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FASCISM AND

ANTIFASCISM
IN OUR TIME
CRITICAL
INVESTIGATIONS

MAPPING MEMORIES CONFERENCE,


HAMBURG/LNEBURG,
13 NOVEMBER 2017

Hamburger
Institut fr
Sozialforschung
his-online.de
The spread of nationalist and authoritarian Wednesday, 1 November Thursday, 2 November Jochen Hellbeck
movements in Europe and around the world (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
has prompted debates about a return of global Hamburg Institute for Social Research The Soviet Union and Antifascism
fascism. At the same time, many countries are 12.30
MAIN QUESTIONS PANELS 1 & 2 James Chappel
witnessing civil society activities opposing Registration
What are the ideological and aesthetic (Duke University, Durham)
such movements. Politicians and activists from Hamburg Institute for Social R
esearch (HIS),
elements, the emotional registers and the Is There Such a Thing as Conservative
both camps endorse like-minded actors across Mittelweg 36, 20148 Hamburg
forms of political practice and mobilization that Antifascism?
borders. Do these developments suggest
that we are living in a time comparable to the 16.30 allow us to speak about global or transnational Discussion
1930s, when the decisive marker in national Departure from HIS to Lneburg (anti-)fascism as opposed to national or
and international politics was the one between comparative studies? How do weperiodize 13.1514.15
fascism and antifascism? 18.30  histories of (anti-)fascism? Lunch break
Opening Evening
The conference explores whether and how Leuphana University Lneburg, 9.1511.00
the histories of fascism and antifascism offer Zentralgebude, Panel 1: MAIN QUESTIONS PANELS 3 & 4

insights into the rise of authoritarian regimes Libeskind-Auditorium Fascism in History What is remembered about (anti-)fascism,
Chaired by Wolfgang Knbl and how are these elements represented and
today. What makes a fascist regime? What
Welcome addresses transmitted? What is the relationship between
is the line separating authoritarianism from (Hamburg Institute for Social Research)
official and vernacular memory? How will the
fascism? How should a civil society react to Beate Sntgen
Sven Reichardt memories of (anti-)fascism continue to evolve
these challenges? Do antifascist movements (Vice President, Leuphana University
(University of Konstanz) with the passing of the survivors from the
of the 20th century offer a role model? How Lneburg)
Global Fascism: New Approaches and 1930s and World War II?
can insights into such historical connections
Ulf Wuggenig Perspectives
benefit proponents of a democratic civil
society?
(Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social
Benjamin Zachariah 14.1516.00
Sciences, Leuphana University Lneburg)
(Trier University) Panel 3:
About the History of the Location
Fascism, Anticolonial Nationalism and Mapping Fascism
Caroline Hornstein-Tomic Indigenism Chaired by Oliver Decker
(Head of the Operative Division, Federal (Leipzig University)
Julie Gottlieb
Agency for Civic Education (bpb), Bonn) Paul Hanebrink
(University of Sheffield)
Wolfgang Knbl Women and Fascism between the Wars: (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
(Director, Hamburg Institute for Social National and International Encounters and Politics of Memory in Hungary
Research) Confrontations Grzegorz Rossoliski-Liebe
Keynote Lecture Discussion (Freie Universitt Berlin)
Geoff Eley Remembering and Forgetting Fascism in
(University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): 11.0011.30 Ukraine
Fascism and Antifascism, 19202020: Coffee break Cornelia Siebeck (Berlin)
Slogan, Impulse, Theory, Strategy The Darkest Chapters Have Been Consigned
Commentary
11.3013.15 to the Past Questioning the Contemporary
Robert Gerwarth
Panel 2: German Memory Regime
(University College Dublin)
Antifascism in History
Discussion
Chaired by Paul Hanebrink
Reception (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
16.0016.30
21.00 Jennifer L. Barker Coffee break
(Bellarmine University, Louisville)
Return to Hamburg
Antifascist Aesthetics
16.3018.15 Volker Wei
(Hamburg)
Panel 4:
The Heirs of Fascism? Neue Rechte,
Mapping Antifascism
Nouvelle Droite, Alt-Right
Chaired by Jochen Hellbeck
(Rutgers University, New Brunswick) Michael Wildt
(Humboldt University of Berlin)
Mischa Gabowitsch
Volk and Politics of Exclusion
(Einstein Forum, Potsdam)
After Soviet Antifascism: Russian Discussion
Nationalism and Its Adversaries Since 1987

Christopher Vials
11.0011.30
(University of Connecticut, Storrs) Coffee break
Antifascist Memory in the United States
11.3013.15
Susanne Rohr Panel 6:
(University of Hamburg) Resisting Authoritarianism
Memory in Popular Culture Chaired by Terence Renaud
Discussion (Yale University)

Nigel Copsey
18.30 (Teesside University, Middlesbrough)
Dinner in Hamburg The Only Good Fascist Is a Dead One
Thoughts on Militant Antifascism

Belinda Davis
Friday, 3 November (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Hamburg Institute for Social Research Nazis raus. Aus den Kpfen!
Intimate Antifascism in the West German
MAIN QUESTIONS PANELS 5 & 6 Extraparliamentary Opposition (1950s1980s)
Who are the carriers of present-day Pawe Machcewicz
rightwing populist and anti-authoritarian
(Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
movements, and which historical sources
How Can a Democratic Civil Society Resist
and traditions do they draw on? Are these
Authoritarianism?
movements best understood as national
or as transnational in character? What are Discussion
their recruitment patterns, communicative
strategies, and aesthetic registers? 13.1514.15
Lunch break
9.1511.00
Panel 5: 14.1515.45
The Contemporary Concluding Discussion
Far Right and Populism Chaired by Wolfgang Knbl and
Chaired by Patrick Bahners Jochen Hellbeck
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Rafa Pankowski
(Collegium Civitas, Warsaw)
The Populist Radical Right in Poland