Thursday, 1 October 2015

13:00 Registration

13:15-13:45 Welcome and Introduction

Andreas Gestrich (London), Tobias Becker (London)

13:45-15:00 Keynote I

Chair: Andreas Gestrich

Constantine Sedikides (Southampton), Back to the Future: Nostalgia Fosters Optimism, Inspiration, and Creativity

15:00-17:00 Panel I: Theorising Nostalgia

Chair: Fernando Esposito (Tübingen)

Achim Saupe (Berlin), “Good old things”: Nostalgia and the discourse of historical authenticity

Ishay Landa (Ra’anana), The Nostalgia for Pain: Examining a Modern Trope

Rogério Miguel Puga (Lisbon), The Myth of Saudade in Portuguese-speaking Countries: Art, Lusophone Self-Stereotypes, and (Psychological) ‘National Traits’

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17:30-19:00 Keynote 2

Chair: Michael Schaich (London)

Achim Landwehr (Düsseldorf), Nostalgia and the Turbulence of Times

19:30 Dinner (optional)

Tas Restaurant (22 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QJ)


Friday, 2 October

9:30 Panel 2: Political Nostalgia

Chair: Esra Özyürek (London)

Patricia Lorcin (Minneapolis), Memory and Nostalgia in the Post-Colonial Context

Manca G. Renko (Koper), Habsburg Nostalgia

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

Torben Philipp (Berlin), Affective Memory in State Socialism:  Nostalgic Explorations of the past during the Era of Stagnation

Owen Molloy (Norwich), Nostalgia for West Germany: Rationalising the Emergence of Westalgie

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-16:00 Panel 3: Industrial Nostalgia

Chair: TBA

Jörg Arnold (Nottingham), The Future that Never Came: De-Industrialisation, Nostalgia and the Politics of Temporality

Tim Strangleman (Canterbury), Smokestack Nostalgia? The Work of Memory in Understanding Industrial Decline

Peter F. N. Hörz (Göttingen), Processions Towards Railway History — On Rusty Tracks

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:30 Panel 5: Media Nostalgia

Chair: Amy Holdsworth (University of Glasgow)

Katharina Niemeyer (Paris), Amateur Nostalgia on the Web: Remixing Vintage Media Technologies and Content

Dominik Schrey (Karlsruhe), Forgotten Theories of Nostalgia: Prolegomena to an Alternate Cultural History of the Concept

Gintare Malinauskaite (Berlin), Vilne Nostalgia in New York: Visual  Memories of the Lithuanian Jews after the Shoah

19:00-21:00 Conference Dinner (German Historical Institute, Library)


Saturday, 3 October

9:30-11:30 Panel 4: Object Nostalgia

Chair: Len Platt (London)

Reinhild Kreis (Mannheim), Mixed feelings. Do it yourself, nostalgia, and social reform in 20th century Germany

Eva C. Heesen (Hannover), Nostalgia as Escapism: An Invaluable Tool for Museums

Kerstin Stamm (Bonn), Future Shock? European Heritage Conservation and Nostalgia for the Past in the 1970s

Karl B. Murr (Augsburg/München), The Function of Nostalgia in Jean Baudrillard’s System of Objects

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:30 Comment and general discussion

Chair: Tobias Becker

Comment by David Lowenthal (London)