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BASEES one-day Postgraduate Workshop ‘MODERNITY’, University of Glasgow, 23 January 2014

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BASEES one-day Postgraduate Workshop ‘MODERNITY’

University of Glasgow, Department for Central & East European Studies, 8 – 9 Lilybank Gardens
Thursday 23rd January 2014, 10:00 – 17:15


10:00 – 10:45 Welcome and Introductory Talk

10:45 – 12:15 ‘Transitioning’ towards a ‘modern’ Europe?

Sam Beaton (University of Glasgow), ‘The Czech Republic and EU Accession: A Czech Dream or Consumerist Nightmare?’

Kyle Taggart (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘Transition, Europeanisation and Hungarian Nationalism: A Research Agenda’

Sayfeddine Mohamed (University of Gabes), ‘The Europeanization of Russia through media in the society of tendential Modernity’

12: 15 - 13:00 Lunch (provided)

13:00 – 13:45 Keynote lecture
Professor Peter Waldron (University of East Anglia) ‘The Origins of Modernity’

13:45 – 15:15 ‘Modern’ Rights and Identities

Alina Zubkovych (School of Advanced Studies, Slovenia), ‘Clash of two Modernities: Ukranian protest movement against the governmental authorities’

Agata Biernat (University of Nicolaus Copernicus), ‘One step forward, two steps back? State of LGBT rights in Montenegro’

Indra Mangule (University of Riga/Centre for Public Policy ‘Providus’), ‘Nationality, Citizenship and Cultural Fragmentation in Latvia’

15:15 – 15:45 Tea & coffee break

15:45 – 17:15 Past, present & future in ‘Modernity’

Kirsty Kay (University of Glasgow), ‘Hungarian folk traditions and the nation-state: a global commodity or mode of resistance?’

Ion Voicu Sucala (University of Glasgow), ‘The Romanian paradox: the obsession of modernization versus the legacy of backwardness’

Anastasia Felcher (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca), ‘’Seeking for Progress Within Neglect’: Politics and development of heritage protection system in Post-Soviet Moldova’