The international blended learning MA seminar is part of the project «Fostering of international cooperation in education and research in the field of memory cultures and history teaching» of the University of Teacher Education Lucerne financed by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI. The project which startet in 2019 aims at integrating concepts and approaches of memory studies and public history by centering on the analysis of the construction, usage and transformation of practices and narratives of memory in Europe and with regard to Europe by different agents in the public sphere, such as museums, monuments, literature and film, architecture, media and political agents. Imagined spaces, transnational entanglements, borders and the construction of ‘external others’, of racism, discrimination and violence and war are especially focused. 

The project partners are:

  • Prof. Dr. Franziska Metzger, University of Teacher Education Lucerne, Leading House
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Gundermann, University of Cologne
  • Dr. Irmgard Zündorf, Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Armin Owzar, University Sorbonne Nouvelle/Paris III
  • Prof. Dr. Marit Monteiro, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Prof. Dr. László Munteán, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Bojarska, SWPS University in Warsaw

So far, the focus of the seminar were:

  • Europe. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory (2019)
  • Europe and Its Colonial Past. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory (2020 and 2021)
  • War in Europea Memory (2022)