MCR709 EC Controversial and Conflictual Issues of History
Professor: Dimitrios BACHARAS (adjunct faculty for 2020-21)
This course approaches issues related to the management of traumatic and controversial historical events of Greek and World History of the 20th century, focusing, among else, on topics such as the “Asia Minor Catastrophe” (1922), the Greek Civil War (1946-1949), the trauma of Nazism and the Holocaust in Germany, the trauma of the Civil War in contemporary Spain, the handling of anti-Semitic and communist past in Poland exc. The course sets as its aim to create a multilevel, interdisciplinary methodological and notional frame, which could be applied in both fields of public history and academic historiography. Such a tool would enable the understanding and the interpretation of both the so-called “symbolic wars” (which are increasingly present in the international level) and the norm of the official memory worldwide.