8th Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS).
Datum: Donnerstag, 23.09. bis Freitag, 24.09.2021
Zeit: siehe Programm
Ort: Online via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 884 439 7929, Kenncode: 337230) / Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 319).
Gäste sind online willkommen, der Besuch der Tagung vor Ort ist diesmal leider nicht möglich.
Call for papers: State Descriptions Revisited: Historical Forms of Territorial Representations, 18-21th centuries
Organizers: Borbála Zsuzsanna Török (Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University Duisburg-Essen) and Guido Hausmann (IOS Regensburg).
Dates: 20-21 January 2022
Location: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg, Germany
Call for papers
Submission deadline: 30 September 2021
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Individualising Socialism. Individual Agency and Social Change in Socialist Yugoslavia's Periphery, 1950s-1970s — INDSOC
Projektmitarbeiter: Pieter Troch
|The project was supported by the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship .|
From the mid-1950s through the 70s, the notion of the ‘good life’ associated with increased socio-economic prosperity for the broad population in socialist East and Southeast Europe generated individualising dispositions that foreground the individual and presuppose a differentiation between the individual and the social milieu. Starting from the hypothesis that post-World War II paradigms of socialist modernity and in particular the Yugoslav model of self-management socialism were shaped by such an individualising habitus, this project examines individual agency, expectations and memories, and emotions of ordinary citizens in interaction with the socialist transformation of society: It focusses on four axes: socialism as an ideological paradigm, the political endeavour of establishing Yugoslav statehood, identification and collective solidarity, and memory. Drawing on the methodology of Alltagsgeschichte, the project conducts a micro-historical study of individual agency and emotions in relation to intersecting temporal, spatial, and institutional processes in the city of Mitrovica in the North of Kosovo from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. It carries out archival research, oral history, and focus groups, and situates these findings against statistical data on the socio-economic situation in the area under scrutiny and secondary studies of the socialist transformation of society in East and Southeast Europe.