Entanglement between geopolitics and historical memory has long been an object of study in the wider discipline of international relations. While geopolitics produces historical memory, it is also a function of it. Nowhere has this been clearer than in the modern German-Polish relations, where the period of the Second World War takes centre stage in the politics of memory. Some aspects of it, such as the Holocaust, or the Warsaw rising, have been avenues for cooperation between the two countries, while others, such as Polish reparations claims against Germany over the war and occupation, have recently become an object friction. This event aims to bring together the leading scholars for an up-to-date discussion of this important avenue of German-Polish relations.

 

Speakers: 

Prof. Paweł Machcewicz, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Dr. Florian Peters, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Prof. Claudia Weber, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Prof. Karolina Wigura, Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw

Chair: 

Prof. Stanley Bill, University of Cambridge

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