Plurality of Memories in Europe in a Global Perspective

Project type: Charles University Mini-grant 2023

Flagship: Flagship 2

Project leader at CU: PhDr. Jiří Kocián, Ph.D. (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Participating universities: Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University, University of Copenhagen, University of Milan, University of Warsaw

The project focuses on promoting a transnational approach to the multicultural plurality of memories in Europe in general, and memory conflict in Central and Eastern Europe in particular. We explore multiple dimensions of the narratives of the past and present and view them in the context of national and transnational actions both within and beyond Europe. The goal is to promote transnational and inclusive public history and collective memory, which is a crucial component of building a tolerant community of people and nations.

The long-term ambition of the consortium is to create a European pole of excellence in Memory Studies and to institutionalize the discipline of Memory and Public History Studies in the form of Ph.D. and M.A. study programs.