School vs. Memory

School vs. Memory?

Conflict, Identity, Coexistence (Central Europe)
Prague, 10–11 October 2014

Keynote Speakers

Aleida Assmann
Aleida AssmannProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Aleida Assmann’s home institution is the University in Konstanz (Department of English and American Studies). Her scholarly focus is on History of Reading/History of Writing; Images of Humanity - Historical Anthropology; History of German Memory after World War II; Generations in Literature and Society and Cultural Scientific Research on Memory, Memory Theory.

Felicitas Macgilchrist
Felicitas MacgilchristDr. Felicitas Macgilchrist is Research Fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, Germany, where she is Deputy Head of the Textbooks as Media Department. She is project leader of the Memory Practices research group, which explores how cultural memory is enacted and contested in contemporary history education. Further research interests include textbook production, educational governance, ethnography and post-structuralist discourse theory.

Sirkka Ahonen
Sirkka AhonenSirkka Ahonen is Professor Emerita of History and Social Sciences Education at the University of Helsinki, and has also worked as a history teacher in Britain and Bosnia-Herzegovina. She has published books on post-communist history curricula in Central and Eastern Europe, on the formation of historical identity among young adults and on the political pursuit of equal opportunity in education in the Nordic countries. Her latest monograph is Coming to Terms with a Dark Past: How Post-Conflict Societies Deal with History.

Peter Seixas
Peter SeixasDr. Peter Seixas is a Professor at the University of British Columbia (Faculty of Education) and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness. Dr. Seixas’ research explores young people’s historical consciousness, the relationship between disciplinary and extra-disciplinary approaches to thinking about the past, and the education and professional development of history teachers.