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Thematic Network DAAD

The thematic network, “Zones of Cultural Contact and Conflict in Eastern Europe” (2013-2016), explores imperial and national linguistic border zones, transitional regions and conflict zones as well as urban areas that are characterised by ethnic, linguistic, denominational and other culturally-shaped scenarios of contact and conflict. We also take into account those zones of conflict that no longer exhibit the rich cultural diversity they once possessed but in which this former diversity nevertheless still plays a significant role in memory and identity politics, as well as in historical and literary reflection.

1st strategy meeting, Giessen 2013


Under the Auspices of

Gießener Zentrum Östliches Europa (GiZo)

Cooperation Partner

Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung - Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (HI), Marburg

Other Cooperating Centres at JLU Giessen

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

Arbeitsstelle Holocaustliteratur

The Center for Media and Interactivity (ZMI)

Responsible for the project

Prof. Dr. Monika Wingender (JLU Gießen)
Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger (Herder-Institut Marburg)

Project Coordinators

Dr. Nazarii Gutsul (09.2014-12.2016)
Olena Popadynets (04.2013-09.2014)
Konrad Hierasimowicz (04.2013-03.2015)

Gießener Zentrum Östliches Europa
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