Browse our videos! Here you can find recordings from our events, including the European Remembrance Symposia and Genealogies of Memory conferences, video summaries of our educational youth projects, as well as Hi-story lessons animations for teachers and pupils.

8th European Remembrance Symposium, Paris 2019 - summary

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The summary of the 8th European Remembrance Symposium in Paris. This edition's theme was: "The Making and Re-Making of Europe: 1919–2019".
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"After the Great War. A New Europe 1918-1923" exhibition – an invitation from Prof. Jay Winter

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See Prof. Jay Winter from Yale University, a member of the Academic Council of the exhibition, sharing his personal reflections on this unusual outdoor display dedicated to an extremely important, yet often overlooked period in the XX century history of Europe and the world. The footage was shot during the presentation at the French town of Verdun, one of the most important historical sites related to the First World War, in August 2019. The exhibition has been worked out as a result of discussions between historians and experts from many countries. The aim of the project is to allow the visitors to learn about the variety of perspectives, experiences and attitudes in regard to the aftermath of the First World War and the emergence of the new order. More information about the exhibition you will find here: https://enrs.eu/afterthegreatwar
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Keynote lecture: Prof. Martin Schulze Wessel

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duration: 01:11:28
Prof. Martin Schulze Wessel delivering a keynote speech: Universalist and Particularist Policy Legitimations in the Transformation Period Chair: Rafał Rogulski (ENRS) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:11:28

Panel 6. Current Echoes of the Transformation

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duration: 01:44:09
Sabine Stach (German Historical Institute): Guiding through Memory: A Case Study on (Post)Communism Tours Bartłomiej Krzysztan (Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences): Capitalizing Socialism in Postcolonial Georgia. Post-socialist Economic Reality and Structure of Memory on Peripheral Flea Market Mykola Makhortykh (Amsterdam School of Communication Research): We Were Hungry, but we also Were Free: (Counter)Narratives of the Russia’s first post-Soviet Decade on Instagram Chair and discussant: Bogdan Iacob (University of Exeter) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:44:09

Panel 5. Memory and Labour

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duration: 01:59:53
Till Hilmar (Yale University): Drawing Moral Lessons from Economic Transformations: Economic Memory, Deservingness and Social Relations in post-1989 (East) Germany and the Czech Republic Joanna Wawrzyniak (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw), Karolina Mikołajewska-Zając (Kozminski University in Warsaw) Nostalgia and Moral Economy in Post-socialist Industry: Poland Mariusz Jastrząb (University of Warsaw) How Did We Survive? Official Corporate Histories from the Period of Systemic Change Chair and discussant: Florian Peters (Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:59:53

Keynote lecture: Prof. Adam Mrozowicki

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duration: 01:22:30
Prof. Adam Mrozowicki delivering a keynote lecture: Coping with System Change: the ‘Grand History’ of Transformation and Biographical Experiences of Polish Workers Chair: Dr Małgorzata Pakier (ENRS) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:22:30

Discussion before and after the screening of the film Dług (Debt), dir. Krzysztof Krauze (1999)

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duration: 00:53:57
Commentators: Dr Veronika Pehe (Czech Academy of Sciences) Dr Mateusz Werner (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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Panel 4. Cultural Memory and Economy

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duration: 01:51:20
Dr Alex Condrache (University of Western Ontario): That is how Billionaires Smoke: The Nouveau Riche of the Transition in Romanian Post-Communist Cinema Olga Gontarska (Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences): Cinema without an Audience: Experience of Transformation Depicted in Ukrainian films Saygun Gökarıksel (Department of Sociology, Bogaziçi University): “The Great Betrayal”: 1989 and the “Secrets” of Poland’s New Capitalism Chair and discussant: dr Ksenia Robbe (Leiden University) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:51:20

Keynote lecture: Prof. Thomas Lindenberger

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duration: 01:28:59
Prof. Thomas Lindenberger (History Department and Hannah-Arendt-Institutefor Totalitarianism Studies, TU Dresden) giving a keynote speech entitled: "Transformation through Unification = Unification through Transformation? Regimes of Truth and the Discontent of Memories in the German Transformation Regime" The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:28:59

Panel 3. Memory and Agency

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duration: 01:48:29
Dr Veronika Pehe (Czech Academy of Sciences) "Let's Start a Business": The Memory of Entrepreneurship and the Czech Student Generation of 1989 Dr Gazela Pudar Drasko (Institute of Phillosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade): Post-Socialist Transformation in Serbia: Critical Perspective of Intellectuals Dr Katarzyna Waniek (institute of Sociology, University of Łódź) Biographical experiences of transformation in the cohort born 1980-1990. A case analysis Chair and discussant: Dr Oldřich Tůma (Czech Academy of Sciences, ENRS) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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Panel 2. Social memory: contested or consensual?

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duration: 01:40:01
Dr Rigels Halili (Centre for East European Countries, University of Warsaw): Post-communist Transformation, Social Memory and Blaming of the “Other” – the Case of Albania Dr Jill Massino (University of North Carolina at Charlotte): Pluralism or Plutocracy? Popular Expectations and Perspectives of Economic Change in Post-socialist Romania Andrzej Pabisiak (Institute of Sociology, Jagielonnian University): Thirty Years After: The Collective Memory of Transition in Poland based on Research on Polish Sejm Transcripts Chair and discussant: Saygun Gökarıksel The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:40:01

Panel 1. Key Narratives

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duration: 01:45:20
Dr Florian Peters (Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin): Shock Therapy Mythologies: Contested Memories of Poland's Balcerowicz Plan Dr Muriel Blaive (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague): Velvet Revolution, Economic Reforms, and Lustration: A Trilogy Imposed by Circumstances or by Political Rivalry? Essay in Counterfactual History Wolf-Rüdiger Knoll ((Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin): A “Bad Bank” of Transformation: The Role of the “Treuhandanstalt” in the Collective Memory of East Germans after Reunification Chair and discussant: Prof. James Mark (University of Exeter) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:45:20

Roundtable: From Socialist Internationalism to Capitalist Globalisation and Beyond

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duration: 01:45:22
Prof. James Mark (University of Exeter) Dr Bogdan Iacob (University of Exeter) Dr Tobias Rupprecht (University of Exeter) Chair: Dr Joanna Wawrzyniak (University of Warsaw) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:45:22

Keynote lecture: Prof. Johanna Bockman

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Prof. Johanna Bockman (George Mason University) giving her keynote lecture, entitled "The Other Washington Consensus: Remembering Socialism in Washington, DC". Chair: Dr Veronika Pehe (Czech Academy of Sciences) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 01:29:27

Myths, Memories and Economies conference: opening remarks

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Opening remarks by: Dr Veronika Pehe (Czech Academy of Sciences) Dr Joanna Wawrzyniak (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 00:14:17

Myths, Memories and Economies: welcome speeches

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duration: 00:09:30
Welcome speeches by: Rafał Rogulski (Director of the ENRS) Dr Małgorzata Pakier (Head of the ENRS Academic Section) The 9th Genealogies of Memory conference aimed at exploring the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, most of all the post-1989 changes in East-Central Europe, taking into account their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference took place in Warsaw between 28 and 30 October 2019.
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duration: 00:09:30

"After the Great War. A New Europe 1918-1923" – European tour of the outdoor exhibition

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duration: 00:00:38
Prepared by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity in cooperation with historians from over a dozen countries, the exhibition is an attempt to synthesise the turbulent beginning of the interwar period with the focus mainly on East-Central Europe. Over 200 archive and multimedia materials – pictures, maps and films – together with individual stories of those who lived back then present a complex yet coherent picture of New Europe established in the east-central part of the continent. The main goal of the project is to illustrate the scale of the political changes and show their impact on current politics as well as to present different national memories. More information about the exhibition you will find here: https://enrs.eu/afterthegreatwar
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duration: 00:00:38

An act against all odds. Sound in the Silence 2018

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Four groups of students from different European countries. Four artists. History of the two distinctive Warsaw uprisings – Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943 and Warsaw Uprising of 1944. See what happened next. Sound in the Silence is an intercultural and international remembrance initiative coordinated by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity in cooperation with MOTTE. This year's edition partners included as well: Warsaw Rising Museum, Jewish Historical Institute, History Meeting House, Teatr Ochoty, sztukanowa association, Ustav Pamati Naroda and the Second World War Museum. Director: Daniel Dluhy
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duration: 00:17:55