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10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past

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Commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War will mark the year 2014 all over Europe. Collective memory  the way societies remember  is not limited to commemorations and anniversaries. The reference to the past has an impact on very different levels of identity: in memorials we notice in passing, such as street names and monuments, but also more explicitly in controversial public debates regarding the interpretation of history at the level of local government or in international contexts.

The seminar will shed light on current developments in memory culture and the politics of memory, especially in the context of the European integration process. The seminar will also deal with the future of memory currently under discussion. Finally, it will address the central question of the social function of memory: why do societies commemorate?

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna; APART Post-Doc Fellowship, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Professor for English Literature and Literary Theory, Department of Literature, University of Konstanz
Senior Researcher, Institute for Culture Studies and Theatre History, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

MMag. Dr. Ljiljana RADONIC

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna; APART Post-Doc Fellowship, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Interpreter for a women's refuge (Verein autonomer Frauenhäuser), Vienna, and the exhibition "Gastarbajteri" - 40 Years of Labour Migration from former Yugoslavia and Turkey to Austria (Initiative Minderheiten/Museum der Stadt Wien/Stadtbibliothek), Vienna Tutor at the Department of State Science, University of Vienna PhD fellowship at the interdisciplinary PhD program "Cultures of Difference. Transformation in Central Europe", University of Vienna
 Since 2004 Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
2003-2004
2004-2007
2006-2009
 Since 2013 Habilitation project "World War II in Post-Communist Memorial Museums", Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Dr. Dr.h.c. Aleida ASSMANN

Professor for English Literature and Literary Theory, Department of Literature, University of Konstanz

Studium der Anglistik und Ägyptologie, Heidelberg Magister Artium, Anglistik und Ägyptologie (mit Auszeichnung)
1966-1972
1972
 Seit 1993 Lehrstuhl für Anglistik und Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Konstanz

Dr. Heidemarie UHL

Senior Researcher, Institute for Culture Studies and Theatre History, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Collaborator, Institute for History, University of Graz Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History, Graz University Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History, Vienna University Senior Researcher IKT Institute for Culture Studies and Theatre History, AAS Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
1987-2000
since 1988
since 2001
since 2001

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social

13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

14.08.-19.08.2014

07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary