Entries by Beate Schmidtke

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 […]

Event: Displacement, Borders, and Belonging – Nov 19th

Displacement, Borders, and Belonging: Anthony Kruszewski’s life in Wartime Poland and Post-War America Date and time Fri, Nov 19, 2021, 9:00 AM EST Registration During this conversation, we will discuss Beata Halicka’s biography of Anthony Kruszewski. Professor Kruszewski was first a Polish scout fighting in World War II against the Nazi occupiers, then a Prisoner […]

Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics” – Workshop in Hamburg

Group Picture by Claudia Höhnle From Left: Diana Bartha, Francesca Tortorella, Oliver Schmidtke, Beate Schmidtke, Ildikó Barna, Beata Halicka, Piotr Oleksy Over the weekend of October 22nd to October 24th, the Jean Monnet Network on European Memory Politics met for a three-day workshop to discuss how history, public debates over the past, and contemporary politics […]

Germany: Mastering the Past and Reinventing National Identity – European Memory Politics – a short introduction

Oliver Schmidtke from the University of Victoria presents a short introduction on how the 20th century’s past is (re)interpreted, commemorated, and narrativized in contemporary political life in Germany. This short summary allows the Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics (EuMePo) to share some approaches to the difficult discussions about the national contexts and memory politics […]

Hungary’s Fragmented Historical Memory – European Memory Politics – a short introduction

Ildikó Barna from the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest presents a short introduction on how the 20th century’s past is (re)interpreted, commemorated, and narrativized in contemporary political life in Hungary. This short summary allows the Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics (EuMePo) to share some approaches to the difficult discussions about the national contexts […]

France and its Controversial Historical Memory – European Memory Politics – a short introduction

Jules Soupault and Francesca Tortorella from the University of Strasbourg present a short introduction on how the 20th century’s past is (re)interpreted, commemorated, and narrativized in contemporary political life in France. This short summary allows the Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics (EuMePo) to share some approaches to the difficult discussions about the national contexts […]