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Exhibiting postcolonial Europe

2021.05.27Online debate featuring scholars from the ECHOES (European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities) Horizon 2020 Project and the House of European History (HEH).

Photo credit: Konstantin Boerner

Public lecture with writer and poet Max Czollek

2021.05.25With his 2018 book Desintegriert Euch (“De-integrate Yourselves!”, Hanser 2018) and his recent essay Gegenwartsbewältigung (“Coming to terms with the present”, Hanser, 2020) Max Czollek has been a key driver of recent discussions about German memory culture and the need to re-think contemporary Germany as post-migrant society.

Conference 'Decolonising the postcolonial? Disputed heritages'

2021.03.22Organized by ECHOES - UNRIO/CES-UC/Aarhus University, this online conference taking place from 14-16 April 2021, debates sensitive issues around the colonial heritages in postcolonial contexts in Europe or historically colonised areas. Practices and materializations of those legacies will be discussed, as well as heritage processes, value attribution, their uses and appropriations at global and local scales.

When monuments fall: Practices around difficult heritage

2021.02.23Uses of the Past panel discussion on Zoom with Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (PhD), visual artist and scholar, Professor Paul Mullins (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis), Laura Erber (PhD), Guest Researcher at ENGEROM and at the Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Copenhagen, as well as a collaborating professor at the Graduate Program in Performance and Theater Studies at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO, Brazil), and Professor Mikkel Bolt (University of Copenhagen)

Funding opportunities within Uses of the Past

2020.10.08The Faculty research program Uses of the Past encourages members of the program to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation and develop new projects on uses of the past with partners from other national and international institutions.

Online talk on new postdoctoral research project about nationalist memory politics

2020.09.18Presentation of a new postdoctoral research project Gloria Victis: Monuments to Lost Causes from the 19th Century to Today by Nicholas Parkinson on 24 September from 13.00-16.00

Conference on decolonizing museum cultures and collections

2020.08.28On October 22-23, 2020, ECHOES organizes an international conference for heritage scholars and practitioners titled Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections: Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe at the University of Warsaw

Research Project ECHOES Launches Key Interventions Website

2020.08.06Horizon 2020 research project ECHOES launches website to give space to key interventions in the ongoing, global discussions about racism, colonial heritage and memory

New PhD project on Palestinian memory

2020.05.28Asmaa Hassaneen has recently started her PhD research on Palestinian memory among members of the Palestinian community in Aarhus. Her project focuses on the relation between the saga genre and memory studies, and how both affect the construction and transmission of Palestinian memory.

Funding opportunities within Uses of the Past 2020

2020.05.11The Faculty research program Uses of the Past encourages members of the program to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation and develop new projects on uses of the past with partners from other national and international institutions.

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Thu 17 Jun
14:00-16:00 | Zoom
Exhibiting postcolonial Europe
Online debate featuring scholars from the ECHOES (European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities) Horizon 2020 Project and the House of European History (HEH).
Tue 01 Jun
16:30-18:00 | Room: 1482-105 (Nobelauditoriet, Nobelparken) or via Zoom
Public lecture with writer and poet Max Czollek
With his 2018 book Desintegriert Euch (“De-integrate Yourselves!”, Hanser 2018) and his recent essay Gegenwartsbewältigung (“Coming to terms with the present”, Hanser, 2020) Max Czollek has been a key driver of recent discussions about German memory culture and the need to re-thi
Tue 16 Mar
15:00-17:00 | Zoom [registration for this event is closed]
When monuments fall: Practices around difficult heritage
Uses of the Past panel discussion on Zoom with Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (PhD), visual artist and scholar, Professor Paul Mullins (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis), Laura Erber (PhD), Guest Researcher at ENGEROM and at the Centre for Latin American Studies, Un

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Jacco Visser, coordinator
Jan Ifversen, research program director

Directors

Jan Ifversen, research program director
Hans Lauge Hansen, vice research program director
Wulf Kansteiner, chair

Laura McAtackney, member of steering committee
Karen-Margrethe Simonsen
, member of steering committee
Vinnie Nørskov, member of steering committee
Jacco Visser, coordinator

School of Culture and Society

Casper Andersen, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - History of Ideas, subject
Martin Friis Andersen, Study Planner, Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre - Study Planning
Rainer Atzbach, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Katrine Mandrup Bach, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of Anthropology
Eve-Marie Becker, Professor, School of Culture and Society - Biblical Studies, subject
Peter Bugge, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - European Studies
Mads Daugbjerg, Associate professor, head of department, School of Culture and Society - Department of Anthropology
Rosanna Farbøl, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Thomas Brandt Fibiger, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - Arab and Islamic Studies, subject
Christina Fiig, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - European Studies
Lærke Maria Andersen Funder, Research Assistant, School of Communication and Culture - Museologi
Annette Skovsted Hansen, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - Japan Studies, subject
David Charles Harvey, !!Lektor, forskningsprogramleder, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Silke Holmqvist, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of History and Classical Studies
Martin Høybye, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Jan Ifversen, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - European Studies
Anders-Christian Jacobsen, Professor, School of Culture and Society - Systematic Theology, subject
Helle Strandgaard Jensen, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Mette Frisk Jensen, Senior Advisor, PHD, Leader of danmarkshistorien.dk, School of Culture and Society - danmarkshistorien.dk
Claus Møller Jørgensen, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Wulf Kansteiner, Professor with Special Responsibilities, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Astrid Kieffer-Døssing, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of Anthropology
Jette Baagø Klockmann, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of History and Classical Studies
Jens Krasilnikoff, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Troels Myrup Kristensen, Associate professor, research programme director, School of Culture and Society - Classical Archaeology, subject
Christoffer Leiding Kølvraa, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - European Studies
Kasper Bro Larsen, Professor, School of Culture and Society - Biblical Studies, subject
Mette Løvschal, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Rósa Magnúsdóttir, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Laura McAtackney, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Christian Axboe Nielsen, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Bertel Nygaard, Associate professor, research programme director, School of Culture and Society - History, subject
Vinnie Nørskov, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - Antikmuseet
Ton Otto, Professor, School of Culture and Society - Department of Anthropology
Vladimir Douglas Pacheco Cueva, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - International Studies, subject
Luisa Radohs, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Rubina Raja, Professor, School of Culture and Society - Classical Archaeology, subject
Sophie Schmalenberger, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of Global Studies
Nick Shepherd, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Andreas Steen, Professor, School of Culture and Society - China Studies, subject
Anne Ingeborg Frank Sørensen, Senior Advisor, School of Culture and Society - danmarkshistorien.dk
Mette Thunø, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society - China Studies, subject
Jacco Visser, Research Assistant, School of Communication and Culture - English
Lisanne Wilken, Associate professor, PhD programme director, School of Culture and Society - European Studies

School of Communication & Culture

Frits Andersen, Professor, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Mads Anders Baggesgaard, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Inge Lise Mogensen Bech, Postdoc, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Lars Kiel Bertelsen, Director of Studies, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Francesco Caviglia, Associate professor, Danish School of Education - Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies, Aarhus
Leonardo Cecchini, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Italian
Per Dahl, !!Lektor emeritus, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Mark Eaton, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - English
Katja Gorbahn, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - German
Karina Lykke Grand, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Andre Wang Hansen, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Hans Lauge Hansen, Professor with Special Responsibilities, School of Communication and Culture - Spanish
Lone Koefoed Hansen, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Digital Design, Langelandsgade
Lise Skytte Jakobsen, Associate professor, Centre Director, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Jonas Ross Kjærgård, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Britta Timm Knudsen, Professor, School of Communication and Culture - Experience Economy
Annelis Kuhlmann, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Dramaturgy
Lill-Ann Körber, Professor, School of Communication and Culture - Scandinavian Studies
Jakob Ladegaard, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Ane Hejlskov Larsen, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Morten Lervig, Production Manager, School of Communication and Culture - Centre for Advanced Visualisation and Interaction
Ida Karina Brændholt Lundgaard, PhD Student, School of Communication and Culture
Annemarie Majlund Jensen, PhD Student, School of Culture and Society - Department of Global Studies
Diana González Martin, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Spanish
Sara Dybris McQuaid, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - English
Susana Ester Mellerup, Teaching Assistant Professor, School of Communication and Culture - Spanish
Kasper Green Munk, Part-time Lecturer, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Alan O'Leary, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Media Studies
Kamma Overgaard Hansen, Research Assistant, School of Communication and Culture - Aesthetics and Culture
Karen-Margrethe Simonsen, Associate Prof., Director of the PhD Programme for Art, Literatu, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Morten Arnika Skydsgaard, Curator, Science Museums - The Steno Museum
Lisbet Tarp, Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Professor, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature
Anders Terkel Troelsen, !!Lektor emeritus, School of Communication and Culture - Art History
Jacco Visser, Research Assistant, School of Communication and Culture - English

Danish School of Education

Majken Astrup, Member of Administrative Staff, AU Library, Emdrup
Jens Bennedsen, Special Consultant, AU Library, Emdrup
Ning de Coninck-Smith, Professor, Danish School of Education - Educational Sociology, Emdrup
Claus Haas, Associate professor, Danish School of Education - Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies, Emdrup
Lars Emmerik Damgaard Knudsen, Associate professor, Danish School of Education - Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies, Emdrup

School of Business and Social Science

Gertrud Latif Knudsen, Postdoc, School of Communication and Culture - Art History

Holocaust History, Memory, Memoir and Migration.

Uses of the Past hosted a visit by professor emeritus Saul Friedländer on 23 October 2018.Watch our conversation with him on "Holocaust History, Memory, Memoir and Migration":