Reconciliation: a Long and Winding Path. 10th European Remembrance Symposium

The aim of the 10th European Remembrance Symposium is to discuss the meaning and role of reconciliation in the context of both historical and contemporary European internal and international conflicts. Traumas and a painful past are extremely important aspects of national identities and collective memories, requiring adequate commemoration and tributes to the victims. However, if…


In Search of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

In English, the largest state of early modern east-central Europe is usually called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Polish and Lithuanian versions mean the Republic of the Two Nations (implicitly – Polish and Lithuanian), but this is a relatively recent usage among historians. This elusively named polit, conventionally dated 1569-1795, is often judged by the fact…


Towards a history of compromise: comparing political unions in the British Isles and Poland-Lithuania

Politics in modern democratic and consensual systems depends on compromise, and yet the ability to compromise is not always seen as a virtue. In an age in which political compromise seems ever more difficult to achieve, the lecture “Towards a history of compromise: comparing political unions in the British Isles and Poland-Lithuania” considers the history…




Memory and Identity in Europe: Presence and Future

Does a common European culture of remembrance exist? Is it possible to create one narrative about the history of Europe? With these questions in mind, the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity invites institutions and organisations dealing with 20th-century history and history education to gather at the 9th European Remembrance Symposium. The main goal of the…