Symposium

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

Weds 3 February – WELCOME session (1h30-3pm (GMT))

Weds 17 March – KEYNOTE Professor Todd Hall (Oxford) (1h30-3pm (GMT))

Weds 19 May – PANEL 1 / PANEL 2 (1h00-4h00pm (GMT))

Weds 9 June – PANEL 3 / PANEL 4 (1h00-4h00pm (GMT))

Weds 30 June – PANEL 5 / PANEL 6 (1h00-4h00pm (GMT))

Weds 7 July – CONCLUDING COMMENTS (1h30-3pm (GMT))

PANEL 1: (IN)GRATITUDE

Grace Allen (Chinese University of Hong Kong) French and Canadian Expressions of Gratitude and Ingratitude during Expo 67

Elisabeth Piller (University of Freiburg, Germany) International Aid and International Resentment – “Ingratitude” and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of the Great War, 1914 – 1924

Enrico Ciappi (University of Pavia, Italy) The European Community and the United States: an asymmetrical gratitude?

PANEL 2: GIFT

Katharina Gerund (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) The Gift of Democracy: American Occupation, Reeducation, and Gratitude in Postwar Germany

Diederik Oostdijk (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)New Bells for America: the Aftermath of a Postwar Gift

Mathilde Roza (Radboud University, Netherlands) The Diplomacy of Gratitude and the Choctaw-Irish gift exchange

PANEL 3: HUMANITARIANISM

Bethany Keenan (Coe College, US) “A Touch of Sweetness and Sadness”: The Role of Gratitude in American Aid to French Orphans, 1915-1922

Victoria Phillips (London School of Economics, UK) “Goodwill is A Weapon”: The Politics of American Plenty in Early Cold War Europe

Carl Bouchard (University of Montreal, Canada) Gratitude towards US Humanitarian and Military Aid in Belgian and French Schools (1915- 1919)

Kenneth Bertrams (ULB) Competition of Benefactors: The Disputed Legacy of Herbert Hoover’s Humanitarian Drive in Belgium during World War I

PANEL 4: LIBERATION

Paula Schwartz (Middlebury College, US) The Gift that Keeps on Taking: The Liberation in French and American Memory of the Second World War

Brice Prince (ULB) Gratitude of war between Belgium and Canada: a comparative study of state and population gratitude (1918-1919)

Felicia Londré (University of Missouri-Kansas, US) Gratitude on Stage: What Could Go Wrong? Eugène Brieux’s Les Américains chez nous and Its Reception by French and American Theatre Audiences

PANEL 5: WRITING THANKS

Alan Noonan (University College Cork, Ireland) Like the bursting of a thunderstorm”: Contact, context, and meaning in Irish-American migrant letters

Rev. Peter Bush (Independent / St. Andrew’s, Canada) The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Loyal Address to the Monarch: An evolving ritual of Trans-Atlantic Gratitude, 1875-2020

Jolanta Szymkowska-Bartyzel (Jagiellonian University, Poland) Gratitude and Cold Calculation. The Case of Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States.

PANEL 6: THE POLITICS OF GRATITUDE

Dario Fazzi (Radboud University, Netherlands) Falling Stars: The Rise and Fall of Italians’ Gratitude to the US, 1917-1920

Sarah Sporys (University of Freiburg, Germany) Gratitude in Memory: German-American Relations from the Post-Cold War Era to the War in Iraq

Marcin Fatalski (Jagiellonian University, Poland) Ronald Reagan – myth, commemoration and gratitude in Polish – US relations