The Project

The Project

ECHOES addresses a pressing dilemma at the heart of contemporary Europe: the fact that while the history of empires and colonialism undoubtedly constitutes a shared European past, this past remains strangely silent in official narratives about Europe’s ‘heritage’. We argue that the EU urgently needs not just to acknowledge this phenomenon but to reflexively and progressively include it at the heart of its identity.

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  • ECHOES, Black Lives Matter and European Colonial Heritage Statement

    ECHOES, Black Lives Matter and European Colonial Heritage Statement

    In recent weeks, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020 has triggered worldwide anti-racism protests, along…

  • Call for Papers (Ph.D Course)

    Call for Papers (Ph.D Course)

    Heritage activism, memory politicsand the decolonial turn: haunted and haunting bodies ,spaces and histories   Aarhus University, January 14-16, 2021…

  • Call for Papers

    Call for Papers

    Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections: Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe   International conference for heritage scholars and practitioners…


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