RESOCEA team contributed to the ‘Event’ as a historical concept

Event conference

The RESOCEA team took part in an international conference on the structure and the genesis of the ‘Event’ as historical concept held in Sofia. They had the chance to discuss the methodology implied under the ‘incident/event’ as a tool to understand historical processes.

Below you can find the list of participants and their topics:

Sofia DIALOGUES FORUM, 20th Edition

International Conference 2014

FROM THE CASE STUDY TO THE EVENT. ON THE PRINCIPLES OF HISTORICAL REASONING
The 6th and 7th of December 2014
Sofia University, Glace Hall

9.00-9.15 THE EVENT AS A CONCEPT
Opening address by the organisers

First Panel
GENESIS AND STRUCTURE OF THE HISTORICAL EVENT
Chair: Hristo Todorov

9.15-9.45
Jacques Revel (EHESS, Paris): What historians do with the event

9.45-10.15
Sophie Wahnich (CNRS, Paris): Revolution’s rupture: the analysis of history and the constructing of historical events

10.15-10.45 Discussion

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-11.45
Thomas Lindenberger (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam): Accidents as incidents. Reading society through the violence of things.

11.45-12.15
Dariusz Stola (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw): From Transgressive Micro-events to the Final Disengagement from the Communist State: the Polish Road to 1989

12.15-12.45
Ivaylo Znepolski (SofiaUniversity): Incidents and Events. On the Role of Incident in the Structure of Historical Event: the Erosion of Ideology in Communist Bulgaria

12.45-13.15 Discussion

13.15-15.30 Lunch

Second Panel
THE HISTORIC EVENT FACING THE CHALLENGES OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND THE MEDIA. THE ISSUE OF GIVING IT A TIME DIMENSION
Chair: Judith Revel

15.30-16.00
Julia Sonnevend (University of Michigan): International Media Narratives around the Collapse of the Berlin Wall

16.00-16.30
Christophe Prochasson (EHESS, Paris, Caen Academy): What is a political event?

16.30-17.00 Discussion

17.00-17.30 Coffee break

17.30-18.00
Daniel Dayan (New School, New York and CNRS, Paris): The Skin of Events: Meaning, Ventriloquism, Expressive events & Events of Monstration

18.00-18.30
Hartmut Rosa (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena): The Frantic Gallop of Events and the Diametrically Opposite Inertia of History. A story of a twofold break in modern time.

18.30-19.00 Discussion

Third Panel
IS A GENERIC THEORY OF THE EVENT POSSIBLE?
PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL AND HISTORIOGRAPHICAL APPROACHES TO THE EVENT – ARE THEY COMPATIBLE?
Chair: Dariusz Stola

9.30-10.00
Judith Revel (Parix X-Nanterre): When philosophers embark on an event. Historic discontinuity or an epitaph?

10.00-10.30
Robin Wagner-Pacifici (New School, New York): A Manifesto for a Quantum Sociology of Events

10.30-11.00
Dimitri Ginev (Sofia University): Chronotope and Ontology of the Event

11.00-11.30 Discussion

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-12.30 Hristo Todorov (New Bulgarian University): Event and Action

12.30-13.00
Adam Takács (Budapest University): Event, Context, Representation. Philosophic and Historiographic Theories of the Event on the Balance Sheet

13.00-13.30 Discussion
13.30-13.45 Concluding remarks

15:00 – 18:00 Closed RESOCEA team meeting

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