Call for Papers: Shared Practices, Entangled Spaces, Circulating Objects, Translated Theories: Relocating German-Polish Scientific Relations

International Conference of the Cooperation Initiative of the Leibniz Association and the Polish Academy of Sciences: "Cross-border Scientific Dialogue. Potentials and Challenges for the Human and the Social Sciences", in cooperation with Ludwik and Alexander Birkenmajer Institute for the History of Science Date: 28-30 October 2015 Venue: The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association, Gisonenweg 5-7, 35037 Marburg Local Organizer: Jan Surman (



Call for papers: International Conference New Perspectives in the Transnational History of Communism in East-Central Europe

International Conference New Perspectives in the Transnational History of Communism in East-Central Europe Deadline for the submission of abstracts 30 March 2014 Place and time of conference Poznań, Poland 16-17 October 2014 The fall of communism in East Central Europe threw into question manypolitically imposed schemes of history in this part of continent. The unfetteringof historical research from political and ideological limitations made it bothpossible and pressing to begin to rewrite the history of the East-CentralEuropean countries. This task includes not only the analysis of newly availablesources, but also new interpretations and explanations of the post-war historyof East-Central Europe. The latter goal demands new interpretative andtheoretical notions that frame historical narratives. It is worth considering,alongside the familiar normative categories that have underpinned nationalidentities in East-Central European societies (such as ‘the nation’ and...



"Postcolonial Galicia" in Ab Imperio

We are excited to announce that current issue of Historyka was reviewed in recent "Ab Imperio" (2/2013).



"Postcolonial Galicia" on H-Soz-Kult

We are pleased to announce that Historyka issue for 2012 was reviewed on H-Soz-Kult.



The hundredth volume of Poznan Studies

We are pleased to announce that the hundredth volume of Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities is now available. The volume title is Thinking about Provincialism in Thinking and it was edited by Krzysztof Brzechczyn and Katarzyna Paprzycka



The future of the theory and philosophy of history (Ghent; 10-12 July 2013)

The theory and philosophy of history is an area of research which has a long and well established tradition; the recent growth in the amount of publications and academic journals in this field attests to its continuing vitality. During the past decades the philosophy of history has significantly broadened its scope and blossomed into an array of subdisciplines. While some fifty years ago, historical theorists were primarily concerned with trying to understand how historians explain events and warrant their factual claims, today philosophers of history are concerned with a much wider range of issues. Some theorists have drawn attention to the narrative, fictional and aesthetic aspects of history-writing. Some have dealt with the ethical, political and ideological components. Others have moved on beyond historiography as a traditional scholarly discipline to explore a variety of non-academic ways of dealing with the past. Memory is the most striking example, but non-Western and...



Regions of Memory (Warsaw, 26-28 November 2012)

Research on historical identities of Eastern Europe in the 20th century has developed from two main perspectives. One is the proliferation of historical studies, which brings to light the experiences and consequences of two world wars, political and economic dictatorships, genocide, border changes and population resettlements, as well as profound national, ethnic and religious divisions. The other, is the currently quickly developing research on present memories of those experiences. Many of the latter studies have been influenced by the theoretical and normative framework of West European scholarship and political sensitivity. During this conference, we propose to shift the perspective and to compare genealogies of memory in Eastern Europe with other regions in the world, beyond Western Europe. The aim is twofold: to determine to what extent established concepts in memory studies are suitable to properly describe the various regional and local specifics of social memory...