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Conference- BENELUX: Europe and the Cold War: The Power of non-powers
jeu., 30 mars 2017, 09:30 – ven., 31 mars 2017, 19:00 heure : Luxembourg
Name of the conference - BENELUX: Europe and the Cold War: The Power of non-powers and perspectives on the economic, social and political aspects of European Security Strategy in the early Cold War.
Date of the conference: March 30 and 31, 2017
It is a pleasure to invite attendess for this conference, hosted at the University of Luxembourg, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). It will take place in the Black Box conference room, Ground Floor, Maison des Sciences Humaines, Campus Belval, University of Luxembourg, on March 30 and 31, 2017.
Thursday March 30th (9:30 to 19:30)
9:30 -10 AM – Registration, coffee, Welcome, Orientation
10:00 to 11:00 Day 1 Keynote Lecture, Professor Spyros Economides, Director of the Hellenic Observatory; Associate Professor of International Relations and European Politics, London School of Economics, Title: “The European Union as a Security Community”
Introduction by: Andreas Fickers, Professor of Contemporary and Digital History, Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg
11:00 to 11:30 – Coffee, tea
11:30 to 13:00 Panel 1: Between the Capitalist and Communist worlds: East-West interactions post WWII.
Chair: Andreas Fickers
- Professor Andrea Locatelli, Professor of Economic History, Department of Economic History, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Presentation: “The Social plans from ECSC to ESF: a model of capitalism at the beginning of the Cold War.
- Dr. Spero S.Z. Paravantis, Senior Research Fellow in International History, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg, Presentation: ‘To Pay or Not to Pay’: A Historical and Legal Overview of the Question of WWII Reparations, and its Impact On European (dis?) Integration.”
- Professor Nikos Marantzidis, Professor of Political Science and Political Sociology, Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Presentation: “La guerre civile grecque 1944-1949 et le système communiste internationale.”
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Reception / lunch / dessert / coffee / tea, catered
14:30 to 16:00 – Panel 2: The Cold War and its impact on the economics of European Security
Chair: Dr. Spero Paravantis
- Dr. Hans Jorgensen, Assistant Professor in Economic History, Department of Geography and Economic History, Universitet Umea, Sweden, Presentation: "The East Economic Bureau: Swedish Business-State Cooperation and Economic Intelligence during the Cold War.”
- Dr. Pierre-Frederic Weber, Department Member, Université de Szczecin, Pologne, Faculté de Sciences Humaines, presentation: “Le Lobbying Asymetrique De La Pologne Aupres Des Puissances Occidentales Pour La Reconnaissance Definitive De La Ligne Oder-Neisse (1945-1970)
-Professor Irini Lagani, Professor of Contemporary European History, Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University, Athens, Presentation: “La Guerre Froide était-il inévitable? Tentative d’une réponse à travers la vision de Charles de Gaulle et de ses collaborateurs de la Grèce et de l’ Europe d’ après guerre"
16:00-16:30 Coffee / Tea
16:45 to 18:00 - Panel 3 – Post-WWII Legacies and the resulting changes in EEC member behavior
Chair: Professor Francesca Fauri, Associate Professor of Economic History, School of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Bologna.
- Dr. Vincent Artuso, Senior Researcher in Contemporary European History, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg, Presentation: “Purifier ou restaurer. Les divisions de la société luxembourgeoise de la Libération (1944-1951).”
- Dr. Frank Gerits, Lecturer in Conflict Studies, University of Amsterdam, Presentation: “Unravelling the Belgian Colonial Ideology: The Belgian Civilizing Mission in a Comparative Perspective (1945-1966)”
18:45 – 19:45
Keynote Lecture 2, Professor Anne Deighton, Emeritus Professor of European International Politics, Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University, Lecture: “European Security: Past, Present and Future.”
19:45– Bus to city Centre
20:00 – Dinner in Luxembourg City for presenters, chairs, discussants
Shuttle bus from Belval to Luxembourg and return.
Friday March 31st (11:00 to 17:00)
11:00- 11:30: Coffee / Tea
11:30 to 13:00 Panel 4 – Issues in Post WWII Western European politics and their impact on collective Security
- Dr. Thierry Grosbois, Chargé de cours associé, Université du Luxembourg, Presentation: “La coopération Benelux à l'égard de l'avenir de l'Allemagne entre 1942 et 1951.”
- Dr Alberto Manzini, Presentation: "Relations économiques et circulation de pratiques managériales: une analyse comparative de l’influence nord‐américaine sur le welfare d’entreprise en Italie et Espagne"
-Dr. Marten During, Researcher, Digital European Integration Studies, University of Luxembourg, Presentation: “Histograph. Graph-based exploration and crowd-based annotation.”
13:00 to 14:30- Lunch Break - Catered
14:30 to 15:30 – Panel 5- Students Panel
Chair: Dr. Spero Paravantis
1-Richard Legay, PhD Candidate, Contemporary European History, University of Luxembourg, “Radio Luxembourg, Europe n°1 and popular culture in Western Europe during the Sixties.”
2- Branimir Stanimirov, Research Associate, University of Luxembourg. Presentation:
3- Sami Agel, MA, Contemporary European History, University of Luxembourg, Presentation: “Le Luxembourg et le Pacte à Cinq: enjeux, coopération et initiatives diplomatiques (1948-1954)”
15:30 to 16:30 PM – Coffee, Tea, roundtable, discussion, “How does the East-West divide continue to affect notions of European Security? How has it changed / evolved over time and what does the future of European security look like?”
17:00 End of conference.
Dr. Spero S. Z. Paravantis
This conference is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) Luxembourg, through the CORE Jr. research project BENELUX, and hosted in coordination with the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History.
Travel / accommodation information**:
The Conference will take place in the Maison des Sciences humaines, a five minute walk from the train station Gare Belval, which in turn is reachable by train from the Luxemboug Gare Central. Accommodation is available at Belval, but is limited, so attendees may also be interested to search for accommodation in Luxembourg City, or the nearby towns of Esch-Sur-Alzette, Belvaux, and Dudelange.
Information for trains:
Information for busses, location of campus, map:
Organising committee: Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)
Dr. Spero Simeon Z. Paravantis, Conference Chair
Research Associate: Branimir Stanimirov
We look forward to seeing you at the “BENELUX, Europe and the Cold War” conference in March.
Information about the host Department: http://wwwen.uni.lu/c2dh
Information about the funding agency: https://www.fnr.lu/
Date et heure
University of Luxembourg
11, porte des sciences