Archive of FSA events
./images/manifestations/2014/03_Centenaire.jpg
Perceptions and interpretations constituting the memory of the First World War vary substantially among European nations.

France and Britain, for example, have seen in recent years a certain revival of the remembrance of the First World War, especially through the creation of sites of memory and the publication of new studies.

In other countries, though, the First World War holds a less important role in the symbolic construction of the nation.

In all cases the collective experience of the war constitutes part of the cultural tradition of each country and contributes to the construction of national memory.




The aim of the Colloquium is to bring together the national historiographical approaches through the juxtaposition and comparative examination of multiple analyses and interpretations of the events of the First World War in the national traditions of European countries. There will be a focus on the analysis of various forms of interpretation and mediation, while some special ways of transmission of memory of the First World War in European societies, as well as the issue of the relations between memory and history in the various national traditions, will also be examined.
 
Organizing and Scientific Committee:
Georges-Henri SOUTOU, UMR IRICE-Paris IV University
Maria COUROUCLI, CNRS/Ecole française d’Athènes
Olivier FORCADE, UMR IRICE-Paris IV University
Elli LEMONIDOU, University of Patras
Nicolas MANITAKIS, University of Athens
 
 
Speakers:
Dusan BATAKOVIĆ, Institute of Balkan History, Belgrade
Frédéric GUELTON, Defence Historical Service, Paris
Kostas KOSTIS, University of Athens
Nicola LABANCA, University of Siena
Elli LEMONIDOU, University of Patras
Nils LÖFFELBEIN, University of Frankfurt
Gueorgui PEEV, New Bulgarian University
William PHILPOTT, King’s College, London
Georges-Henri SOUTOU, UMR IRICE-Paris IV University
Florin TURCANU, University of Bucharest
Jay WINTER, Yale University
 
 
The Colloquium is jointly organized by the University of Patras, the École française d’Athènes and the UMR IRICE-Paris IV University, with the collaboration of the Goethe-Institut Athen.
 
 
 
Program
 
09:00 Arrival of the participants
09:15 Welcome speeches
09:30 Lecture by Prof. Georges-Henri SOUTOU, UMR IRICE-Paris IV University
Existe-t-il une mémoire européenne de la Grande Guerre?
 
Chair: Maria COUROUCLI, CNRS/École française d’Athènes
 
Discussion
 
 
10:30
 
Coffee Break
 
 
 
SESSION A: Chair: Christina KOULOURI, Panteion University
 
11:00 Frédéric GUELTON, Defence Historical Service, Paris
La mémoire de la "Guerre de 14" en France
 
11:30 Florin TURCANU, University of Bucharest
Mémoire et historiographie de la Grande Guerre en Roumanie à l'époque communiste (1948-1989)
 
12:00 Gueorgui PEEV, New Bulgarian University
La mémoire officielle de la Première guerre mondiale en Bulgarie
 
12:30 Elli LEMONIDOU, University of Patras
La Première guerre mondiale des Grecs : une guerre "inconnue" et oubliée
 
  Discussion
 
13:15
 
Keynote lecture by Prof. Jay WINTER, Yale University
The Great War: A Transnational Perspective
Chair: Pantelis KIPRIANOS, Deputy Rector of the University of Patras
 
14:15
 
Lunch Break
 
 
 
SESSION B:
Chair: Despoina PAPADIMITRIOU, Panteion University 
Nicolas MANITAKIS, University of Athens
 
16:00 Dusan BATAKOVIĆ, Institute of Balkan History, Belgrade Serbia's Effort in the Great War. Testimonies, Celebrations, Interpretations
 
16:30 Nils LÖFFELBEIN, University of Frankfurt
War Victimization and the Memory of the First World War in Germany after 1918
 
17:00 William PHILPOTT, King’s College
"Oh, what an ambiguous war!" The contested memory of the First World War in Britain
 
17:30 Nicola LABANCA, University of Siena
Writing Italian military history of the First World War in the last two decades: changing historical research in time of vanishing memory
 
18:00 Discussion
 
18:15 Coffee Break
 
   
18:45 ROUNDTABLE
 
Participants:
Jay WINTER, Yale University
Georges-Henri SOUTOU, Paris IV University
Nicola LABANCA, University of Siena
Dusan BATAKOVIĆ, Institute of Balkan History, Belgrade
 
Chair:
Kostas KOSTIS, University of Athens
   
* For all lectures simultaneous translation to Greek will be provided
 
 
 
 
 

Read online

The library

Newsletter

Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

Lyttos
Lyttos. Angelos Chaniotis (Princeton Institute for Advanced Study) reports on the discovery of a statue of Hadrian, discovered during new excavations at the site of...
....
A collaborative project with the BSA.

Databases