EUROPEAN HISTORICAL MEMORY: POLICIES, CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES - STUDY

Prutsch, Markus J. (2015) EUROPEAN HISTORICAL MEMORY: POLICIES, CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES - STUDY. Working Paper. European Parliament, Brussels, 52p. ISBN 978-92-823-7003-2. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

This note seeks to provide some reflections on the challenges, current policies and possible future prospects of historical memory in a European context. Based on acknowledging the complex nature of collective memories in general and shared European historical remembrance in particular, including their susceptibility to political instrumentalisation, it is argued that a critical culture of remembering needs to be developed. Such a culture requires increased efforts for nation states to come to terms with the ir own respective pasts in an unbiased way, yet at the same time embracing common European principles and values. In this context, the vital role of education as a tool to create an informed historical consciousness is emphasised, which provides the basis for dealing confidently not only with Europe’s past, but also present and future.

Item Type: Book (Working Paper)
Authors:
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Prutsch, Markus J.pol dep - cohesion@europarl.europa.eu
Corporate Authors: Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, European Parliament
Languages: English
Keywords: Europe; European institutions; cultural heritage; theory of conservation; cultural significance; memory; memorial sites; public awareness; values; presentation; philosophy of conservation; education; cultural policy
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 09. Philosophy of conservation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
Number of Pages: 52
ISBN: 978-92-823-7003-2
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 13:32
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 13:32
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2320

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