Funding success for Aline Sierp

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CERiM has granted financial support for the organisation of the symposium “Critical Theories of History and Memory” organized by Aline Sierp (Maastricht University) in partnership with Peter Verovsek (University of Sheffield) and Javier Burdman (University of Strasbourg).

The Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) has approved the proposal presented by Dr. Aline Sierp and will offer financial support through its Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the organisation of the international symposium “Critical Theories of History and Memory” that will take place on May 19-20, 2022.

Having as a keynote speaker Dr. Markus Prutsch (Senior Researcher and Administrator at the European Parliament), the symposium addresses the problem of how to produce a European history and a collective memory of past events whose meaning is contested and often subject to political disputes.

The event will be advertised to a broad audience of scholars and students across countries and fields, so as raise awareness of the issue across the humanities and social sciences. It will also serve as a platform to create an international network of scholars working on history and memory, which can produce knowledge that has an impact on educational and cultural policies across Europe and beyond.

More details about the symposium will be announced soon at CERiM’s social networks.