The Making and Re-Making of Europe: 1919-2019
European Remembrance Symposium 2019
27-29 May 2019, Paris
The 8th edition of the European Remembrance Symposium entitled "The Making and Re-Making of Europe: 1919-2019" takes place in Paris at the Sorbonne University between 27 and 29 May.
This year's European Remembrance Symposium is dedicated to the issue of how we deal with, narrate and remember decisive changes in the 20th-century history of Europe, such as the years 1919, 1945, 1989.
In an attempt to promote interdisciplinary and cross-national perspectives, we invite professionals from various academic fields: history, politics, economy, culture and art to come to Paris to discuss ‘different European orders’ in the 20th century and their impact on contemporary societies.
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Please note that there are two separate venues for the symposium:
Day 1, Monday 27 May 2019
Sessions: Amphithéâtre Oury, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Entrance at the 14, rue Cujas, 75005 Paris
Days 2 and 3, Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May 2019
Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Entrance at the 131, rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris
Click here to register for the Symposium
Please note that the general registration closes on 22 May.
However, participants willing to apply for travel and / or accommodation reimbursement must register earlier, by 30 April. The number of reimbursements is limited.
8th European Remembrance Symposium
Opening session: Turning points in Europe’s order: conditions and consequences
Rev. Prof. Piotr Mazurkiewicz
Prof. Richard Overy
Prof. Adrian Pop
Prof. Arnold Suppan
Prof. Jay Winter
Dr Agnieszka Nogal (moderator)
The discussion deals with the decisive historical changes that Europe faced in the past century, as epitomised by political arrangements such as the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, negotiations and agreements after the Second World War in 1945/1946 and after the collapse of Communist regimes in the aftermath of 1989. The session is addressed to reflect within a broad perspective on the issues of legitimacy and acceptance, reconciliation and antagonism as well as continuities and disruptions after these political decisions which established new orders for the continent.
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1st session: Re-makings of Europe: new orders
Prof. Chantal Delsol
Prof. Wanda Jarząbek
Prof. Georges Mink
Prof. Andres Kasekamp (moderator)
The session centres around the political consequences of decisive historical changes that Europe faced in the past century. The aim is to reflect on the impact of the new European settings at the time with regard to issues as border shifts, ethnicisation and nationalisation.
2nd session: New orders: trauma and recovery
Prof. Catherine Horel
Prof. Andrzej Nowak
Prof. Andrejs Plakans
Dr Oldřich Tůma (moderator)
The session tackles the cultural consequences of the thresholds which Europe experienced in the last century. The discussion of this session deals with the impact of severe violence, atrocities and material loss on the formation of cultural and personal identity.
Book presentation: ‘Europe’s Postwar Periods: 1989, 1945, 1918: Writing History Backwards’
Prof. Johne Horne
Prof. Piotr Biłos (moderator)
Well-known scholars from the European research consortium EURHISTXX reveal the characteristics of the “making” and “re-making” of Europe in its long 20th century. By examining the history of Europe backwards - from the Cold War to the two World Wars - the book illustrates the aftermath of these key conflicts, arguing that it was less the wars themselves, but rather the post-war periods that shaped Europe.
Mémorial de la Shoah
Kultura Paryska, Maisons-Laffitte
Musée de l'Armée
Historical guided tour of Paris
3rd session: Re-makings of Europe: legacies on display
Prof. Aleksandra Hnatiuk
Prof. Anthony O'Hear
Prof. Martin Pekár
Dr Andrzej Szczerski (moderator)
The session focuses on different approaches towards remembering the decisive historical changes that Europe encountered between 1919 and 2019. The aim is to discuss various media used to represent and remember crucial historical events shaping Europe’s setting.
Round table discussion: Century of change. Where do we stand now?
Prof. Marek Cichocki
Prof. Chantal Delsol
Prof. Ferenc Miszlivetz
Markus Meckel (moderator)
The round table talk deals with the reoccurring echo of crucial political arrangements that several times re-shaped Europe’s order within the past century. While bearing in mind that these shifts still influence our life in manifold ways and that the shape of Europe faces ongoing changes that are not necessarily based on high-political and international legal agreements, the session aims at an open discussion to address following issues: How does Europe’s order presently look? Have we learned from these turning points in European history –if so: in which manner?
Lunch and the end of the symposium
Turbo presentations are short (up to 90 seconds) speeches during which each participant has a chance to showcase their institution or project. Those interested in presenting are oblidged to apply in advance.