Tuesday, December 16th

Auswaertiges Amt

7.00 pm  |  Admission

8.00 pm  |  Public inaugural event

    • Welcoming remarks by Ambassador Andreas Meitzner, Special Representative for the Events Commemorating the Start of World War I
    • Welcoming remarks by Ronald Grätz, Secretary General, ifa
    • Keynote “Too early to say” Centennial perspectives on the First World War by Prof. Alan Kramer | Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin
    • Movie screening “14 – Diaries of the Great War, Episode 1”, English version

Moderation: Andrea Thilo, journalist, moderator, trainer, producer

10.00 pm  |  Reception

11.00 pm  |  End of the event


Wednesday, December 17th

Auswaertiges Amt

9.00 –
9.30 am
  |  Conference opening, Dr Odila Triebel, ifa

  • Presentation of the central questions addressed by the conference
    • Prof Cord Arendes, University of Heidelberg
    • Prof Edgar Wolfrum, University of Heidelberg

10.00 –
11.30 am
  | Workshops “Self-reflection”, Außenministersäle

Memory and Historiography of the First World War in the Centenary

How Can Europe Teach and Learn About the First World War?

How Do Societies Remember?

Articulating and Reimagining the Past: WWI From a Cultural Perspective

11.30 –
12.00 pm
  | Coffee break

12.00 –
1.30 pm
  |  Workshops “Different/divided experiences, national narratives and symbols”, Außenministersäle

Claiming „Space“ in the Memory of the First World War

From Wire Recording to “Holy Holograms” – Commemoration Without Contemporary Witnesses

Legacies of the War: Democratic Movements in Post-War Europe

Bridges to the Past Through Film and Writing

1.30 –
2.30 pm
  |  Lunch break, Foyer Europasaal

2.30 –
4.00 pm
| Workshops “Looking ahead: European perspectives and projects”, Außenministersäle

The Geographical and Political Dimensions of Memory: the Case of Armenia

History Education as Agent Between Past and Future

European Societal Projects of Remembrance

History Reloaded: a Practical View on Modern and Interdisciplinary Methods of Commemoration

4.00 –
5.30 pm
  |  Coffee break and open, structured discussion phase with documentation on site

6.30 pm  |  Admission

7.30 pm  |  Closing ceremony

Musical interludes: German-Russian theremin duo

  • Lydia Kavina, theremin
  • Carolina Eyck, theremin
  • Christopher Tarnow, piano

Adress by the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Panel discussion “Legacies of the Past: The Future of European Commemoration” with workshop reports:

  • Prof Dr Vesna Goldsworthy (Kingston University London, UK)
  • Ivan Krastev (Centre for Liberal Strategies, Bulgaria)
  • Joke van der Leeuw-Roord (Founder and Special Advisor of EUROCLIO)
  • Prof Dr Heidemarie Uhl (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
  • Moderation: Dr Christian Trippe, Deutsche Welle

9.00 pm  |  Reception

10.30 pm | End of the event


Cultural programme

Movie screening at the cinema “Zeughauskino” of the German Historical Museum

Sunday, 7th December 2014, 4 p.m.

The Halfmoon Files
D 2007, R: Philip Scheffner

Sunday, 14th December 2014, 3 p.m.

F 1919, R/B: Abel Gance

DHM-Zeughauskino-p_4CZeughauskino Deutsches Historisches Museum
Admission 5 euros
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin,
The entrance is located at the eastern side of the building, towards the river Spree


 os_aufbau3_Foto von Regina Dura

Exhibition OPEN SPACES

12th–19th December 2014
in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m. Free entry

 “Schlachtfeld Erinnerung 1914/2014”


Photo: Beek100 CC BY SA 3.0