“Look back, think ahead”. Join the HistoCON 2021 virtual Festival!
The Federal Agency for Civic Education invites you to the International History Festival. The main idea of histoCON 2021 is to involve young people from all over the world in discussing continuity and gaps after the Second World War.
The main idea of histoCON 2021 is to involve young people from all over the world in discussing continuity and gaps after the Second World War.
The participants of the event will consider the following issues: how the years after 1945 affected states and societies, as well as how to form the memory of generations.
HistoCON 2021 will be held online.
Working language: English.
– You will get a lot of expert information from our community and of course a lot of communication! The non-standard end of each day will be the performances of musicians, – the organizers say. – Participants actively form histoCON, share opinions with other people from all over the world on social networks and take online questionnaires.
HistoCON will be hosted by Sumi Somaskanda (DW News) and Vasily Golod (Machiavelli podcast).
All events will be broadcast from Rheinbeckhallen in Berlin, a former European industrial site that itself has undergone major changes.
BPB partners organize parties around the world where interested people can come together to watch the broadcast of histoCON 2021 – from Santiago de Chile to Tokyo.
October 21, 17.00 CEST: “Our world between dependence and independence”
Many former colonies gained independence after the Second World War. At the same time, the outbreak of the cold war created new dependencies for many States. What do independence, dependence and freedom mean today? How does colonialism continue to shape the world we live in? With the participation of Dr. Linda Irulo (German Institute for Global and Regional Studies) and Vincent Bababutilabo (musician and activist).
Live on stage: AVA Khive (hip-hop artist).
October 22, 11.00 CEST: “Our world between transformation and continuity”
The cultures of remembrance of World War II and the Holocaust have changed over the years. They are influenced by different social conditions, generations and perspectives. How can we keep memories alive and contribute to their preservation? What forms and formats should memories take in the future? With Professor Sarah Jones (University of Birmingham) and Eva Hasel (Weiss-Livnat Innovation Center for Education and Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust).
Live on stage: Mulay (singer and songwriter).
October 22, 17.00 CEST: “Our world between conflict and cooperation“
The foundation of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was to ensure peace for the long term. How do conflicts continue to shape our world and how can we achieve lasting peace? How can we actively promote human rights? With the participation of Professor Ursula Schroeder (Institute for Peace and Security Policy Research), Viola Benz (PEACE LINE) and Ehab Badvi (Syrian Youth Assembly).
Live on stage: Taiga Tres (hip-hop artist).
More information about histoCON here.
The events is supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.