09:00 18:00
Conference Programme Organisers: Thomas Bottelier (Sciences Po, CHSP) and Guillaume Piketty (Sciences Po, CHSP)… Lire la suite

Beyond 1945: Rethinking the end of the Second World War

Conference programme
19 January 2024

9:00 – 9:15 (all times CET)
Opening remarks
Thomas Bottelier and Guillaume Piketty (CHSP)

9:15 – 10:30
Panel 1: The environmental history of war termination

  • Alex Souchen (University of Guelph):
    Using the oceans for disarmament: Global munitions dumping after the Second
  • Chad Denton (Yonsei University):
    Demobilising metals: The Vichy Salvage Service and exiting the war

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee and tea break

11:00 – 12:30
Panel 2: Political community and war termination in Europe and the Americas

  • Nicholas Courtman (King’s College London):
    Volksdeutsche into West Germans: Dealing with Nazi naturalizations of ethnic Germans in the 1950s
  • Alexandre Fortes (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro):
    Brazil’s transition out of war and racial democracy
  • Olivier Burtin (Université de Picardie):
    Veterans, the state, and political community in the United States

12:30 – 12:30
Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00
Panel 3: Intimate and collective experiences of coming out of war

  • Ruth Lawlor (Cornell University):
    Sexual violence and coming out of war
  • Lorena De Vita (Utrecht University):
    Negotiating reparations for victims of National Socialism, 1939-present
  • Julie Le Gac (Université de Paris Nanterre):
    Coming out of a ‘war of nerves’ 

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee and tea break

15:30 – 16:45
Panel 4: The political violence of war termination in Europe

  • Félix Streicher (Maastricht University):
    The continuum of violence in Luxembourg-occupied Germany, 1945-46
  • Olga Byrska (European University Institute):
    Unachieved left-wing revolutions in Britain, France and Poland, 1944-48

16:45 – 17:00

17:00 – 18:00
Keynote address & concluding discussion

Camilo Erlichman (Maastricht University):
The problem of the end: Rethinking the ‘postwar’


Organisé par : Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po
Évènement en Anglais
14:00 19:00
In collaboration with: Bruno Latour Fund, AIRE, Sciences Po (CHSP and CSO)… Lire la suite


Sciences Po Conference organized by: Sabine Dullin (Sciences Po  CHSP) and Anastasiya Halauniova (Sciences Po CSO, Bruno Latour Fund).

Today, permafrost undergoes a remarkable revival. Journalists, scientists, citizens, and politicians­everyone appears to be invested in  preventing the deterioration of this Arctic ground.

What unites these emerging accounts of permafrost is an acknowledgement of its 'sudden' global visibility. One gets the impression that permafrost has not been a matter of concern up until very recently. But where was permafrost before?

ln this hybrid workshop, we will explore alternative ways to think through permafrost that engage with its multiple essences-an environ mental object, a livelihood, an infrastructure, a scientific matter-that have been evident and meaningful for some peoples for centuries.

Our goal is to contribute to an understanding of permafrost that moves beyond recognizing it as a mere surface or a hazard. Indeed, what is permafrost in the actual practices of living, dwelling, building, moving, monitoring, researching, and policy-making?


■ 14:00-14:15
Opening Remarks by Sabine DULLIN (CHSP) and Anastasiya HALAUNIOVA (CSO Bruno Latour Fund)

■  14:15-15:00
Susanna GARTLER (University of Vienna, anthropologist)
What does Permafrost Mean to You? lnuvialuit and Gwich'in First Nation Knowledge Holders' Perceptions of a Thawing Relation
Discussants: Ruslan SHAKHMATOV (Hokkaido University, geoscientist), Hiroki TAKAKURA (Tohoku University, anthropologist)

■ 15:00-15:45
Charlotte WRIGLEY (University of Stavanger, geographer)
Microbial Matters: Permafrost Worldmaking with Unwanted Others
Discussants: Sandrine REVET (Sciences Po CERI, anthropologist); Aleksandr NOGOVITCYN (Hokkaido University, biogeochemist)

■ 15:45-16:30
Anastasiya HALAUNIOVA (Sciences Po CSO, Bruno Latour Fund, sociologist)
Embracing Degradation: Monitoring Thermal State(s) of Permafrost(s) in Practice
Discussants: Katja DOOSE (University of Freiburg, historian), Florence MAGNIN (Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, geomorphologist)

[30mn Coffee and tea break]

Sabine DULLIN (Sciences Po CHSP, historian)
Sakha, the Land of the Permafrost: Taiga Ecosystem and Sovereignty of the Republic
Discussants: Go IWAHANA (University of Alaska Fairbanks, geocryologist), Natalia DOLOISIO (Utrecht University, anthropologist)

■ 17:45-18:30
Pey-Yi CHU (Pomona College, historian)
Confronting the Coloniality of Permafrost
Discussants: Giacomo PARRINELLO (Sciences Po CHSP, historian), Florence MAGNIN (Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, geomorphologist)

■ 18:30
Concluding discussion with Jérôme GAILLARDET (IPGP) and Charlotte HALPERN (Sciences Po, LIEPP)

Organisé par : Sciences Po (CHSP and CSO) / Bruno Latour Fund / AIRE
Évènement en Anglais