Seminar The Napoleonic Wars and World War I as a Subject of Politics of Memory and Historical Memory: Issues of Contemporary Understanding
The Ural Institute for Humanities (UrFU) is going to hold an international scholarly seminar The Napoleonic Wars and World War I as a Subject of Politics of Memory and Historical Memory: Issues of Contemporary Understanding.
The seminar is part of a research project of historians from Ural Federal University and Ural State Pedagogical University named Politics of Memory vs. Historical Memory: The Napoleonic Wars and World War I in anniversaries and supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project 18-18-00053 supervised by professor O. S. Porshneva, Dr. Hab. (History))
The following questions are proposed for discussing at the seminar:
· Aspects behind the formation and evolution of historical memory of the era of the Napoleonic wars and World War I;
· The politics of memory vs. historical memory: mechanisms and forms of conflict and interaction;
·Anniversaries as a phenomenon of politics of memory: institutional and anthropological dimensions.
Leading scholars from the UK, France, Germany, and Armenia studying the Napoleonic wars and World War I within the framework of memory studies will join the seminar. More particularly, several outstanding researchers are expected to participate: Peter Hicks, a historian at the Fondation Napoleon, Michael Broers and Alan Forrest, prominent scholars in the field of the Napoleonic wars, and representatives of the Universities of Oxford and York, as well as various professors of the Universities of Lille and Leipzig. After the seminar, the participants can join the workshops of O. V. Sokolov, PhD (History), associate professor at St Petersburg University and research communicator, and A. M. Kruchinin, a representative of the Bergen Schild (Gornyy Shchit) military history club.
Event organisers invite those interested to participate in the discussion of the reports and the seminar itself, which will take place at Ural Federal University on October 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. (Turgenev Str. 4, Laboratory for the Study of Primary Source).