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The Liberal Herald 2020: Stories, Histories, Memories

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The schedule for Stories, Histories, Memories is now up. A live YouTube stream will be available on this page.


Dagmar Kusá (Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts)

James Griffith (Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)

PANEL 1 Phenomenology and Historicity | NOV 20 | 1:30pm – 2:50pm CET | Moderated by Alex Nemec

Maria Cristina Vendra (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences)

“Interaction with the Past and Openness toward the Future. Paul Ricœur and Jan Patočka at the Boundary of Historicity and History”

Francesco Ferrari (Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies, University of Jena)

“Four diseases of temporality and their impact on reconciliatory processes”

Peter Šajda (Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences)

“How to Overcome Political Narratives about the Absolute Enemy”

James Reuter (Department of Philosophy, California State University – Long Beach)

“A Phenomenology of History”

PANEL 2 Art and Literature | NOV 20 | 3pm – 4pm CET | Moderated by Hanna Vasilenka

Haluk Ihsan Talay (Department of English Language and Literature, Yeditepe University, Istanbul)

“The Image of the Turk and Orientalist Discourse in Panait Istrati’s Kyra Kyralina and Ivo Andrić’s The Bridge on the Drina”

Sean Homer (Department of Languages and Theater, American University in Bulgaria)

“History, Narrative and Trauma in Balkan Cinema”

Jaroslava Vydrová (Institute of Philosophy at the Slovak Academy of Sciences)

“Autobiographical Thinking. Alta Vášová’s “The Islands of NonMemory” and their inspiration for philosophy”

PANEL 3 Memory in Public Space | NOV 20 | 4:10pm – 5:40pm CET | Moderated by Nikola Orlovská

Tyler Johnson (Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma)

“A Lost Cause? Biography, Legacy, and the Future of Memorials to Confederate General Robert E. Lee”

Rafael Pérez Baquero (Department of Philosophy, University of Murcia) “Forsaken bodies, hidden narratives and the reframing of the past”

Alfred Frankowski (Department of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale)

“Monuments of Racial Terror: Intersections Between Memorial Aesthetics and Land Sovereignty”

María del Rosario Acosta López (Department of Hispanic Studies, University of California – Riverside)

“Grammars of Listening: Building Historical Memory in the Aftermath of Trauma (A Decolonial Perspective)”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER NOV 20 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm CET | Moderated by James Griffith

Charles Sabatos (Department of English Language and Literature, Yeditepe University)

“Bratislava as a cultural borderland in the Danubian narratives of Leigh Fermor and Magris”

PANEL 4 Narratives of the Past | NOV 21 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm CET | Moderated by Tomáš Štrba

Lucie Janotová (Department of Political and Social Science, Scuola Normale Superiore – Florence)

“Hidden histories of Charter ‘77”

Slavka Otčenášová (Department of History, Šafárik University in Košice)

“Our heroes, your enemies: Using historical personalities as identity-formation elements in history textbooks”

Veronika Budaiová & Jonáš Jánsky (Central European University)

“The changing narratives of the Slovak National Uprising: Analysis of presidential speeches and remembrance of nation-building”

PANEL 5 The Politics of Memory | NOV 21 | 2:15pm – 3:15pm CET | Moderated by Vivien Slíž

Michael Samjetsabam (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay)

“History and Puyas: The Case of Meitei Community in India’s North-eastern State of Manipur”

Felix Diaz (Department of Philosophy and Psychology, American University in Bulgaria) “Narratives of Forced Displacement at the Gates of Europe”

Aubrial Harrington (Department of Philosophy, Arizona State University)

“Silent narratives”

PANEL 6 Philosophy of History | NOV 21 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm CET | Moderated by Marek Dubovský

Giovanni Patriarca (Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City)

“History as a Cycle: Social Bonds and Changing Values. Rediscovering Ibn Khaldun”

Alexandre Leskanich (Royal Historical Society)

“Retrospective Redundancy: The Anthropocene and the Crisis of Historical Comprehension”

Dashan Xu (De-Wulf Centre for Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

“Why is Fiction More Serious than History?”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER NOV 21 | 4:45m – 5:45pm CET | Moderated by Dagmar Kusá

Phil Gamaghelyan (Joan B. Kroc School of Peace, University of San Diego)

“Memory as an obstacle to peace in the Caucasus region”

Roundtable on Politics of Memory | NOV 21 | 6pm – 7:30pm CET | Moderated by Dagmar Kusá & James Griffith

Fahd Humayun (Yale University)

Emery Kalema (Stellenbosch University)

Ehud Eiran (University of Haifa/Stanford University)

Robert Sata (Central European University)

Carla Habif (The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro or University of Brazil)

Houda Mzioudet (University of Toronto)

CLOSING NOV 20 | 7:30pm CET

Dagmar Kusá (Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts)

James Griffith (Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)

Written by Sandrine Berges

November 16, 2020 at 4:58 pm

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