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    Cities and regions in flux after border change

    10/07/2019 | 13:00 - 12/07/2019 | 23:00

    Rijeka, Croatia, 10-12 July 2019

    Cities and regions in flux after border change:
    Reconfiguring the frontier, reshaping memory and visualizing change in twentieth century Europe

    Day 1 -Wednesday, July 10th
    Histories, memories and representations of border change in Rijeka

    13.00 – 13.30 Welcome address (Sanja Bojanić, CAS University of Rijeka)
    Introduction to the conference concept (Gruia Badescu) and contributing projects  (Brigitte Le Normand- Rijeka in Flux, Jeremy Walton- Empires of Memory, Vjeran Pavlaković- Memoryscapes)
    13.30 – 15.00 Keynote by Dominique Reill, University of Miami
    A History of Surviving Empire’s Demise: Fiume Before Mussolini
    in conversation with Gabor Egry, Institute of Political History, Budapest 
    15.00 – 15.45 Panel 1: Rijeka after border change (1)
    Chair: Marco Abram, University of British Columbia
    Francesca Rolandi, University of Ljubljana 
    Women’s transitional experiences in Fiume/Rijeka and Sušak after the First World War
    Ana-Maria Milčić, Courtauld Institute of Art 
    Sexual Borders: Visualizing the Occupation of Rijeka in 1919
    15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break
    16.15 – 17.45 Panel 1: Rijeka after border change (2)
    Chair: Vanni d’Alessio, University of Naples & CAS Rijeka
    Domagoj Krpan, University of Rijeka, and Vedran Obućina, University of Regensburg 
    Greetings from Rijeka: self-identification through postcard vistas
    Marco Abram, University of British Columbia 
    Between socialist Yugoslavism and the right to “national development”: negotiating Italian identity in Rijeka’s public spaces after the Trieste Crisis (1954-1961) 
    Gruia Badescu, University of Konstanz & CAS University of Rijeka 
    Architectural reconfigurations after border change and population movements: Interrogating frontier urbanism in Rijeka 1945-1960.
    Milou van Hout, University of Amsterdam
    Visualizing Rijeka’s urban cultural citizenship: Shifting borders, urban memories and local rebranding at Rikard Benčić.

    18.30 – 20.15 Rijeka urban history walk (Vjeran Pavlaković, University of Rijeka & 
    Vanni D’Alessio, University of Naples & CAS Rijeka)
    20.30 Conference dinner

    Day 2 – Thursday, July 11th
    History and memory of border change 

    9.00 – 10.00 Keynote by Brendan Karch, Louisiana State University
     ’Times Change and So Do We’: Shifting Borders and Instrumental Nationalism in Upper Silesia
    10.00 – 11.15 Panel 2: Urban trajectories 

    Chair: Brigitte LeNormand, University of British Columbia
    Marco Bresciani, University of Florence, 
    Post-Habsburg crisis of sovereignty and (dis)order: the case of the port-town of Trieste (1918-1926)
    Steen Bo Frandsen, University of Southern Denmark, 
    Flensburg: A Century as a Border City
    Robert Nemes, Colgate University, 
    The Unwanted Town: Hungarian Komárom Between the Wars

    11.15 – 12.00 Coffee break and poster presentations
    Emiliano Loria (Archivio-Museo Storico di Fiume – Società di Studi Fiumani in Rome) and Federico C. Simonelli (Vittoriale degli Italiani), 
    Fiume outside Rijeka. The Italian memory of a multi-ethnic frontier city 
    Tea Perinčić (Pomorski i Povijesni Muzej Hrvatskog Primorja / Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka)
    Memories of a Palace: the History of the City of Rijeka through the History of Governor’s palace.
    Nataša Babić, Ema Makarun, Marija Lazanja Dušević (Muzej Grada Rijeke / City Museum of Rijeka).
    Legacies and Transitions of the City Museum: from the Socialist Revolution to the Croatian Independence, and to Rijeka “European Capital of Culture 2020”.

    12.00 – 13.30 Panel 3: Shifting identities 
    Chair:  Ivan Jeličić, University of Rijeka

    Cody Inglis, Institute of Political History in Budapest, 
    ‘… Alterations to the Previous Service’? Continuity and Change in Infrastructure and Bureaucracy on the Southern Moravian Frontier, 1917–1921
    Violeta Davoliute, Vilnius University, 
    Postwar Vilnius under late Stalinism: shifting borders, cultures and identity
    Bojan Aleksov, University College London,
    Jewish Refugees and Migrants in the Balkans
    Maximilian Sternberg, University of Cambridge, 
    From barrier to opportunity? Negotiating the border through shared heritage sites in Polish– German border towns
    13.30 -14.30 Lunch

    14.30 -16.00               Panel 5: Memories of border change
    Chair: Gruia Badescu, University of Konstanz/ CAS Rijeka

    Joerg Hackmann, University of Szczecin, 
    Fluid borders in space and time: The changing mnemonic discourses on Szczecin since 1945
    Chloe Wells, University of Eastern Finland, Małgorzata Łukianow, Polish Academy of Sciences, 
    Territorial phantom pains: Postmemories of Karelia in Finland and Kresy in Poland
    Borut Klabjan, European University Institute /Science and Research Centre Koper 
    Franz Josef in Flux: Habsburg Memories in Trieste/Trst/Triest
    Diviani Chaudhuri, Shiv Nadar University, 
    The Enchanting Borderless Nowhereness of Trieste: 21st Century Touristic Place-Making amongst Imperial and Yugo-Nostalgia

    16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
    16.30 – 18.00               Keynote by Olga Sezneva, University of Amsterdam
    Brick and Gelatine: Architectural Photography (Re)shaping Memory-scape
                                        Viewing of photographs by Dmitry Vyshemirsky on Kaliningrad

    Day 3 – Friday, July 12th 
    Visualizing and representing border change

    09.00 – 10.30 Panel 4: Visualizing urban change
    Chair: Natasha Janković, CAS Rijeka/ University of British Columbia
    Dragan  Damjanović, University of Zagreb, 
    International (Neo-)Styles in the Age of Nationalism – Zagreb Architecture after 1918 Changing of Borders
    Neža Čebron Lipovec, University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities 
    Preserving the visual continuity in the landscape, building a new society – meanings of Edo Mihevc’s work in Koper/Capodistria
    Roswitha Kersten-Pejanić, CAS University of Rijeka,  
    Changing affective regimes and the writings on the wall: Semiotic landscapes of historically challenged border regions in Croatia

    Eric Ušić, University of Ljubljana,  
    The walls remember: A visual ethnography of (post)World War II graffiti in Istria
    10.30-11.00 Coffee break and poster presentations
    Andrea Roknić Bežanić, Bruno Raguž, University of Rijeka, Rijeka’s   student years 1968-1971 (Riječke studentske godine 1968.-1971.
    Carlo Leo, KU Leuven, 
    Remembering the City of Life under D’Annunzio. The Literary memory of the occupation of Fiume (1919-1921)
    Nataša Janković, “Rijeka in Flux” Project 
    Rijeka Terri(s)tories: Architectural Mapping of the City Territory Transformation

    11.00 – 12.15     Panel 6: Heritage and Museums
    Chair:  Miloš Jovanović, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious                and Ethnic Diversity
    Kaja Širok, University of Ljubljana & National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia, 
    Observing walls: Memorial and musealization practices in urban spaces
    Kristina Pandža, Centre for Industrial Heritage, University of Rijeka, 
    Tito’s ship Galeb as a witness of border changes 
    Selvihan Kurt, Istanbul Technical University, 
    Turkey Locating the Collective Memory: The Role of the Izmir Museum in Izmir’s Urban Nationalization
    12.15- 12.30 Break and poster presentation
    Benedikt Perak,“Rijeka in Flux” Project 
    Aggregating data for representation of the Rijeka History 

    12.30- 13.45                 Panel 7 – Representations
    Chair: Jeremy Walton, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
    Christina E. Kramer, University of Toronto,  
    Skopje Postcards: Images of a City in Motion
    Lana Lovrenčić, Office for Photography/ University of Zagreb
    Shifting borders. The case of Zadar  
    Owen Kohl, University of Chicago/ CSEES Graz  
    The Poetics of Boundary Crossing in Domestic Hip Hop Film
    13.45 – 14.45         Lunch
    14.45 – 15.30 Panel 8 – Mapping: Rijeka and beyond
    Chair: Marco Abram, University of British Columbia
    Brigitte Le Normand and Jon Corbett, University of British Columbia, 
     Mapping Rijeka’s past: conjugating history, geography, and beyond. 
    Vanni D’Alessio (University of Naples & CAS University of Rijeka) and Ivan Jeličić (University of Rijeka)  
    Challenges of Representing and Researching the History of a Transnational and Contested City through Digital Media: The Rijeka /Fiume Geolive Map Project and Beyond.
    15.30 -16.30 Keynote by Anne Kelly Knowles, University of Maine
     How to Map People and Places In Extremis? 
    16.30 – 16.45 Coffee break
    16.45 -17.30                Panel 8 – Mapping (2) 
    Chair: Jon Corbett, University of British Columbia
    General discussion on mapping and border change
    17.30 – 18.00 Reflection on conference threads and discussion of further steps (ie.              


    Università di Fiume / Rijeka
    Sveucilisna avenija 4
    Fiume-Rijeka, 51000 Croazia (Nome Locale: Hrvatska)


    Vanni D’Alessio