Workshop “Industries, Institutions and Everyday Cultures in Transformation”

23 October 2020, Library Reading Room, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Vlašská 355/9, Prague

The transformation from planned to market economies in Central and Eastern Europe is increasingly becoming a subject of interest not only for economic, but also social and cultural historians. In this workshop, we want to bring historians, sociologists and economists of different disciplines together to ask the simple question: what were the effects of the transformation of the economy on the social and cultural sphere? Looking broadly at industries and institutions – understood both as enterprises and cultural industries – how did the transition to a capitalist model of production affect the work and everyday lives of the actors involved? The aim is to find intersections between the traditional focuses of social and cultural history and to set into conversation scholars working on different national contexts in order to draw comparative conclusions. The workshop will map the field and state of the art of current scholarship. For more information, please contact Veronika Pehe.


9:30-9:35 Welcome (Veronika Pehe and Vítězslav Sommer)

9:35-10:00 Introductory remarks by Thomas Lindenberger (Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, Dresden)

10:15-12:00 Panel 1: Changing institutions and values

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Panel 2: Privatization and work

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-17:00 Panel 3: The field of culture and culture industries

This workshop has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 749475 and the Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, TU Dresden.

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