International Colloquium of the "Cluster Geschichte"
"Historical Memory in Europe and Russia"
Cultivating historical memory through interpretations of a shared, if frequently conflict laden past may give us a sense of what we have in common and what separates us. The Colloquium in Ekaterinburg in the Urals, a city perched on the border between Europe and Asia, will deal with key themes of European–Russian history in the 20th century and offer an opportunity to visit several local commemorative places in the spirit of Pierre Nora’s lieux de mémoire. Various aspects of the cultural, ideological and political borders separating Western and Eastern Europe will be taking centre stage. These comparisons, however, will be aimed at foregrounding the complexity of the web uniting Western und Eastern Europe rather than divisive aspects.
Place: Federal University of the Ural, Ekaterinburg
Time: September 5-6, 2016