Past events

  • 2 June - 3 June 2016

    Europæeren Herman Bang

    Open conference (in Danish) about Herman Bang – A European Writer, Artist and Journalist around 1900

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  • 7 Apr. - 8 Apr. 2016

    Dansk-tyske krige

    CEMES-Konference: Dansk-tyske krige. Historiske konflikter og nationale identiteter Invitation til en tværfaglig og komparativ undersøgelse af de kulturelle virkninger af ”de dansk-tyske krige” – dvs. både de præ-nationale slesvigske krige og den tyske og danske involvering i Første og Anden Verdenskrig.

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  • 18 Mar. 2016, 14:00-16:00

    Empire of Things

    Frank Trentmann will give a lecture on his latest book Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First, followed by comments by Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel  and Jan Petersen .

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  • 17 Mar. 2016, 13:00-17:00

    The political consumer. Consumer Boycotts in Europe in the 20th Century

    Frank Trentmann (London) Simon Stevens (New York) an Jakob Skovgaard (Copenhagen) will in this workshop discuss topics of political consumerism with students and interested scholars. Arranged by CEMES. 

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  • 17 Mar. 2016, 11:00-12:00

    Poland in the European Union - priorities in the European cooperation.

    Guest Lecture by Henryka Mościcka-Dendys, The Ambassador of Polish Republic in Denmark.

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  • 29 Feb. 2016, 13-15

    Cultural imaginaries of European bureaucracies

    Seminar with Rebecca Adler-Nissen - on David Graeber

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  • 9 Feb. 2016, 14:00-16:30

    Democratizing Europe

    Professor Antoine Vauchez (Université Paris Sorbonne) will lecture on his latest book Democratizing Europe followed by comments by associate professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen (University of Copenhagen) and Poul F. Kjær (Copenhagen Business School).

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  • 9 Dec. - 11 Dec. 2015

    NEEDS - The First Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies

    The NEEDS conference aims to explore the status quo of European disaster research and management.

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  • 27 Nov. 2015, 15:15-16:15

    Moving Borders

    Moving Borders - European border transformations in past and present. Presentation by Marie Sandberg, the Saxo Institute, followed by a plenary discussion. Arranged by CEMES Student Forum and AMIS.

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  • 26 Nov. - 27 Nov. 2015

    Crisis, Democracy, Consumerism

    PhD Course 26-27 November, 2015 in Copenhagen
    In the period from the 1960s to the present, the concepts of crisis, democracy and consumerism have become paramount categories, which assemble various social-political and cultural ideas, identities and practices across Western European societies.

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  • 24 Nov. 2015, 15:15-17:00

    European Identities and Politics in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

    This lecture is part of the EURECO Distinguished Lecture Series, fall 2015. The speaker is Neil Fligstein Professor of socioligy at the University of California

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  • 28 Oct. 2015, 15:15-17:00

    The Making of the Greek Genocide

    The expulsion of Greeks from Turkey in 1922-23, known in Greece as the Asia Minor Catastrophe, is a watershed event in the modern history of the countries involved, and a precedent to the ethnic cleansing that occurred in Eastern Europe a few decades later.

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  • 23 Oct. 2015, 15:00-15:45


    Professor Ib Bondebjerg, MEF, takker af ved en afskedsforelæsning: Medier, historie og erindring: 1864, 1968 og 1989.

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  • 22 Oct. 2015, 10:00-12:30

    Exhibiting Europe in Mueseums

    Wolfram Kaiser will present his co-authored book "Exhibiting Europe in Mueseums" followed by comments by Martí Grau Segú (House of European History, European Parliament) and Marie Riegels Melchior (Ethnology, Saxo Institute). This event is a part of the Author meets Critics seminar series. 

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  • 21 Oct. 2015, 13:00-15:00

    The House of European History: a brief introduction

    In 2016, the House of European History will open its doors in Brussels. Martí Grau i Segú, member of of the House of European History Academic Project Team will at this meeting give a brief introduction. 

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  • 17 Sept. - 19 Sept. 2015

    Neue Sachlichkeit

    Neue Sachlichkeit, political music or vernacular avant-garde?Hanns Eisler and his Comtemporaries. International Conference and public concerts.

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  • 15 Sept. 2015, 9:00

    Høring: Skal multinationale selskaber kunne sagsøge Danmark udenom danske domstole

    Forhandlingerne mellem EU og USA om en transatlantisk handels- og investeringspartnerskabsaftale, den såkaldte TTIP-aftale, er i fuld gang.
    Et bestemt punkt i aftalen har skabt stor debat rundt omkring i Europa.

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  • 3 Sept. - 4 Sept. 2015

    Conference on Europe and International Organisations, 1918 - 1970s

    This conference intends to analyse international organisations as one general historical phenomenon in a broad perspective.

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  • 11 June 2015, 12:00-14:00

    The Twilight of the Intellectuals

    Department of Sociology hosts a new research centre for social theory. CEMES Honorary Professor Richard Wolin will give a talk on intellectuals and social theory.

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  • 22 May 2015, 16:15-17:15

    A curse or a blessing?

    Assessing the impact of enlargement on the European Community/Union
    from 1961 to 2014. Keynote lecture by Dr. Piers Ludlow in connection with the ENLARGEMENT conference.

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  • 18 May - 19 May 2015

    (Hi)Stories of Holocaust Memory

    Today, the event of the Holocaust has become an important factor in formal policy-making and politics This conference and PhD course addresses questions of how literature, art and music as well as historiographical accounts reflect experiences of the Holocaust.

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  • 11 May 2015, 15:00-18:00

    The Copyright Wars

    Peter Baldwin will give a lecture on his latest book "The Copyright Wars" followed by comments by Stina Teilmann-Lock, and Thomas Riis. This event is a part of the Author meets Critics seminar series.

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  • 7 May - 9 May 2015

    The Perception of Apartheid in Western Europe, 1960-1990:
    This workshop explores the poly-valences in the self-understanding of European societies in the second half of the 20th century. Two open keynote lectures.

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  • 3 May - 5 May 2015

    Life Writing After Empire

    In May 2015, The Embers of Empire will organise a workshop on the theme of 'Life Writing After Empire'.

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  • 28 Apr. 2015, 16:00-18:00

    Judaism despite Christianity

    Judaism despite Christianity? The 1916 Correspondence between Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig. Open Lecture by Paul-Mendes Flohr.

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  • 24 Apr. 2015, 10:00-12:00

    "Media, Democracy and Authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe"

    Panel discussion with professors: Balčytienė, Bajomi-Lázár and Štětka, discussing important contemporary issues and trends of media and politics in the CEE region.

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  • 11 Dec. 2014, 15:00-17:30

    Crisis in Ukraine – Perspectives from the Baltics

    The current crisis in Ukraine is still the hot issue. SILBA Copenhagen in cooperation with think-tank Europa is proud to invite you to hear different perspectives on this ongoing crisis with the help of distinguished speakers from the three Baltic States - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. These three countries have a unique history with Russia and thus their insights on situation in Ukraine can enlighten what seems to be well-discussed topic by now.

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  • 11 Dec. 2014, 13:15-17:00

    Historians Across Borders

    Workshop and book launch of Historians Across Borders to which Helle Porsdam is a contributor.

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  • 11 Dec. - 12 Dec. 2014

    European Crises from Weimar until Today

    This conference seeks to to take a closer look at the many variants of the crises phenomenon in the European context from the early 20th century until today.

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  • 10 Dec. - 12 Dec. 2014

    Nineteenth-Century Grand Opera Outside Paris

    This CEMES conference seeks to address questions pertaining to the 'extra-Parisian' histories of grand opera in the Nineteenth Century.

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