Workshop programme

27.4.2017 Thursday

Venue: Lecture room 5, Main building (Fabianinkatu 33)

9:00-9:10: Welcoming – Introducing the project and its members

9:10-10:40: Keynote Session:

Julija Lajus (Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg)

Richard Tucker (University of Michigan)

Pepijn van Eeden (Université libre de Bruxelles)

10:50-12:20: Session 1: Nature conservation / nature management by the state

  • Micah Muscolino (University of Oxford, UK): Soil, Society, and the State in Shaanxi: Rethinking Environmental Management in Mao’s China
  • Muchaparara Musemwa (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) The Political Economy of Zimbabwe’s Environmental Decline in a Time of Crisis, 1998-2015
  • Leonardo Valenzuela Perez (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) Crafting authoritarian atmospheres under Pinochet’s dictatorship

12:20-13:20: Lunch

13:20-14:45: Session 2: Eco-nationalism

  • Tetiana Perga (The Institute of the World History, National Academy of Science, Ukraine) Environmental opposition in Ukraine: forming, development, transforming (1986-2016)
  • Ludovit Hallon and Miroslav Sabol (Historical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia) Slovakia’s economic and political development in the communist regime of the post 1948 Czechoslovakia and its environmental context
  • Andrei Dudchik (Belarusian State University): From social ecology to geopolitics: concepts ‘nature’ and ‘environment’ in contemporary Belarusian social sciences

14:45-15:10: Coffee

15:10-16:30: Session 3: Creating a new policy – new attitude

  • Aleksandra Kasatkina (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Saint Petersburg, Russia): Using the “green code” for cultivation a proper Soviet citizen in the city of Obninsk of the 1950-1970s
  • Doubravka Olsakova (Institute for Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic): ‘Functional Dog’: Communist Regimes and the Animal Turn
  • Shuxi Yin (Hefei University of Technology, China) Environmental Conflicts in Contemporary China. Actor, Action, and Network

18:00-20:30: Dinner  


28.4.2017 Friday

Venue: Auditorium XV, Main building (Fabianinkatu 33)

9:00-10:30 Keynote Session:

Jonathan Oldfield (University of Birmingham)

Jennifer Hoyt (Berry College, Georgia, US)

Stephen Brain (Mississippi State University)

10:45-12:15 Session 4: Scientists and professionals vs. politics

  • Elena Kochetkova (Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia): Water as Sacrifice? Industrial Water Treatment and Engineers in the USSR, 1940s-1960s
  • Michel Dupuy (Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, Paris, France): Pollution and public space in GDR (1949-1990)
  • Niccolo Piancida (Lingnan University, Hong Kong): The Great Caspian Fish Massacre: Scientists, Politics, and the Soviet Environmental Transition during the “Long 1960s” (1959-1974)

12:15-13:15: Lunch

13:15-14:45 Session 5: Forest policies

  • Chris Reed (Iowa State University) Sino-Silviculture: Unintended Consequences of State-sponsored Deforestation Initiatives in Western China
  • Adrian Zarrilli (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina) To the Conquest of “El Impenetrable” in the Gran Chaco Argentino. Politics and Environment in the Last Argentine Dictatorship (1976-1983)
  • Tony Andersson (New York University, USA) Counterinsurgent Environmentalism: Rainforest Conservation, Military State Building, and the Cold War in Northern Guatemala
  • Onur Inal (University of Hamburg, Germany) and Viktor Pál (University of Tampere) Politicization of the Urban Natural Environment in Turkey and Hungary: Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues

14:45-15:15: Coffee

15:15-16:45: Session 6: Water management

  • Jesse Hirvelä, Juri Huuhtanen, Simo Laakkonen (University of Turku, Finland) Red Waves: Developments of Water Protection in the Soviet Union, 1917-1991
  • Jiri Janac (Centre of the History of Sciences and Humanities, Czech Academy of Sciences): Co-construction of water and socialist dictatorship: the case of Czechoslovakia 1948-1989
  • Laurent Coumel (CERCEC, CNRS, Paris, France) A focus on sewage treatment in the late Soviet Union: the Moscow water supply case (1960-1980s)

16:45-17:15: Conclusive remarks and future collaboration   




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