Conference Programme

 

Please note that the conference programme is subject to changes.

 

Thursday, April 7

Plenary Sessions (Venue: Rostlaube)

08:30–09:00

Registration


09:00–09:30

Opening Remarks

Martin Burke, Sebastian Conrad, Margrit Pernau


09:30–10:30

Plenary Session I

Dilip Menon, Keynote: Clanging Theory: Transhemispheric conversations


10:30–11:00

Coffee


11:00–12:00

Plenary Session II

Anastasia Piliavsky, Keynote: For an Ethnography History of Political Concepts


12:00–13:30

Lunch



13:30–15:00

Parallel Sessions I (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


Constitutions and Parliaments in Eurasian Empires, 1890s–1910s: Vernacular Concepts and Practices in a Global Context

 

Ivan Sablin,

The State Duma, Parliamentarism, and Anti-parliamentarism in the Russian Empire, 1905–1917

 

Egas Moniz Bandeira,

"The Motherland of Constitutionalism": Interpreting Parliaments and Constitutions in Light of Chinese Antiquity, ca. 1890–1910

 

Alisa Shablovskaia,

Redefining Freedom in the Language of Islam: Early Iranian Nationalism in the Constitutional Debate

 

Ayşegül Argit,

"The Crowd of Constantinople is a Cowardly One": Discussions on Constitutionalism, Political Culture and Pathos in the Ottoman Empire after 1908

 

Discussant: Alexander Semyonov

Times of Playing – Playing with Times: Perspectives on the History of a Contingent Concept

 

Kari Palonen,

The Spiel Language of Politics in the Debates of German Bundestag

 

Mira Söderman,

Football Language in Matteo Renzi’s Political Rhetoric

 

Kia Lindroos,

Temporal Figures in Cinema: A Benjaminian Perspective

 

Rieke Trimçev,

The Presence of the Possible: "Play"/"Game" Metaphors and the Temporality of Politics



Temporalization and its Consequences in Modern China

 

Thomas Fröhlich,

Temporalizations of "the West" in Modern China

 

Kai Vogelsang,

Sixiang: The Concept of "Thought" in Chinese History

 

Stefan Christ,

A Case Study in Temporalization: New Concepts of Theatre in a Chinese Threshold Period

 

Discussant: Harald Bluhm

Digital Humanities and Large Corpora

 

Joris van Eijnatten/Edo Storm,

Suffering, Misfortune, Adversity: Contours of a Semantic Field Using Digital Methods

 

Jani Marjanen,

The Case for Quantitative Conceptual History: Revisiting Koselleck from the Perspective of Large-scale Textual Datasets

 

Antti Kanner,

Metalinguistic Discourse and Conceptual Innovation in Large Corpora

 

Ruben Ros,

The Birth of the Foreign: A Computational Analysis of the Concept of Buitenland in Dutch Newspapers, 1815–1914



15:00–15:30

Coffee


15:30–17:00

Parallel Sessions II (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


Socialism and Anarchism I

 

Pascale Siegrist,

«La civilisation comme œuvre commune de l’humanité entière»?: Lev Mechnikov and the Problem of Anarchist Universalism, c. 1860–1888

 

Matias X. Gonzalez,

From Sozialismus to socialisme, Back and Forth: Towards an Inter-connected Conceptual History of Socialism

 

Orsolya A. Sudár,

The Socialist and the National. A Show Trial of Modernism

The Concept of Minority in Imperial and Post-imperial Politcal Imaginarie

 

Anton Kotenko,

The Concept of Minority in the Ukrainian Political Language at the End of the Late 19th Century

 

Wiktor Marzec,

Who Can be a National Minority?: Polish Controversies on National Minorities from the Birth of Mass Politics to the Post-Versailles Parliamentary Debate

 

Alexander Semyonov,

Post-imperial Political Imaginaries in the Russian Imperial Revolution: Diversity, Self-determination, and the Question of Minorities

 

Discussant: Ainur Elmgren

Nomadic Concepts of Time

 

Sina Steglich,

The Time of the Nomad

 

Tobias Becker,

The Time of Nostalgia

 

Fernando Esposito,

From the Time of Non-contemporaneity to the Time of Contemporaneity



Changing Narrations/Narrating Changes: Memory, Time, and History

 

Julian Gonzalez De Leon Heiblum,

From Loss to Oblivion: Remembering the Empire of Arthur

 

Jeremy Randall,

Revolutionary Temporality and Hope After Defeat: The Lebanese Left’s Memory of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990)

 

Idan Liav,

Memory Lost, Memory Found: Tracing 1948 in the Memoirs of Holocaust Survivors

 

Discussant: Helge Jordheim

Round table

Beyond Concepts: Identifying Comparison Performing Sentences in Big Corpora

 

Silke Schwandt/

Michael Götzelmann/

Olga Sabelfeld

Economic Concepts

 

Sophy Bergenheim,

Preserving the "Welfare Spirit": Explorations into a Professional-personal-political Concept in Social Welfare, 1940s–1950s Finland

 

Isabella Consolati,

Conceptual History and the Concept of Capitalism

 

Samuel Hayat,

Revolutionising Work: How Labour became a Revolutionary Concept in France



17:15–18:45

Parallel Sessions III (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


Concepts in Eastern Europe

 

Veera Laine,

"Use that Word!": Contemporary Uses of "Nationalist" in Russia and in the U.S.

 

Juhan Saharov,

Global Concepts in the Service of Local Reform: Future Scenario and Self-regulation as Rhetorical Devices for Promoting "Republican Self-management“ in Late Soviet Estonia

 

Galina Dourinova,

"Russian Mission" towards the Indigenous People: Conceptualizing Emotions, Creating Linguistic Norms

 

Vilius Mačkinis,

State-endorsed Advancement: Lithuanian Progress Strategy and the Concept of Progress

Democracy Beyond Modern Political Concepts

 

Lorenzo Rustighi,

The Aporias of Modern Political Concepts: Authorization, Representation, Sovereignty

 

Pierpaolo Cesaroni,

The Political Concept between Conceptual History and Political Philosophy

 

Matteo Bozzon,

Federalism beyond Sovereignty: Key Issues and Categories

 

Discussant: Marco Ferrari

Synchronization and the Moralization of Time: Humanitarianism, Epidemics, Climate Change, and Historiography

 

Helge Jordheim,

Epidemic Transmission, Conceptual Transfer: Communicability, and Synchronization in Times of Epidemics

 

Henning Trüper,

Moral Synchronization: On Humanitarianism as Temporalization

 

Julia Nordblad,

"Future Generations" in Climate Economics: Moral Synchronization as Depoliticization?



Emotion Concepts I

 

Eugenia Roldan Vera,

History Education and the Emotionalization of Patriotism: Mexico in the Last Third of the Nineteenth Century

 

Nil Tekgül,

The Concept of “Rıza and Şükran”

 

Christiane Czygan,

The Perfect Ruler, the Perfect Man? Analysing the Concept of the Perfect Man in Sultan Süelyman’s Hamburg Manuscript (1554)

Citizens and Disruption

 

Ainur Elmgren,

Who can be a Public Intellectual?: Intellectual as an Analytical Concept and Visibility Management by Minority Intellectuals in Finland, 1860–1923

 

Teemu Häkkinen/Miina Kaarkoski,

Citizens’ Willingness to Defend the Country as a Concept in Finnish, Swedish, and Austrian Foreign Policy

 

Clara del Pilar Franco Castro,

The Concept of Revolution as Part of the Latin American Political Thought: The Cases of Mexican Revolution and Cuban Revolution

Concepts in the Islamic World

 

Ezgi Vissing,

Writing a Story of One’s Own: Literary Historiography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire

 

Navid Hassanzadeh,

Laroui, Modernity, and Conceptual History

 

Elife Biçer-Deveci,

The “Alcohol Problem” in the Late Ottoman Empire and Turkey


19:00–20:00

Contributions Board Meeting (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)

 

 


Friday, April 8

09:00–10:30

Parallel Sessions IV (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


Near Eastern Conceptual History: Modernization, Synchronization, and Secularization I

 

Markus Dreßler,

From "Religious Community" to "Nation": The Transformation of the Term Millet in the Late Ottoman Context

 

Daniel Kolland,

Ottoman Concepts of Historical Time

 

Seyma Afacan,

From His to Duygu: Changing Emotion Concepts and Anti-emotional Rhetoric in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Republic of Turkey

 

Discussant: Alp Eren Topal

Subversive Concepts in Revolutionary Times I: Revolution and Conceptual Change

 

Chair: Piotr Kuligowski

 

Jakub Kowalewski,

Killing the Leviathan: Anti-Statism as a Spatiotemporal Concept

 

Bartłomiej Błesznowski,

The Hypothesis of Minor Ideology: The Case of Cooperativism at the Turn of the 20th Century in Poland

 

Discussant: Rosario López

Visual Culture and Conceptual History Beyond Text I

 

Sébastien Tremblay,

The Power of Images: The Pink Triangle and the Political Self-Consciousness of Homosexual Liberation

 

Michael Facius,

Icons of Early Modern Japan?: The Samurai as a Visual Concept

 

Julia Zimmer,

The Phenomenon "Bilbao Effect": Creation of Visual Culture through Iconic Architecture

 

Discussant: Bettina Brandt



The Politics of Politicians: Historical Perspectives on the Self-understandings of Politicians in European Parliamentary Debates

 

Kari Palonen,

The politician – a controversial figure

 

Pasi Ihalainen,

Emerging politicians and statesmen in parliaments and public discourse at the time of the emergence of modern politics, 1770-1815

 

Henk te Velde,

The professionalisation of politicians

 

Rosario López,

Politicians of principle

 

Discussants: Willibald Steinmetz, Tobias Weidner

Concepts in South Asia

 

Mohinder Singh,

Renunciation and the Modern Indian Concept of Politics

 

Sanjna Mukhopadhyay,

Measured Time: Early Temporal Understandings and Debates Related to the Printed Vernacular Almanacs in Colonial Bengal

 

Shrikanth B.R.,

Debating Modernity in the '90s

 

Jubin Abraham,

The Social Psychology of Fear. A Journey through the History of Early Modern Travancore

Emotion Concepts II

 

Farha Noor,

Otium, Emotions, and the Self-Entangled Literary: Concepts in Tagore’s Works

 

Hye-Joon Yoon,

The Elusive "Ease" and "Tranquillity"

 

Julia Wesolowska,

The Transformation of Legal Concepts of Emotions: A Comparative-historical Study of "Offense to Religious Feelings"



10:30–11:00

Coffee


11:00–12:30

Parallel Sessions V (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


Near Eastern Conceptual History: Modernization, Synchronization, and Secularization II

 

Wael Abu Uksa,

The Language of Liberalism in 19th-century Arabic: A Conceptual Approach

 

Mohammad Magout,

The Conceptualization of "Religion" in the Periodical al-Jinān (1870–1886)

 

Alireza Shams Lahijani,

Iran’s Idea of Europe: Conceptual Constellations and Entry into International Society

 

Discussant: Florian Zemmin

Subversive Concepts in Revolutionary Times II

 

Luka Nakhutsrishvili,

The Oath between Action, Belief, and Metaphor: A Conceptual History of the Revolutionary Alliance of Peasants and Intelligentsia in Early Twentieth-century Georgia

 

Risto Turunen,

From Historical Materialism to God of History: The Concept of History at the Grassroots of Finnish Socialism, 1899–1917

 

Dennis Dierks,

Making Revolution in a Transimperial Setting: Russian Muslim Conceptions of inkılâb (revolution) during the Russian February Revolution

 

Discussant: Wiktor Marzec

Concepts of Geography and Environment

 

Erik Isberg,

Environmental Times: Conceptualizations of Temporality in Paleoclimatology, 1950–1990

 

Jaakko Heiskanen,

The Linearization of Peoplehood: Toward a Conceptual History of the Nomad

 

Patricia Aranha,

Amazon: a Key-concept to the Entanglement between European and South American Historiographies

 

Meena Krishnendra,

Indo-Pacific: The Construct and Its Geographic Validity



Studying Neoliberal Key Actors and Renewing Conceptual History

 

Jesper Vestermark Køber,

Key Actors of the Welfare State

 

Sophy Bergenheim,

(tba)

 

Mikkel Thorup,

"The Debtor"

 

Discussant: Johan Strang

Emotion Concepts III

 

Julia Nordblad,

Forest Time and the Passions of Economic Man

 

Anthony Ellis,

Cross-cultural Visions of Jealousy

 

Elzbieta Kwiencinska,

Between a pity and a fear. The concept of the ‘civilizing mission’ as a cultural transfer in East-Central Europe, 1815-191

Visual Culture and Conceptual History Beyond Text II

 

Luc Wodzicki,

A Medal for a Handkerchief: The Political Aesthetics of "Virtue" in Trans-Mediterranean Communication

 

Roxanne Mallet,

Museal Display: Rethinking Expography as a Source

 

Helen Gibson,

"Her Chief Delight": Pleasure and the Aesthetic Temporalities of Driving

 

Discussant: Hannah Baader



12:30–14:00

Lunch


14:00–15:30

Parallel Sessions VI (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


Concepts of Emotion in the History of Secularism

 

Anton Jansson,

Utilist Songs and Secular Visions: A Conceptual Analysis of Emotions in early Swedish Secularism

 

Carolin Kosuch,

Secularism and Piety: How a Religious Concept Turned Worldly

 

Heidi Hakkarainen,

Secular Moral Sentiments: Emotional Underpinnings of Humanism in the Nineteenth Century

 

Christoffer Leber,

Monism around 1900: Secularism and the Conceptual History of a Provocative Term

 

Discussant: Karsten Lichau

Book Presentation

 

Victor Neumann, The Temptation of Homo Europaeus

 

Victor Neumann,

Presentation

 

Discussants: Hans Erich Bödecker, Neil Titman

Global Concepts I

 

Rodrigo Bonaldo,

Commemoration and Ephemerides: Conceptual Translations and Synchronization Practices in the Global South

 

Maja Hagerman,

Racial Concepts and Visual Typology: Race Biology, Photography, and Collaboration over National Borders within the Scientific Network for Racial Hygiene from 1910 to 1935

 

Maria Elisa Noronha de Sá,

The concept of race, racial discourses and diagnoses about American nations in the second half of the nineteenth century

 

Discussant: Hagen Schulz-Forberg



Socialism and Anarchism II

 

Piotr Kuligowski,

Ism Concepts within French and Polish Early Socialist Discourse

 

Martina Garategaray

Social Democracy in the Southern Cone (1976-1991)

 

Gaard Kets,

The Commune and the councils: the communalist repertoire in the German Revolution of 1918-1919

Global Concepts II

 

Zhonghua Guo,

Strategies of Modern Chinese State Building

 

Benjamin Martin,

International Ideas at UNESCO: Digital Approaches for Global Conceptual History

 

Gabriel Entin,

Political Hebraism in the Spanish World

 

Hizky Shoham,

Why Hebrew “Shoah”?: A Conceptual History and Two Zionist Narratives

Conceptual History, Theory I

 

Goran Gaber,

From the History of Critique to the History of Critics: On the Benefits of Sociology of Knowledge for the Practice of Conceptual History

 

Vladimir Glebkin,

A Crisis of Culture as an Ideal Type: The Case of Pitirim Sorokin and Edmund Husserl

 

Kristin Platt,

Keep Going: Territorialized and Deterritorialized Temporality in the 1920s

 

Marcelo Durão Rodrigues da Cunha,

A Disruptive of Modernity?: On the Possibilities of a Transnational Interpretation of the Concept of Historicism



16:00–16:30

Break


 

Plenary Sessions (Venue: Harnack House)

16:30–17:30

Plenary Session III

Einar Wigen, Keynote: Concepts and the Emotion of Belatedness


17:30–19:00

Book Release: Kari Palonen, Pasi Ilahainen (See further)


19:00–20:30

Reception sponsored by the Finnish Institute


20:30–21:30

Concepta Board Meeting | European Key Concepts Meeting

 

 


Saturday, April 9

Plenary Sessions (Venue: Rostlaube)

09:30–10:30

Plenary IV

Barbara Mittler, Keynote: World-as-Method: Toward Terminologies as Shared Heritage in Global History


10:30–11:00

Coffee


11:00–12:00

History of Concepts Group Business Meeting


12:00–13:00

Lunch



13:30–15:00

Parallel Sessions VII (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


How Concepts Look and Feel: Political Concepts at the Intersection of Affect and Emotion

 

Harrison Diskin,

The Object of a Constitution: Rethinking the Material History of a Concept

 

Darrin M. McMahon,

The Passion for Equality

 

Stephen Bann,

"Blood is Thicker than Water": Affective Undercurrents in the Visual Culture of the French Restauration

Crisis

 

Laura Alvarez Garro,

The Conceptual Indetermination of Present Times: An Approach to the Concept of Populism

 

Jan Ifversen,

Conceptualising the Incomprehensible: Sketching Out a New Lexicon

 

Kirill Postoutenko,

Towards Conceptual History of Incomparability (2): Modern and Post-modern Twists

 

Jonathon Catlin,

On Conceptual Devastation: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Idea of History as ‘Permanent Catastrophe’

Translation and Reception of the Political Concepts in Nineteenth-century East Asia: Body Politic, Constitutionalism, and Separation of Powers

 

Soh Jean Hyoung,

Meaning of Separation of Powers for Early Twentieth-century East Asians: A Case of Yan Fu’s Translation and Adaption of Liberty and Separation of Powers

 

Taejin Kim,

Translating the Metaphor of Body Politic in Nineteenth-century East Asia: Nakae Chomin and Liang Qichao’s Understanding of Rousseau

 

Dohyung Kim,

Translation and Reception of Constitutionalism and Organicist Political Thought in Meiji Japan

 

Discussant: Chulki Hong



Basic Concepts of the Twentieth Century II

 

Falko Schmieder, Programmatic Considerations for a Lexicon on Semantics in 20th-century Germany

 

Anna Simon-Stickley,

The Concept of Resource

 

Benjamin Thomas,

Ideological Affinity and Conceptual Change: Neuordnung in the Post-war CDU

 

Thomas Land,

The "Discovery" of Civil Society as Means for the Solution of the Crisis in the 1970s and 1980s in West-Germany

 

Discussant: Ernst Müller

Concepts of Nation and Time

 

Topi Houni,

Imagining a

(Re-)unified Nation

 

Tibor Bodnár-Király,

Conceptualizing Enlightenment Modernity

 

Mehmet Dosemeci,

The Coming Rupture

Emotion Concepts IV

 

Claudia Roesch,

Happiness, Temporality, and Concepts of Global Industrial Future in Robert Owen’s New Vision of Society (1812-1816)

 

Peter Gottschalk,

Stuck in the Past: Disgust, Disdain, and Islamophobia in the Globalizing News Media

 

Johannes Schütz,

Fearing and Hating all What is New: Another History of Modernity



15:00–16:30

Parallel Sessions VIII (Venue: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut)


Emotions, Power and Change: Concepts in Motion and the Formation of the Chinese Empire

 

Federico Brusadelli,

The Art of Control: The Concept of Technique (shu 術) in Classical Chinese Political Thought

 

Thomas Crone,

From Feeling "Miserable" to Feeling Guilty

 

Philip Grimberg,

The True, the Good, and the Beautiful: The Chinese Concept of Beauty (mei 美) and the Confucian Tradition

 

Lisa Indraccolo,

Concepts of "Evolution" (tong 通) and "Revolution" (bian 變) in Early Chinese Thought

Global Concepts III

 

Craig Schamel

Toward a Post-Political Social

 

Norbert Götz,

The Age of Expressive Humanitarianism: Conceptual Foundations

 

Corentin Sire,

(De-)politicising, Temporalising, and Globalising Otherness: A Conceptual History of Terrorism

 

Ruth Ennis,

A Conceptual History of Human Trafficking at Its Modern European Origin

The Grand Duchy of Finland as Political Space: A Conceptual History

 

Ilkka Liikanen,

The Grand Duchy of Finland as Political Space: A Conceptual History

 

Jussi Kurunmäki,

Uncovering the Hidden Conceptual History of Political Representation in Nineteenth-century Finland

 

Natalia Potapova,

"The Grand Duchy of Finland" in Russian Official Discourse, 1809–1860th



Emotion Concepts V

 

Yury Kagarlitskiy,

Anger and Courage: The Emotion and the Virtue in Historical Perspective

 

Hugo Ricardo Merlo,

Saudade, Nostalgia, and Melancholia: Affections of Absence in the Brazilian Essayistic Tradition of the Early 20th Century

 

Juozapas Paškauskas,

Which Sounds and Sights of Modernity Workers in the Late Tsarist Empire Felt?

 

Ariadna Islas,

Laughing Purifies Concepts: Democracy and Republic Concepts in Political Cartoons In Uruguay in the Middle XIX Century

Conceptual History, Theory II

 

Firat Haciahmetoglu,

The Inclusivity and the Concept of Lifeworld

 

Helmuth Steil,

History of Concepts and Modern Linguistics

 

Taynna Marino,

On the Possibilities of Historical Empathy for Historiography

 

Zoltan Simon,

The Desynchronization of Political and Technological Time

Conceptual Peripheries: Adaptation Strategies

 

Adam Kożuchowski,

Bourgeoisie: A Stranger in the Social Hierarchy

 

Marcin Jarząbek,

Nothing More Global than National Heritage: The Politicization of the Past

 

Kamil Śmiechowski,

Self-government or self-management: Some Troubles of Conceptualizing the Municipality in the Early 20th-century Polish Political Discourse

 

Tomáš Pavlíček, Comments



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