Politics of History—What Does it Stand For?
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How does politics of memory differ from “historical policy”? Can collective memory be constructed in dissociation from politics? Is there such a things as a grassroots politics of memory, or can it only be pursued by entities like states? What is the role of international contexts in remembering a nation? These reflections will be set against the background of twentieth-century attempts to come to terms with the history of East and Central European countries, particularly after the fall of Communism.
The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Jan Kubik from University College London, author of numerous publications in the field of political science and cultural anthropology. Prof. Kubik specializes in memory politics in post-communist countries.
May 20, 5:30 PM, free admission. Lecture in English with simultaneous interpretation into Polish.
The lecture is a part of „The Contemporary Interpretation of Historical Legacies in East Central Europe” conference (20-21 May 2016) organized by:
- Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan,
- Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, University of Michigan,
- The Robert B. Zajonc Institute for Social Studies,
- POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
The lecture is organized within Global Education Outreach Program.
The lecture was made possible thanks to the support of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.