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Nations and Europe: parallel memories

The research program will aim to analyse the relationship between national sentiment and the idea of ​​Europe from the late eighteenth century. From the period of European revolutions, which opened the Nineteenth century, to the “Europe of Maastricht”, a both conflicting and complementary dialogue continued between supporters of a national identity and those who advocated a common destiny for the peoples of Europe. The objective of this research is to identify the political forces, economic circles, lines of thought, personalities, cultural backgrounds, that have been the source of these debates and to identify turning points, periods of stabilization, crises, conflicts, all of which have profoundly redefined the “game of mirrors” between nations and Europe. The aim of this work is also to understand how a memory of nations and a memory of Europe developed, how they have become different, how different memories of regions have been created, even within individual European nations, and finally to analyse the evolution of relations between the different memories on the political scene. This program will involve researchers from several European countries: France, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Belgium.
 

Project leader
Francis DEMIER, university professor (contemporary history), University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense, Institute for Social Sciences of Politics (ISP)

Advisory committee
Giampietro BERTI, professor of contemporary history, Università degli studi di Padova
Keir Douglas ELAM, profesor of English literature, University of Bologna
Philippe JOUTARD, professor of history (emeritus), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Elena MUSIANI researcher, University of Bologna
Laszlo NAGY, professor of contemporary history, University of Szeged
Julio PERREZ SERANO, professor of contemporary history, University of Cadix 
Bernd ZELINSKY, professor of German civilization, University of Paris West

Internal cluster partners
Institute for Social Sciences of Politics (ISP)
Library of Contemporary International Documentation (BDIC)
Maison Archeology and Ethnology, René-Ginouvès (MAE), Revue de l’Ethnologie Française

Associated partners
Università degli studi di Bologne (Italy)
Institut Français d’Histoire sociale
Comitato di Bologna per la Storia del Risorgimento Italiano
GEMMA, Master degree in Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe by the European Commission
Centre des études romanes, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (EA369)
Centre de Recherches Pluridisciplinaires multilingues (CRPM, EA4418), University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense
Grupo de Estudios de Historia Actual

Duration: 3 years

 

February 18 2016
Symposium

The international conference Europe : another nation ? will be held on February 18 & 19, 2016, at the university Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. It is organized within the framework of the project Nations and Europe : parallel memories and follows the conference the European nations between history and memory 19th-20th centuries, held in 2015.

The programme is available here or on the project's webpage, section downloads.

February 18 & 19, 2016
Salle des Conférences, building B
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense


February 05 2015
Symposium

The first international symposium of the "Nations and Europe" project, dedicated to "the nation between history and memory", will be held on February 5th and 6th, 2015. It will take place at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in the "salle des Conférences" (Building B - Groud floor).

The programme is available here.

February 5th and 6th, 2015, 9AM-6PM
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Salle des Conférences - Building B (Ground floor)


September 25 2014
Talk

Within the framework of the project "Nations and Europe: parallel memories", professor at the university of Perugia (Italy), will give a talk on "The contribution of Eastern Europe to the birth of the contemporary European identity". It will be held room TR11, at the building T of the university Paris Ouest Nanterre Université, at  5pm.

Thursday, September 25th, 5pm
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Building T - Room TR11


April 07 2014
Conference

Within the framework of the project "Nations and Europe : two memories in parallel", Emmanuel Larroche will give a conference about "Congress of Vienna", room 302, 3rd floor of the building E, at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, à 17h. Emmanuel Larroche is  doctor in contemporary history and member of the ISP. He wrote La guerre selon la Charte, PUR,  2012.

Monday, April 7th, 2014
From 17h
Room E302, Building E
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense