Conference schedule

11th May

8.30-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.15 Welcome

9.15-10.35 First session

Uses of the past during authoritarianism (Chair: Dacia Viejo-Rose)

  • Giorgia Aquilar – Staging Auctoritas: The (Anti) Authoritarianism of Heritage Doppelgangers 
  • Minjae Zoh – The impact of ‘dictatorship’ on the management and uses of heritage sites
  • Hyun Kyung Lee – From the rise of the military dictatorship to the fall of its revenant: Park Chung Hee’s place-making at ‘Gwanghwamun Square’ 

10.35-10.50 Coffee break

10.50-11.50 Second session 

Authoritarian uses of the Past (Chair: Flaminia Bartolini)

  • Anjali Gera Roy – Whose Cultural Heritage? Marginalisation and Reinvention of Indian Hereditary Performers 
  • Rouran Zhang – World Heritage Listing and Changes of Political Value: A Case Study in West Lake Cultural Landscapes in Hongzhou, China

11.50-12.50 First Keynote -  Ruth Ben-Ghiat

12.50-13.05 Poster session

13.05-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.20 Third session: 

Transition to and from authoritarianism (Chair: Lila Janik)

1st part

  • Alicia Stevens – Tactical ambiguity in post-sanctions Myanmar
  • Gruia Badescu – Heritage-making and the criminalisation of authoritarian past: Political prisons and clandestine detention centres in Central and Eastern Europe and the Southern Cone of Latin America
  • Marek Swidrak – Erasing communism: The contemporary iconoclastic movement in Poland

15.20-15.35 Coffee break

15.35-16.35 Fourth session (Chair: Francesco Iacono)

2nd part

  • Joana Brites – ‘Don’t you (Forget About Me)’: Portuguese contemporary art engaging the country’s dictatorship heritage 
  • Nick Naumov – Socialist Heritage in Transition: the Monumental Discourse of 1300 Years Bulgaria 

16.35-16.50 Coffee break

16.50-17.20 General discussion

17.20-17.50 Film “Intervista” by Anri Sala

17.50- 18.20 Wine reception

18.20-20.00 Conference dinner

12th of May

9.00-10.00 Fifth session

Legacies of authoritarianism (Chair: Paola Filippucci)

1st part

  • Flaminia Bartolini – Dealing with Dictatorial Past: Fascist Monuments and Conflicting Memories in Contemporary Italy
  • Miriam Saqqa Carazo – The monumental bodies – Biopolitics of Franquism

10.00-10.15 Coffee break

10.15-11.15 Second Keynote - Alfredo González-Ruibal -Walking through the darkest valley. On heritage and hatred

11.15-12.15 Sixth session (Chair: Rob van deer Laarse)

2nd part

  • Margaret Comer – Beyond a Dichotomy of Grief and Blame: Examining the Heritage of Stalinist Repression
  • Julie Deschapper – Russia, China, Cuba and their eternal monuments: For a transnational history of Socialist authoritarian heritage

12.15-12.30 Poster session

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.50 Seventh session

Boundaries of authoritarianism (Chair: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen)

1st part

  • Francesco Iacono – Heritage in transition: Insights from the Albanian case study 
  • Joel Geraetz – “Yesterday was Yesterday, Today is Today”: Authoritarianism, Resistance, and Tangible and Intangible Heritage in Contemporary Istanbul 
  • Jonathan Zilberg – Comparative Case Studies of Authoritarian Heritages in Indonesian Museums

14.50-15.05 Coffee break

15.05-16.05 Third keynote - Rob Van der Laarse

16.05-17.05 Eight session (Chair: Minjae Zoh)

2nd part

  • Olimpia Dragouni – Instrumentalization of cultural heritage by authoritarian and non-authoritarian regimes in Greece and Macedonia – a comparative perspective
  • Jovana Vukcevic – The legacies of discontent: Disputing, disengaging and disneyfying heritage of dictatorships in Central and Southern-eastern Europe

17.05-17.30 Conclusive remarks

17.30-18.30 General discussion

Poster session:

  • Marie Le Devehat - Gjirokastra’s cultural heritage: The tumultuous story of a dictator’s hometown
  • Malcom Angelucci and Stefano Kerschbamer - One Monument, One Town, Two Ideologies: the ‘Monument to Victory’ of Bolzano-Bozen between Fascism and Democracy.
  • Shraddha Bhatawadekar- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (erstwhile Victoria Terminus): Manifestations of Heritage and Authority
  • José Pedro Tenreiro - Reshaping Heritage: the restoration of Northern Portuguese monuments in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Rasa Pranskuniene - Fragility of boundaries: Authoritarianism and democracy discourse in the context of heritage
  • Janek Gryta-‘Shtetl-romance’, preservation, and commercialisation. Jewish heritage sites of Kraków under Communism and during the transition to democracy.