European Memory Politics

Topic: European Memory Politics: Populism, Nationalism, and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture

Duration: since 2019

Project coordinator: prof. dr hab. Oliver Schmidtke

Coordinator of Polish team: prof. dr hab. Beata Halicka

Project partners: Center for Global Studies at the University of Victoria (Canada), Institute for Political Studies at the University of Strasbourg (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary)

Project funded by: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union


The Jean Monnet Network EuMePo establishes a transnational team of scholars studying the politics of memory, its use in the mobilizing efforts of populist- nationalist parties across the continent and the tension to an emerging transnational memory culture in the EU. Considering the contested interpretation of the past and its constitutive role for contemporary political life in the EU, the Network’s key objectives are the following: produce innovative and impactful scholarly research; support first-hand learning experiences for under- graduate, doctoral students and early-stage career scholars in Canada and Europe; engage in high-impact public outreach working with non-academic partners (media, museums, high schools, teachers’ associations, online platforms), and produce a series of knowledge tools in the broader field of memory politics that will have a lasting informative and educational effect in the wider public.

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