As part of the European Institute’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, celebrations through which we memorialise our own institutional history, this event will explore the role of memory and memorialisation in European societies in general – on the role that a specifically European memory plays in shaping and reshaping those societies.
At issue is the cultural politics of European politics, and we will be discussing how and what kind of European histories get remembered or memorialised, what and who gets included (whose statues are erected and whose toppled), and whose story is left out.
Meet our speakers and chair
Paris Chronakis is a Lecturer in Modern Greek History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work explores questions of transition from empire to nation-state bringing together the interrelated histories of Jewish, Muslim and Christian urban middle classes from the late Ottoman Empire to the Holocaust.
Meena Dhanda (@DhandaMeena) is Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Politics & leads a research group Language, Power and Society. Her research focus is on understanding injustices, prejudices & misrepresentations suffered by powerless groups, which she pursues through transdisciplinary studies, specifically connecting caste, class, gender and race. Meena is interested in social & political philosophy, ethics, cultural politics, identity, feminist philosophy, theorists of anti-racism & anti-casteism.
James Mark (@JamesAlexMark) is a Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He has recently been part of projects aimed at rethinking Eastern European history in the context of global Empires and their ends, including Principal Investigator on a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award (2014–2019) and author of The Unfinished Revolution: Making Sense of the Communist Past in Central-Eastern Europe.
Simon Glendinning (@lonanglo) is Head of the European Institute and Professor in European Philosophy at LSE. Simon has a BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy from Oxford University. His current research interests include the question of European identity. He is the author of Europe: A Philosophical History – Beyond Modernity.
More about this event
This event is part of the LSE European Institute Series, Beyond Eurocentrism. This event series aims to explore how the shape and shaping of Europe – its political-economy, its political policy making, or its political culture – needs to be rethought in a time of the exhaustion of Eurocentrism.
The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe.
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