History as an Instrument of Contemporary International Conflicts

Pedagogical University of Cracow, in cooperation with Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe), University of Leipzig, Institute of European Network Remembrance and the Solidarity in Warsaw and Paweł Włodkowic Institute in Wrocław, invites you to the 2nd International Scientific Conference: History as an Instrument of Contemporary International Conflicts.   The problem of the influence of history on…


Was the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth a failed state?

“Was the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth a failed state?” – a provocative question indeed! The three partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth – in 1772, 1793 and 1795 – seem to support the narrative that this ‘failed state’ was put out of its misery by its better governed neighbors – the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia and…


CALL FOR PAPERS: Recovering Europe’s Parliamentary Culture, 1500-1700: Concepts, Methods, Approaches

Political consultative assemblies, common in late medieval monarchies throughout Europe, faced transformative changes between 1500 and 1700. Parliaments, States, Estates, Diets, Cortes varied tremendously in their organization, customs, and functions. Yet they shared a transnational inheritance of ideas and methods of deliberation, consultation and representation that added up to a common European tradition. The interdisciplinary…



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…


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