Masterclass: Cultural Heritage and Politics of Memory

In the summer semester of 2017, Sonja Kmec and Oliver Kohns are organising the multilingual masterclass ‘Cultural Heritage and Politics of Memory: Theoretical Concepts and the Case of Portugal’ in conjunction with Prof. Elsa Peralta. The overall objective of this one-week course is to work with students to develop critical thinking with regard to the politics of memory and to compare cultures of remembrance. In addition, various local representations of the past in museums and memorials will be examined and critically reflected upon.

Lecture series 2017 – world literature

TheBachelor en Cultures Européennes, together with the Key Area MIS, is organising an interdisciplinary lecture series on comparative literature. The lectures given by established researchers from Europe and other continents will cover theoretical and analytical perspectives on world literature. This lecture series at the University of Luxembourg is open to the public and begins in February 2017.

Masterclass: Speaking in Tongues

During the 2016 summer semester, Sonja Kmec and Oliver Kohns are organising the master’s course “Speaking in Tongues: Political Concepts in a Historical and Multilingual Perspective”. This will enable students to develop a critical understanding of current concepts of political theory and cultural studies.

Lecture series 2016 – Slavery and Identity

The Bachelor en Cultures Européennes is organising a multidisciplinary lecture series in conjunction with the Key Area. The topic of the series is the relationship between slavery and identity: at different times, from the perspectives of both slaves and slave owners, and in various cultural contexts. This lecture series at the University of Luxembourg begins in February 2016.

Lecture series 2015 – Topics and Positions of Interculturality

In the summer semester of 2015, the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes in collaboration with the Key Area is organising a lecture series on ‘Topics and Positions of Interculturality’. The aim is to present interculturality research as a multi-layered, dynamic ‘discipline’ rich in prospects. The speakers come from various disciplines and are tackling both current and historically oriented issues of interculturality.