International inter-disciplinary conference School vs. Memory? Conflict, Identity, Coexistence (Central Europe)

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  • Date: 10 – 11 October 2014
  • Venue: Prague, Faculty of Arts Charles University
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In Central European countries, a tension potentially arises between history education in schools and memory at the level of family, social group or community. Memory as a concept describing a plurality of modes of relating to the past has gained grounds both in the humanities and in social sciences. Memory replaces or complements traditional historical narratives. This conference focuses on memory from a didactic perspective. Our aim is to deal with questions such as What are the difficulties that result from the employment of memory layer into the traditional interpretative frameworks employed at school? How does memory layer arise and what are its sources? What role does the family memory play in the creation of historical consciousness? Where are frictions between family remembering and school history narratives formed and under what conditions do they vanish? And last but not least: What does the impact of this memory in the classrooms look like?