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Lecture on Epistemologies of Memory

As part of the KCL Memory Group’s Conference “Espistemologies of Memory” on 12-13 September 2019 in London Jan Ferdinand gives a talk entitled „Analysis or Legitimation of ‘Collective Memory’? Epistemological questions to the works of Aleida and Jan Assmann“.

As part of the KCL Memory Group’s Conference “Espistemologies of Memory” on 12-13 September 2019 in London Jan Ferdinand gives a talk entitled „Analysis or Legitimation of ‘Collective Memory’? Epistemological questions to the works of Aleida and Jan Assmann“.

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Lecture on the political limits of ‚Collective Memory‘

As part of the Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference on 25-28 June 2019 in Madrid Jan Ferdinand gives a talk entitled „The political Limits of ‚Collective Memory‘: Reflections on Identity, Legitimation and Values comparing the Theories of Aleida Assmann and Juergen Habermas“.

As part of the Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference on 25-28 June 2019 in Madrid Jan Ferdinand gives a talk entitled „The political Limits of ‚Collective Memory‘: Reflections on Identity, Legitimation and Values comparing the Theories of Aleida Assmann and Juergen Habermas“.

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Excursion to memorial sites in Europe

From May 30th to June 2nd, 2019 the Association for Monument Research made an excursion to memorial sites in Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. They included the memorial dedicated to the annihilation of Lidice, which was razed to the ground on June 10, 1942, the Mauthausen concentration camp which was the main site of political, social and racist persecution by the National Socialist regime on Austrian territory from 1938 to 1945, the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.

From May 30th to June 2nd, 2019 the Association for Monument Research made an excursion to memorial sites in Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. They included the memorial dedicated to the annihilation of Lidice, which was razed to the ground on June 10, 1942, the Mauthausen concentration camp which was the main site of political, […]

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Lecture on Aleida Assmanns Reception of Nietzsche

On 13 October 2018 Jan Ferdinand gives a talk entitled  „Vordenker kollektiver identitätsbildender Gedächtniskonstruktionen? Eine kritische Sichtung der Nietzsche-Rezeption von Aleida Assmann” as part of the International Nietzsche-Congress  in Naumburg (Saale).

On 13 October 2018 Jan Ferdinand gives a talk entitled  „Vordenker kollektiver identitätsbildender Gedächtniskonstruktionen? Eine kritische Sichtung der Nietzsche-Rezeption von Aleida Assmann” as part of the International Nietzsche-Congress  in Naumburg (Saale).

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Lecture on Memory and Democracy

On 27 September 2018 Jan Ferdinand gave a talk entitled  „Memory as a proof of Democracy. The Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas in the light of Discourse Theory” as part of the 42nd Annual German Studies Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On 27 September 2018 Jan Ferdinand gave a talk entitled  „Memory as a proof of Democracy. The Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas in the light of Discourse Theory” as part of the 42nd Annual German Studies Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Excursion to memorial sites in Western Europe

In May 2018 the Association for Monument Research made a four-day long excursion to memorial sites in Western Europe. They included the memorial sites in Bergen-Belsen, Esterwegen, Rotterdam and Friedland.

In May 2018 the Association for Monument Research made a four-day long excursion to memorial sites in Western Europe. They included the memorial sites in Bergen-Belsen, Esterwegen, Rotterdam and Friedland.

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Publication

The essay ‘Gedenkpolitik als Imagepolitik. Die Kohl-Regierung und das „Holocaust-Denkmal‘, has appeared in the Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, 64 (2016) 11, an English version can be found here.

The essay ‘Gedenkpolitik als Imagepolitik. Die Kohl-Regierung und das „Holocaust-Denkmal‘, has appeared in the Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, 64 (2016) 11, an English version can be found here.

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Excursion to France

In May 2016 the Association for Monument Research made a five-day excursion to memorial sites in France. As well as various monuments and memorial sites in Paris, we visited the village of Oradour-sur-Glâne whose inhabitants fell victim to a massacre by units of the SS-Division ‘Das Reich’ in June 1944.

In May 2016 the Association for Monument Research made a five-day excursion to memorial sites in France. As well as various monuments and memorial sites in Paris, we visited the village of Oradour-sur-Glâne whose inhabitants fell victim to a massacre by units of the SS-Division ‘Das Reich’ in June 1944.

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Lecture on the meaning of monuments

On 16 June 2015 Volker Wild gave a talk titled ‘What does coming to terms with the past mean today? Notes on the meaning of monuments commemorating National Socialism’. This lecture was given at the invitation of the Bielefeld branch of the Association ‘Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie’ (Against Forgetting – For Democracy) and of the DGB (Trades Union) Working Group ‘Zwangsarbeit in Bielefeld’ (Forced Labour in Bielefeld). It was given in connection with an exhibition about forced labour in Bielefeld with the title ‘Unter Zwang’ (Under Compulsion). more »

On 16 June 2015 Volker Wild gave a talk titled ‘What does coming to terms with the past mean today? Notes on the meaning of monuments commemorating National Socialism’. This lecture was given at the invitation of the Bielefeld branch of the Association ‘Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie’ (Against Forgetting – For Democracy) and of […]

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Visit to Poland

In May 2015 the Association for Monument Research visited the memorial sites of the extermination camps in Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec, and the cities of Warsaw and Krakow.

In May 2015 the Association for Monument Research visited the memorial sites of the extermination camps in Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec, and the cities of Warsaw and Krakow.

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