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3rd Workshop “Memory without borders”

2013/03/18 – 2013/03/20 all-day
Bratislava Castle
811 01 Bratislava


Life on Slovak – Austrian border

The State Archives in Bratislava and the project CrArc invite you to a historical journey through the Slovak-Austrian border region!
History of Slovakia and Austria is joined by many common roots. The main idea of the conference – held in the fair and beautiful location at the Bratislava castle – is to outline the interaction between Slovakia and Austria in different sphere of life from the oldest time up the end of the 20th century.

Topics of the conference:

Slovak – Austrian relationships in archival documents

Specific aspects of political, economic, military, cultural and social life

The geopolitical space of Lower Austria and west part of Slovakia and their interaction

The March and the Danube – connecting and separating elements

Introducing significant Slovak characters of political, economic and cultural life who operated in Austria (and vice versa)

Enlightenment (societies, publications, education, etc.)

<<< Special offer
For interested people we can offer a free bus transfer to the Workshop from Vienna (departure from the Austrian State Archives) and an overnight stay in the hotel ABBAS in Bratislava (registration needed!)
Registration and detailed information under info[@]crossborderarchives.eu

Participation free of charge


19 March 2013, Tuesday

9.00 Greetings: The State Archives in Bratislava, Slovak National Museum, Department of Archives

9.30-9.50 Corinna Ziegler (ICARUS): The ETC „Memory without borders.“ A multiplier for cross border cooperation of Slovak and Austrian Archives

9.50-10.10 Richard Marsina (The University of Trnava in Trnava): Diplomatarium

10.10-10.30 Vladimír Rábik (The University of Trnava in Trnava): Ut meatus Danubii debet esse limes regionum. An attempt to the new organization of the Hungarian kingdom after extinction of the Arpad dynasty

10.30-10.50 Juraj Šedivý (Comenius University in Bratislava): Danube and medieval Bratislava – good servant and bad master

10.50-11.10 Peter Pišút (Comenius University in Bratislava): The Danube at Slovak-Austrian border region

11.10-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-11.50 Ján Lukačka (Comenius University in Bratislava): Bratislava – Hainburg – Wien. Three good neighbours on the same river

11.50-12.10 Miriam Hlavačková (Institute of History of Slovak Academy of Sciences): Scholars from Lower Austria in Bratislava close to the end of Middle Ages

12.10–13.10 Lunch break

13.10-13.30 Jozef Baďurík (Comenius University in Bratislava): Ferdinand I. Habsburg, between Wien and Bratislava

13.30-13.50 Mária Zacharová (The State Archives in Bratislava): On the borders of the Bratislava County and Austria in the 18th century

13.50-14.10 Pavol Vrablec (Town centre of culture, Museum of M. Tillnera in Malacky): The ferry boat in Veľké Leváre

14.10-14.30 Veronika Nováková (The State Archives in Bratislava, branch in Šaľa): Business relationships between towns on Žitný ostrov and Wien in the 17th to the 19th century

14.30-14.50 Ján Kúkel (Archives of the Capital of the Slovak Republic Bratislava): Battle for wine. Conflict between Bratislava and Lower Austria on export and import of the wine at the beginning of the 17th century

14.50-15.10 Tomáš Tandlich (Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra): Craftsmen in price limitation of the Bratislava County (1704)

15.10-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-15.50 Maroš Mačuha (The Bratislava Beautification Association): Barons Révay, their friends and familiarity between Slovakia and Austria in the 16th and the 17th century

15.50-16.10 Ivana Fialová (Slovak National Archives): On the road Wien – Holíč – Šaštín. Influence of the central goverment in Wien on the development of the imperial domains Holíč a Šaštín

16.10-16.30 Vladimír Segeš (Institute of Military History): Hungarian-Austrian border region during the War of the Fourth coalition in 1809

16.30-16.50 Roman Holec (Comenius University in Bratislava, Institute of History of Slovak Academy of Sciences): Slovak servant on the court of Franz Joseph I. (Anton Szmolen 1856 – 1939)

16.50-17.10 Tina Sámelová (Archives of the Capital of the Slovak Republic Bratislava): Wimmers – the sonde into the life of the business family from Bratislava

17.10-17.30 Discussion

20 March 2013, Wednesday

9.00-9.20 Karl Heinz (ICARUS): Family Wienerwelten – Crossborder activity between March and Danube

9.20-9.40 Ladislav Vrteľ (Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic -Department of Archives): Herald with two tabards

9.40-10.00 Elena Kurincová (Bratislava City Museum): The city and the monarchy – musealization of the relationships

10.00-10.20 Zuzana Francová (Bratislava City Museum): Utilities of Viennese provenance in the interiors of burgesses in Bratislava before 1918

10.20-10.50 Coffee break

10.50-11.10 Daniela Kodajová (Institute of History of Slovak Academy of Sciences): „From Danube to Tatras“ – reflections of Slovak romantics on the border and country where Slovaks lived

11.10-11.30 Michal Habaj (The University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius): Image of Austrian emperors in work of Jozef Maliak

11.30-11.50 Igor Zmeták (Slovak National Library): Friesenhofs and Brodzany

11.50-12.10 Slávka Otčenášová (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice): Image of Austrian people in Czechoslovak and Slovak school-books of the history published in the 20th century

12.10-13.10 Lunch break

13.10-13.30 Stefan Mach (Austrian State Archives): Military registers in the Austrian State Archives and their historical relevance for the Austrian-Slovak border region

13.30-13.50 Jana Zaťková (Institute of Military History): Prisoners of war from officers and their life in captivity in the region of the 5th corps headquarter in Bratislava during the First World War

13.50-14.10 Juraj Valent: Local border traffic in the Slovak-Austrian border region. Borders and inhabitants during the First Czechoslovak Republic

14.10-14.30 Peter Chorvát (Institute of Military History): The construction of the Czechoslovak border fortification in Bratislava bridgehead and in the region Záhorie (1933-1938)

14.30-14.50 Marián Manák (Institute of History of Trnava University): The postwar fate of Austria and Slovakia in Allied hands

14.50-15.10 Milan Katuninec (The University of Trnava in Trnava): Cooperation between Slovak and Austrian catholic trade unions

15.10-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-15.50 David Schriffl (Austrian Academy of Sciences): Austrian-Slovak relations. Cooperative neighbours or impassable border? An underestimated neighbourhood examined

15.50-16.10 Daniela Tvrdoňová (Slovak national archives): Slovak reemigrants from Austria after 1945 and their lifes

16.10-16.30 Pavel Vimmer (The State Archives in Bratislava): Illegal border crossings of the soldiers and officers across Slovak-Austrian border after February 1948

16.30-16.50 Matej Medvecký (The Nation´s Memory Institute): Focused across the Danube: Czechoslovak Foreign Intelligence Service and Austria at the beginning of the Cold War

16.50-17.10 René Pawera (Comenius University in Bratislava) a František Vojtech (The University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius): Selected aspects of the Slovak-Austrian political and economical relations

17.10-17.30 Discussion