Center for the History and Geopolitical Studies

Center for the History and Geopolitical Studies was created as a part of the Institute for History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in September 2014.
Center for the History and Geopolitical Studies was created as a part of the Institute for History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in September 2014.

goals

to carry out theoretical and applied research in the field of the History of Geopolitical Studies and political processes in ХХ – beginning of ХХI centuries in the actual for Belarus geopolitical space, the role and position of Belarus in geopolitical processes of East-Central and Northern Europe, accumulate, classify and analyze the information on the major events and phenomena which have a profound influence on the nature of international relations as well as make prognosis of the geopolitical trends in the region. . To study 'historical memory' and 'remembrance' and a presentation of current Belarusian practices, a functional role of 'remembrance' , and the danger of it becoming a tool for a deliberate misinterpretation or falsification of history.
type: research centre
country: Belarus
city: Minsk

contact

1 Akademicheskaya Street, kab 224
220072 Minsk Belarus
e-mail: chg.inform@gmail.com
Contact: Denis Bukonkin

Centre for Memory and Identity Studies (CSMI)

The Centre for Memory and Identity Studies (CSMI) aims at studying and disseminating the individual/collective/cultural memory and social/cultural/national/civic identity of Europe (...)
The Centre for Memory and Identity Studies (CSMI) aims at studying and disseminating the individual/collective/cultural memory and social/cultural/national/civic identity of Europe with a special focus on central and eastern parts of the continent. Its purpose is to establish bridges between the civic and the academic worlds. The Centre aims to encourage and promote memorial and identity studies at the national and international level. The CSMI aims to contribute to the involvement of the youth in studying, preserving and promoting the national patrimony and the European cultural heritage and civic values.

goals

Objectives: • Elaborate, develop or participate in academic or civic research projects; • Publishing scientific or popularization works in the form of books, journals, albums, DVDs, CDs, web pages or using any other physical or electronic support; • Producing documentaries or feature films dealing with memorial, civic or identity issues; • Creating theatre plays or other types of montages or artistic events; • Creating temporary or permanent exhibitions dealing with memory and identity issues in Romania and abroad; • Producing radio and TV shows, but also webcasts and podcasts; • Organizing conferences, roundtables, public debates on topics relating to memory, identity, heritage, civic values; • Proposing and delivering courses of public responsibility and more thorough knowledge of our shared European past; • Initiating and supporting local, regional or national efforts to preserve and value local and national patrimony; • Undertaking campaigns of memorial tourism, involving youth from Romania and abroad; • Organizing memorial schools aimed at a better understanding of the recent past in Romania and Europe; • Contributing to the creation of museums cultivating memory and identity, as well as other means of preserving Romanian and universal cultural heritage.
type: research centre
country: Romania
city: Bucharest

contact

Cheile Turzii, no. 70, sect. 4
00-000 Bucharest Romania
tel: +40722402055
e-mail: contact@studii-memoriale.ro
Contact: Cheile Turzii, no. 70, sect. 4, Bucharest
www.studii-memoriale.ro

Collegium Carolinum e.V.

As an interdisciplinary academic association, the Collegium Carolinum brings together internationally renowned scholars engaged in the study of the past and present in the Czech (...)
As an interdisciplinary academic association, the Collegium Carolinum brings together internationally renowned scholars engaged in the study of the past and present in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and East Central Europe as a whole. The institute initiates and undertakes research projects on the history of the Bohemian lands and East Central Europe with a particular emphasis on comparative studies and questions relating to changes in the political system of a certain region. The primary focus is on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and on themes ranging from the history of religion, memory, migration, regionalism, and federalism, to the history of the environment and infrastructure. The academic library overseen by the institute is home to Germany’s largest collection of specialist publications on Bohemia and the former Sudetenland (with over 153,000 titles). It is a reference library intended for on-site research (Hochstraße 8, 81669 Munich) with its own OPAC catalogue and a catalogue of periodicals.

goals

The institute initiates and undertakes research projects on the history of the Bohemian lands and East Central Europe with a particular emphasis on comparative studies and questions relating to changes in the political system of a certain region. The primary focus is on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and on themes ranging from the history of religion, memory, migration, regionalism, and federalism, to the history of the environment and infrastructure.
type: research centre
country: Germany
city: München

contact

Hochstr. 8
81669 München Germany
tel: +49 / (0) 89 / 55 26 06 - 0
e-mail: post.cc@extern.lrz-muenchen.de
Contact: Collegium Carolinum e.V.
http://www.collegium-carolinum.de/en.html

Hannah Arendt Center - Sofia

The Hannah Arendt Center - Sofia is a foundation, registered in Bulgaria.
The Hannah Arendt Center - Sofia is a foundation, registered in Bulgaria.

goals

The Center works for: Promotion of democracy, freedom and human rights Keeping the memory of totalitarian regimes and their crimes Dissemination of Hannah Arendt's moral and intellectual heritage
type: research centre
country: Bulgaria
city: Plovdiv

contact

2 Kiril Hristov Str.
4000 Plovdiv Bulgaria
tel: +359 889 032 954
e-mail: hannah.arendt.center.sofia@gmail.com
Contact: Vasil Kadrinov, Director
http://www.hac.ekonet-bg.org

Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde / Institute of Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology

The Institute of Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology was founded in Dresden in 1997, based on an act of the Saxon state parliament. Various previous institutions were (...)
The Institute of Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology was founded in Dresden in 1997, based on an act of the Saxon state parliament. Various previous institutions were incorporated, and contributed an abundance of collections and legacies. The institution comprises two areas: The Department of History is dedicated to research in Saxon history in its historical spaces up to the present; the Department of Cultural Anthropology analyses everyday life (Lebenswelten) in their relation to regional boundaries and cultural exchange. Research topics reach from the intellectual and material cultural inheritance as an expression of norms and values, to processes of mutual interchange between social classes and groups – also and especially to transgressions of boundaries.

goals

Besides various research projects, editions and publication series are also part of the assignments of the institute. Long-term projects like the 'Biographical Archives' (Lebensgeschichtliches Archiv), the 'Photographic Archives' (Digitales Bildarchiv) as well as the 'Saxon Biography' (Sächsische Biografie) take central position and are, as historical sources and basis of their research, open to interested scholars.
type: research centre
country: Germany
city: Dresden

contact

Zellescher Weg 17
01069 Dresden Germany
tel: +49-351-4361650
e-mail: isgv@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
Contact: Dr. Ira Spieker
http://web.isgv.de/

Institute for political studies

AIPS (Albanian Institute of Political Studies) was founded in 2007 in Tirana by researches of politics, democracy, law and media with the aim of surveying important State and (...)
AIPS (Albanian Institute of Political Studies) was founded in 2007 in Tirana by researches of politics, democracy, law and media with the aim of surveying important State and Social topics; monitoring government activities related to political parties, state institutions, remember of the communist past in Albania, etc.

goals

We have bild a online museum about communist past. http://muzeuimemories.info/en/
type: research centre
country: Albania
city: albania tirana

contact

rruga shyqyri ishmi, lagjia ali demi
1004 albania tirana Albania
tel: 355 692098999
e-mail: contactaips@gmail.com
Contact: Afrim Krasniqi
http://isp.com.al/en_GB/rreth-nesh/

Institute for Studies of the Recent Past

The Institute for Studies of the Recent Past is a none-governmental research organization founded in 2005. It encourages and supports research of modern Bulgarian history. With the (...)
The Institute for Studies of the Recent Past is a none-governmental research organization founded in 2005. It encourages and supports research of modern Bulgarian history. With the normalization of our political life, current verbal condemnations of Communism appear obsolete; they are prone to upset people and trigger accusations of primitive anti-Communism. We need to get beyond the superficial and provide, through serious studies of specific periods, events, social groups and people, a fresh view of the history of Communist ideas and Communist rule in Bulgaria.

goals

* Conduct research projects of different periods of modern Bulgarian history and provide organizational and financial support for teams of scientists or experts, as well as individual researchers, assigned to do this work. * Provide scientific, methodological and financial support for young specialists working in the field of modern Bulgarian history, including short-term grants and special seminars. * Publish books based on the results of research projects carried out by the Institute or thematically related to its interests. * Hold conferences and seminars based on the Institute's research projects or on related topics. * Organize exhibitions, thematically linked to modern Bulgarian history, as well as eventually founding a museum with documents and artefacts from the recent past. * Foster cooperation with similar institutions in other Eastern and Central European countries and Russia, in order to share expertise and work on joint research projects. * Establish a comprehensive database in the field of modern Bulgarian history, through questionnaires, interviews, archival studies, and a thorough examination of memoirs and books covering the period. * Present the results of the research teams' work to interested educational and other public institutions, as well as maintain a constant effort to disseminate them to the general public.
type: research centre
country: Bulgaria
city: Sofia

contact

24, Yuriy Venelin Str., vh.2, fl.2
1000 Sofia Bulgaria
tel: +359 2 9888273
e-mail: minaloto@gmail.com
Contact: Dimiter Dimov
http://minaloto.org

Institute of Czech Literature AS CR

The Institue of Czech Literature is a research institute specializing in the history of Czech literature and Czech literary thought from its beginnings to the present day. The (...)
The Institue of Czech Literature is a research institute specializing in the history of Czech literature and Czech literary thought from its beginnings to the present day. The focus for this activity consists in large-scale lexicographical, literary-historical and theoretical research projects. An essential element in the activities of the Institute is also its function as a national and international information centre for the field. It has a special research team on Memory-studies in literature.

goals

In a newly founded research team the Instiute will contribute to memeory and trauma studies in literature and movies.
type: research centre
country: Czech Republik
city: Pragie

contact

Na Florenci 3/1420,
11000 Pragie Czech Republik
tel: 00420 721 342 207
e-mail: kratochvil@ucl.cas.cz
Contact: Dr. Alexander Kratochvil
http://www.ucl.cas.cz/cs/oddeleni/oddeleni-teorie/tym-pro-studium-pameti-a-traumatu-v-literature

Laboratory for the Study of Collective Memory in Postcommunist Europe

We are a new research centre, created at Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń on the basis of a grant awarded by National Science Centre. The full name of the centre is (...)
We are a new research centre, created at Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń on the basis of a grant awarded by National Science Centre. The full name of the centre is Laboratory for the Study of Collective Memory in Postcommunist Europe, in short POSTCOMER. For the moment there are eight scholars involved within the centre: Dr Rigels Halili (head of the Centre and the grantholder), Dr Jan Burdziej, Łukasz Gemziak (PhD student), Dr Michał Głuszkowski, Dr Adam Kola, Dr Aleksandra Twardowska, Katarzyna Taczyńska (PhD student and secretary of the centre) and Dr Piotr Zemszał.

goals

Our goal is to thoroughly study the phenomenon of post-communist collective memory by using research methods of various disciplines and by focusing on the whole geopolitical area spanning from Russia to Albania. In practical terms, we intend to examine and systematize the existing body of knowledge on collective memory in post-communist Europe, to follow up with new empirical research on this field, and to disseminate the results of our work via publications and international cooperation.
type: research centre
country: Poland
city: Toruń

contact

ul. Fosa Staromiejska 3
87-100 Toruń Poland
tel: +48604504265
e-mail: rigelsh@umk.pl
Contact: Dr Rigels Halili
www.postcomer.umk.pl

Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective

Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives (MELA) is a four-nation, EU-sponsored consortium gathered to examine memory laws throughout Europe and the world, organised (...)
Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives (MELA) is a four-nation, EU-sponsored consortium gathered to examine memory laws throughout Europe and the world, organised with the generous support of a major HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) grant totalling over € 1.2 million, awarded in March 2016. A dozen researchers (senior and junior scholars, and PhD candidates) are based at Queen Mary University of London, T.M.C. Asser Institute in the Hague, Insitute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, and University of Bologna.

goals

Our questions are: When do memory laws conflict with values of democratic citizenship, political pluralism, or fundamental human rights? Are the punitive laws inevitably abusive? Are the non-punitive ones mostly benign? Are there optimal ways for states to propagate historical memory?
type: research centre
country: Poland
city: Poznań

contact

Mielżyńskiego 27/29
61-725 Poznań Poland
tel: 0048692010419
e-mail: anna.w.wojcik@gmail.com
Contact: Anna Wojcik
http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/research/funded/MELA/index.html

Research Institute of Social Sciences and Economy

The Institute for Social and Economic Research is an association of scientists which has originated from the necessity of constant development, professionalism of research and the (...)
The Institute for Social and Economic Research is an association of scientists which has originated from the necessity of constant development, professionalism of research and the need to broaden knowledge. The research centre, in which everyone can develop and share their knowledge with each other, has been established thanks to our determination, perseverance and hard work. Our aim is to promote the idea of civil society and foster entrepreneurship. Within the framework of our activity, we arrange meetings, debates, conferences and open seminars as well as prepare papers.

goals

We offer a wide range of training courses aimed at students, entrepreneurs and everyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge and skills in an effective and innovative way. We possess contact with research centres and scientific institutions from all around the world. Thanks to this, we extend the scope of our activities efficiently. Together we organise conferences and workshops during which the knowledge we spread has an intercultural dimension. Thus we achieve a synergistic effect and each of our new projects appears to be a different opportunity to come up with an innovative idea which may have measurable effects on our life and environment.
type: research centre
country: Poland
city: Gdańsk

contact

Grunwaldzka 5
80-236 Gdańsk Poland
tel: 608371426
e-mail: biuro@ibes.org.pl
Contact: Maciej Boryń, Member of the Board
www.ibes.org.pl

The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (LGGRTC)

The LGGRTC is a public institution, founded by the Lithuanian Parliament in 1993. It reports back to the Parliament and the National Government. (...)
The LGGRTC is a public institution, founded by the Lithuanian Parliament in 1993. It reports back to the Parliament and the National Government. The LGGRTC is the biggest national organization concerned with research on genocide and crimes against humanity committed during Soviet and Nazi occupations, and on armed and non-violent resistance movements in Lithuania. The LGGRTC collects and preserves documentary material, testimony and oral stories told by witnesses. One of its departments is well known Museum of Genocide Victims.

goals

1. To study persecution of local residents by Soviet and Nazi regimes; armed and non-violent resistance in Lithuania. 2. To disseminate and to popularize the results of the scientific research. 3. To memorialize key events, genocide victims and freedom fighters. 4. To work with youth, deepening their knowledge and developing their ability to evaluate historical processes.
type: research centre
country: Lithuania
city: Vilnius

contact

Didžioji str. 17/1
LT-01128 Vilnius Lithuania
tel: +37052314139
e-mail: centras@genocid.lt
Contact: Vilma Juozeviciute, Chief specialist for public relations
www.genocid.lt