European Remembrance - Symposium of European Institutions dealing with 20th Century History

2014 Prague

Programme
Please note that this is a preliminary version of the programme.

Day 1

9.4.2014

Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

15:00

Registration

16:00

Official opening

  • Lubomír Zaorálek, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (tbc)
  • Małgorzata Omilanowska, State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland
  • Jiří Drahoš, Chairman of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Sophie Beernaerts, Head of Unit, Europe for Citizens Programme, European Commission
  • Jan Rydel, Chair of the Steering Committee, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

16:45

Lecture: Turning points in European History:

1914-1939-1945-1989-2004

Marci Shore, United States

17:30

Panel Discussion

Turning points of European Remembrance. Different approaches

  • James Mark, University of Exeter, UK
  • Heidemarie Uhl, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Włodzimierz Borodziej, Warsaw University/University of Jena, Poland
  • Moderator: Pavel Tychtl, European Commission

18:30

Opening of the exhibition (BStA) “Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes: Spotlights on the History of Europe in the Twentieth Century”

Reception

Anna Kaminsky, Director of the Federal Foundation for Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship

19:00

Reception

Day 2

10.4.2014

Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

9:00 - 13:00

Projects and institutions exhibition (foyer of the conference venue)

More information about the exhibition

9:00

Introduction

  • Oldřich Tůma, Director, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Basil Kerski, Director, European Solidarity Centre

9:15

Panel Discussion

The collapse of communism and its aftermath. The legacy of Cold-War period in Europe

  • Laure Neumayer, University Paris 1, France
  • Michal Kopeček, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Republic
  • Łukasz Kamiński, Institute of National Remembrance, Poland
  • Moderator: Matej Spurný, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Republic

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

Panel Discussion

The next generation. New interpretations of the recent European history

  • Lenka Koprivova, POST BELLUM, Czech Republic
  • Sandra Vokk, Unitas Foundation, Estonia
  • Irit Dekel, Humboldt University, Germany
  • Moderator: Zofia Wóycicka, House of European History, Brussels

13:00

Lunch break

14:30

Presentation and film about the Memorial of Lidice

15:30

Excursion to the Memorial of Lidice

20:00

Social evening

Day 3

11.4.2014

Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

9:00 - 14:00

Projects and institutions exhibition (foyer of the conference venue)

More information about the exhibition

9:00

Simultaneous Workshops

1. Europe for Citizens / European Commission (9:00-12:00)

2. Museums and Projects about the Great War / Imperial War Museum (9:00-12:00)

3. Reflecting Remembrance in History Education. Three case studies on Turning Points in Europe's 20th century History from Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Ukraine / Euroclio (9.00-11.00)

4. Sound in the Silence. Art and historical education / Die Motte (11:15-12:00)

5. Legacy of 1989 and the collapse of communism. Presentation and discussion about successful international projects / European Platform Memory and Conscience(9:00-12:00)

12:00

Discussions with representatives of the organizing institutions

  • European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
  • European Commission
  • Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship
  • European Solidarity Centre

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Final lecture

Pieter LagrouFree University Brussels, Belgium

15:00

Conclusions

  • Dušan Kováč, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Siobhan Kattago, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Moderator: Oldřich Tůma, Czech Republic

16:00

End of the Symposium