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.

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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duration: 00:53:57

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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duration: 01:48:29

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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duration: 01:29:27
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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duration: 00:14:17
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

An act against all odds. Sound in the Silence 2018

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duration: 00:17:55
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

Exhibition "After the Great War. A New Europe 1918-1923"

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duration: 00:03:37
The new outdoor travelling exhibition created by the ENRS focuses on turbulent years after the First World War. Over 200 archive and multimedia materials – pictures, maps and films together with individual stories of people who lived back in these times – present a complex yet coherent picture of New Europe established in Central-East part of the continent after the Great War. The film uses fragments of "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky: - Artist performer recordings: WOSPR and TV ORCHESTRA in Katowice dir. Bohdan Wodiczko, composer: Igor Stravinski License regarding the rights of the phonogram producer and the rights to artistic performances of Warner Music Poland sp. zoo. Appears courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited - the publisher of Rite of Spring by I. Stravinsky.
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duration: 00:03:37

Hi-Story Lessons: Year 1968

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duration: 00:05:25

Written by Prof. Wojciech Roszkowski, edited by Prof. Jan Rydel, dr Oldřich Tůma

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duration: 00:05:25

In Between? Hungarian-Croatian Borderland

language: English, Polish, German, Hungarian, Croatian
subtitles: English
duration: 00:09:16
Collective work by the study visit participants: Julia Barandun, Orsolya Gabriella Csizmár, Máté Makaji, Klaudija Miceva, Petra Mieth, Noelia Paz Fernández, accompanied by Evelina Hägglund, the independent researcher. The group was leaded by Beata Drzazga and guided Dr Zsuzsanna Agora and Dr Virág Rab.
language: English, Polish, German, Hungarian, Croatian
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duration: 00:09:16

European Remembrance Symposium 2019: closing remarks

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duration: 00:15:30
Prof. Richard Overy gives closing remarks at the 8th European Remembrance Symposium in Paris. This year's theme: "The Making and Re-Making of Europe: 1919–2019". The event was organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (www.enrs.eu). The goal of European Remembrance Symposium is to exchange experiences and establish methods and forms of cooperation between institutions from different countries. Representatives of European historical institutions are invited to discuss the challenges facing Europe’s idea of culture of remembrance. The meetings are open to all professionals dealing with 20th-century European history. A series of European Remembrance symposiums was launched in September 2012 in Gdańsk. Subsequent editions took place in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Brussels and Bucharest. Read more: www.europeanremembrance.enrs.eu
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duration: 00:15:30