From yesterday to today - How is history told?

 

The culture of remembrance of fascist regimes in Europe

March – May 2022


4 Workshops in 4 different countries:


  • 16 -17 March: Potsdam (Germany)             
  • 23-26 April: Lisboa (Portugal)                      
  • 07-10 May: Zagreb (Croatia)                        
  • 10-13 May: Hódmezővásárhely (Hungary)



                                                                              Join us to...


...deconstruct historic pictures and storytelling through exchange and discussion,


...visit historic memorials, libraries and museums,


...meet and question contemporary witnesses,


...analyse current political tendencies and today's "storytelling" within politics and society,


 ...and build bridges to a European sense of remembrance!


 


About the project

The project "From Yesterday to Today - How is History Told? The culture of remembrance of fascist regimes in Europe" aims to approach the "storytelling" of different countries in relation to their fascist history, through mutual exchange and personal encounters.

European citizens from the four host countries will jointly analyse how stories about history are communicated, which images are drawn, which heroes are admired or idealised and which victims are mourned.


In participatory workshops, the specific "storytelling" of the host country is explored and discussed. The aim is to develop a comprehensive picture of the host country's "storytelling". Furthermore, this picture resulting from the "storytelling" will be analysed and deconstructed in joint discussions. The participants of the workshops can understand how history is told, how political and social memory takes place and how the country deals with its history.

In this way, bridges can be built to a common European culture of remembrance. History is an opportunity for citizens to engage with the present, to question today's political tendencies and the current "storytelling" in politics and society.

In order to promote international exchange, each organisation sends at least 4 people to the host country to participate in a two- to three-day workshop. Europeans from four countries meet in each country to examine that country's specific culture of memory. This creates a network of stories and a pan-European view of history. This should lead to a new view of Europe on its history, present and future.


Each workshop is open to 25 participants.

For more information and/or to register, please contact: info@lag-brandenburg.de.



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