The core objective of the interdisciplinary symposium is to raise awareness for the autonomy of Eastern European countries and societies with regard to processes of globalisation. These processes can be social, economic or cultural. The special focus of discussion, empirical material and findings will be on textbooks, as they are highly influential in the self-representation of nations. Papers discuss historical perspectives, e.g. the ‚global age‘ of Ukraine and the Lower Danube Region, as well as the Central and East Europe- an countries’ own perspectives at present time.
The symposium intends to highlight that such self-positioning partly constitutes national/collective identities in Eastern Europe. These identities are in turn, constantly utilised, reproduced, contested and adjusted. In this regard, history, geography, political/ civic education and social studies textbooks as well as school curricula/syllabi will give interesting insight into (national) self-positioning.
Registration by e-mail until 25.10.2017: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: EEGA, Link (30 October 2017)