środa, listopada 30, 2011

Monuments as a medium of remembrance

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity established in Warsaw supports since 2011 researches on genealogies of memory in Central and Eastern Europe.

It's first conference was dedicated to theories and methods. I gave there a paper on "Monuments and memory constructs in L'viv between 1867 and 1939". The programme of the conference you can download here.

niedziela, listopada 27, 2011

Memory places of the regions

Comparisions of regionals researches and finding a broader geographical context can be also very inspiring.

So the conference „Regional memory places: Western Bohemia and Middle Germany - a comparision" (Regionale Erinnerungsorte: Westböhmen und Mitteldeutschland im europäischen Kontext) in November 2011 was for me a great possibility to see the bigger picture.

wtorek, listopada 15, 2011

Fluctuating memory

Collective, individual, cultural or communicative memory are very well known in the science. But what is fluctuating or ambiguous memory?

I came to this conclusion in regard to my analyse of monuments in L'viv between 1867 and 1939. "Ambiguous memory" means that the memory on one person or event is differential for different society groups and even individuals.

wtorek, października 04, 2011

Network of cultural and civic activists - MitOst

The Society MitOst is a living network of cultural and civic activists in Eastern and Central Europe. Every year member meet at different cities in the region. A member can be everyone, who is interested in the culture and civic life in the region.

The meetings have the name "Festival" and have different topics. E.g. the 9th Festival of MitOst took place in České Budějovice from 28.9.2011 till 2.10.2011. The topic of this MitOst - Festival was new forms of engagement. There were many people who are engaged for a balanced life.

środa, sierpnia 17, 2011

German-Russian cooperation

German-Russian cooperation is supported on different ways.

One of the initiative is the Petersburger Dialog. It was initiated by the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Russian president Wladimir Putin 2001 and it works till now. Since 2014 it is more and more criticized because of its political dependence.

The Petersburger Dialog consists of workgroups. Sometimes they invite to their meetings representatives of other nations.