© Landeshauptstadt Mainz

ISCH Conference 2021
Cultures of Participation and Belonging
Online event, organized by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rogge, JGU Mainz,
September 2nd and 3rd, 2021

(all times given in GMT+1)



13:00-13:30 Welcome and Introduction


13:30-14:30 Keynote

Nicholas Terpstra (Toronto), Insiders, Outsiders, and ...: Being Ambivalent in the Early Modern World

Chair: Alessandro Arcangeli (Verona)


14:45- 16:00

Panel 1: Language and Narratives of Belonging

Raina Zimmering (Berlin), Participation and belonging: the participatory wall painting of the indigenous Zapatistas in Mexico

Anna Seregina (Moskau), Belonging and Self-exclusion. The 17th-Century English Nuns Writing History.

Francesca Zantedeschi (Florenz/Fiesole), The ´Language of Belonging´. Philology in the Service of the French Nation.

Chair: Ecaterina Lung (Bucharest)



Panel 2: Roots of Cultural History

Ulrich Breuer (Mainz), Andreas Hütig (Mainz), Christine Waldschmidt (Aachen), Establishing a New Sphere of Knowledge: The Beginnings of Cultural History in the 18th Century.

Thor Rydin (Leiden), An Alternative Narrative of the Emergence of Cultural History:  The ‘Stoic Historian’

Chair: Jörg Rogge (Mainz)



13:00-13:30 General Assembly for All Members of ISCH


13:30-14:30 Keynote

Panikos Panayi (Leicester), London: Global City of Migration

Chair: Marina Montesano (Messina)



Panel 3: Gender Aspects of Belonging

Liisa Lalu (Turku), Personal and Political. Belonging and Gender in the Diary of a Young Communist Woman

Ineta Lipsa (University of Latvia), Shaping Male Homosexual Identities in Soviet Latvia. A Narrative of Belonging through the Diary of a Latvian Gay Man Kaspars Aleksandrs Irbe (1906-1996)

Leon Janssens (Leuven), The Porn Problem, From Indignation to Fear? Emotional Practices in the Belgian Parliamentary Debates about Pornography (1860-1911)

Chair: Dana Weber (Florida)



Panel 4: Ancient Greece and the LGBT Community

Filippo Carlá-Uhink (Potsdam), The Sacres Band of Thebes, or, a Gay ‘Invention of Tradition’

Vivian Colbert (Mainz), Wonder Woman and the Reception of Ancient Amazons among LGBTQI* Communities

Nikolaos Papadogiannis (Bangor), Representation of Ancient Greece, Travel and Transnational Contact among Gays and Lesbians in Western Europe 1960s-1980s

Florian Freitag (Essen), The Archival Afterlives of Beefcake Magazine

Chair: Cathleen Sarti (Oxford)


18:00 Closing of the conference