Sigmund-Neumann-Institut

Devotion and Memory: Conference of Contemporary Church History
Lucerne, Switzerland | 16-17 November 2017

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier will participate in the international conference Devotion and Memory - Conference of Contemporary Church History in Lucerne. He will give a presentation on the topic "Gebrauch von Gedächtnis in religiös-nationalen Riten mit Beispielen aus der römisch-katholischen Nationalkirche und der russisch- orthodoxen Staatskirche". Further information can be found on the website of the Contemporary Church History journal and the complete program can be found here.

Dinámica de las fronteras en periodos de conflicto. El imperio español (1640-1815)
Cáceres, Spain | 17-19 October 2017

Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the international conference Dinámica de las fronteras en periodos de conflicto. El imperio español (1640-1815) in Cáceres. She gave a presentation on the topic "Polonia: del Imperio hasta la desaparición del mapa de Europa?". Further information and the complete program can be found on the website of the local university as well as on this poster and flyer for the conference.

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Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark) during her presentation.

Anders Jarlert Symposium
Lund, Sweden | 19 September 2017

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier participated in the Anders Jarlert Symposium at Lund University in Sweden. He gave a presentation on the topic "The Churches and National Socialism between Hitler's Religious Equivocation and Rosenberg's Myth: Ambiguities, Fascination and Self-Assertion". The complete program can be found here.

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From left to right: Aila Lauha (University of Helsinki), Anders Jarlert (Lund University), Silke Lehmann (Kiel), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute) and David Gudmundsson (Lund University).

The Rise of National Conservative Parties in EU Democracies
Odense, Denmark | 31 May 2017

Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the SILBA Fyn Conference on the topic The Rise of National Conservative Parties in EU Democracies. The event took place at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on May 31 at 15:00. The poster of the event can be found here.

The Life and Legacy of Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Movements in Scholarly Perspective
Antwerp, Belgium | 29-30 May 2017

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier participated in the international conference on The Life and Legacy of Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Movements in Scholarly Perspective. He gave a presentations on the topic "The Unification Church in Germany". The complete program can be found here.

59th Annual WSSA Conference
San Francisco, CA, USA | 12-15 April 2017

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in two panels during the 59th Annual WSSA Conference. They gave presentations on the topics "Alternatives to border walls" and "Ukraine and Russia in Crisis: A Polish View". The complete program can be found here.

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Participants of the panel on "Borders on the Move". From left to right: Jussi Laine (University of Eastern Finland), Steen Bo Frandsen (University of Southern Denmark), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Ioanna Tsoni (Malmö University), Martin Klatt (University of Southern Denmark), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute).

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Participants of the panel on "Cross-Border Networks and Cooperation: Europe, Euro- skepticism and Russia". From left to right: Sergey Golunov (Kyushu University), Joni Virkkunen (University of Eastern Finland), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute).

Ecumenical Cooperation and World Politics
Helsinki, Finland | 26-28 October 2016

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the CCH / KZG Conference on Ecumenical cooperation and world politics. Prof. Besier gave a presentation on the topic "The World Council of Churches: Theological, Political and Societal Ambiguities." The complete program can be found here.

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 Katarzyna Stoklosa as panel chair.

 

The EU's Handling of Recent Crisis
Copenhagen, Denmark | 6-7 October 2016

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the 40th Anniversary Conference of the Danish Society for European Studies with their presentation on the topic "The EU’s Handling of Recent Crises". The complete program can be found here.

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Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark) and Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute) discuss with international scholars at the University of Copenhagen.

Interpreting European Crisis
Joensuu, Finland | 28-29 September 2016

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa will participate in the Bomocult Conference with their presentation on the topic "European crises and their consequences for the European neighborhood policy". The complete program can be found here.

The Collapse of Memory – Memory of Collapse
Lund, Sweden | 20-22 September 2016

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the conference The Collapse of Memory – Memory of Collapse with their presentation on the topic "The EU’s Handling of Recent Crises". The complete program can be found here.

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From left to right: Uta Bretschneider (Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde, Dresden), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (University Lund), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute), Mattias Nowak (University Lund), Zuzanna Bogumił (Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw), Magdalena Żmijkowska and Magdalena Kołodzińska (University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn).

 

Borderless Worlds - for Whom?
Oulu, Finland | 7-8 September 2016

From 7th to 8th September, Gerhard Besier and Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the conference: “Borderless worlds - for whom? Ethics, moralities and (in)justice in migration and tourism” at the University of Oulu (Finland) and gave a presentation on: “How to deal with cultural and religious borders? Problems with integration process”. The complete program can be found here.

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From left to right: Cristina Giudice (Albertina Academy of Fine Arts), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark) and Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute).

Faith and the First World War
Glasgow, Great Britain | 21-22 July 2016

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the international conference with their presentations on the topics "Harmonizing conflicting demands and emotions: Christian believers during WWI" (Prof. Besier) and "Catholicism and patriotism in Eastern European Countries during WWI: the example of Poland" (Prof. Stokłosa). The complete program can be found here.

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Jennifer Novotny (University of Glasgow) and Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark).

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Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute). 

Borders, Walls and Violence: Costs and Alternatives to Border Fencing
Montréal, Québec, Canada | 2-3 June 2016

Prof. Dr. Besier and Prof. Dr. Stokłosa participated in the international conference with their presentation on "Alternatives to Border Walls". The full program is available on the website of the conference.

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Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute) and Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark).

BRIT 2016: 15th Border Regions in Transition Conference
Hamburg, Germany / Sønderborg, Denmark | 17-20 May 2016

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa participated in the international conference with the presentation on "Twin Towns in Eastern Europe".

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From left to right: Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute), Chloe Wells (University of Eastern Finland), Katarzyna Stokłosa (University of Southern Denmark), Jarosław Jańczak (University of Poznań / European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder).

The 58th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA)
Reno, NV, USA | 13-16 April 2016

Prof. Dr. Besier and Prof. Dr. Stokłosa participated in the international conference with their presentation on "How to deal with refugees?". The full program is available for download here.

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From left to right: Marijan Crnjak (University of Zagreb), Marta Zorko (University of Zagreb), Sergio Peña (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte), Paul Fryer (University of Eastern Finland), Katarzyna Stokłosa (University of Southern Denmark), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute).

'A new Climate' - Reception History of the Second Vatican Council in Central and Eastern Europe
Oldenburg | 3-4 December 2015

Prof. Dr. Besier and Prof. Dr. Stokłosa participated in the international conference on the historical perceptions of the Second Vatican Council in Eastern and Central Europe. Please see the program here.

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Gerhard Besier during the conversation with Hans Hermann Henrix (University Salzburg).

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Katarzyna Stoklosa holds a lecture.

Paz na Guerra
Lisbon, Portugal | 19 November 2015

Prof. Dr. Besier and Prof. Stokłosa took part in the international conference at the University of Lisbon.
See the program here.

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From left to right: Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute), Reto Monico (Université de Genève), Teresa Nunes (Universidade de Lisboa).

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Contradictions Envisioning European Futures: 22nd International Conference of Europeanists
Paris, France | 8-10 July 2015

See p. 36: 174. Borders on the Move: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

Program (PDF download)

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From left to right: Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute), Agnieszka Smelkowska (University of California), Jussi Laine (University of Eastern Finland), Katarzyna Stokłosa (University of Southern Denmark), Ganna Gerasymenko.

International Conference: Catholicisme, Racismes et Totalitarismes: L'Encyclique mit Brennender Sorge
Brest, France | 4-6 June 2015

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From left to right: Michel Fourcade (Université de Montpellier), Lucia Ceci (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Alberto Melloni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute).

International Workshop 'Rethinking the (post)Soviet: Cultural Semiotics of Borders in Russia and Europe'
Kazan, Russia
| May 25‐26, 2015

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From left to right: Matteo Benussi (Kazan Federal University), Jurij Murašov (University of Konstanz), Andrey Makarychev (University of Tartu), Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute), Alexandra Yatsyk (Kazan Federal University), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Jesko Schmoller (Perm State University). 

Legally Blind: Law, Ethics and the Third Reich
Boston College, Boston, MA (USA) | 10-11 March 2015

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From left to right: Susan A. Michalczyk, Gerhard Besier, Christopher Probst, Kevin P. Spicer, James Pellechia.

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Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute) during his presentation.

Castle-talks on Cross-Border Cooperation
Strasbourg, France | 8-9 December 2014

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From left to right: Birte Wassenberg (University Strasbourg), Alessandro Torello (University Siena), Marek Olszewski (Olza, Poland), Hynek Böhm (Euro Schola, Czech Republic), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Brendan Okeeffe (University of Limerick), Anthony Soares (Centre for Cross-Border Studies, Armagh, Northern Ireland).

Erinnerungsräume in Literatur und Film: Inszenierung, Mythisierung, Instrumentalisierung
University of Teacher Education Lucerne (PH Luzern) | 28 November 2014

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The Great War and Society
Faculty of Arts,University of Lisbon,Portugal | 13 November 2014

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From left to right: Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute), Teresa Sousa Nunes (University of Lisbon).

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From left to right: Katarzyna Stokłosa (University of Southern Denmark), Torsten Arnold (University of Lisbon).

Recht Populär, International and interdisciplinary scientific conference
Institut für deutsche Philologie of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany | 26-27 September 2014

Homepage of the conference: http://www.rechtpopulaer.germanistik.uni-wuerzburg.de/
Conference schedule: http://www.rechtpopulaer.germanistik.uni-wuerzburg.de/programm/

  

Resistance revisited and requestioned. Church and society in Scandinavia and Europe
Stockholm, Sweden | 18−19 September 2014

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From left to right: Andrea Strübind, Anders Jarlert, Gerhard Besier.

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From left to right: Andrea Strübind, Katarzyna Stokłosa.

28. Conference of Nordic Historians
Joensuu, Finland | 14-17 August 2014

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Association of Borderlands Studies World Conference
Joensuu, Finland - St. Petersburg, Russia | 9-13 June 2014

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From left: Steen Bo Frandsen, Anya Gromilova, Jaume Castan Pinos, Katarzyna Stoklosa, Gerhard Besier

 

Meeting of the Association of Borderlands Studies
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. | 3-6 April 2014

Round Table Discussion
Excerpt from the Conference Program

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Akihiro Iwashita (top left), Ilkka Liikanen (top right), Paul Richardson (bottom middle), Lawrence Taylor (bottom left).

 

KZG Conference, Myths – National Borders – Religions
Sønderborg, Denmark - Flensburg, Germany | 19 - 21 September 2013

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Conference participants with Town Hall President Swetlana Krätzschmar (fifth from the left).

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Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute).

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IV EUGEO Congress, Europe, what's next? Changing geographies and geographies of change
Rome, Italy | 5- 7 September 2013

http://www.eugeo2013.com/

Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa and Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Gerhard Besier participate in the meeting under the topic "Beyond Fortress Europe? Bordering and Cross Bordering Processes along the EU's External Frontiers" with the specific topic "Polish Eastern Border from the End of the Second World War until Today".

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From left to right: Ilka Liikanen From left: Ilka Liikanen (University of Eastern Finnland, Joensuu), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark) and Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute).

Galicia – a Middle European Culture and comemorative landscape
University of Rzeszów, Poland | 31 August - 15 September 2013

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Reassessing Contemporary Church History
Vancouver, Canada | 25 - 27 July 2013

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Mapping Conceptual Change in Thinking European Borders
3 - 5 July 2013, Bergamo, Italy

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"A Nordic Model?", AkPolÖk Spring Conference 2013
Flensburg, Germany | 6 - 8 June 2013

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Students' Associations' Conference in Freiberg
Freiberg, Switzerland | 11 May 2013

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Besier und Prof. Dr. Simone Raatz mit Studierendenvertretern

Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute) and Prof. Dr. Simone Raatz (in center) with student representatives.

Relocating Borders: a comparative approach - Second EastBordNet Conference
Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany | 11 - 13 January 2013

Gerhard Besier: Labour-market migration in the Danish-German border-region.
Katarzyna Stoklosa: Labour market migration in the German-Polish border-region.

Von links: Antonelle Diana (International Institute für Asian Studies, Niederlande), Katarzyna Stoklosa, Isabella Damiani (Université du Littoral), Gerhard Besier

From left to right: Antonelle Diana (International Institute for Asian Studies Conferencee), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Isabella Damiani (Université du Littoral), Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute).

Transnational Religious History. Perspectives, Models, Debates. Conference of the Swiss Journal for Religious and Cultural history
University of Fribourg, Germany | 30 November - 1 December 2012

 

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"Liberator of the German soul." Political production and instrumentalization of the Reformation celebrations in the 20th Century
Johannes a Lasco Library, Emden, Germany | 8 - 10 November 2012

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36th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin(USA) | 4 - 7 October 2012

Panel 33: Man Is Neither Good Nor Bad: Why Human Beings Behave As They Do

Friday 10:30 - 12:15 Convention Ctr 202B
Moderator: Robert P. Ericksen (Pacific Lutheran University)
Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann0 Institute Dresden)
Katarzyna Stokłosa (Department of Border Region Studies at the University of Sønderborg)
Jonathan Bach (The New School)

 

Danish-German-Polish Seminar for students and postgraduates: Living on the border. European Border Regions in Comparison
Sankelmark Academy in Oeversee, Germany | 27 - 29 September 2012

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Impressions of the Doctoral seminar in Sankelmark.

Conference "Borders and Borderlands. Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Prospects", Panel "Experiences learned from Cross-Border Cooperation"
Lisbon, Portugal | 12 - 15 September 2012

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From left to right: Alexander Izotov (Finland), Paula Urze (Portugal), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Gerhard Besier (Siegmund Neumann Institute), Tamar Arieli (Israel), Teresa Gonzáles-Gómez (Spain). 

International scientific conference of historians from Russia, Germany and Poland - "The representations of the Second World War and their influence on international relations"
Moscow, Russia | 20 – 21 January 2012

Abstract from the program:

Gerhard Besier – The historical interpretation of the Second World War Western Germany and its influence on the German-German relations in the years 1949-1989
Katarzyna Stokłosa - Polish interpretations borders changes after the Second World War

From the left: Piotr Madajczyk (Polish Akademy of Sciences, Warsaw), Katarzyna Stokłosa (University of Southern Denmark).

 

German-Polish Conference
Kreisau | 15 – 17 September 2011

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International conference: The World towards "Solidarity" Movement 1980-1989
Wrocław, Poland | 21 – 23 October 2010

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Erster Kongress der Deutschlandforscherinnen
Wrocław, Poland | 9 - 11 May 2010

Programm im PDF-Format zum Download

 

Conference in the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu: "Borders as barriers, Border regions as opportunities"
Joensuu, Finland | 29 – 30 April 2010

Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa held a lecture with the theme: "Some thoughts regarding the study of border-regions"

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International Society for the Sociology of Religion

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International conference "On religious liberty in a democratic society: Aspects of law, religion and philosophy in constitutional theory and reality."
Rivne, Ukraine | 14 – 16 May 2009

Download the Program in PDF-fomat
The conference report is available here (in German)
(also as a PDF-document)
The conference report in English (WORD-document)


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