Workshop: National Communism in Socialist Federations

Organizátoři: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, v. v. i.; Study Centre for National Reconciliation, Ljubljana

Nationalism was never alien to communism. In most socialist dictatorships, nationalism presented a welcome source of ideological legitimation, especially when communist regimes were losing their appeal to the general public. For a significant part of the communist party elite and Marxist intellectuals, nationalism was an essential part of their ideological self-identification. In multinational communist states and/or socialist federations, the complicated relations between communist ideology and nationalism were particularly noticeable. The different national communisms competed or coexisted with each other and with state-supported, supranational concepts like Czechoslovak and Soviet patriotism or Yugoslavism. The interactions between the federal structures and national communism are, therefore, the main focus of the workshop.


14 September

9:45 – 10:00 Workshop opening

10:00 – 10:30 Keynote speech

10:40 – 12:40 Panel I: National Communism in Yugoslavia
Chair: Ondřej Vojtěchovský
(Charles University, Prague)

14:00 – 15:30 Panel II: National communism in the Soviet Union
Chair: Monika Woźniak
(Institute of Philosophy of Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)

15:45 – 17:45 Panel III: National Communism in Czechoslovakia
Chair: Petra Hudek
(Institute of History of Slovak Academy of Sciences)

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks

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