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Telling Europe’s history

20 Nov 2017 (18:00 - 20:00)
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Adults, Young adults, Schools
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Panel debate – House of European History – Monday 20th November – 6 PM

Dialogue between the House of European History Team and the authors of the book Europa. Notre histoire (Les Arènes, September 2017).


  • Etienne François, Thomas Serrier and Valérie Rosoux, co-authors of Europa. Notre histoire.
  • Włodzimierz Borodziej, Taja Vovk van Gaal and Andrea Mork from the House of European History academic committee and project team.
  • Moderator: Pieter Lagrou, historian

Languages: French, English

Why - and above all how - can we talk about the history of Europe, particularly when it is experiencing such difficult times? In May 2017, the House of European History opened its doors. In September, the ambitious volume Europa. Notre histoire, was  published. These two projects, which are undoubtedly different in form, do in fact take a similar approach to several themes. They suggest that multiple perspectives are useful when telling a transnational history of the continent. The concept of memory is a common theme that threads its way as much through the floors of the House of European History permanent exhibition as it does through the chapters of Europa. Notre histoire.

The architects of these two projects will meet on Monday 20 November 2017 to debate openly what shaped their journey: methods and practices, obstacles and accomplishments, doubts and discoveries. It will be an informal discussion about the captivating narration of the European past.

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