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 Symposium, staged since 2012, is to exchange experiences and establish methods and forms of cooperation between institutions from all over the continent. This year’s edition titled ‘Memory and Identity in Europe: Presence and Future’ aims at reflecting on the role of 20th-century history and historical memory in contemporary European identity. Special attention will be given to the mission statements, programmes and best practices of institutions dealing with 20th-century European history.
The three-day Symposium will provide the participants with an opportunity to attend not only a number of discussion panels but also special networking sessions, such as turbo presentations. The main rule
of this short, flash talk format is simple: each speaker is given only 90 seconds to present their institution or showcase
a successful project in front of peers from other countries. For online participants of the event, the organisers allow recordings of the presentations. The detailed conference programme: https://enrs.eu/symposium2021-programme.
The confirmed panellists and moderators of the Tallinn Symposium include Prof. Linda Kaljundi, Alicja Knast, Prof. Jeffrey K. Olick, Dr Gergely Prőhle, and Prof. Gesine Schwan.
The main partners of this year’s edition are the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory and the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe.
The event will be held on 26-28 October 2021 in Tallinn (Estonia) in a hybrid form.