Program June 21, 2013

AULA I, June 21, 2013


Theoretical Approaches to Empires and Nations

Chair and Discussant: Fabio L. Grassi

Inese Grumolte
Marxist Intellectuals' Debate on the National Question" Theoretical reconsideration

Sanja Lazarević-Radak
Impery, Text And Shifting Balkanization. (From 19th Century to the present day)

Nada Sekulić
Warfare, State and National Sovereignty in XVIII and XIX Century in the Klausewitz’s and Faucault’s Theories of War

Shih-chieh (Jay) Su
From Kulturnation to Staatsnation: the Construction of National Identity in the Life and Work of Leopold von Ranke

Manuel Pousa Castelo
Why Get Angry About Losing Just a Territory?” Teaching 19th Century European Nation-states and Empires

Francesca Zantedeschi
Pan-nationalisms as the Arbiter of Nations and Empires throughout the Long 19th Century

Martin Arndt
Fichte and the Nation-State - Emancipation or Regression?

Salvatore Santangelo
Manifest destiny: An Imperial Vocation?

Daniele Conversi
Nationalism and Westernization

Gabriele Natalizia
The United States Between the Moment of Unipolarity and Strategic Continuity


AULA I, June 21, 2013


Theoretical Approaches to Empires and Nations II

Chair and Discussant: Altay Goyushov

Ferran Archilés
Imperialism, “Regeneration” and national identity in Spain (1880-1914)

Anne-Sophie Bentz
Nations and Nationalism in Postcolonial Theories

Giovanni C. Cattini, Carles Santacana
The international models of Catalan nationalism (1882-1912)

Mariam Chkhartishvili
Conceptualizing Georgian Nation within Romanov Empire. Georgian intellectuals in search of matrix

Nicolae Costrut
Defining Imperialism

Robert Lukenda
“From a divided to a dividing memory” – the interrelation of nation and memory in the late 20th century

Caterina Bassetti
States, Nations and Regionalism in the Perspective of the European Integration Process

Alexandra Paula Calin
Soft power and its influence on the developing countries

Saadia Pekkanen
Nationalism and International Relations in Asia: reflection from the perspective of Japan's space Policy

AULA II, June 21, 2013


Literature, Nationalism, Identity: the Rising of an Intellectual Conscience in Europe

Chair and Discussant: Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou

Caterina Giannottu
Nation Building and Politics in Rome Between 1798 and 1870 through the satire of Pasquino

Sharon Worley
Renaissance Brutuses in Napoleonic Italy

Gabriella Brutovszky
Nations and National Minorities in the Light of Pasquils

Ljiljana Stošić
Oriental Exoticism in the Serbian Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries. The Balkans as a European Obscure Object of Desire

Lorenzo Marmiroli
The Italian intelligentsia and Armed Intervention in the Great War: The Debacle on the Cultural Magazines La Voce and L’Unità

Elena Dumitru
From Pittsburgh to Marosvécs. Baron Kemény János and the Formation of the Helikon Community

Éder Silveira
Avant-Gardism or Cult of the Past? Brazilian Intellectuals and the Disputes Between Nationalisms in the Interwar Period

Tanko Promož
Communist and Anti-communist Ideology during World War II. in Slovenian Novel

Júlia-Eszter Andorkó
Ideology and literature in “Utunk” (1960-1979)

Tatjana Koprivica
Montenegro through the Lens of the Marubi Atelier

AULA II, June 21, 2013


The Narration of National identity

Chair and Discussant: Elena Dumitru

Maria Nogués Bruno
Political thought and literature: the concept of nation according to the authors of the Spanish Generation of ‘98

Gábor Crnković
Monarchy Stereotypes And Identity Problems In The Novels of János Herceg

Zoe Detsi-Diamanti
From Colony to Empire: American National Identity and the Undesirable “Other” in Charlotte Barnes’ The Forest Princess (1848)

Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou
Nations and Empires built on ruins: Restoring historical memory in Charles Dicken's Little Dorri

Effie Yiannopoulou
Utopia and the Multicultural nation in Andrea Levy’s Fiction

AULA III, June 21, 2013


From the Great War to Versailles

Chair and Discussant: Alessando Vagnini

Roberto Sciarrone
Germany’s Next War: Plans and Strategies between 1905 and 1913

Ioana Elena Ignat
Transylvania During the First World War: Demographic, Socio-economic and Cultural Aspects

Francesca Di Giulio
Religious and Ethnic Identities in First World War Macedonia. Perspectives from the Holy See’s Diplomacy

Nazar Bağci
Ethnic Conflicts in Anatolia and the Turkish War of Independence 1918-1922

Lucian Săcălean
Projects of Recontruction of Romanian and Hungarian States, After 1918

Irina Belova
Prisoners of War of the Central States and the Soviet Reality

AULA III, June 21, 2013


Rethinking Croatian Question in 20th Century

Chair and Discussant: Martina Bitunjac

Piero Di Girolamo
At the origin of the democratic and revolutionary "interventism": perceptions of the multinational Empires' crisis through the liberal, socialist and revolutionary "sindacalist" press (1908-1915)

Andrea Carteny
D’Annunzio at Fiume, building a New Italy (1919-1920)

Alberto Becherelli
Italo-Yugoslav Relations and the Adriatic Issue (1918-1924)

Ivanka Dodovska
Regional Security Pacts in South Eastern Europe between the Two World Wars

Vilim Pavlović
Eastern Adriatic in the Croatian National Revival

Dragan Bakić
Milan Stojadinović, the Croat Question and the International Position of Yugoslavia, 1935-1939

Gabriele Vargiu
The Trieste Question and the 1948 Elections in Italy. An Assessment of National and Foreign Propaganda

Michele Pigliucci
The last Risorgimento: riots in Triest in 1953

AULA IV, June 21, 2013


Constructing National Identity within the British Empire

Chair and Discussant: Mevlüt Çelebi

Gianluca Pastori
Feudal or federal? The impact of British policy on the political and institutional system of the khanate of Kalat (North-West India, 1870-1914)

Michał Leśniewski
Permissive Confederation in South Africa. British Empire in South Africa, 1875-1881:
A Case Study in Changes in Imperial Thought

Andrey Ivanov
The Integration of the Maori into the British Empire in the late XIX Century

Michael N. Michalis
From an Empire of the Orient to an Empire of the West: Ottoman and British Perceptions of Modernity in Cyprus

Kartia Snoek
Citizenship, Naturalisation and the Rise and Fall of the British Imperial Subject

AULA IV, June 21, 2013


Models of European Colonial Empires

Chair and Discussant: Andrea Carteny

Antonello Battaglia
A Mediterranean Struggle: The Tunisian Crisis in 1864

Francesco Cerasani
The Imperialism of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Perspectives and historiography of German Südpolitik

Andrey Salnyy, Tatiana Danilova
Strengthening of the political power of Russian Empire in the steppe area of the North Caucasus region in the middle of the 19-th century

Oliver Charbonneau
The Moro Problem: Race, Religion, and American Colonial Empire in the Southern Philippines, 1920-1940

Tuija Parvikko
Heart of Darkness. Rereading Hannah Arendt’s critique of colonialism with Edward W. Said

Radu Murea
Defensive Modernization. Paving the Way to Colonialism

Stefano Pelaggi
Colonialism Through Emigration: The Italian Politics in Latin America
Between Nationalism and Commercial Expansion from Crispi to the Rise of Fascism

AULA IV, June 21, 2013


From Empire Subjects to Nations: Models of Decolonization

Chair and Discussant: Gabriele Natalizia

Enrico Magnani
Colonialism and the Birth of International Institutions: The Mandate System of the League of Nations and the Trusteeship Architecture of the United Nations

Ole Frahm
South Sudan – an outlier in post-colonial African nation-building?

Daniel Pommier Vincelli
The Challenges of a Post-Colonial  Nation: The  Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918-1920)

Teresa Segura-Garcia
Indian rulers abroad: Princely travel, empire and anti-colonial politics in Western India and the world, c. 1900-1939

Jorge Ramos Tolosa
The first failures of the UNO in Palestine: Partition Plan, creation of the State of Israel and Nakba as a result of half century of Zionist colonialist policies

Philippe Tristani
Iraq decolonization and the oil cold war: A superpower struggle and the end of Iraq Petroleum Company, 1958-1972

Joanna Modrzejewska-Leśniewska
Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan 1979 as a Continuation of Imperial Policy of the Tsarist Russia

Daniela Pinheiro Machado Kern
“The Amazonian Idol”: the naissance of a National symbol in the Empire of Brazil (1848-1885)

Mihaela Bolos
The intellectual property protection system in the French and British colonies during 1919-1989

AULA A Storia moderna, June 21, 2013


Was the Real-Socialism System an Empire?

Chair and Discussant: Elena Dundovich

Anton Vatcharadze
The Great Purge as a Weapon of Totalitarian “Emperor” Joseph Stalin

Anna Troján
The Failure to Cope with Socialist Realism in the Soviet Union of the 1930's (Andrej Platonov)

Martina Bitunjac
Die Rote Hilfe! German Solidarity With Italian Anti-fascists Under the Regime of Mussolini

Alina Buzăianu
A Recall of the Anticommunist Armed Resistance in Romania (1944-1962)

Manuela Marin
Nationalism and Socialism in Romania. The Case of Nicolae Ceausescu`s Cult of Personality

Mihai Croitor
Gh. Gheorghiu-Dej and the Roots of the Romanian Dissidence inside the Communist Camp

Cezar Stanciu
National Interests and International Communism: The Romanian Communists Advocating “Allargamento”, 1967-1973

Francesco Dall’Aglio
Old Bones for New Quarrels: Medieval History and Nationalist Issues in Southeastern Europe During the Socialist Era

Liudmila Volakhava
Belarusians’ Soviet Identity and Its Role in the Establishment of the Lukashenko Authoritarian Regime

Amit Mishra, Pramod Mishra
New Challenges to Democracy with the End of Cold War

AULA A Storia moderna, June 21, 2013


Clashing Empires in Cold War Era

Chair and Discussant: Antongiulio De’ Robertis

Andreea Emilia Duță
The Romanian the Struggle for Detente Inside of Warsav Treaty

Arpad Hornyak
Northern Borders of Yugoslavia in the Concepts of Communist Party of Yugoslav after the World War II

Valentina Mariani
Outer Space: a new dimension for the application of the principle of balance of power during the Cold War

Ivan Laković
The Fear and the Solution. Yugoslavia between the Soviet threat and the Western military aid 1948-1958

Maciej Stanecki
The Twilight of the British Empire in the Polish analysts' opinion in the 1960s

Andrea Giannotti
Some considerations about the “Brežnev Doctrine”. Between instances of proletarian internationalism and socialist expansionism

Laura Venegoni
Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi -Modernisation and Millenary Tradition (1941 – 1979)

AULA A Storia medievale, June 21, 2013

National Minorities between Nation States and Empires

Chair and Discussant: Ljubomir D. Frčkoski

Rubin Zemon
From “Millet” to “Nations” and/or “Minorities”

Giuseppe Motta
National Sovereignty vs. International Law. The League of Nations and the Protection of Minorities

Maria Dan
Transylvania From the Creation of National Identities to the Interethnic Conflict of 1848

Gleb Pilipenko
Russian Language Among Hungarians in Transcarpathian Region (Ukraine): Sociolinguistic Features

Katalin Rac
Orientals Among the People of the East: Nationalism, Orientalism, and the Jewish Question in Nineteenth-Century Hungary

Alessandro Pistecchia
Social Inclusion and Identity Strategies: Romanian’s Roma Experience During the Years of Real Socialism

AULA A Storia medievale, June 21, 2013


The Building of National Identity: the case of Romania

Chair and Discussant: Giordano Altarozzi

Gabriel Lataianu, Stefan Bruno
Coming late to the party. Romania’s accelerated modernization between 1859 and 1916

Cosmin Sebastian Cercel
Between Constitution and Exception: Nation-Building, Sovereignty and Fascism in Interwar Romania

Paul-Ersilian Roşca
The Perspectives of the Monarchy in Interwar Romania. From the Constitutional Monarchy to Right-Wing Totalitarianism

Petru Szedlacsek
How the Liberals Monopolized Cultural Nationalism: Infusing Politics with National Ideology in Romania at the Turn of the Nineteenth-Century

Florina Sorescu
The Italian Ratification of the Treaty of Basarabia of October 28th, 1920

Radu Mârza
Historians, Diplomacy and Nationalism in Romania (1918-1946)

Magdalena Ionescu
The relashionship between the Romanian people's Republica/Socialist Republic of Romania and the United Nations Organization from the perspective of minority rights

AULA A Storia medievale, June 21, 2013


The Building of National Identity: the Case of Southern-Eastern Europe

Chair and Discussant: Nadan Petrović

Robert Brier
Nationalism in International Society: The Second International and the Nationalities of East-Central Europe’s Multinational Empires

Ljubomir D. Frčkoski
Macedonia in the Imperial Balkan Policies at the Beginning of XX Century

Aleksandra Kolaković
Serbian Elite and the Issue of Development of the National Culture in the Late 19th Century

Ana Živković Snowley
British Perceptions of nineteenth-century Nationalism in Montenegro: From Denigration to Glorification

Klejda Mulaj
Nationalism and Political Violence in the Aftermath of Imperial Collapse: The Emergence of New States and the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913

Slavko Burzanović
Montenegro in the Italian foreign policy during the Balkan wars (1912-1913)

Blerina Sadik
The Fundamental Rights of the Albanian Population of Chameria in Front of the Greek Municipal Law and International Law: 1913- 1926

Yana Stoeva
The Genesis of the Modern Bulgarian State: Fallen Empires, Ideological power, the Formation of a National Consciousness and the European Identity

Ali Nuri Tahir
Irredentist Violence in the Early 20th Century and Comparison of Greek and Bulgarian National Revivals

AULA B Storia moderna, June 21, 2013


War and National Identity in the Age of Extremes

Chair and Discussant: Saadia Pekkanen

David Sarkisyan
From Second to Third Reich

Vangelis Tzoukas
British perceptions of the Greek Armed Resistance during WWII

Olaf Glöckner
Zionist movement and the State of Israel as reflective of European National Movements

Rigas Raftoupoulos
From the Ioannis Metaxas’ regime (1936-40) to the Colonels’ regime (1967-74)

Davide Borsani
Imperial legacy and Cold War rationale: the Anglo-American diplomacy and the Falklands war in 1982

Klara Plecitá-Vlachová
Czech Republic and the modern Czech Nation

AULA B  Storia moderna, June 21, 2013


National Identity in Eastern Europe after Cold War Era: Selected Case Studies

Chair and Discussant: Daniel Pommier Vincelli

Costanza Calabretta
The Debate on German Nation After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Piotr Chmiel
Between Nations and Empires. The Contemporary Reflections on Central Europe

Álvaro Cúria
Understanding the 1989/1991 Events in Eastern Europe: An Approach on Different Interpretations

Gruia Badescu
Nation-Building, Socialist Style: A Comparison of Macedonia and Moldova

Alexander Tsurtsumia
Revolutions and Geopolitical Transformations

Tlepstok Aslanovich Ruslan
The Caucasus in the System of Geopolitical Coordinates XIX-XX

Elena Dundovich

Alfredo Sasso
The Defeat of the Democratic Yugoslavism in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Union of the Reformist Forces of Yugoslavia (1990-92)

Carlos Gonzalez Villa
Poisoned support? Hypothesis on the implications of US foreign policy towards Yugoslavia, 1981-1991

Waldemar Cudny
Socio-economic transformation of Polish cities after the fall of communism - at the example of the cities with domination of the traditional economy

Ege Celeste Reinuma
The Alibi of Memories: The Political Idealism, Culture and Ideology in Post Communist Countries