Tanja Herrmann

Tanja Herrmann

PhD Student in History (Mainz / Paris)

  • Examples of concrete activities I have organized/am organizing in the field of “dealing with the past”:

    I participated in the International Youth Conference (more than 100 young people from 21 countries over the world) in Sarajevo on the occasion of the centennial of the “Sarajevo Assassination”. Organization of the open-space-conference “1914 – 2014: lessons learned?” I also participated in the International Colloquium: Town Twinning in Europe. Concepts and Praxis of Rapprochement during the 20th Century. I am involved in a project "From the remembrance in Europe to an European memory?"

  • Concrete challenges I am facing in my “dealing with the past”-related work:

    Engaging young people with topics related to the past, because understanding should never be taken for granted as it consists in a never-ending process which every generation must continue to work on. Introducing a foreign perspective on things is difficult, but a first step on the road toward recognition and acceptance of differences.

  • My personal link to/interest for the topic of “dealing with difficult pasts”:
    There is no vision for a common European future without looking to our common history. Memorylab allows me to continue my reflections on Europe, to learn a lot about the Balkan history, to receive and offer some inspiration.