Entries by Beate Schmidtke

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 […]

Poland’s Historical Turn – European Memory Politics – a short introduction

Beata Halicka and Piotr Oleksy from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland present a short introduction on how the 20th century’s past is (re)interpreted, commemorated, and narrativized in contemporary political life in Poland. This short summary allows the Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics (EuMePo) to share some approaches to the difficult discussions about the […]

Oct 22 – Webinar Memory Politics through National Lenses

Registration link October 22nd, 17:15 CET  – 8:15 am Vancouver Time and 11:15 Ottawa Time In Europe and Canada, debates over collective memories of  20th-century traumas (e.g. the World Wars, fascism, the Holocaust, colonialism, and the legacy of communism and the Cold War)  and populists’  appeals to ‘the people’ have challenged  Europe’s democratic culture and […]

‘We the People’: Demarcating the Demos in Populist Mobilization—The Case of the Italian Lega

Schmidtke, Oliver (2021),  ‘We the People’: Demarcating the Demos in Populist Mobilization—The Case of the Italian Lega (open access) in Special Issue The Resurgence of Populism: Tackling the Crisis of Liberal Democracy This article is a theoretically guided and empirically based analysis of how populist movements invoke the notion of the ‘people’ as a cornerstone of […]

Reflecting on EUCAnet’s Busy Year 2019-2020, by Beate Schmidtke

by Beate Schmidtke , EUCAnet Co-Lead The year 2019-2020 was full of highlights ! Read about EUCAnet’s projects in the 2020 report from the Centre for Global Studies  or just read the excerpt from the report here: “For the Europe-Canada Network (EUCAnet) the past year continues to be one of transition with intense work on […]