Call for Participation | “Central and Eastern Europe Football Fans’ Identities: What Happened over 30 Years?” | Webinar, September 24, 2021


The background to this seminar is presemnted in the original Call for Papers.

Program

1st session: 10h00 – 13h00

Moderator: Robert Adam (Université Libre de Bruxelles/ University of Bucharest)

    • Polish political elites and football fandom: indifference, hostility, beautiful friendship?
      Radosław Kossakowski (Gdańsk University), Przemysław Nosal (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Wojciech Woźniak (University of Łódź)
    • Looking for new-old heroes? Guerilla Patriotism and Football Fans in Poland
      Radosław Kossakowski (Gdańsk University), Przemysław Nosal (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Wojciech Woźniak (University of Łódź)
    • Generation Amateurfußball: The Fans of FC Magdeburg 30 years after the Fall of the Wall
      Dr. Christoph Wagner (no academic affiliation)
11h30: Discussions and coffee break
    • The twelfth player in the Czech Republic and its twelve types: Remarks on the developments on a post-socialist football fandom scene
      Dino Numerato (Charles University Prague)
    • Transnational Perspective on Football Fandom in Visegrad Group States (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary)
      Seweryn Dmowski (University of Warsaw)
    • ‘Poles Kneel Only Before God’: Comparing Opposition to Black Lives Matter in Polish and English Football Supporter and Far Right Discourses
      Michael Cole (University of Tartu)
    • Discussion

2nd session: 14h00 – 17h00

Moderator: Jean-Michel De Waele (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

    • Invoking the same history. Identity challenges for Steaua Bucharest and FCSB fans
      Pompiliu-Nicolae Constantin (National University of Physical Education and Sports, Bucharest)
    • The clone wars: Romanian football fans’ competing narratives
      Robert Adam (Université Libre de Bruxelles/ University of Bucharest)
15h30: Discussions and coffee break
    • Football Fans in Montenegro: from spectators to political ammunition
      Marko Begović (Faculty of Sport Belgrade)
    • “What came of the boys in the trenches?” – (Dis-)Continuities in ex-/post-Yugoslav football fandom
      Dario Brentin (University of Applied Sciences, Vienna), Ivan Djordjevic (Institute of Ethnography SASA, Belgrade) 
    • The identity of the Partisan team fans in Albania. From the regime favorites, to today’s emancipatory potential
      Inxhi Brisku (University of Haifa)
    • Discussions
    • Conclusions
      Jean-Michel De Waele (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Please register with the organisers (Jean-Michel.De.Waele@ulb.be; Robert.Adam@ulb.be). The Zoom link will be sent by e-mail.


Jean-Michel De Waele
Professeur de Science politique
CEVIPOL
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Tel : 00.32.650.44.81
Avenue Jeanne 44, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgique

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