Between Individual and Collective Trauma

International Scientific Colloquium, March 12-13. 2020. Estonian Literary Museum (Vanemuise 42, Tartu, Estonia)

March 12

9:00-10:00 Welcome coffee, Registration
10:00 - 10:20 Opening of the conference
10:20  KEYNOTE (Chair: Sergey Troitskiy)

Holocaust humor in Israel: Between individual and collective trauma (Liat Steir-Livny, Skype presentation)

11:00 SESSION 1 (Chair: Liisi Laineste)
11:00 Post-catastrophic time. Trauma as figure of silence (Natalia Artemenko)
11:30 Trauma and Baltic women’s life stories of the Soviet repressions (Leena Kurvet-Käosaar)
12:00 Trauma and female body: Representations of women in Lithuanian and Latvian contemporary women’s texts (Jolita Lukšyte)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (on our own)

14:00 SESSION 2 (Chair: Leena Kurvet-Käosaar)
14:00 Selective memory in the holocaust (Maya Camargo-Vemuri)
14:30 Victimal economy and trauma (Sergey Troitskiy)
15:00 Mechanisms of forming an “affiliative” post-memory of the difficult pages of history (as an example, the “era of political repression" (Yulia Zevako)

15:30 - 16:00 coffee break

16:00 SESSION 3 (Chair: Natalia Artementko)
16:00 Old traumas for the new age: making the new memorial landscape in the contemporary Belarus (Siarhei Hruntou)        
16:30 Card index of the agents of KGB of the Latvian SSR: "love by calculation", "immaculate conception" and Restoration of State Independence (Uldis Krēsliņš)  
17:00 Dealing with collective trauma and own heritage through the "hack" in the museum. Case of Krakow’s Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum (Sylwia Papier)

17:30 - 18:00 roundtable discussion of all the papers

18:00-18:20 – presentation of the collective monograph “TOPOLOGY OF CULTURAL TRAUMA: INDIVIDUAL TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIENCE OF HISTORICAL CATASTROPHES” (2020), edited by N. Artemenko. Publishing House "Renome", St.Petersburg. (Title in Russian: "Топология травмы: Индивидуальный травматический опыт и опыт исторических катастроф")

19:00 evening seminar at Pierre (, Raekoja plats 12)

March 13

9:00 - 10:00 KEYNOTE (Chair: Leena Kurvet-Käosaar)

Border and mobility related trauma and materialized narratives (Tuulikki Kurki)

10:00 - 10:30 coffee break

10:30 SESSION 4 (Chair: Alyona Ivanova)
10:30 Is historical trauma out of joint? (Kseniya Kapelchuk)        
11:00 Self-inflicted traumatization: Biopolitics and bare life in the Russophone Estonia (Andrey Makarychev)
11:30 Traumatisation of the past and "martyrological thinking" in modern Eastern Europe (Daniil Anikin)

12:00 - 13:30 lunch (on our own)

13:30 SESSION 5 (Chair: Sergey Troitskiy)
13:30 Hospital clowning as a way to overcome trauma (Alyona Ivanova)
14:00 Representation of traumatic experience in the Soviet painting 1960-1970s (Aleksei Smirnov)

14:30 - 15:00 roundtable discussion of all the papers

15:00 - closing of the conference

18:00 informal social evening at Vilde & Vine (, Vallikraavi 4)


Estonian Literary Museum
Center of Excellence in Estonian Studies
Research Center for Cultural Studies and Cross-cultural Communication
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones
The Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences – Branch of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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