Violeta Davoliute, Associate Research Fellow at Yale University, on how we remember, forget, activate and delete history and the importance of people reminding us of the relevance of history for our own time.
What do you expect from this conference? What is your personal approach to “European commemoration”? These questions were asked to several participants of the European Commemoration conference. The answers are as diverse as the participants were.
Introductory remarks by Prof Dr Edgar Wolfrum, University of Heidelberg, Scientific Consultant: “Excessive remembrance is a modern phenomenon. Of course remembrance also existed in the early modern period, but ‘Lethe’ and the art of forgetting were much more dominant at that time. Every peace treaty drawn up at the end of a conflict included ‘forgive Read more…