Workshop '(Dis)Claiming Pasts: Ownership, Responsibility and Contestation'

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 19:00
Ghent, Belgium
KANTL, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Thinking About the PAst (TAPAS)

Thinking About the PAst (TAPAS) is pleased to announced the programme for their workshop '(Dis)Claiming Pasts: Ownership, Responsibility and Contestation' in Ghent on 14-15 December 2017. Keynote speakers are prof. Robert Meister, prof. George Nicholas and dr. Amy Hinterberger.

Location: KANTL, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
All welcome, please register here.

14 December

08:30-09:00: Registration

09:00-09:15: Welcome address and introduction by organisers

09:15-10:15: Keynote lecture by Prof. Robert Meister

Intertemporal Justice

10:15-10-45: Coffee break

10:45-12:30: Panel 1: Juridical and Theoretical Perspectives

Chair: Berber Bevernage

  • Ulad Belavusau

Memory Laws in European Perspective

  • Nanor Kebranian

The Juridical Performative

  • Eric Heinze

Theorising Law and Historical Memory: Denialism and the Pre-conditions of Human Rights

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:15: Panel 2: Cultural Property I

Chair: Katie Digan

  • Evelien Campfens

Whose cultural heritage? The Bangwa Queen: A Human Rights Law Approach to Repatriation Claims Concerning Indigenous Cultural Heritage

  • Jos Van Beurden

Decolonisation of Colonial Collections by Belgium and the Netherlands

  • Kenan Van de Mieroop

The Post-Racial Era and Historical Present

15:15-15:45: Coffee break

15:45-17:30: Panel 3: Memory and History in the Public Sphere

Chair: Eva Willems

  • Dienke Hondius

Recognising Slavery Heritage: Recent Development in Historical Research and the Politics of Memory Around Locations in Amsterdam and New York

  • Lars Deile

'Bitte stehen lassen': Urban Planning, Politics and History in Postwar Germany. The Potsdam Case

  • Dietlinde Wouters

Epistemic Authority and Truth Commissions: The cases of Argentina, Chile, El Salvador and South Africa

19:00: Conference dinner

 

15 December

09:15-10:15: Keynote lecture by prof. George Nicholas

Understanding the Harm when (Indigenous) Heritage is Appropriated

10:15-10:45: Coffee break

10:45-13:00: Panel 3: Identity and the Past

Chair: Rafael Verbuyst

  • Felicitas Becker

Muslim Reformist Preachers in East-Africa

  • Inge Brinckman

Self-realisation, History and the State in Mau Mau Autobiographies

  • Yessim Yaprak Yildiz

(Dis)avowal of State Violence: Confessions of State Officials on Mass Atrocities against Kurds in Turkey

  • Egon Bauwelinck

The Antinomy of the Historian and the Descendant. A Case of Dreyfusard Racism

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:45: Panel 4: Cultural Property II

Chair: Egon Bauwelinck

  • Vincent Négri and Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff

Saujana and Taonga: Two Ways of (Dis)Claiming the Past with Regard to Cultural Heritage

  • Nimalka Passanha

Safe Havens: A Political Agenda Shrouded in an Apolitical Culturally Internationalist Narrative

  • Irina Tarsis

It's Complicated: Russian or Ukrainian? Assessing a Century of Contested Ukrainian Cultural Property

15:45-16:15: Coffee break

16:15-17:15: Keynote lecture by Dr. Amy Hinterberger

Repatriating Blood: Ethics, Property and Ownership in Biomedical Research

17:15-17:30: Break

17:30-18:30: Closing roundtable discussion

Stephan Parmentier, Susan Legêne, Berber Bevernage

18:30: City walk

This conference is organized by the research group Thinking About the Past (TAPAS): Berber Bevernage, Katie Digan, Rafael Verbuyst, Eva Willems

Contact: Disclaimingpasts@gmail.com