07.10.2020 - 09.10.2020 Bettina Brockmeyer (University of Hamburg), Rebekka Habermas (University of Göttingen), Ulrike Lindner (University of Cologne)

The aim of the conference is to bring together research, the arts and civil society – namely from the former colonies and Germany – in order to question the past, present and future of colonial memory. What could a shared history look like? The conference should help to concretize and set in motion co-operative research.

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Rev. by Damien Tricoire, Marin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Pernille Røge’s book explores an important but neglected topic: it studies how the French colonial empire was rethought in the second half of the eighteenth century. Its greatest originality is to link an exploration of ideas on colonies with a history of colonial ventures in, and colonial policy towards the Lesser Antilles and West Africa.

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By Elkhan Nuriyev

The last two decades have seen the emergence of new regional cooperation initiatives, which include the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) [1], the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP)[2] and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).[3] Although they all are at various phases of their implementation, each one of them seems to entail bigger geopolitical visions promoting competing ideas of regionalisms.

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Conference Reports
17.10.2019 - 18.10.2019 Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Piemonte Orientale
By Irene Gaddo, University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy)

What do we make of 1989 thirty years after? How do personal experiences shape memories and relate to more detached and professional investigations? These were some of the key issues Edoardo Tortarolo (University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli) put on the floor of the workshop he organized on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

The first session was started by GUIDO FRANZINETTI (University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli).

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01.10.2021 - 30.09.2024, Freie Universität Berlin