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Open Workshop about Occupation Children in Austria and Germany at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Photos: Copyright: Ernst Weingartner An open workshop talk about Occupation Children of allied soldiers in Austria and Germany was held at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna last week, attended by ESR Sophie Roupetz. The evening focused on historical and psychological parameters, determining the autobiographies of these children born in the aftermath of World War II, fathered by foreign soldiers and born to local mothers. Organised by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria, its General Secretary, Herwig Hösele moderated the event. After Markus Kornprobst’s (Chair of International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna) words of welcome, Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Deputy Director of the Lu

Early Stage Researcher presents at Uganda Christian University in Kampala

Prior to his secondment at CHIBOW’s partner organisation Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD) in Lira in Northern Uganda, ESR Lukas Schretter presented in a seminar on research methods at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uganda Christian University (UCU), hosted by Allen Kiconco. UCU is a private university in Mukono with an additional campus in the Mengo district of Uganda’s capital Kampala. In his presentation on 1 April 2017, Lukas gave an overview of his research project on children fathered by British soldiers and born to local mothers in Austria between 1945 and 1955. He focused on practical challenges and ethical considerations finding research participants and conducting a

CHIBOW panel at the „Vierter Kongress Polenforschung“

CHIBOW supervisor Prof. Maren Röger together with ESRs Jakub Gałęziowski and Lisa Haberkern presented their work and the ITN at the The Fourth Congress of Polish Studies Grenzen im Fluss (“Borders in Motion”) in a panel on the dissolution of boundaries and exclusion. Maren Röger gave an overview on the legal situation of Polish women having had children from sexual contacts with German occupiers and hereby showed the variety and complexity of (war-) relations as well as the contradictions of the legal system. Jakub Gałęziowski introduced the audience to the challenges that he is faced with in his endeavour of researching polish Children Born of War. These are rooted in various taboos centred

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