Conference programme

Thursday, 13th September 2018

14:00 Sebastian Justke (Hamburg)/Knud Andresen (Hamburg): Address of Welcome
14:15 Detlef Siegfried (Copenhagen): Introduction

14:30 Keynote I
Angelika Epple (Bielefeld): Beyond Othering. Analyzing the Practices of Comparing
Moderator: Kirsten Heinsohn (Hamburg)

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Panel 1: Paths of Perceptions

Sebastian Justke (Hamburg): Perceptions On-site, Apartheid and Lifestyles. West German Ministers and German-language Congregations Abroad
Andrea Thorpe (Grahamstown): Apartheid in the Black British Imaginary. Literary Solidarities and Transnational Touchstones
Tal Zalmanovich (Jerusalem): Screening Solidarity in Late 1960s Britain. Racism, Anti-Apartheid, and a Televised Debate
Moderator: Christoph Marx (Duisburg-Essen)

Friday, 14th September 2018

09:00 Keynote 2
Saul Dubow (Cambridge): Northern Platforms, Southern Vistas. Astronomy and Apartheid
Moderator: Michael Wildt (Berlin)

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15 Panel 2: Conscience or Capital? – Human Rights, Ethics & Economy
Knud Andresen (Hamburg): Multinational Corporations in South Africa and the Code of Conduct. Commitment or Political Intervention?
Jakob Skovgaard (Copenhagen): Naming and Shaming. Anti-Apartheid and Corporate Social Responsibility
Benjamin Möckel (Oxford): Anti-Apartheid Enterprises. Human Rights and the Invention of the “Conscious Consumer” in the 1980s
Moderator: Jan Eckel (Tübingen)

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Panel 3: International Entanglements in the Apartheid Conflict
Hanno Plass (Hamburg): Jewish Exiles in London and the Beginnings of the Anti-Apartheid Movement
Simon Stevens (Sheffield): The Turn to Boycotts and Sanctions in the Struggle against Apartheid
Anna Konieczna (Paris): Entangled perceptions? France, Francophone Africa and (Anti-) Apartheid
Moderator: Alexander Sedlmaier (Bangor)

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Panel 4: Experiences, Memories and Apartheid
Vincent Kuitenbrouwer (Amsterdam): Lingering Feelings of Kinship between Dutch and Afrikaners during the Apartheid Era
Namara Burki (Paris): Beyond Perceptions. A Study of the French Solidarity Movement with the Anti-Apartheid and Liberation Struggle in South Africa, c. 1970-1990
Georg Kreis (Basel): The Swiss Perception of Apartheid-regime. More Similarities than Differences?
Moderator: Dorothee Wierling (Berlin)

Saturday, 15th September 2018

09:30 Panel 5: Reactions. Public Awareness of Apartheid
Detlef Siegfried (Copenhagen): Anti-Apartheid and the Politicization of Pop Music: Controversies Around the Mandela Concert 1988
Andreas Kahrs (Berlin): Defending Apartheid or fighting Anti-Apartheid? South African Lobbyism and Propaganda in West Germany
Tal Sela (Jerusalem): Intellectuals and the Public Debates on Apartheid. The Case of Jean Paul Sartre
Moderator: Axel Schildt (Hamburg)

11:30 Concluding Remarks & Final Discussion
Håkan Thörn (Gothenburg) and Christoph Marx (Duisburg-Essen)
Moderator: Knud Andresen (Hamburg)

12:30 Snack and Departure

University of Hamburg
Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences,
Room S29 & S30
Von-Melle-Park 9
20146 Hamburg

Due to the spatial conditions, only a limited number of participants is possible. For registration please contact Joana Betke until September 1, 2018.
E-Mail: betke@zeitgeschichte-hamburg.de
Telephone: +49 40 43 13 97 – 20