Historical memories, uncomfortable memories

Seminar of the study group of institutions and political cultures
  • The EUROM is one of the partners of the permanent seminar of the Studies’ Group on Institutions and Political Cultures, led by the  Institute of History Jaume Vicens i Vives of the University Pompeu Fabra;
  • The seminar is organized in seven annual sessions aimed to discuss the different aspects of the uncomfortable memories;
  • The attendance is free and the sessions will be broadcast via streaming.


November 20, 2018
6,30 pm – 8,30 pm
Write the war.
Plàcid Garcia-Planes (Director of the Democratic Memorial of Catalonia)

January 24, 2019
4 pm – 6 pm
Auditori Mercè Rodoreda
Memories linked to slave-trading and slavery.
Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University, Washington DC – video conferencing) and Karo Moret Miranda (University Pompeu Fabra)

February 22, 2019
4 pm – 6 pm
Auditori Mercè Rodoreda
Reflections on the Memory of European Unity.
Martí Grau Segú (Head of the Jean Monnet Museum House) and Aline Sierp (Maastricht University)

April 04, 2019
4 pm – 6 pm
Auditori Mercè Rodoreda
What if the memory does not match the story? Social comforts, scientific disturbances.
Juan Sisinio Pérez Garzón (University of Castilla La Mancha)

May 16, 2019
4 pm – 6 pm
Sala Calsamiglia
The battle of memory: Christopher Columbus and Prince Eugene of Savoy.
Luciano Gallinari and Marcello Verga (Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea – CNR – ISEM) – video conferencing

May 21, 2019
4 pm – 7 pm
Uncomfortable memories: Racism, migrations and colonization.
Jordi Guixé i Coromines (Director of the European Observatory on Memories – EUROM), Mahdis Azaramandi (DePauw University – video conferencing) and Gustau Nerín Abad (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

June 06, 2019
4 pm – 6 pm
Memories and Identity Practices of Catalanism in Buenos Aires. Journalism and music (1900-1936).
Marcela Lucci (University of Girona – IHE Catholic University of Argentina – GEHA University of Cádiz) and Josefina Iruzun (CONICET doctoral scholar, CESAL – National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires – video conferencing)


November, 2018 - June, 2019


Other partners

  • Nexes entre Ciència, Cultuta, Política, Religió i Societat (NEXUS-UPF)
  • Grup de Recerca en Estats, Nacions i Sobiranies (GRENS-UPF)
  • Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea del CNR (ISEM-CNR)
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