International Conference

Dealing with the past, reaching the future

Historical memory in changing societies in South Africa and Germany after 1989

Sat, Oct 31, 2009
10 am
Dealing with the past, reaching the future

Day 1 I Day 2 | Day 3

Panel 3: 10 am - 2 pm
Who is asking? Shaping Memory, Impeding Oblivion – The role of civil society
Introduction: Ulrike Poppe, The Protestant Academy Berlin, former civil rights activist

10.25 am - noon + 12.15 pm - 1 pm Discussion
Ilko-Sascha-Kowalczuk (Historian, Project Manager in the Department for Research and Education at the Office of the Federal Commissioner for the records of the Ministry for State Security of the former GDR), Bishop Wolfgang Huber (Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany), Neville Alexander and Ines Geipel (Author, former top athlete in the GDR)
Chair: Luise Tremel, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Contemporary History Projects

Who are the protagonists in the debate about remembrance? What arguments and symbols become powerful – and who can bring these into the debate? How do representatives of civil society influence the process of social transformation?

1 - 1.15 pm
Conference Summary

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