9th Genealogies of Memory conference is now underway!
Photo: Agnieszka Wanat

9th Genealogies of Memory conference is now underway!

Photo: Agnieszka Wanat

"Myths, Memories and Economies: Post-Socialist Transformations in Comparison" conference, which stararted this Monday in Warsaw, will last till Wednesday (30 October). Entrance is free.

The 9th conference of the Genealogies of Memory series started with a welcome by the ENRS director Rafał Rogulski and Head of the Academic Department Małgorzata Pakier. Their speeches were then followed by an introduction to this year’s main theme – memory of the 1990s transformations – given by the conference convenors Veronika Pehe and Joanna Wawrzyniak.

Next in the programme we have the keynote lecture by Johanna Bockman on how socialism is remembered in Washington, DC. (10:00-11:30 am) and a roundtable discussion with authors of the newly published book ‘1989. A Global History of Eastern Europe’ (12:00-13:30). The second half of the day will include panels on contemporary key narratives on the post-1989 economic transformations (14:30-16:15) as well as on contested and consensual aspects of the social memory of the period in question (16:45-18:30).

The conference will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday with keynote lectures by Thomas Lindenberger, Adam Mrozowicki and Martin Schulze Wessel, as well as several panels dedicated to different topics relevant to how we remember the post-socialist economic transitions. A screening of Dług [Debt; director: Krzysztof Krauze, 1999] is also planned with a commentary by Mateusz Werner and Veronika Pehe.

Read the full programme here

We invite anyone interested in attending to the University of Warsaw Library. Entrance is free.