Current perspectives on memory | Berlin Wall Foundation

Virtual teacher's workshop - Campus UB
  • This 15-hour online cycle certified by the University of Barcelona will deal with the main issues related to historical memory and education from a transnational perspective;
  • It will provide tools for school teachers to update contents and topics related to the transmission of history and memory in the European context, bringing together the voices of experts from different fields of study and geography;
  • The course will also facilitate networking between teachers and experts across Europe, promote the interest in the current memorial debates and encourage potential lines of work in research and teaching in the field of historical memory.


Taking as a starting point the traumatic historical events that took place throughout the 20th century, the course “Current perspectives on memory” will address the main topics present in the European memorial debate, such as the World wars and the Spanish Civil War, the Holocaust, the Cold War, the Balkan Wars. Bringing together the voices of experts from different fields of study and geography, the cycle will facilitate reflection on issues related to the transmission of new historical and memorial narratives, and on how these models of transmission are being projected at the political, educational, or patrimonial level.


The three sessions have been organized online throughout the year and will last 1,5 hours.  In the first part of the session, the participants will attend a live keynote speech while in the second part they will interact with the speakers and establish an open dialogue on the most relevant points.

Prior to each online session, attendees will be provided with materials on the topics to be covered, including compulsory reading that will be recommended by each speaker.

The sessions will take place at the Virtual Campus of the University of Barcelona 


  • Secondary school teachers
  • University teaching and research staff
  • Educational agents in the field of heritage administration
  • Trainers

The course is free of charge and there are 60 places available. The registration form will remain open until April 24. The sessions will be in English and simultaneous interpretation will be available (Spanish-English).


1st Session
April 27th | 4,00 pm-  5,30 pm
Remembering the German-German division. The Berlin Wall Memorial as a place for learning and commemoration.
Katrin Passens, coordinator of the Berlin Wall Memorial Education Service, and Sarah Bornhorst, Curator of Oral History at the Berlin Wall Foundation

2nd session
June | 4,00 pm-  5,30 pm
The Extermination of Children During the Holocaust

3rd session
September | 4,00 pm-  5,30 pm
The Balkan Conflict 30 Years Later

Certification requirements

80% of attendance


David González Vázquez, European Observatory on Memories of the UB Solidarity Foundation




April 27, 2022 - First session
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