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

Brussels 2017



Programme

Day 1

6 JUNE 2017 Tuesday

 
Venue: The Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
 

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Welcome notes

14:00

Lecture on Violence

  • Theoretical issues of violence, defining violence and the types of violence in the 20th century by Prof. Michel Wieviorka (Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, France)

14:30

Discussion

  • Moderator: Dr Réka Földváryné Kiss (Hungarian Committee of National Remembrance, Hungary)

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Lectures on Violence

  • Violence in Central-Eastern Europe by Prof. Andrzej Nowak (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Violence in Western Europe by Prof. Dr. Arnold Suppan (University of Vienna, Austria)

16:30

Commentaries followed by a discussion with the speakers

  • Moderator: Prof. Pieter Lagrou (University of Brussels, Belgium)

17:30

Turbo-presentations

 
Venue: Hungarian Cultural Institute
 

19:30

Evening Reception

Day 2

7 JUNE 2017 Wednesday

 
Venue: The Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
 

9:00

Session 1
Educating about violence – country statements and discussion

  • Prof. Luigi Cajani (La Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy)
  • Dr. Hubertus Knabe (Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, Germany)
  • Dr. Łukasz Kamiński (University of Wrocław, Poland)
  • Moderator: Karel Van Nieuwenhuyse (KU Leuven, Belgium)

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Session 2
Documenting violence – country statements and discussion

  • Prof. Iryna Ramanava (European Humanities University, Belarus/Lithuania)
  • Dr Ondřej Matějka (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Czech Republic)
  • Dr Anne Kaminsky(Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany, Germany)
  • Moderator: Prof. Nico Wouters (CEGESOMA, Belgium)

12:30

Lunch

Venue: The House of European History
 

14:00

Programme of guided tours and workshops

Venue: The European Parliament
 

17:30

Session 3
Exhibiting violence - discussion centered around new exhibitions in Europe, following the visit to the House of European History

  • Taja Vovk van Gaal (The House of European History, Belgium)
  • Dr. Piotr Cywiński (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Poland)
  • Eystein Markusson (The Narvik War and Peace Centre/Narvik War Museum, Norway)
  • Moderator: Prof. Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski (MEP, Poland)

19:30

Verre de l’amitié

Day 3

8 JUNE 2017 Thursday

 
Venue: The Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
 

9:00

Lecture on The Remembrance of Violence

  • Prof. Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia, USA)

9:30

Discussion

10:00

Session 4
Reconciliation and overcoming the burden of violence

  • Dr Nicolas Moll (Independent Researcher and Intercultural Trainer, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Prof. Valerie Rosoux (University Louvain, Belgium)
  • Dr Jordi Guixé (EUROM, University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Dr Andrei Muraru (Presidential Adviser, Romania)
  • Moderator: Małgorzata Wosińska (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland)

11:30

Closing remarks

  • Prof. Peter Haslinger (Herder-Institut, Germany)
  • Prof. Marek Cichocki (Natolin European Centre, Poland)

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Site visit to Fort Breendonk – Nazi prison camp

  • The visit will last approx. till 16:30