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26 May 2016: Maastricht Monnet Lecture by Taja Vovk van Gaal

Do Europeans not only have a common future but also a common past? This question has been at the centre of discussions on the ‘House of European History’ (HEH) which is due to open in 2016 in the Eastman building in Brussels. The HEH was set up at the initiative of the European Parliament and will present the history of European integration and Europe more generally, with a focus on the 20th century. Importantly, the museum does not want to provide a summary of different national histories, but wants to convey a trans-national overview of European history, ensuring that the diversity of European history and of its different interpretations is fairly represented.

CERiM is delighted to welcome historian and curator Taja Vovk van Gaal, who is heading the team that prepares the exhibitions and the structure of the future museum, for its final Maastricht Monnet lecture of the academic year entitled: ‘Musealising European history – an utopian challenge?’

The lecture will take place on Thursday 26 May 2016, 18.30-20.00 at the Turnzaal, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Grote Gracht 90-92. Attendance is free and open to all, but registration is requested through this form

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