"Transformation East. Lives in Transition", Virtual Exhibition on German Unification Process

Exhibition Transformation EAST. Lives in Transition Virtual Tour and Panel Discussion on January 22, 2021 The IRTG Diversity together with the Centre canadien d'études allemandes et europénnes and the German Consulate General in Montréal present, in collaboration with colleagues from the worldwide network of DAAD-sponsored Centers for German and...
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The EU’s legal action against the United Kingdom

Addressing the nationalist-populist challenge to the Brexit negotiations Expert Comment by Oliver Schmidtke , director of the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria The EU has opened an infringement procedure against the United Kingdom for violating the Brexit agreement. When the British government under Boris Johnson decided to...
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Blog Post on Memory Politics in Europe and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Ausschwitz

Contesting the memory of the Holocaust: Loss of lived memory and the rise of the far-right populism The 75 th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz took place under ominous signs: There is a troubling rise in anti-Semitism and right-wing nationalists contest the memory of the Holocaust challenging its fundamental meaning for Europe’s...
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JM Network EuMePo scholars on "How to remember the Holocaust..."

Prof. Jordan Stanger-Ross of the history department and Prof. Matt James of the political science department at the University of Victoria were interviewed on how best to remember the Holocaust. Both scholars are collaborating with the Defying Hatred Project and participate also in the Jean Monnet project "European Memory Politics (EuMePo) at the...
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Charlotte Schallié featured in the news with a graphic novel project on the Holocaust

Professor Charlotte Shallié from the Germanic and Slavic department at the University of Victoria and scholar participating in the Jean Monnet Network European Memory Politics (EuMePo) was featured with her graphic novel project on national media. Retelling the Holocaust: Graphic novelists sketch out new versions of survivors’ little-known...
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CBC Op-ed on Politics of Memory and the People's Party of Canada

Jordan Stanger-Ross and Oliver Schmidtke wrote an Op-ed piece for CBC News Why the People's Party of Canada election result shouldn't be underestimated As Canada's federal election fades from the headlines, temperatures drop, and the hockey season shifts into full swing, Maxime Bernier's first campaign as head of the People's Party of Canada...
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JM Network EuMePo - One Pager

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New: Jean Monnet Network - European Memory Politics

Canadian experts on memory and politics at the University of Victoria have launched a new Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics: Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture (EuMePo)” jointly with scholars from Europe focusing on timely and urgent questions related to populism and the politics of memory in Europe....
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