The conference and workshop will take place November 29-December 3, 2015, in Vienna, Austria, and are organized by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education.
For more information about the conference and the call for applications, please visit the conference website.
The conference and workshop seek to locate post-communist cultures of remembrance and investigate their place in the production and the reception of historical narratives of Europe. What is the potential of post-communist cultures of remembrance for resolving current tensions and conflicts, and how can they be condensed into historical images and interpretive models? What is their use for political education and transnational mediation work? Which models, projects, and approaches already exist in these fields, and which new approaches to transnational engagement are desirable?
Along with an evaluation of dominant historical narratives, the conference and workshop will examine country-specific works and concepts as well as current projects devoted to cultures of remembrance in the post-communist region, particularly as they target younger generations. The aim will be to identify issues and realms of historical-political education work on the transnational level, with the goal of feeding them into a pan-European discourse.