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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Wandering Cultures at the Turn of the 20th and 21st Centuries in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. Experience, Memory, Narration

Place

Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 28 Aug 11:00 - 15:30

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Room 3.138

"Aimless wandering from place to place has had various dimensions conditioned by social-historical context in the 20th and 21st centuries in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. Adopted exceptional forms as exile during wars and revolutions being a result of ethnic and political persecution, war damage, famine. In the period of peace, wandering was also a response to poverty, including people’s need for shelter and work. For the Roma and Sinti, wandering has been associated with their nomadic tradition included in their long history of traversing the world rather than settling it. Wandering has been also a choice of a lifestyle of artists - flaneurs and tourists – seeking, in the ""way without an aim"", experiences, emotions and inspiration for their creativity. Nowadays, when some people still experience wandering as a burden, others decide to pay a high price to be participants of wandering tourism. Apart from people, also animals and objects have been wanderers. The experience of wandering in its various dimensions has been the most important part of memory of Eastern, Central and Southern Europe in the 20th/21st century and work of that memory is still a rich source of wandering narratives. In this context, we propose the following issues of our session: - diversity of experiences, memories and narratives of wandering - people, animals and objects as actors of wandering - transitions between experience, memory and narration concerning wandering - experience, memory and narration of wandering and the present challenge of exile."

Conveners

  • P 22.1
    • Dr. Cobel - Tokarska, Marta (Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej)
    • Dr. Dobre, Claudia Florentina (Centre for Memory and Identity Studies (CSMI))
  • P 22.2
    • Dr. Cobel - Tokarska, Marta (Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej)
    • Dr. Dobre, Claudia Florentina (Centre for Memory and Identity Studies (CSMI))

Timetable | Contribution List

Displaying 9 contributions out of 9
The paper concerns the relations between migrants and various natural elements. While settling, migrants experienced nature in many different ways. First, the nature they encountered in the Western Polish Territories was often different from what they knew from their former experience, - that resulted in the difficulties of adapting to the new environment. Second, some particular natural features ... More
Presented by Dr. Małgorzata PRACZYK on 28/8/2019 at 14:45
The aim of the paper is to analyze the structure of experience during the movement of the subject of experience in time and space. I would like to show how the narrative of memory allows to articulate the experience of the subject in mouvement in time and space. The structure of narration synthesizes what is real in experience and what is spectral in comparison with what is real when crossing the ... More
Presented by Prof. Maciej BUGAJEWSKI on 28/8/2019 at 13:45
Lower Silesia is one of the regions that witnessed almost total population exchange as a result of the postwar border change. The former inhabitants, mostly Germans, were forced to leave and the new settlers came from Eastern Polish borderlands, France, Romania, Belgium and Bosnia. Lower Silesia became a melting pot not only of varied migrants’ groups (Poles, Ukrainians, Lemkos, Jews) but also o ... More
Presented by Dr. Katarzyna MANIAK on 28/8/2019 at 11:40
The subject of my attention is a group of people of Ukrainian descent who came from Poland to Canada in the 1980s. The empirical basis derives from ethnographic field studies conducted in 2014-2016 in Edmonton and Toronto in Canada. In total the research lasted 12 months. The role of memory in migratory, resettlement, or dispersion circumstances and in diaspora conditions is extremely important ... More
Presented by Dr. Patrycja TRZESZCZYŃSKA on 28/8/2019 at 12:00
The migration crisis in 2015 provoked media panic in many European countries, including Poland. Refuges’ issue became part of the election campaign and divided Poles into two hostile camps: supporters of opening the borders to refugees ("humanitarian Europeans") and supporters of closing the borders to refugees ("defenders of faith and homeland"). In this study I propose to analyze the polariz ... More
Presented by Dr. Barbara PASAMONIK on 28/8/2019 at 9:20
Good, polish-german relationship on both inter-state and regional levels as also democratic changes in Poland has contributed a lot into regaining multicultural character of that area. It caused changes of approaches into german'f heritage, and bringing up to date history and memory of Germans. There are very differentiated forms of actualization of german's heritage. Some of them are political ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna WACHOWIAK on 28/8/2019 at 14:05
The experience of wandering in its various dimensions has been the most important part of memory of Eastern, Central and Southern Europe in XX century. Work of that memory is still a rich source of wandering narratives. Among these narratives there are also women's diaries related to their postwar (IIWW) experiences. I intend to analyse these diaries using two categories - „care” and „hospit ... More
Presented by Dr. Izabela SKÓRZYŃSKA on 28/8/2019 at 11:00
The paper addresses the issue of usage, perception and circulation of German detergents in Poland in the context of their perceived quality. Presence of those products on the Polish market will be traced since the 1970s, through the changes of transformation, up to the modern times, which will be useful for discuss the problems such as: how they accessed socialist Poland; what values they evoced; ... More
Presented by Barbara TOŁŁOCZKO-SCUHAŃSKA on 28/8/2019 at 14:25
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