The third edition of European Remembrance Symposium was concluded with the final lecture given by Pieter Lagrou, a lecturer from Free University of Brussels. He stated that: We live in a situation of memory competition, in which we pay more or less attention to one or other memory. We have to make choices what memory we find more important, which doesn’t mean forgetting the other events.
Nation’s Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti národa, Slovakia) and European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Warsaw) in collaboration with The Institute of National Remembrance (Poland), Study Centre for National Reconciliation (Slovenia), German Association for East European Studies (Germany) and Polish Embassy in Bratislava organized international scientific conference Political exile from Central and Eastern Europe. Motives, strategies, activities and perceptions of East and West, 1945-1989.Two-day conference took place at the Historical building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava in November 19 – 20, 2013. The conference was supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a decision of the German parliament.
The second international European Remembrance symposium take place on 10-12 October in Berlin. Almost 200 representatives from 120 institutions and non-governmental organisations focussing on 20th-century history from 23 European countries discussed the form and nature of the contemporary culture of remembrance and associated historical education. The event was organised by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, and the European Solidarity Centre. Nations Memory Institute is one of the partners of this symphosium.
International and interdisciplinary conference
The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Warsaw) in collaboration with the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE, Oldenburg), the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ, Munich–Berlin), and the Slovak Institute of National Remembrance (UPN, Bratislava).
The publication “10 Years of the Nation’s Memory Institute“ written by Ivan A. Petranský, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nation´s Memory Institute, describes the 10 years of the Institute’s existence. The representative publication provides information about the conditions of Institute’s foundation, its authorities, changes of its organizational structure, scientific projects, conferences, educational activities, audiovisual works and international cooperation. The publication contains a wide range of pictures and photos.
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