European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Collective Memory, National Identity and Commemorations

6-7 June 2014

Utrecht, Netherlands | University Hall Utrecht


Collective memory is important for the creation of national bonds and a national identity. But which events are remembered and commemorated and why? And to what extent does participation in national commemorations indeed increase cohesion in societies? These, and other questions, will be explored during this two-day symposium. Experts from the Netherlands and abroad from multiple disciplines (history, humanities, social psychology and sociology) will reflect on these themes and present their work on this topic.


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