Conference "Divided Regions – Divided Historical Cultures?"

    2-5 March 2011, Cieszyn (Poland)

    Political decisions made during the 20th century divided many previously combined historical regions of Europe, which had been developing integrally for many centuries.

    The conference took place from 2 to 5 March at the Książnica Cieszyńska in Cieszyn. One of the subjects analysed was the short- and long-term influence of the newly defined borders on historical memory on either sides of the new borders.

    The participants tried to identify and analyse the historical narratives and cultural patterns emerging in the divided regions. The impact and everyday reception of individual historical cultures was also assessed. The conference was attended by historians from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

    A post-conference volume "Geteilte Regionen - geteilte Geschichtskulturen" was published in 2013 (in German).

    Partners and organisers

    ORGANISERS: European Network Remembrance and Solidarity in cooperation with Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östelichen Europa (Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe), Książnica Cieszyńska Library, Institute for the Culture and History of the Germans in North Eastern Europe (Nord-Ost Institut), Technische Universität Chemnitz.