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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    VENUES

    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

    Registration


    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.

    Programme

    8th European Remembrance Symposium

    27/05/2019 Monday

    12:30-14:00
    Registration
    Amphithéâtre Oury, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    14:00-14:15
    Opening Speech
    Amphithéâtre Oury, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    14:15-16:16
    Opening session: Turning points in Europe’s order: conditions and consequences
    Amphithéâtre Oury, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Zoltán Balog
    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.
    16:15-16:45
    Coffee break
    Galerie Soufflot, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    16:45-18:00
    Turbo presentations
    Amphithéâtre Oury, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
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    28/05/2019 Tuesday

    9:15-10:00
    Registration
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    10:00-11:30
    1st session: Re-makings of Europe: new orders
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Prof. Gabriele Della Morte
    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.
    11:30-12:00
    Coffee break
    Galerie Soufflot, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    12:00-13:30
    2nd session: New orders: trauma and recovery
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Prof. Marie-Janine Calic
    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.
    13:30-14:15
    Book presentation: ‘Europe’s Postwar Periods: 1989, 1945, 1918: Writing History Backwards’
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Pieter Lagrou, PhD
    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.
    14:15-15:00
    Lunch
    Galerie Soufflot, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    15:00-18:00/18:30
    Guided visits
    Paris, different venues
    Possible locations:
    Mémorial de la Shoah
    Kultura Paryska, Maisons-Laffitte
    Musée de l'Armée
    Historical guided tour of Paris

    29/05/2019 Wednesday

    9:15-10:00
    Registration
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    10:00-11:30
    3rd session: Re-makings of Europe: legacies on display
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Dr Berber Hagedoorn
    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.
    11:30-12:00
    Coffe break
    Galerie Soufflot, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    12:00-14:00
    Round table discussion: Century of change. Where do we stand now?
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Prof. Rémi Brague
    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?
    14:00-14:15
    Closing remarks
    Amphithéâtre III, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    14:15
    Lunch and the end of the symposium
    Galerie Soufflot, Faculté de Droit – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Turbo Presentations

    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.


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