Entries by Beate Schmidtke

Conference: Politics of History and Memory Conflicts in Post-Communist Europe

Politics of History and Memory Conflicts in Post-Communist Europe International Conference in Poznań, Poland May 26-28th, 2022 Program   May 26th  – Panel Discussion Open to Public In Polish and English with simultaneous translation This panel discussion addresses the following questions: What does European memory culture mean for Central European countries? To what extent and […]

May 2nd 2022: Justifying War Through History: Memory Politics and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

REGISTRATION LINK Russia’s war against Ukraine has extensively been framed and justified by references to historical narratives. Most prominently, Russian President Putin seeks to undermine Ukraine’s right to exist as an independent country with its own national identity. Similarly, he has depicted the invasion of Ukraine with continuous references to the memories of the Soviet […]

European Memory versus Populism and Euroscepticism in Western Europe

Jean Monnet Network EuMePo  “European Memory Politics: Populism, Nationalism, and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture” is organizing a new event in Strasbourg at the Château Pourtalés on March 24-25th in collaboration with Sciences Po Strasbourg, the Jean Monnet Network Frontem and CEPA Foundation. European Memory versus Populism and Euroscepticism in Western Europe March […]

New: Call for Conference Participation – for Young Scholars

Call for Conference Participation Young scholars (working on their MA, PhD and having recently completed a PhD in humanities and social science) are invited to participate in the conference “Politics of History and Memory Conflicts in Post-Communist Europe”, which will take place at the Faculty of History, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, 26th – 28th of […]

Interview with Jenny Wüstenberg: Memory Politics in Germany

In this video, Dr. Jenny Wüstenberg’s research interest focuses on how grassroots movements and activists drive the commemoration of the past in Germany. She looks at the inter-generational transformation of memory culture in Germany and new approaches have been generated also by grassroots initiatives. In this context, Wüstenberg highlights the significance of locally based attempts […]

Matt James gives a keynote on “The Politics of Reconciliation and Hatred in Canadian Memory Controversies”

Professor Matt James (partner of EUCAnet’s Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics) gives a keynote on “The Politics of Reconciliation and Hatred in Canadian Memory Controversies” Friday, Jan 21st, 16:00 Ghent time – 7:00 am Vancouver time at the online workshop “CAPTURED BY THE PAST: MONUMENTS. CONFLICTS. LAW” organized by Alina Cherviatsova and Eva Brems, […]

Memory Politics: New video for students available soon

The European Memory Politics project team at the University of Victoria is in the process of producing an introductory video in order to help pupils and undergraduate students to understand what memory politics is all about.  The team supporting the project consists of students at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia, […]

Happy holidays from the EuropeanMemoryPolitics team

To celebrate the season and promote a different perspective on European Memory Politics, the Jean Monnet Network will be sharing our team’s  top 12 when it comes to podcasts, novels and movies  on Twitter  @CdnEurdialogueto  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CanadaEuropeDialogue . What do you think will make the list?

Memory Politics project featured on UVic news page!

The University of Victoria invited us to put together a story for their news website. Read about the background of the project, the goals and the project team: https://www.uvic.ca/news/topics/2021+international-eu-memory-politics+news   Below some additional pictures: UVic project team in action – recording our introductory video on memory politics: Sebastien, Beate and Levi Screenshot of our regular […]

Video: Memory Politics through National Lenses

Video : Re-nationalizing the commemoration of the past? Memory Politics through National Lenses –Webinar  Summary by Fazila Mat, University of Victoria The sixth webinar of the “European and North American Perspectives on Commemorating and Addressing Past Injustices” project co-funded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Ottawa showcased Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics. Moderated by Oliver […]