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Tune in to our panel discussions on Cultures and Politics of Remembrance

10th and 11th of September

The social analysis of the past and the collective memories enjoy a growing attention, with an ever-growing number of publications, conferences, and research projects. The Balkan region is unarguably a great research environment for the various cultures of memory, historiographies and modes of dealing with the pasts, considering not only the communist and National-socialist pasts, but also having in mind the imperial legacies, as well as the divergent set of national particularities, historical extensions, policies and developments.

Tune in to our panel discussions on Cultures and Politics of Remembrance 10th and 11th of September
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This year’s forumZFD academic conference is led by forumZFD in North Macedonia, the Institute of National History - Skopje and the Institute for Ethnology and Anthropology in North Macedonia. The conference aims at rethinking the regional politics of memory, the various (ab)uses of history and memory and provides a platform for an interdisciplinary, cross-national discussion.

This year the conference will take a virtual format and will start with two online panel discussion. 

The discussions aim to bring eminent scholars from the region and Europe to discuss the current socio-political developments concerning the politics of memory and the (ab)use of history in our contemporary societies. The debate will also try to answer questions of historical revisionism, the process of reconciliation, dealing with difficult pasts and national histories vs. transnational histories. The two panel discussions have similar thematic focus but defer in their geographical focus. The first panel discussion focuses on the wider European context and beyond South-eastern Europe, while the second one is focused on South-eastern Europe.

Join us for an interesting discussion! 

Panel Discussion 1, Thursday, 10.09.2020, 18h CET
Cultures and politics of remembrance beyond South-eastern Europe: Nationalism, Transnationalism and Cooperation 
 
Speakers:
Moderator: Biljana Volchevska, forumZFD
Eckhardt Fuchs,  Georg-Eckert-Institute, Director
Joanna Wawrzyniak, University of Warsaw, Institute of Sociology  
Keith Brown,  Arizona State University, School of Politics and Global Studies    
Natalie Clayer,  EHESS (Paris), a senior research fellow at the CNRS (Paris) at the CETOBAC department (Centre for Turks, Ottoman, Balkan and Centralistic Studies, CNRS-EHESS-College de France)
Nenad Stefanov, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Department of History  
 
Join Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 10, 2020 06:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2360974566
Meeting ID: 236 097 4566

 
Panel Discussion 2, Friday, 11.09.2020, 18h CET
Cultures and politics of remembrance in South-eastern Europe: Nationalism, Transnationalism and Cooperation 

Join Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 11, 2020 06:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2360974566
Meeting ID: 236 097 4566
 
Speakers
:
Moderator: Naum Trajanovski, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Dubravka Stojanovic, University of Belgrade, History Department
Chavdar Marinov, Member of the French School at Athens, Historian 
Georgios Agelopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of History & Archaeology
Olsi Lelaj, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies, Tirana, Albania
Vjollca Krasniqi, Professor of Sociology, University of Pristina 
Kica Kolbe, philosopher and novelist

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