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Een nieuw Europees verhaal voorstellen: Het project "Huis van de Europese geschiedenis"

Martí Grau Segú
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26 mei 2016
16 pagina's

Martí Grau Segú, lid van het academisch projectteam van het Huis van de Europese geschiedenis, benadert in zijn hoofdstuk “de Europese geschiedenis” als een verhaal waarin de eendracht tussen Europese volkeren en samenlevingen een grote rol speelt en dat de idee 'Europa’ betekenis geeft als een door gemeenschappelijke elementen bepaald historisch object en niet als geografische locatie.

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Past and Power: Public Policies on Memory. Debates, from Global to Local

The public authorities have not successfully resolved the management of the traumatic memory of the wars, dictatorships and massacres to which the European project was always intended to be a counterpoint. The conflict of memories and the public discourses about the past are latent on ideological, political and cultural levels. However, if in the past the conflict concerning memories tended to develop inside the borders of countries, it has now leapt into the European arena. This has also led to the confrontation and questioning of the great narratives established in the common memory, especially with countries of the East joining the European Union. Each community, group or nation maintains common memories that do not always fit in or converge with a general overall account.

The origins of the UB Solidarity Foundation’s European Observatory on Memories lie in these debates, and through this book — which includes the contributions of specialists in multiple disciplines and the speeches that were given at the first international symposium, “Memory and Power: A Transnational Perspective” — it hopes to present some of the key challenges that this conflict of memories has in store for us in the present and in the future.