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The international conference "National Identities in Central Europe in the Light of Changing European Geopolitics 1918–1948" builds on the tradition and results of the conference "My Hero, Your Enemy: Listening to Understand" which took place in Prague in 2011. In a similar way to its predecessor the conference will focus on national histories. Moreover, it will also try to build a bridge and to identify links between historical events and the contemporary identity politics in the Visegrád countries.
When: June 29 - July 1, 2015
Where: Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Factors driving nation building processes after 1918 and their implications
Case studies I: How the experience of the 1918-1948 period influences national ideologies
Case studies II: Persons who became myths
These thematic blocks will be accompanied by the working groups that will cope with folloing issues: