Europe today has come to symbolize the possibility of peace and cooperation among peoples, but the collective memory of the continent that will be the focus of the 2015-2016 “Year of Europe” program remains haunted by the memory of its violent past. Has Europe truly exorcised the specter of violence? Is violence a necessary product of the self-assertion dictated by modern European forms of subjectivity? Our symposium on “Europe Today and the Memory of Violence” brings together speakers from a wide range of disciplines to consider these questions.
The symposium takes place over three days in the W. T. Young Library Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.
|Wednesday, February 17th|
Jay M. Winter, Yale University
|Thursday, February 18th|
Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky