NB : The conference will take place :
– on the 2nd of February at Université Paris-Est Créteil
– on the 3rd of February at Ecoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris).
See : practical informations here.

2-3 FEBRUARY 2017


Université Paris-Est Créteil (Salle des thèses – bâtiment P)
9:00-9:30 a.m. : Introductory remarks by Arthur Clech and Mathieu Lericq

9:30-12:00 : Panel I — Ex-centering sexualities : changing fields of research

Panel chair : Florence Tamagne (Université Lille 3)
Discussant: Arthur Clech (EHESS)

Łukasz Szulc (University of Antwerp) :
Homosexuality in Eastern Bloc Countries in the 1980s in a Comparative Perspective
Anita Kurimay (Bryn Mawr College) :
Practicing and Imagining Homosexuality in Late Socialist Hungary
Vojin Saša Vukadinović (University of Zürich) :
A different kind of communist love. A case study on same-sex desire in the Red Army Faction and the G.D.R.

[10:30-10:45 : Coffee break]

Galina Zelenina (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscou) :
Late Soviet Jews and homosexuals: “older” minority and “younger” minority in internal discourse

Thibault Boulvain (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne) :
The AIDS epidemic didn’t stop at the borders of the Iron Curtain

[12:00-13:00 : Pause déjeuner]

13:00-14:00 Keynote (1)
Dan Healey (University of Oxford) :
How to Write the History of Communist Homosexuality: Historical Time, Geopolitics, and Queer Memory in the Former Soviet Union

14:15-17:00 : Panel II — Homosexualities under control : legal and medical shapes

Panel chair : Éric Fassin (Université Paris 8)
Discussant : Roman Krakovsky (Labex TEPSIS, EHESS)

Franko Dota (University of Zagreb) :
A «Queer» Communist Idea: The Failed Post-Revolutionary Attempt to Decriminalize Homosexuality in Socialist Yugoslavia

Jan Seidl (Society for Queer Memory, Prague) :
Did the decriminalization of homosexuality in Czechoslovakia in 1961 actually take place?

Uladzimir Valodzin (Maksim Bahdanovič Literary Museum, Minsk) :

Criminal persecution of male homosexuals in late Soviet Union (1950s-1991): discourses and figures

[15:30-15:45 : Coffee break]

Agnès Chetaille (EHESS) :
Between repression and incitement: state control and emergence of homosexual groups in Poland in the 1980s

Irina Costache (Central European University) :
Je est un autre: Homosexuality, Confession and the Politics of Abnormality in Ceausescu’s Romania

[Discussions of the first day will pursue at the occasion of the screening of the documentary film Secret Years by Mária Takács at the Cinéma Luminor Hôtel-de-Ville at 8pm.]


École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Amphi F. Furet, 105 bd Raspail, 75006 Paris)

9:00-9:30 : Breakfast

9:30-10:30 Keynote (2)
Judit Takács (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) :
Disciplining Gender and Homosexuality in State Socialist Hungary

10:30-10:45 : Coffee break

10:45-13:00 : Panel III — Between non-normative and normative everyday lives

Panel chair : Hadley Zaun Renkin (Central European University, Budapest)
Discussant: Jérôme Bazin (Université Paris-Est Créteil)

Francesca Stella (University of Glasgow) :

Rethinking communist homosexualities through everyday experiences: insights from a study on ‘lesbian’ lives in Soviet Russia

Maria Bühner (University of Leipzig) :

Insights in the changing (self-)understandings of lesbians in East Germany during the 1980s

Alisa Zhabenko (University of Helsinki) :

Motherhood culture of the “last Soviet generation” women with same-sex sexual desire

Wojciech Śmieja (University of Upper Silesia, Katowice) :

The captive (homosexual) minds. On being a writer and a homosexual in communist Poland

13:00-14:00 : Coffee break

14:00-16:15 : Panel IV — Exposed intimacies: in search of a public and poetical presence

Panel chair : Dina Iordanova (University of St Andrews)
Discussant : Mathieu Lericq (Aix-Marseille Université)

Sanja Lazarević Radak (University of Belgrade) :

Non-Aligned Yugoslavia and ‘In-between’ Subjects’: Filming Homosexuality In The Yugoslav Black Wave (1967-1971)

Kevin Moss (Middlebury College) :
Traitors, Secrets, Spies, and Dissidents : Gay and Lesbian Characters in Two Classic Hungarian Films of the 80s
Tim Veith (University of Siegen) :

Pictures of homosexual life during communism in Poland in non-heterosexual magazines across Europe

Mateusz Chmurski (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Encircling the void? Body (and discourse) distortions in the Central-European gay prose

[16:15-16:30 : Pause café]

16:30-17:30 – Articulated discussion between the artist Jaanus Samma and the reseacher Uku Lember (Université de Tallinn, Université d’Uppsala).

17:30-18:00 – Closing remarks by Jérôme Bazin and general discussion.

[Discussions of the second day will pursue at the occasion of a meeting with the artist Karol Radziszewski, who will present Kisieland and Queer Archives Institute projects at the gallery 22,48m2 at 7.30pm].


3 thoughts on “Programme du colloque⎮Conference’s schedule

  1. Dommage que Briancon est si loin de Paris car je remarque auprès de mes contacts russes et ukrainiens comme une peur d’être considérés comme des zombies quand on entend , presque en continue sur les médias
    des critiques, des mensonges sur la” gayrope”. Y aura-t-il une synthèse écrite ou par voie de DVD de cette rencontre? Merci et bon courage


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s