HISTOIRE POUR LA LIBERTÉ – THE “INTERCONNECTED HISTORIOGRAPHIES IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE AND GERMANY” CONFERENCE

HISTOIRE POUR LA LIBERTÉ – THE “INTERCONNECTED HISTORIOGRAPHIES IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE AND GERMANY” CONFERENCE

On Tuesday, October 26th starting at 2pm a conference entitled Interconnected Historiographies in Southeastern Europe and Germany was held at Humboldt University in Berlin and via live-stream. The conference is an integral part of the Histoire pour la Liberté project. 

The Histoire pour la Liberté project started after the successful realization of the project Who started all this? – Historians against revisionism which gathered some of the most prominent historians of the post-Yugoslav region with the intention to actively fight against revisionist tendencies in regional historiographies, and whose main result is the Declaration Defend History.

By marking events in recent European history, such as the reunification of Germany and the democratic transition of Central and Eastern Europe, but also by correlating them to the breakup of the SFRY, this project aims to stimulate debate and reflection on a common culture of remembrance, peace and tolerance, and exchange of experiences and perspectives, in order to further emphasize the dynamic character of European memory.

After successful programs realized within Kilofest in Zagreb, History Fest in Sarajevo and KROKODIL festival in Belgrade, the discussion on the importance of multiperspective historiographies and participatory cultures of remembrance was continued through the Interconnected Historiographies in Southeastern Europe and Germany conference.

The participants of this conference were: Marija Vulesica and Hannes Grandits (Germany), Dubravka Stojanović and Milivoj Bešlin (Serbia), Branimir Janković and Damir Agičić (Croatia), Husnija Kamberović and Dino Šakanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Conversations were moderated by Thomas Schad and Ruža Fotiadis (Germany). 

The recording of the whole event is available at the Humboldt Universitys YouTube channel.

The project Histoire pour la Liberté is funded by the Europe for Citizens program of the European Commission, and is implemented in cooperation with the Association for Modern History (BiH), the Cliofest Association (Croatia) and Humboldt University (Germany).

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