Universität Wien FIND

240525 SE Reworking the Past: Memory Politics and Individual Retrospections in (South-)Eastern Europe (P3, P4) (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 31.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Monday 31.10. 14:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 25.01. 08:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal A, NIG 4.Stock
Thursday 26.01. 08:00 - 11:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 26.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar explores acts of memory politics and different ‘memory regimes’ supporting national politics as well as individual ways of dealing with the turbulent history that has marked (South)-Eastern Europe and the lives of its people. Rather than treating these two processes separately, the intersections and interlinkages between memory politics and individual memory work are explored in the context of post-socialism and/or war. The transmission and transformation of memories between and across members of different generations who have been exposed to diverse memory politics during their lifetime, is particularly illuminating in this context.

Central themes of the seminar thus are:

Memory politics and (collective) memories in (South-)Eastern Europe
Mnemonic narratives, post-socialism and war
Memory work in times of rapid societal transformations
Historical generations and the transmission of memories

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- regular class attendance
- active participation/discussion in class
- small tasks, including reading notes/mindmaps and discussion of the compulsory literature
- oral presentation
- final seminar paper

For a positive evaluation all of the above-named tasks need to be positive. More details on the seminar and the reading list will be provided in the first seminar session and on Moodle.

Grading scale:

91 - 100 points = 1 (sehr gut)

81 - 90 points = 2 (gut)

71 - 80 points = 3 (befriedigend)

61 - 70 points = 4 (genügend)

0 - 60 points = 5 (nicht genügend)

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be announced in the first session.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40