Year of Europe

Bale Boone Symposium: Violence, Memory and the Sacred: The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust

Jay M. Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, is a specialist on World War I and its impact on the 20th century and one of the pioneers of the field of the history of memory.  Winter is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including  Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History, 1914-1918: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, and Remembering War: The Great War between History and Memory in the 20th Century. He is co-director of the project on Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919,  was co-producer, co-writer and chief historian for the PBS series “The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century,” which won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and a Producers Guild of America Award for best television documentary in 1997.

This talk focuses on a contrast between the continuing presence today of the sacred language of martyrdom in some parts of Europe (and elsewhere), and the fading away or disappearance of the language of martyrdom in other parts of Europe by looking at the two contrasting cases of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust.  While martyrdom is at the heart of how Armenians today remember the catastrophe of 1915, there has emerged since the 1940s a very different linguistic register in Jewish responses to the Holocaust, one by and large free of the language of martyrology.The implications of this distinction are far-reaching.  How we think about catastrophe matters in contemporary Europe. We must commemorate the victims of violence, but we must also seek a way out of the spiral of continuing conflict which the language of martyrdom perpetuates. 

For more information visit http://www.uky.edu/academy/2016BBS. 

Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: 
W. T. Young Library Auditorium
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Year of Europe Film Series: Biutiful (Spain/Mexico)

For more information on the film series "Europe Through the Lens: a Festival of Contemporary European Films" visit http://libguides.uky.edu/eurofilm. 

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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WT Young Auditorium
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Year of Europe Film Series: Soul Kitchen (Germany)

For more information on the film series "Europe Through the Lens: a Festival of Contemporary European Films" visit libguides.uky.edu/eurofilm.

Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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WT Young Auditorium
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Year of Europe Film Series: Once (Ireland/Czech Republic)

For more information on the film series "Europe Through the Lens: a Festival of Contemporary European Films" visit libguides.uky.edu/eurofilm.

Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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WT Young Auditorium
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Opera, Politics, and Parody in Nineteenth Century France

Date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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TBD
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Making a Revolution in Ireland: Some Centenary Thoughts

Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, is author of the recent and widely-acclaimed Vivid Faces: the Irish revolutionary generation 1890-1923, which has just been awarded a President’s Medal from the British Academy for “transforming the understanding of a period or subject of study.”

He will lecture on the history of the Irish Revolution of 1912-1922, focusing on the central event of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the motivations which drove the people behind it. His lecture will also consider the agendas, elisions and implications of commemorating events in history that are at once inspirational and divisive: raising issues such as the changing historical interpretations of revolutionary change, the psychological uses of memory in Irish history, the challenges presented by the current centennial observations of the Irish revolutionary decade of 1912-22, and the possible lessons of Irish history for the larger United Kingdom and European picture.

Seminar: “Literature and History in Modern Ireland,” 11.00AM, 26 October, 245 Patterson Office Tower. Open to all students. (Please RSVP)

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Sponsored by the College of A&S Year of Europe, UK Department of History and UK Department of English

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
WT Young Library Auditorium
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Italian Populism in Comparative Perspective

Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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1545
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Year of Europe Film Series: Pretty Village (England/Bosnia)

Film discussion to follow with the subject of the film, Kemal Pervanic.

For more information on the film series "Europe Through the Lens: a Festival of Contemporary European Films" visit libguides.uky.edu/eurofilm.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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Business and Economic Relationships between the U.S and Germany

Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
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Year of Europe Film Screening: An Unforgettable Summer (Romania)

Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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WT Young Auditorium
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