Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Languages
Double-Degree Master’s Program "History in the Public Sphere (HIPS)"

【17th Feb., 23】TUFS-CEU Joint Doctoral Workshop: Rethinking the Concept of the ‘Public’: Case Studies from the Socialist States

 The “History in the Public Spheres” (HIPS) program will host a joint workshop organized by TUFS and CEU. Three early-stage Ph.D. students will use this platform to critically examine the concept of “public” based on the recent developments in the regional history of socialist states. Their presentations will focus on the case studies from Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and the Soviet Union, respectively, and address questions such as the role of intellectuals in shaping and participating in the “public spheres,” the essential features of media in which popular discussions were developed and negotiated, and the creation of a planetary-scale consciousness of the public. The research presentations hope to shed light on crucial aspects of the theoretical foundations of public history.


TUFS-CEU Joint Doctoral Workshop: Rethinking the Concept of the ‘Public’:
Case Studies from the Socialist States (Dialogues for the History in the Public Spheres (HIPS) Program)

Date / Time

February 17th (Fri.) 9:30-11:45 a.m. (CET) / 5:30-7:45 p.m. (JST)


Venue: Zoom (Online) *You will receive the link to the event upon your registration.
Registration via email: a.nakai[at]tufs.ac.jp (Please replace [at] with @)


Moderator: Anna Nakai (TUFS)

Chair: Adela Hîncu (“Alexandru Dragomir” Institute for Philosophy, Bucharest)

“Rethinking the ‘Czechoslovak State’- The Aspects of Czech and Slovak Dissidents’ Discussions in the ‘Czechoslovak’ Public Sphere-“
Hitomi Sato (TUFS)
Commentator: Matej Ivančík (Comenius University, Bratislava)

“Dealing with the Past of the Homeland from Abroad: Nova Hrvatska (New Croatia)’s Reaction to the Extradition of Andrija Artuković in 1986”
Mayuko Uno (University of Tokyo)
Commentator: Zala Pavšič (CEU)

“Conceptualizing the Sole Foundation of the Public Spheres: An Intellectual History of ‘Biosphere,’ from Vladimir Vernadskii’s Biogeochemical Ideas to Cybernetics (ca.1920-1948)”
Kenji Hasegawa (TUFS)
Commentator: Dr. Tatiana Levina (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen)

Presentation Abstracts




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