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.

Memory and Religion conference: short interviews. Question 1

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duration: 00:01:55
Prof. Geneviève Zubrzycki, Prof. Alexander Agadjanian, Dr Yuliya Yurchuk and Dr Zuzanna Bogumił answer the same question about the "Memory and Religion" conference on spot. Question 1: What role do conferences such as this one play for the memory studies community?
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duration: 00:01:55

Memory and Religion conference: short interviews. Question 2

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Prof. Geneviève Zubrzycki, Prof. Alexander Agadjanian, Dr Yuliya Yurchuk and Dr Zuzanna Bogumił answer the same question about the "Memory and Religion" conference on spot. Question 2: Why is it important to discuss relations between memory and religion?
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duration: 00:02:24

Memory and Religion conference: short interviews. Question 3

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duration: 00:02:23
Prof. Geneviève Zubrzycki, Prof. Alexander Agadjanian, Dr Yuliya Yurchuk and Dr Zuzanna Bogumił answer the same question about the "Memory and Religion" conference on spot. Question 3: What are the most vital challenges which memory studies scholars face today?
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duration: 00:02:23

Memory and Religion conference: short interviews. Question 4

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duration: 00:03:32
Prof. Geneviève Zubrzycki, Prof. Alexander Agadjanian, Dr Yuliya Yurchuk and Dr Zuzanna Bogumił answer the same question about the "Memory and Religion" conference on spot. Question 4: Are there any topics which should be given more attention within memory and religion studies?
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duration: 00:03:32

Memory and Religion: Final Discussion

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duration: 01:19:25

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Dr Michał Łuczewski (Centre for the Thought of John Paul II, Warsaw)

Prof. Paweł Śpiewak (Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw)

Prof. Grace Davie (University of Exeter)

Prof. Kathy Rousselet (Center for International Studies, Sciences Po, Paris)

Moderators: Dr Zuzanna Bogumił & Dr Yuliya Yurchuk

language: English
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duration: 01:19:25

Vernacular Memory Practices

language: English
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duration: 02:08:27

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Chair: Dr Julia Buyskykh (Centre for Applied Anthropology, Kyiv)

Dr Karina Jarzyńska (Jagiellonian University, Kraków): Post-secular Prayers, Gravestones and Rituals. Utilizing Religion at Unmemorialized Genocide Sites

Naum Trajanovski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies Koszeg): Panikhida, liturgy and a parastos: Servicing the local memory of a contested historical event in contemporary Republic of Macedonia

Vera Herold (The Lisbon Consortium – Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon): The Protestant Lissaboner Deutsche between Wars. A Palimpsestuous Reading of a Pacifist War Memorial in Bellicose Times

Dr Alla Marchenko (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw): Memory and Politics in the Soviet Union: Case of the Hasidic Pilgrimage in Uman

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duration: 02:08:27

Transitional Justice, Memory Laws and Wars

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duration: 01:55:37

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Chair: Dr Simon Lewis (University of Potsdam)

Dr Patryk Wawrzyński (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń): The Rainbow People of God: a South African Lesson of Ubuntu. Hoping on Relationships between Religion and Remembrance

Dr Nadia Zasanska (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv): Religious Echoes of Donbas Conflict: Contrasts Between the Rhetoric of Christian, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Ukraine

Tomasz Wiśniewski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań): Postsecular Struggles for Epistemic Justice

Commentator: Dr Oksana Myshlovska (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)

language: English
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duration: 01:55:37

The Sacred in Post-Conflict Memories

language: English
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duration: 02:09:54

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Chair: Dr Elina Kahla (University of Helsinki)

Dr Elmira Muratova (Crimean Federal University, Simferopol): Memory and Religion: The Case of the Crimean Tatars

Prof. Lap Yan Kung (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Rest in Peace: Religious Rituals, Memory and Tiananmen Square Incident

Prof. Jie-Hyun Lim (Sogang University, Seoul): Martyrdom in Strange Juxtaposition: Saint Maksymilian Kolbe and the Catholic Sublimation of the A-Bomb Victims in Nagasaki

Dr Julianne Funk (University of Zurich) & Dr Ioannis Armakolas (University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki) – Remembering Srebrenica: the Sanctification of a Massacre and Implications for Cycles of Violence and Transformation

language: English
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duration: 02:09:54

Secular vs Sacred: The Uses of Religious Language in Secular Memory Projects

language: English
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duration: 02:05:19

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Chair: Dr Yuliya Yurchuk (Södertörn University, Sweden)

Prof. Rasa Balockaite (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas): Non theistic Catholicism: telling national sufferings through Catholic discourse

Prof. Małgorzata Głowacka-Grajper (University of Warsaw): Martyrdom in the Local Communities Interplay between Religious and Secular Language in the Memorial Projects in Contemporary Poland

Dr Brendan Humphreys (University of Helsinki): Statues and Shadows: Personality Cults in the sacred/profane dichotomy

Dr Ekaterina V. Klimenko (The Maria Grzegorzewska University & Polish Academy of Sciences): Building Nation, Producing Legitimacy: Church, State and Memory of the Revolution in Contemporary Russia

Commentator: Prof. Andrzej Szpociński (Polish Academy of Sciences)

language: English
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duration: 02:05:19

Geneviève Zubrzycki: keynote lecture

language: English
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duration: 01:02:36

Geneviève Zubrzycki giving her keynote lecture.

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.

language: English
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duration: 01:02:36

Memory and Religion: Round Table

language: English, Russian
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duration: 02:26:11

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Pastor Thomas Jeutner (Evangelical Reconciliation Parish/ Chapel of Reconciliation, Berlin)

Archpriest Kirill Kaleda (Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, Butovo)

Priest Prof. Piotr Mazurkiewicz (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw)

Sufi Andrzej Saramowicz (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī Sufi Polish Foundation)

Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis (Shavei Israel in Katowice)

Please note that one of the presentations is in Russian.

Moderators: Dr Zuzanna Bogumił & Dr Yuliya Yurchuk

language: English, Russian
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duration: 02:26:11

New Martyrs and Politics of Memory

language: English
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duration: 01:58:36

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Chair: Dr Marta Łukaszewicz (University of Warsaw)

Prof. George Enache (Dunarea de Jos University of Galați): Rival Narratives, Competing Memoirs and the Issue of Canonization of the Martyrs of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Communist Period

Dr Katarzyna Korzeniewska (Polish Institute of International Affairs): Lithuanian Sanctity between Military Heroism and Martyrdom. Transformation of Visions of “National Saints” in Lithuania (1980-2017)

Prof. Olga Khristoforova (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow): The Mouse, the Snake, and the Devil’s Collar: Soviet Symbols in Old Believers’ Memory

Dr Momchil Metodiev (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”): Canonisation of the Martyrs of the Orthodox Churches and the Communist State Security Archives

language: English
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duration: 01:58:36

Aleksander Agadjanian: keynote lecture

language: English
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duration: 01:00:19

Aleksander Agadjanian giving his keynote lecture.

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.

language: English
subtitles: none
duration: 01:00:19

Religious Dimensions of Centenaries Commemorations

language: English
subtitles: none
duration: 01:26:50

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.


Chair: Prof. Marcin Napiórkowski (Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw)

Dr Sofia Tchouikina (Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique, Paris): How the Presence of Religion is Shaping Commemoration? The Centenary of the First World War in Russia in 2014

Dr Tatiana Voronina (University of Zurich): A Time of Persecution or a Time of Glory? The Russian Orthodox Church’s Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Revolutions

Commentator: Prof. Piotr Kwiatkowski (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw)

language: English
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duration: 01:26:50

Memory and Religion conference: welcome speeches

language: English
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duration: 00:22:30

The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.

Welcome speeches by: Prof. Jan Rydel (ENRS), Dr Małgorzata Pakier (ENRS), Dr Zuzanna Bogumił (The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw) and Dr Yuliya Yurchuk (Södertörn University, Sweden).

language: English
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duration: 00:22:30

Closing remarks at the Image, history and memory conference: Piotr Juszkiewicz

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duration: 00:10:49
language: English
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duration: 00:10:49

Film: Medium of History, Fabric of Memory

language: English
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duration: 02;10:08


Chair: Piotr Juszkiewicz (Poland)

Ana Krsinic Lozica (Croatia), Jasenovac Concentration Camp on Film

Agnieszka Kiejziewicz (Poland), Bye Bye Innocence. War and Children’s Traumatic Memories in Japanese Film

Beja Margitházi (Hungary), Embodying Sense Memory: Animating the Analog/Photographic as Evidence of Traumatic Experience in EastEuropean Post-Cinema (Son of Saul, Regina, Warsaw Uprising)

Veronika Pehe (Czech Republic), From Socialism to Democracy on the Screen: Accommodating Images of the Socialist Past in the Post-1989 Czech Republic

Commentary: Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska (Poland)

The seventh conference Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe took place on 6-8 December in Warsaw. During the three-day event, over 180 scholars from 70 institutions and 19 countries discussed the relationships between image, history and memory and the various roles of images concerning memory.

language: English
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duration: 02;10:08

Constantin Parvulescu: Narratives of Abuse in East Central European Film

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duration: 00:56:56


Constantin Parvulescu giving his keynote lecture.

Chair: Piotr Juszkiewicz (Poland)

The seventh conference Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe took place on 6-8 December in Warsaw. During the three-day event, over 180 scholars from 70 institutions and 19 countries discussed the relationships between image, history and memory and the various roles of images concerning memory.

language: English
subtitles: none
duration: 00:56:56