Conference Programme

Intellectuals and the First World War:

a Central European Perspective

An International Conference and Research Workshop

Institute of History, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

October 20–22, 2016




Thursday, 20 October

Venue: Collegium Maius, 15 Jagiellonska Street, Michał Bobrzyński’s Hall (II floor)

9:00–9:15 Opening session

Sławomir Sprawski, Director of the Institute of History, Jagiellonian University

9:15–11:00 Panel 1: Intellectuals and the Problem of War
Chair: Marcin Jarząbek

Lena Radauer (University of Freiburg), Intellectual transfer between nations at war

Eszter Balázs (Kodolanyi Janos University of Applied Sciences, Budapest), The Intellectual’s Body in War: Hungarian Writers in WWI

Gergely Bödők (Eszterházy Károly University in Eger), Humanity and kindness are all just words” – Hungarian intellectuals reactions to the outbreak of the First World War and the prolonged struggles

Viktoriia Voloshenko (National Transport University, Kiev), Intellectuals and (Anti)Military Propaganda in Popular Literature for Ukrainian Peasantry before I World War

11:00–11:15 coffee break

11:15–1:00 Panel 2: Elites and Refugees: Between Theory and Practise
Chair: Kamil Ruszała

Alena Jindrová (Museum Vysočiny Havlíčkův Brod), Czech Intellectual Elite and Refugees in World War I

Liubov Zhvanko (OM Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv), Ukrainian intelligentsia and refugees of World War I (1914–1918)

Bohuslav Rejzl (Charles University in Prague), Cultural and educational activities of Czech and Polish intellectuals in the refugee committees in Prague during the First World War

Natalia Kolb (Ivan Kryp’yakevych Institute for Ukrainian Studies at the NAS of Ukraine, Lviv), The Great War in the light of correspondence of the greek-catholic parish priest Isydor Hlyns’ky

1:00–2:30 lunch break

2:30–4:00 Panel 3: Artist in the service of War?
Chair: Mateusz Drozdowski

Marcin Jarząbek, (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), Wartime intelligence, or, how to be(come) intellectual in the uniform? Formation of the intellectual elites of the Czechoslovak Legions during WWI

Kamil Ruszała (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), Painters, sculptors, architects at war. East European “lost generation”?

Marko Vukičević (University of Zagreb), Architects of Zagreb: Careers and the Great War

Rok Stergar (University of Ljubljana), Tone Smolej (University of Ljubljana), Stanko Majcen: A Writer and a Bureaucrat in the Great War

4:00–4:15 coffee break

4:15–5:30 Panel 4: Gender Perspective or Women/Men Perspective?
Chair: Barbara Klich-Kluczewska

Dagmar Wernitzing (Oxford University), Corresponding War: The First World War in Feminist Letters and Narratives of the Self

Kumru Toktamis (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York City), When a Turkish Intellectual Woman Marries a Kurdish officer as the Empire crumbles

Tomasz Pudłocki (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), “Stranger in the Night?” Canadian on Czech-Polish Borderland during World War I: the case of John William Rose

5:30 – 5:45 coffee break

5:45–7:00 Key-notes Session 1:

Pieter Judson (European University Institute, Florence), War and The Habsburg Monarchy: A Revisionist View

7:30 – Reception

Friday, 21 October

Venue: Collegium Kołłątaja, 6 Świętej Anny Street, (Room 10)

9:00–10:15 Key-notes Session 2:

Belinda Davis (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ) “Going All the Way” for the People? Changes in Thought and Action Concerning Governance in World War I Germany

10:15–10:30 coffee break

10:30–12:15 Panel 5: Sources and People or People Seen Through Sources?
Chair: Tomasz Pudłocki

Juliana Raupp, Thomas Irmer (Free University of Berlin), “Playground of barbarism” – Karl Bücher’s criticism on journalism during the First World War

Andrey Likhatsky (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), “There are great troubles with money nowadays: the financial strategies of historical journals in the Russian Empire during the First World War

Iryna Orlevych (Ivan Kryp’yakevych Institute for Ukrainian Studies at the NAS of Ukraine, Lviv), The First World War in the intellectual thought of Galician Russophile during interwar period

Hanno Biber (Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna), The “dehumanization that the intellectual home front of this war has produced” as documented by Karl Kraus

12:15–12:30  coffee break

12:30–2:15 Panel 6: Transfer of intellectuals during the War: case studies
Chair: Kumru Toktamis

Stevo Đuraškovič (University of Zagreb), Nationalization of the Masses or the Leninist revolution WWI Croatian Young Intellectuals and the question of the “National Indifference”

Robert Blobaum (West Virginia University, Morgantown), Jewish Nationalist or Polish Democrat?

Susanne Korbel (University of Graz), The Österreichische Reiterlied by Dr. Zuckermann. A Nearly Forgotten History of a Jewish Intellectual in the Great War

Mateusz Drozdowski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), Dilemmas of Intellectuals in a war-time politics. Example of Władysław Leopold Jaworski and the Conservatives of Cracow

2:15–3:30 – lunch break

3:30–4:45 – workshop in Archive of Science of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU) in Krakow

5:00–6:30 Key-notes Session 3:

Maciej Górny (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw), ”First write, then shoot”. East Central European Intellectuals and the Great War

6:30 – closing remarks

8:00 – Farewell Reception

Saturday, 22 October

Trail of the First World War in West Galicia (Excursion)