After two days of discussions, workshops and fresh input from participants from all over the globe, Professor Alan Kramer (Trinity College Dublin) told us which experiences interested and surprised him the most. In this interview he shares insights in reports from Russia and China and talks about the changes in commemoration brought about by 2014, this year Read more…
After the screening of “14 – Diaries of the Great War, Episode 1”, a discussion took place with the producer of the film series, Gunnar Dedio, and Keynote speaker Professor Alan Kramer. Headed by journalist and moderator Andrea Thilo, a lively discussion emerged between Professor Kramer, Gunnar Dedio and the audience.
Professor Heidemarie Uhl (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna) discusses commemoration from an academic point of view. In her role as chairwoman of the workshop panel “Science” she points out major issues in commemoration-related scholarship and cross-border commemoration in general.
Prize-winning author and Professor Vesna Goldsworthy, Kingston University London, chairs the workshops on “Culture” during the 2014 European Commemoration conference. Being born in Serbia, but living in the UK for 30 years now, Goldsworthy knows just how different national commemoration is organized within Europe.
The Dutch historian and founder of EUROCLIO (European Association of History Educators) Joke van der Leeuw-Roord is especially concerned with cross-border approaches to history in education. In this interview she talks about the need for innovative, multi-national material and her overall expectations for the conference “European Commemoration”.
“The aim of the conference is to show different perspectives on commemoration” – when ifa Representative Ronald Grätz took the stage for his welcoming remarks in the Europasaal last night, the agenda was set for this year’s conference ‘Erinnerungskulturen – European Commomoration’.
“We live in a state of tyranny, both in domestic and in foreign policy.” Interview with Irina Fliege (Russian)
Какая цель работы Центра Мемориал в России? Создание общедоступных информационных ресурсов для осмысления и преодоления наследия советского государственного террора; исследование состояния исторической памяти о терроре, Гулаге и сопротивлении.