Rethinking 20th Century Europe: Continuity vs. discontinuity

  • 27 – 28 November 2023
    10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Žerotínovo náměstí 449/3, 602 00 Brno - South Moravian Region conference hall

The 10th anniversary "Rethinking 20th Century Europe" conference will take place on November 27th – 28th, 2023 at the South Moravian Region conference hall in Brno. This year’s conference will focus on a topic of indeed contemporary relevance.
The idea of continuity and discontinuity is central to historiography from time immemorial. Whether we divide historical epochs or try to delimit important events, we do, at least subconsciously, come back to using certain years or processes as hard and definite milestones. However, reality is often different and even an ostentatious act of drawing the line behind the past cannot always hide the numerous threads still connecting the past and the future. Applying the proverbial concept of longue durée enables us to observe and analyse just how definite these drawn lines are and why are they presented or perceived as such.

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