To celebrate the European Heritage Days in Verdun, we organise two events drawing inspiration on the town's turbulent history and the ideas behind the "After the Great War" exhibition: a workshop on non-formal ways of teaching about the First World War and its aftermath (20 September), and a discussion with museum experts about how this time in history is being commemorated across Europe (21 September).
Workshop for teachers and educators:
How to understand historical sensibilities in Europe? Non-formal ways of teaching about the First World War and its aftermath
How can we teach about a diverse range of historical facts and various, sometimes conflicting memories effectively and in a manner easy to undertand? Is it possible to encourage reflection about the contemporary times using historical examples? These are the main issues which are going to be addressed during the 2-3-hour workshop.
Venue: Café Le Rallye, 49 Quai de Londres, 55100 Verdun
Date and time: from 3:30 pm to 5.30 pm, 20th Sept 2019 (Friday)
Language of the workshop: French
Consecutive translation from English to French provided
Please register for the workshop by writing at: email@example.com
How do Europeans remember and display the history of the Great War in museums?
The aim of the debate is to discuss the similarities, differences and contradictions in the forms and narrations of commemorating of the First World War and its aftermath in museums across Europe. The speakers will include: Thierry Hubscher (Verdun Memorial); Alicja Knast (Silesian Museum, Katowice); Dr Stephanie Neuner (German Historical Museum, Berlin) and Dr Stefan Benedik (House of Austrian History, Vienna). Dr Bartosz Dziewanowski-Stefańczyk (ENRS) will moderate.
Venue: Verdun Memorial, 1 Avenue Corps Européen, 55100 Fleury-devant-Douaumont
Date and time: from 5:30 to 7 pm, 21 Sept 2019 (Saturday)
Languages of the debate: French and English
Simultaneous translation will be provided
The events, included within the European Heritage Days, accompany the exhibition "After the Great War. A New Europe 1918-1923" which is on show in Verdun at the intersection of Quai de Londres and l'Avenue de la Victoire till 25 September 2019.Learn more about the exhibition
The events are organised with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.