Conference: Heritage on the margins?

The history of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has been characterized by the violent changing of borders and routes ever since WW1 and WW2. Post-war events continue to shape everyday local realities, state formations, and displacement of communities. (Self)imposed views on centrality and/or marginality of the region come strongly to the fore when considering these developments, producing inherent diversity. Socialism and post-socialism can be understood as a unifying experience in the region, but it is also highly differentiated, when considered alongside historical events and local political developments.

How are all these diverse historical developments affecting heritage related processes in the region?

What kind of perspectives can be gained from CEE heritage-making processes?

The conference aims to further discuss identified common themes of the Central and East European heritage studies; marginality vs. centrality, the impact of WW1 and WW2, the interplay of borders and routes, displacement of people, differentiated legacies of (post)socialism and future CEE heritage prospects. Its intention is to stimulate discussion about how various case studies of heritagization in CEE can contribute to the wider critical heritage studies.

Conference programme and Book of Abstracts

Scientific conference Heritage on the margins? Central and Eastern European Perspectives will take place on November 29-30 in Ljubljana.

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