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 project of integration. This webinar on Memory Politics explores how the 20th century’s past is (re)interpreted and commemorated through national lenses.
Read more about our speakers:
- Alina Cherviatsova, Ghent University
- Ildikó Barna and Diána Gabriella Bartha, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
- Matt James, University of Victoria
- Birte Wassenberg and Francesca Tortorella , University of Strasbourg/Université Catholique de Lille
- Piotr Oleksy, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
- Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria
The webinar is part of the workshop “Populism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Memory in Europe” organized in collaboration with the HIAS – Hamburg Institute for Advanced Studies. The workshop is based on the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics: Populism, Nationalism, and the Challenges to a European Memory”; co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union and supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ottawa.