"Debating History" Series: 1989 In Perspective

Europe's Postwar Periods - 1989, 1945, 1918

1989 In Perspective 

Discussion on the book “Europe's Postwar Periods, 1989, 1945, 1918 - Writing History Backwards

11 February 2019 at 18.00 in the Auditorium of the House of European History

Language: English and French

The House of European History organises a debate on the occasion of the publication of “Europe's Postwar Periods - 1989, 1945, 1918: Writing History Backwards”.

The authors of the book will discuss with other historians and experts about the changes that followed 1989, a pivotal year in Europe's history, and how they can be integrated in a longer historical perspective. They will do so through tracing Europe’s path back to two other pivotal moments: 1945 and 1918. Join them to discuss how successive Europes have been constructed in the wake of the key conflicts of the period, the Cold War and two World Wars.


Martin Conway, Professor of Contemporary European History, MacLellan-Warburg Fellow and Tutor in History at Balliol College, University of Oxford and co-author of the book

Henry Rousso, Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and co-author of the book

Kiran Klaus Patel - Professor of European and Global History; Jean Monnet Chair; Head of the Department of History - Maastricht University

Andrea Pető, Professor of Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Moderator: Constanze Itzel, Director of the House of European History

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