Workshop and Conference „Post-Imperial and Post-Socialist Legacies in Today’s Populisms in Central and Eastern Europe“
The workshop „Post-Imperial and Post-Socialist Legacies in Today’s Populisms in Eastern Europe“ took place online on 14 December 2021 and was organised by the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) in cooperation with the Research Institute Social Cohesion (FGZ) and the Leibniz ScienceCampus „Eastern Europe – Global Area“ through the contribution of the EEGA Research Area Coordinators Katja Castryck-Naumann (RA 4), Frank Hadler (RA 2) and Alexander Yendell (RA 5).
During the workshop it became clear that the topic deserves further attention because references to historical predecessors – who opposed to past foreign interference into the respective nations – can be observed in the populisms in East-central Europe. The aim is to reconstruct national myths and identities that have emerged since the interwar period. However, this aspect tends to be under-researched in the scholarship. Consequently, in June 2022, numerous researchers gathered in Leipzig for a two-day conference to take a deeper and comprehensive look at „Post-Imperial and Post-Socialist Legacies in Today’s Populisms in Central and Eastern Europe“.