6-8 June 2017, Brussels
The 20th century in Europe could rightly be called a ‘century of violence’ due to the exponential increase in the number of those who were killed, imprisoned, tortured or displaced in Europe during that century. Apart from numerous wars, including two world wars, which have caused millions of deaths, modern states became involved in violence towards their own citizens. The increase of state violence weakened democracy, undermined human rights and eventually led to the creation of totalitarian regimes. Therefore it seems vital to focus primarily on the various phenomena of violence and their consequences on the history of the 20th century as well as on how they are remembered.
The deadline for registering to Symposium is extended until 15 May 2017.