Violence in 20th-century European history

    European Remembrance Symposium 2017

    6-8 June 2017, Brussels

    The 2017 Symposium focuses on the phenomenon of the involvement of states and ideologies in the widespread use of violence to enforce objectives. Within the ‘facts-and-memory’ approach, there will be presented the different experiences of violence within Central-Eastern and Western Europe. Participants will also ask what forms of violence are legitimate, as well as how they are remembered, taught and exhibited in both parts of Europe.

    Programme

    Symposium / Brussels 2017

    06/06/2017 Tuesday

    12:30
    Lunch
    Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
    13:30
    Welcome notes
    14:00
    Lecture: Theoretical issues of violence, defining violence and the types of violence in the 20th century
    Prof. Michel Wieviorka (Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, France)
    14:30
    Discussion
    Moderator: Dr Réka Földváryné Kiss (Hungarian Committee of National Remembrance, Hungary)
    15:00
    Coffee break
    15:30
    Lectures on violence
    Violence in Central-Eastern Europe by Prof. Andrzej Nowak (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
    Violence in Western Europe by Prof. Dr. Arnold Suppan (University of Vienna, Austria)
    16:30
    Commentaries followed by a discussion with the speakers
    Moderator: Prof. Pieter Lagrou (University of Brussels, Belgium)
    17:30
    Turbo-presentations
    19:30
    Reception
    Hungarian Cultural Institute

    07/06/2017 Wednesday

    9:00
    Session 1: Educating about violence – country statements and discussion
    Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
    Prof. Luigi Cajani (La Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy)
    Dr Hubertus Knabe (Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, Germany)
    Dr Łukasz Kamiński (University of Wrocław, Poland)

    Moderator: Karel Van Nieuwenhuyse (KU Leuven, Belgium)
    10:30
    Coffee break
    11:00
    Session 2: Documenting violence – country statements and discussion
    Prof. Iryna Ramanava (European Humanities University, Belarus/Lithuania)
    Dr Ondřej Matějka (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Czech Republic)
    Dr Anna Kaminsky (Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany, Germany)

    Moderator: Prof. Nico Wouters (CEGESOMA, Belgium)
    12:30
    Lunch break
    14:00
    Programme of guided tour and workshops
    House of European History
    17:30
    Session 3: Exhibiting violence - discussion centered around new exhibitions in Europe, following the visit to the House of European History
    European Parliament
    Taja Vovk van Gaal (The House of European History, Belgium)
    Dr Piotr Cywiński (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Poland)
    Eystein Markusson (The Narvik War and Peace Centre/Narvik War Museum, Norway)

    Moderator: Prof. Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski (MEP, Poland)
    19:30
    Verre de l’amitié

    08/07/2017 Thursday

    9:00
    Lecture on The Remembrance of Violence
    Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
    Prof. Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia, USA)
    9:30
    Discussion
    10:00
    Session 4: Reconciliation and overcoming the burden of violence
    Dr Nicolas Moll (Independent Researcher and Intercultural Trainer, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Prof. Valerie Rosoux (University Louvain, Belgium)
    Dr Jordi Guixé (EUROM, University of Barcelona, Spain)
    Dr Andrei Muraru (Presidential Adviser, Romania)

    Moderator: Małgorzata Wosińska (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland)
    11:30
    Closing remarks
    Prof. Peter Haslinger (Herder-Institut, Germany)
    Prof. Marek Cichocki (Natolin European Centre, Poland)
    12:00
    Lunch
    13:00
    Site visit to Breendonk - Nazi prison camp
    The visit will last approx. till 16:30

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