersucht, als noch niemand von einer „Krise der Demokratie“ sprach.

Citizens without Borders: Yugoslavia and its Migrant Workers in Western Europe
Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 13:15 - 14:45 CEST

RECET is pleased to invite you to the Migration and Mobility Reading Group convened by Thuc Linh Nguyen Vu and Jannis Panagiotidis.

Brigitte Le Normand will present her new book “Citizens without Borders: Yugoslavia and its Migrant Workers in Western Europe” (University of Toronto Press, 2021). The talk will be followed by a Q&A and moderated by Prof.…