Close up
Zoom - Dialogues européens (table ronde)
© DR

“Where is Europe? Narratives and the stakes of memory"

Thursday 30 November - 16.20-17.45: “Where is Europe? Narratives and the stakes of memory". 

Updated on 27/11/2023

2 min

In direct connection with the ambitions of the In the Face of War – European Dialogue project, this round table will aim to raise the question of the circulation and awareness of narratives in Europe. At the dawn of a new wave of expansion of the European Union, the subject appears paramount. Thus, if a European “We” exists, what are its defining traits and what references must we call upon to establish a commons? What Europe are we speaking of? A Europe of values? Of networks? Of protection? The economic power? The narratives overlap or collide on occasion, raising the question of the collective awareness of this variety of narratives and representations constitutive of the European project. It will be a matter here of weighing this question in the context of the war in Ukraine and the significant mobilisation of Eastern European states and populations. 

Moderator: Marija Drėmaitė, Professor, Faculty of History, Vilnius University (Lithuania) 


Christine Cadot
Christine Cadot
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Paris 8 and Director of the CRESPPA research laboratory (Paris 8, Paris Nanterre, CNRS) (France)
Christine Cadot is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Paris 8, and director of the CRESPPA research laboratory (Paris 8, Paris Nanterre, CNRS. Her research and writing focus on commemorative policies, dominant and counter-narratives as well as on the visual and symbolic representations of the European Union (Mémoires politiques européennes, Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2019 ; Pantheonised Europe. Official and ordinary representations of Europe in Paris, "HDR" manuscript, 2022).
Stéphanie Goncalves
Stéphanie Goncalves
Assistant Curator at House of European History (France / Belgium)
Stéphanie Gonçalves is a historian and assistant curator at the House of European History in Brussels, in charge of publications. In 2015, she defended her doctoral thesis at the Université libre de Bruxelles on the cultural diplomacy of ballet during the Cold War. She published the book Danser pendant la guerre froide (1945-1968) in 2018 with Presses Universitaires de Rennes. She is particularly interested in the transnational circulation of dancers.
Violetta Kachakova
Violetta Kachakova
Culture manager, producer, researcher and cultural policy consultant (North Macedonia)
Engaged in contemporary art and cultural production through collaborations with local and global cultural players and stakeholders. As a researcher and consultant, she contributes to the development of national and local policies and strategies in the field of culture. She works to advance the skills and working conditions in the cultural sector and advocates for the rights of independent artists and cultural workers.
Cornel-Florin Moraru
Cornel-Florin Moraru
Philosopher and cultural journalist (Romania)
Cornel-Florin Moraru is a Romanian philosopher, classicist philologist, and cultural journalist who specializes in philosophy of art and aesthetics. He is currently an associate professor at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, where he teaches philosophy of art, aesthetics, history of philosophy, and academic ethics. He is also the director of the “Theory and Research” department at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. He holds a doctoral degree in visual arts from the National University of Arts in Bucharest, where he specialized in neuroaesthetics and information aesthetics, and a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Bucharest, where he specialized in contemporary aesthetics. In addition to his academic pursuits, Cornel-Florin Moraru has also worked as a journalist for various cultural publications and is the producer of the only nationally broadcast philosophy radio show in Romania.
L'institut français, LAB