Practices of memory. German-Polish Debates on Remembrance

Memorial sites, monuments, and museums are a natural element of the surrounding landscape and an important tool for shaping collective memory. They refer both to what a given community wants to celebrate and to difficult and painful events.

Tadeusz Mazowiecki i Helmut Kohl. Krzyżowa, 12 listopada 1989 r. Fot. PAP/CAF/A. Hawałej

In the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, we observed the changing languages of commemoration, new representation strategies, and accompanying discussions. To what extent, however, the cultures of remembrance and commemoration practices are national in character, and is joint Polish-German remembrance possible?

The first meeting of the “Practices of memory. German-Polish Debates on Remembrance” series will be an opportunity to reflect on contemporary cultures of remembrance in Poland and Germany, and more broadly – in Europe and on their material expressions. The discussion will be attended by Dr.Tanja Schult (University of Stockholm), Robert Kostro (Polish History Museum), prof. Dr. Peter Oliver Loew (Deutsches Polen-Institut), Dr. Jarosław Trybuś (Museum of Warsaw).
Dr. Aleksandra Janus will lead the interview.

The event will be held in Polish and German with simultaneous translation on the Zoom platform.

The online meeting takes place on 8 June 2021 at 6.00 PM.


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