CCEAE-Université de Montréal
le jeudi 2 novembre 2017

Disappearing History—The New Berlin after 1989

Diversité et civilité

Série de conférences

Notre série "diversité et civilité" continue, avec des conférences en format atelier.

Ouvert à tou(te)s.

Our lecture series on "Diversity and Civility" continues with a selection of seminar presentations.

All are welcome.

Le CCEAE, le Centre d’excellence sur l’union européenne, le IRTG “Diversity" et la Chaire de recherche du Canada en études allemandes et européennes, Université de Montréal, ont le plaisir de vous inviter chaleureusement à la conférence suivante :

Conférence de Eszter Gantner, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg

Quand : Le 2 novembre 2017 (jeudi), 14h00 à 16h00

Où : Salle 580-32, 5e étage du Pavillon 3744 Jean-Brlllant, Université de Montréal (métro Côte-des-Neiges)

Resumé :

Berlin is famous for its lack of industry and finance economy, as well as its pre-war quarters and lifestyles. Having to deal with an intense history after 1989 ; a variety of images from the past are brought back, for the contemporary city imagery. The city is also imagined with a variety of new references : art and artists, civil society activities or urban interventions which play an enormous role in the production of metropolitan culture in Berlin. The city is imagined as unique, based on the past ; and also dynamic, new and visionary. My lecture argues that in this process, history is disappearing. What does this process of imagining the ‘New Berlin’ tell about the ways to deal with & replace a city’s history ?

Biographie :

Dr. Eszter Gantner is a post-doc researcher and project coordinator at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, an Institute of the Leibniz Association. She completed her Ph.D. in History, titled “Budapest-Berlin : left-wing Intellectuals in Berlin of Weimar Republic 1919-1933”, at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2010. Currently she is about to complete her second book with the title : “Industrial Palace, Urania and Logos : Knowledge Transfer and Urbanization in Central Europe 1873-1914”. Dr. Gantner has studied Law, History and Political Sciences in Budapest, Jerusalem and Berlin. She was a research scholar at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University in 2015 and 2016.