Radionica: Who is an Activist? Biographical and Transformative Effects of Protest

5th Seminar of the FRINGE POLITICS IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE Research Network


June 13, 2018


Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb

Lepušićeva ul. 6, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia


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9.00: Welcome Address by the Faculty of Political Science Dean, Lidija Kos Stanišić (TBC)

9.00 – 9.15: Overview of the Programme, Paul Stubbs and Danijela Dolenec

9.15 – 10.45: 1st Session: New and Old Political Actors

Chair: Danijela Dolenec, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb
Fernandes, Tiago, Araujo, Claudia and Santos Isabel (Universidad Nova de Lisboa): "Protest Actors and Actors Profiles in Contemporary Portugal 2006–2013"
Andy Eric Castillo Patton (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): "Waves of Change: 15M Legacy in Spanish Activists"
Tiedemann, Norma (University of Kassel): "New Municipalisms – Democratic Ruptures in Neoliberalized Nation States?"
Discussant: Indraneel Sircar, London School of Economics

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30: 2nd Session: Discursive Structures and Emerging Actors

Chair: Tomislav Tomašević, Institute of Political Ecology
Balunović, Filip (Scuola Normale Superiore): "Who are the Activists Who Occupied the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb?"
Dinev, Ivaylo (University of Pisa): "Collective Memories and Mass Protest: How the Interpretation of the Past Influences the People’s Struggle in Bulgaria"
Vasiljević, Jelena (University of Belgrade): "Between Solidarity and Political Subjectivity: Notes from Dialogues with Activists in Two Belgrade Protest Initiatives"
Discussant: Paul Stubbs, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch @FPZG (Catering)

14.00 - 15.30: 3rd Session: Biographical Effects of Activism

Chair: Karlo Kralj, Scuola Normale Superiore
Milan, Chiara (Scuola Normale Superiore): "Emotional and Biographical Effects of Engagement: The Case of the Refugee Solidarity Movement along the Western Balkans Route"
Hodges, Andrew (University of Regensburg): "Reflections on (not) being 'out' when doing fieldwork with organized football fans in Croatia"
Van der Berg, Karijn (Abeyswyth University): "The Political is Personal? The Personalization of Environmental Activism and the Politics of Inclusion"
Discussant: Eduardo Romanos, Complutense University of Madrid

15.00 – 15.15: Coffee Break

15.15 – 16.45: 4th Session: Ethical Register of Activism

Chair: Ana Balković, UAB Barcelona
Mihajlović Trbovc, Jovana (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts): "Memory Activism as a Form of Activist Citizenship"
Retiova, Alica (Masaryk University/University of Graz): "Activism as the Moral Duty to Help: Beyond the 'Conflict Over Family' in Slovakia'"
Mączyńska, Ewa (Central European University): "Solidarity Activism and the Figure of the 'Transgressive Other': Analyzing Narrations of Activists Supporting Migrants in Hungary"

Discussant: Adam Fagan, Queen Mary University of London

17.00 – 18.30: Meeting of the Fringe Research Network

Programme Board

  • Danijela Dolenec, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Paul Stubbs, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Kruno Kardov, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Adam Fagan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Indraneel Sircar, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
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