Online sessions + onsite workshop | October 2022 – April 2023
The international MA seminar with participants from Lucerne, Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Nijmegen and Warsaw focuses on the analysis of practices and narratives of memory in Europe with regard to war. The construction, public usage – politics of history – contestation and transformation of memory of wars over time will be approached by fusing concepts of memory studies and public history, focusing on different agents in the public sphere, especially museums, comme-moration sites, monuments, art, and the media (including social media) will be approached systematically. Against the background of approaches of memory studies (practices, narratives, affects of memory), the seminar aims at an in-depth analytical perspective on past and present constructions of European memories of war and their complex relation to national (and regional) memories. In this perspective, a focus on the present war in Ukraine will be integrated with an eye on how memory is used and produced in this war in Europe.