Creating a public history network to better understand the past

The enduring legacies of public history are integral to who we are. The aim of the EU-funded EUROPAST project is to promote research standards in public history at Vilnius University (VU) and enhance staff expertise. Working in collaboration with other renowned European academic institutions, the project will employ best practices to research public history, develop future models, conduct training courses and seminars, and establish a robust network of public history researchers and stakeholders. This will create an interdisciplinary network that will cement VU’s reputation, facilitate future research projects, empower new approaches to public history and extend beyond academia.

Training research managers and empowering researchers throughout the project and beyond
Training research managers and empowering researchers throughout the project and beyond

Training research managers and empowering researchers throughout the project and beyond

Support network

Connecting EUROPAST research managers and data and communication specialists for mutual learning and continuous knowledge exchange, as put into practice through online Coffee Talks.

Capacity building

The EUROPAST community is invited to participate in Researchers and Managers Labs, with the aim of promoting research standards, strengthening the quality of research management and benefiting from synergies across these fields.

Information exchange

The Research Managers Network serves as a platform to facilitate collaboration among researchers in the consortium through the dissemination of calls from partner institutions.

All colleagues from the EUROPAST institutions are invited to join the network – find out more here.

Experts and Advisory board

News and Activities

Turning Points of Public History in Europe since 1945

Turning Points of Public History in Europe since 1945

Call for Participation.

Turning points of history and controversial anniversaries can unite or divide society. Teachers, curators, activists and politicians frequently invoke such dates as a way of leveraging the past in order to engage and influence constituencies in the present. The aim of this project is to generate a critical survey of how public history – defined as the mobilization of the past to engage the public, ideally meeting methodological and ethical standards – was practiced across Central and Eastern Europe since 1945, through an assessment of how controversial anniversaries have been commemorated.

Early Career Researchers and established scholars in the fields of history, memory and cultural studies, communications, international relations, and related fields – especially but not only from Central and Eastern Europe – are invited to submit paper proposals that address the following questions with relation to the commemoration (after 1945) of a turning point (anytime) in history.

Contacts

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Address: Vokiečių g. 10, LT-01130, Vilnius

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