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Archive of Events

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EU 2014-19: New Faces, Old Problems?

Start: Oct 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

2 October 2014
This panel discussion with three leading experts - academics and practitioners - will discuss the long-term consequences of the 2014 European Parliament elections and of the "Spitzenkandidaten" process in particular.

Hans Christian Andersen. A Storyteller for Our Time?

Start: Oct 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

9 October 2014
Free one-day ymposium organised by UCL Scandinavian Studies and the Danish Embassy in London on Hans Christian Andersen’s life and work in the contexts of his European legacy, the global reach of his fairy tales over two centuries and his enduring relevance for contemporary readers around the world.

Only Doing My Duty. Defining Perpetrators in Relation to State Sanctioned Violence

Start: Oct 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

9-10 October 2014
A workshop hosted by the UCL research group Reverberations of the Second World War in Germany and Europe and the German Historical Institute in London.

The International Day for Reparations Related to "Civilisation"

Start: Oct 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Oct 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

12 October 2014
It is often said that 'The West' civilised 'The Rest' of the world. We deny this. Europe did not civilise the wider world, it colonised it. Indeed, before European competitive colonisation of our planet, peoples of the wider world had civilisations of their own. Yet, because Europe saw the existence of these civilisations as contrary to its colonial agenda, it defamed them as not civilised, it misrepresented them as chattel, and it colonised, and continues to neo-colonise, them.  

Trust: A History

Start: Oct 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Trust: A History
15 October 2014
We often talk of a 'crisis of trust' - justifiably so, as the current crisis in the Western world is serious. However, trust as such is often misunderstood because we are unable to place it in historical context. 

Nationalism and Separatism in Finland and Ireland, c. 1886-1922

Start: Oct 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM

22 October 2014
This seminar, featuring Dr Andrew Newby (Helsinki), takes place under the Rethinking Modern Europe Seminar Series at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) at the University of London. It is also run in cooperation with the European Institute, and is related to a panel discussion on history and nationalism in Spain and Catalonia on the following day.

History and Nationalism. Spain and Catalonia in a comparative context

Start: Oct 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM

History and Nationalism
23 October 2014
As the question of national distinctiveness resurges, this panel discussion with experts on Spanish, Catalan and Latin American history will discuss the uses and abuses of history today.

CREDOC Seminar: Civilisation in Political Thought

Start: Oct 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM

CREDOC Seminar: Civilisation in Political Thought
23 October 2014
The concept of civilisation looms large in current debates about the constitution of Europe, the authority of religious traditions, and national as well as supra-national identity. The seminar run by the Centre for Research on the Dynamics of Civilisation (CREDOC) re-examines the place of the concept in the history of modern political thought.

Lunch Hour Lecture: The powers of the EU: myths and realities

Start: Oct 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

28 October 2014
The growing and ever more intrusive powers of the EU are a constant refrain in political discourse. This lecture will examine what is myth and what is reality, and will discuss the mechanisms contributing to expanding EU powers, and the constraints on such expansion. 
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