International Symposium Of European Institutions Dealing With 20th Century History

October 10-12. 2013.
International Symposium Of European Institutions Dealing With 20th Century History
European Culture Of Remembrance


The second edition of the Symposium “European Remembrance” took place in Berlin.

It concerned the question “How much transnational cooperation does European remembrance require?” Conference participants discussed the issues concerning the different forms of international collaboration and opportunities for development of the cross-border dialogue about 20th century history.

The introductory speeches hold by Keith Lowe and Andrzej Paczkowski concerned the different approaches to remembrance in Western and Eastern Europe. Dan Diner and György Dalos presented the dominant narratives in Europe regarding 1914, 1939, and 1989. Gesine Schwan followed on last year’s discussion and attempted to answer the question of how to understand the term European Remembrance.

The Symposium was also an open panel for international discussions and a platform to present national narratives. Director of CHDR attend on Symposium and had presentation of CHDR’s publications.