The past in the present of Europe
- In the 19th century: cultural institutions representing national communities, proposing a grand narrative of the nation.
- After 1945, Europe’s representation of the past consisted of a set of national histories.
- The social mobilization of 1968 resulted in calls to make space for alternative identities and to revisit history to tell about oppressed groups such as women and coloured people.
- Today, spaces where we write and learn about history have increased and diversified. A participatory approach to history is on the rise.
Cultures and Identities in Europe
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