May 3 at 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM
"Segmented History, Competing Narratives. Social Memory about the Second World War in Croatia and Serbia"
May 17 at 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM
"Invisible Victims: The Cold War and Representation of the Roma Genocide in Soviet Feature Films, Teleplays and Theater Performances"
May 24 at 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM
"From Exoneration to Inclusion. Recent Developments in Memory Culture of the Second World War and the Holocaust in Latvia"
Commemoration of the events of World War II loom large in multi-ethnic, post-Soviet Latvia. Different communities have often developed different narratives and separate modes of commemoration. These rituals became codified in a set of commemorations that were either ignored by the other communities, or used as an opportunity to protest the other group’s narrative.