â€œThe official discourse of Soviet occupation in Estonia is a clear contradiction to Russian historical policy.â€?
Interview with Andrey Makarychev,Â Visiting Professor of International Relations at University of Tartu
Interview with Igor Casu,Â Associate Professor at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, Moldova State University, Chisinau; Director of the Center for the Study of Totalitarianism, Moldova State University; Deputy Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study and Evaluation of Communist Totalitarian Regime in Moldova
Irina FliegeÂ isÂ a senior researcher at theÂ Russian human rights group Memorial. We talked to her ahead of the conference to hear her thoughts on the Centre Memorial, some of the challenges they are facing and relations between Russia and the West. For the Russian VersionÂ Ð½Ð°Ð¶Ð¼Ð¸Ñ‚Ðµ Ð·Ð´ÐµÑ?ÑŒ.
We talked to Ekaterina Makhotina ahead of this year’s conference about Western-Russian relations, shared cultures of memory and her expectations for the conference. For the Russian versionÂ Ð½Ð°Ð¶Ð¼Ð¸Ñ‚Ðµ Ð·Ð´ÐµÑ?ÑŒ.
Professor Pim den Boer (Chair of European Cultural History, University of Amsterdam) talks about the discussions and results that came up in the workshop panel “Society”, which he chaired during the “European Commemoration” conference.
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 heÂ sharesÂ insights in reports from Russia and China and talks about the changes in commemoration brought about by 2014, this year Read more…
Professor Heidemarie Uhl (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna) discusses commemoration from an academic point of view.Â In her role as chairwoman of the workshop panelÂ “Science” she points out major issuesÂ in commemoration-related scholarshipÂ 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 commemorationÂ is organized within Europe.