19th partner conference about "Migration: German and Canadian Perspectives"

May 2022, TBC. Further information will follow.

 

Biennial Partnership Conference September 20-21, 2018 University of Manitoba, Canada

[Translate to Englisch:]

Treasury, Guardian, Cognitive Process: Memory Studies in Canada and Germany
(University of Manitoba – University of Trier – University of Greifswald)

 

 

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

We live in one of the great ages of memory, a time in which forces have converged to push memory to the forefront of our moral, political, scientific, and aesthetic lives. Some have even referred to the current moment as being characterized by a “memory boom.” The standard view of this boom is that it has come about owing to a variety of factors, including, a decline in confidence in “modernist” narratives of progress over the course of the twentieth century, the rise of consumer culture, which has turned nostalgia into a commodity, and multiculturalism and individualism, which have in related ways fragmented our collective sense of self, forcing nation-states to turn to the real or imagined past to buttress their legitimacy. Memory has been further bolstered by the Holocaust and other such horrors, which have called into question the integrity of our moral imaginations and ushered in what has been called “a culture of trauma and regret.” We find this culture at work in public institutions such as memorials and museums, as well as in the proliferation of media representations of the personal past. It is also evident in such socially and politically transformative agencies and processes as truth commissions and public inquiries.

Partnership Conferences Trier - Manitoba

17. Partnership Conference (May 11 - 14, 2016)

Wor(l)ds of Trauma: Canadian and German Perspectives

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: Guestroom of Trier University

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16. Partnership Conference (September 25 - 26, 2014)

Human Rights, Human Wrongs -
Vulnerability in Comparative Perspective

Participants: Universities of Manitoba and Trier
Venue: Tier Building, Room 307, Ft. Garry Campus, University of Manitoba 

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15. Partnership Conference (June 07 - 09, 2012)

Food, Health, and Fitness: A Comparative View on Social
Practices and Cultural Images in Canada and Germany

Participants: Universities of Trier, Marburg, Greifswald, and Manitoba
Venue: Europäische Akademie des rheinland-pfälzischen Sports, Trier

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 14. Partnership Conference (May 05 - 06, 2011)

Shifting Ice: Security, Environment, Aboriginal
and Identity Issues in the Canadian North

Participants: Universities of Trier, Greifswald, and Manitoba
Venue: Tier Building, University of Manitoba

13. Partnership Conference (May 14 - 15, 2009)

Sites of Geopolitical and Memory Projections: Canada and Germany


Participants: Universities of Trier, Greifswald, and Manitoba
Venue: Municipal Library, Weberbach 25

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12. Partnership Conference (May 12 - 13, 2003)

Quality of Life: Individual Projections and Collective Strategies

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: Guest Room of Trier University

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11. Partnership Conference (September 17 - 18, 2001)

Community Construction: Examining Civil Society on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Manitoba

10. Partnership Conference (May 15 - 16, 2000)

Giving Voice. German and Canadian Perspectives


Particpiants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: Guest Room of Trier University

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9. Partnership Conference (September 21 - 22, 1998)

Gagner la vie / Life and Work - Comparing Societies

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Manitoba

8. Partnership Conference (May 5 - 7, 1997)

The University at the Turn of the Century

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Trier

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7. Partnership Conference (September 25 - 26, 1995)

Re-Writing 1945 in Germany and Canada

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

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6. Partnership Conference (May 09 - 11, 1994)

Postmodernization? A Comparative View of Canada and Germany

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Trier

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5. Partnership Conference (September 29 - October 1, 1992)

Centre and Periphery: Kanadistik

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Manitoba, St. Paul's College

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4. Partnership Conference (May 6 - 9, 1991)

Culture/s & Economies: Canada and Europe

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Trier, Room B 506

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3. Partnership Conference (September 11 - 13, 1990)

Our Futures

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Manitoba

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2. Partnership Conference (May 8 - 11, 1989)

Interdisciplinary Lectures and Author Readings

Participants: Universities of Trier and Manitoba
Venue: University of Trier, Room B 506

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