Dangerous memories? – Benjamin Stora and Alexis Jenni in conversation

French historian Benjamin Stora will be visiting Luxembourg on 14 June to discuss the difficulties of dealing with France’s colonial past with author Alexis Jenni. This public event will be held at 7 p.m. at Neumünster Abbey, and is being organised by the Institute Pierre Werner in collaboration with the Key Area MIS.

MIS Symposium 2016 – Borderscape as an Interdisciplinary Concept

Following a workshop held in March 2015, the colloquium ‘Borderscape as an Interdisciplinary Concept’ was held on 8 and 9 April 2016 at the University of Luxembourg. It was organised by the Key Area MIS in conjunction with the UniGR-Center for Border Studies. The aim of the colloquium was to examine the potential of the ‘borderscape’ concept for theoretical and programmatic debate, as well as for empirical analysis of border phenomena. A detailed account of the colloquium is available here.

Performance – Eduardo Vernazza’s Dancing Line

On 3 March 2016 at 7 p.m., a dance performance entitled “Eduardo Vernazza’s Dancing Line: Cosmopolitan Smuggler, Catalyst for new Forms” will be given at Banannefabrik in Bonnevoie. This MIS event is a collaboration with the Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (TROIS C-L) organised by Nathalie Roelens, Serge Wolf and Laura Di Ronco.

MIS conference series – Europe was also shaped by religions…

European cultures are shaped by various religions and their influences. The guest speakers at this conference series present key religious and philosophical trends of the past and present and discuss their contribution to an intercultural and multicultural Europe. The conference series is being organised by the MIS Key Area in conjunction with the Institute Pierre Werner.

Conference – Chorographies


The aim of the conference on 6 to 7 November 2015 is to investigate the various conceptualisations of the phenomena of the city, and take account of the key factors generating urban complexity. It will have three focal points: