The Making and Re-Making of Europe: 1919-2019

European Remembrance Symposium
  • This year’s European Remembrance Symposium is dedicated to the issue of how we deal with, narrate and remember decisive changes in the 20th-century history of Europe, such as the years 1919, 1945, 1989.
  • In an attempt to promote interdisciplinary and cross-national perspectives, the symposium invites professionals from various academic fields such as history, politics, economy, culture, and art to discuss about ‘different European orders’ in the 20th century and their impact on contemporary societies.
  • The three-day meeting will give participants plenty of opportunities to attend discussion panels and networking sessions, and to visit museums and memory sites such as Mémorial de la Shoah, Army Museum or headquarters of the Literary Institute Paris „Kultura” at Maisons-Laffitte.
  • General registration closes on May 22, 2019, but participants willing to apply for travel and/or accommodation reimbursement must register by April 30, 2019.



The discussion will be devoted to the political and cultural consequences of the decisive historical changes that Europe faced in the past century, as epitomized by legal arrangements such as the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, post-Second World War negotiations and agreements of 1945/1946 and transformations after the collapse of Communist regimes in the aftermath of 1989. The conference will reflect on the issues of legitimacy and acceptance, reconciliation and antagonism as well as continuities and disruptions induced by this recurring reshaping of the continent throughout the 20th century.

The Symposium, organized annually by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity together with its partners, aims to facilitate and create new areas of cooperation between researchers, institutions, and organizations concerned with the study of 20th-century European history and historical education. Panelists of this year’s edition include Prof. Jay Winter, Prof. Richard Overy, Prof. Chantal Delsol, and Prof. Andrzej Nowak.

More information, detailed agenda and registration form available at The number of participants is limited. In special cases, the organizer may offer accommodation and partial travel refund to selected participants who make such request in the registration form. Please note that the general registration closes on 22 May. However, participants willing to apply for travel and/or accommodation reimbursement must register earlier, by 30 April.

The European Remembrance Symposium series was launched in Gdańsk in September 2012. Its successive editions were held in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Brussels, and Bucharest. 

Main organizer: European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

Main partner: European Centre for Sociology and Political Science (CESSP), France

Local partners:

  • Mémorial de la Shoah, France
  • Kultura Literary Institute Association, France

Other partners:

  • Institute of Contemporary History (USD), Czech Republic
  • Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE), Germany
  • Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Germany;
  • European Observatory on Memories (EUROM), Spain
  • Fundació Solidaritat Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Polish History Museum (MHP), Poland
  • European Solidarity Centre (ECS), Poland
  • Committee of National Remembrance (NEB), Hungary

The project is co-funded by the European Commission.


May 27-29, 2019


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