“The long shadow of the past” in the short light of present.

Picture: Horst Hoheisel, Die Tore der Deutschen, 1997, lighting display on the Brandenburg Gate.   By Horst Hoheisel, Artist Aleida Assmann, who will be awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade together with her husband Jan Assmann this year (14 October 2018), has chosen one of my works (1) as the title image for …

Can memorials heal the wounds?

All images by Ana Milošević   By Ana Milošević, a researcher at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the LINES Institute (Leuven International and European Studies).   In 2014, the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg won a competition for a memorial to the victims of the Utøya …

European Remembrance Policies

Picture: Plenary hall of European parliament in Strasbourg, April 16, 2013 | Ikars, Shutterstock.com   By Markus J. Prutsch, Fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the University of Heidelberg, leader of the international research project Science, Numbers and Politics   Introduction One of the most powerful tools in welding political identity is …