Webinar on National Memory in Canada: June 23rd, 2021

As recent controversies over the public honouring of historical figures such as John A. Macdonald, Egerton Ryerson, and Edward Cornwallis attest, the “memory wars” familiar in many European countries are now noticeably present in Canada as well. Familiar also in European contexts, but perhaps more novel to Canadians, is the keen interest being...
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Webinar Collective memory and populism in Central Europe: June 21st, 2021

This webinar will be available in POLISH and ENGLISH. The webinar recording will be released soon Nationalist-populist movements around the globe rely centrally on a particular form of collective memory in framing national identity and advancing their political agenda. This webinar with Polish experts provides an exceptional opportunity for...
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Webinar on European Memory from a Franco-German Perspective: May 11th, 2021

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Webinar on Contesting National Memory: Reinterpreting the Past in Poland and Hungary, April 28th, 2021

Contesting National Memory: Reinterpreting the Past in Poland and Hungary Recording will be available in January 2022 WHEN: Wednesday, April 28 th , 2021 TIME: 10:30am-Noon (PST) DETAILS: Political aspirations in the presence are regularly deeply rooted in a particular appropriation of the past. Countries such as Hungary and Poland demonstrate...
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Webinar on Contested Histories: March 24th, 2021

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"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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