posted by ush on 2008/07/08 13:56

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Participants from CEE countries in the Forum 2008 on 1939-1945 - Decade of Violence can apply for grants (see here):

Travel grants cover costs for both travel and accommodation (in double rooms) and include a daily allowance. The exact amount depends on the actual costs for participation and local regulations. In accordance with the purpose of the foundation, travel grants are primarily given to applicants of  Central and Eastern Europe. Applicants should be between
18 and 35 years of age.

We expect applications to include a project abstracts (in German or English) of at most 1200 words. Abstracts should contain initial thoughts on a project that matches the request for proposals issued by the Geschichtswerkstatt Europa after the International Forum. The aim is a critical and comparative analysis of local, regional, and transnational aspects of the
remembrance of dictatorships that shaped Europe during the 20th century. (For further information: » Projektförderung).

Active participation in the seminars of the Forum can be certified by the University of Leipzig. Applications should include the project proposal, a short curriculum vitae, and a letter outlining the motivation of the applicant and should reached the coordinator of the International Forum by 20 July 2008. Applications will be reviewed by July 27 and applicants will be immediately notified.werkstatt Europa by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” and takes place from October 12th to October 17th 2008 in Leipzig.


Ines Keske, Coordinator
International Forum | Geschichtswerkstatt Europa
Universität Leipzig, Frankreich-Zentrum
Internationales Forum | Geschichtswerkstatt Europa
Thomaskirchhof 20 | D - 04109 Leipzig
Phone    +49 (0)341 973 34 93

The one-week event includes seminars, lectures, panel discussions, and exhibition visits. Scholars, museum experts, monument conservators, and artists from different parts of Europe will debate current processes of remembrance in Europe. This interdisciplinary encounter will confront experiences with the common history in the countries of Europe and will try to determine the current shifts in collective memory.

Convenors of the International Forum are the historians Matthias Middell
and Stefan Troebst from Leipzig.

The aim of the Forum is to highlight the conflicting recollections of the European 20th century and to familiarise participants with recent research results in the area of collective and cultural memory. It is also supposed to stimulate the design of new projects for the Geschichtswerkstatt Europa programme and to embed these into the general debate on European history and memory.

The International Forum 2008 explores to the topic 1938-1949 – Decade of Violence. To date this decade stands for extreme violence in many parts of Europe and, beyond
that, it is the central frame of reference for European identity management, for the politics of history in the nation-states of Europe, and for civic and individual memories in Central and
Eastern Europe as well as in Northern, Western and Southern Europe.

Lectures during the International Forum will mostly be given in German, seminars and panel discussions will be in both German and English. Therefore, participants should be able to at least understand German and communicate actively in English.



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The workshop Balkan Studies - quo vadis? is held on April 25, 2009.

Venue: HS, Inst. Slawistik, AAKH / Campus
The programme is to be found here, the abstracts are available as Balkan Studies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and as pdf.
Ort: HS, IOG, AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien
Zeit: 2. bis 4. April 2009
Veranstalter: IOG, Kk.rev
Funding: Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Köln

Programm, Abstracts (.pdf)
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