The Antipodean East European Study Group invites you to a conference on the theme “The Czechs and their Neighbors.”
The First Czechoslovak Republic, while heralded as a triumph of Wilsonian peacemaking after its founding, proved no more immune from nationalist tensions than its predecessor, the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The state’s official census recognized sizeable Russian, Polish, German, Hungarian and Jewish populations; the majority 'Czechoslovak' ethnicity additionally masked the particularist loyalties of Slovaks, Silesians, and arguably Moravians, Chodové, Roma, and so forth.
This workshop, which takes place immediately before the AAEH 'Faultlines' conference in Wellington, considers the relationship between Czechs and their neighbours.
The conference will take place in OK 406 (the Wood Seminar room) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
The New Zealand Slavonic Journal, a journal with a presence on J-stor, has already expressed interest in publishing selected papers in 2014. Scholars unable to attend the conference are free to submit a paper.
The conference has no registration fee, and will be open to the public. A flier can be downloaded from our website.
Session 1 (12:30 – 1:45)
Czechs and National Self-Determination
“Rudolf Lodgman von Auen
and German Bohemian National Self-Determination, 1918-1919.”
“Czechs and Sorbs at the Paris Peace Conference.”
Session 2 (2:00 – 4:00 pm)
Nation and the “other” in Czech historical narratives
“The Czech Media and Subcarpathian Ruthenia
in the Interwar Period.”
Jan Láníèek (University of New South Wales)
“Czechs and Jews during the Second World War:
Historiography and open Questions”
Anna Rosenbaum (University of Sydney)
“The Czechs and their Fellow Travellers:
The Question of Nationalism on their Big Brother’s playground.”
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