Refugees and citizens in East-Central Europe in the 20th century

Maximilian Graf and Michal Frankl at the “Austria and the Czech Republic as Immigration Countries” International Conference

International Conference of SKÖTH on 16 & 17.9.2021

Austria and the Czech Republic as Immigration Countries: Transnational Labor Migration since 1780 in Historical Comparison

Location: Institute for Eastern European History, University of Vienna, Campus, Hörsaal Spitalgasse 2/ Hof 3/ Eingang 3.2; 1090 Wien

Program:

Thursday, September 16th

8.30 – 9.00       Covid Registration and 3G Control

9.00 – 9.30      Brief Introduction to the Conference

Zdeňka Stoklásková, Masaryk Universität Brünn, SKÖTH

Philipp Ther, RECET, University of Vienna, SKÖTH

Mojmir Stransky, RECET, University of Vienna

Greeting Statements

Luboš Velek, MUA Prague, SKÖTH

Stefan Newerkla, University of Vienna, SKÖTH

Arnold Obermayr, BMEIA

9.30 – 10.30 – Panel 1 – Approaches to Labour Migration

Anna Lukešová (Charles University Prague), Multi-level governance of (civic) integration policies in Austria and Czechia

Ondřej Daniel (Charles University Prague), Ex Oriente Obscuro? Czech and Austrian Representations of Migrant Cultures from Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 – Panel 2 – Guest Workers in Postwar Austria

Maximilian Graf (MUA Prague), From Refugees to Labor Migrants: Austria and Migration from Eastern Europe

Gudrun Biffl (Danube University Krems), Migration in Austria after the fall of the Iron Curtain

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.00 – Panel 3 – Guest Workers in Postwar Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic

Dušan Drbohlav (Charles University Prague), Ukrainian Labour Migration to Czechia

Barbora Nováková (Charles University Prague; online), Vietnamese Migrant Workers before and after 1989/1993

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.30

Ondřej Vojtěchovský (Charles University Prague), Yugoslav Construction Workers in Czechoslovakia from the 1960s to the 1980s

Tomáš Dvořák (Masaryk University Brno), The „Gastarbeit“ in the Early Period of the Postwar Social Experiment in Czechoslovakia

17.00 Keynote

Michal Frankl (MUA Prague), Biographies or statistics? Historiographic approaches to refugees to Czechoslovakia

& Rainer Bauböck (EUI Florenz/ÖAW), Central European Immigration Countries in Self-Denial? Some lessons from the Austrian Case

19.30 Dinner

Friday, September 17th

8.30 – 9.00 Covid Registrierung und 3G Kontrolle

9.00 – 10.30 – Panel 4 – Labour Migration in the 18th and the long 19th Century

Roumiana Il. Preshlenova (Institut für Balkanistik mit Zentrum für Thrakologie, Bulgarische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Arbeits- und Studienmigration der Bulgaren nach Österreich-Ungarn seit dem späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zum Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs

Zděnka Stoklásková (Masaryk Universität Brünn), Arbeitsmigration im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Staat, Personen, Reisedokumente

Werner Drobesch (Universität Klagenfurt), Von der Proto-Industrie zur Industrie: Arbeitsmigration innerösterreichischen Länder während des Vormärz

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Annemarie Steidl (University of Vienna) & Jessica Richter (Institute of Rural History St.Pölten), Many Ways to Migrate! Migrants´ Practices off the Beaten Tracks

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch and Closing Discussion