14.11.2018 bis 16.11.2018

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum

Workshop: State-Led Modernization – a Tool to Analyze and Explain Wider Developments

Day 1: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Universitätsbibliothek, Veranstaltungsraum 1/09

18:15-19:45 Uhr Key Note I

Russian Modernization – Choices, Structures and Agencies
Sari Autio-Sarasmo (Aleksanteri-Instutite Helsinki/University of Tampere)

Day 2: Thursday November 15, 2018
GD 02/156

9:00-9:45 Uhr Impulse Lecture by Sari Autio-Sarasmo

9:45-11:00 Uhr Part I Discussion of pre-circled articles on theories regarding modernization

11:00-11:30 Uhr Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Uhr Part II Discussion of pre-circled articles on theories regarding modernization

12:30-13:30 Uhr Lunch

13:30-14:15 Uhr Matthias Völkel (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Analyzing science: Theories of modernization vs. Sociology of scientific knowledge?

14:15-15:00 Uhr Paper Presentation

Ivana Mihaela Žimbrek (Central European University, Budapest)

Self-Service and Self-Management?: Department Stores and the Modernization of Retail in Socialist Yugoslavia in the 1960s

15:00-15:45 Uhr Coffee Break

15:45-16:30 Uhr Veera Laine (University of Helsinki)

Pride or prejudice? Meanings and contexts of 'nationalism' in Russia 2008-2018

16:30-18:00 Uhr Key Note II

Post-Stalin Soviet State as a model of illiberal governmentality

Prof. Alexander Bikbov (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Maurice Halbwachs Research Center (Paris))

18:30 Uhr  Conference Dinner


Day 3: Friday November 16, 2018

GD 02/156

9:00-9:45 Uhr Susan Ikonen (University of Helsinki)

Isn't empirical research enough? Some problems with finding suitable theories to help study Soviet cultural life on a micro level between 1946 and 1991

9:45-10:30 Uhr Iwar Matern (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Modernization through Indoctrination? The Russian-Orthodox Church as Agent of Patriotic Education and State-led Nationalism in the Imperial Army

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 Uhr Saskia Geisler (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Class struggles, forbidden spaces and Eigen-Sinn. Can theories of modernization help to characterize everyday interactions across the “Iron Curtain”?

11:45-12:15 Final Discussion


Contact person for registration or further questions:
Saskia Geisler