2019.03.22
Seminer "History for Democracy in the Age of Populism" in Ghent
  • Date
  • 22 March 2019
  • Venue
  • Campus Boekentoren, Faculteitszaal , Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Organizer
  • JSPS Research Project "Interdisciplinary Research on the Function of National Histories and Collective Memories for the Democracy in the Globalized Society"(NHCM)
  • Co-organizer
  • Department of History, Ghent University
  • Speaker
  • ●Nobuya Hashimoto
    ---Opening Remarks and explanation of the idea of "History for Democracy in the age of Populism"
    ●Antoon De Baets
    ---Democracy and Historical Writing
    ●Berber Beverage and Nico Wouters
    ---The Idea of State-Sponsored History
    ●Mirosław Filipowicz
    ---History and Memory Politics in Poland under PiS government
    ●Martí Grau Segú
    ---Public History and EU institutions

2019.02.21
Creating a Homeland in a Foreign Land: From Königsberg to Kaliningrad Creating a Homeland in a Foreign Land: From Königsberg to Kaliningrad (Создавая родину на чужбине: от Кёнигсберга к Калининграду) has just published from Iwanami-Shoten publishing.

We have just published a book “Creating a Homeland in a Foreign Land: From Königsberg to Kaliningrad (Создавая родину на чужбине: от Кёнигсберга к Калининграду)”. It was written by Yury Kostyashov (Professor of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia) and translated by the project’s members (Nobuya Hashimoto and Yoko Tateishi) into Japanese. It was originally published as a Japanese version of the history of Kaliningrad that the author wrote specifically for readers in Japan. The author depicted the history of exceptional dairy life of both Russian immigrants and former German citizens in Kaliningrad, tracing the process in which the former German land of East Prussia and Königsberg had been annexed into Soviet Union and became the Russian enclave surrounded by Poland and Lithuania after the collapse of USSR. Intensive archival works both in Moscow and in Kaliningrad and oral history among the first generation of Soviet immigrants organized by the author made the splendid experiences of both Russian and German peoples visible and constructed the distinguished narratives of intertwining histories and memories.