At the end of the “European Commemoration”-conference the Chairs of the four workshop panels “Culture”, “Society”, “Education” and “Science” summarized the central issues, ideas and visions discussed in their workshops.
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.
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”.