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Tuesday, May 17 • 15:00 - 15:45
Historicizing Popular Uses of the Past FULL

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“Heritage” is a version of the past that belongs to us.  But a changing “us” also changes the nature of popular representations and uses of the past.  As contemporary cities in Europe and North America undergo radical demographic change, how do urbanites’ memories of wars negotiate the boundary between nationalism and cosmopolitanism and what are the implications for history education?

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Robbert-Jan Adriaansen

Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dr. Robbert-Jan Adriaansen is a historian specialized in (German) historical culture. His recent book is The Rhythm of Eternity. The German Youth Movement and the Experience of the Past, 1900-1933 (Berghahn Books, 2015). Adriaansen teaches historical theory, historical culture and... Read More →

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Peter Seixas

Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of British Columbia
Peter Seixas (PhD, History, UCLA) is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia, where he is also the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness. His most recent edited collection (with Kadriye Ercikan... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 15:00 - 15:45
2. Van Cappelen Zaal