Identity

Identity shows how the past influences us and how it shapes our perception of the present. Take a look at the dividing and uniting power of history.

One People, Two Peoples, Neighbours or Enemies? North Macedonia and Bulgaria

Kristijan from North Macedonia and Liliana from Bulgaria discuss the tense relationship between their countries regarding history and identity.

Irish Language: Deep-Rooted or Force-Fed?

Neasa from Ireland talks about the state of the Irish language and young people’s attitudes to language and culture, and...

Female Changemakers: Maro Makashvili – a Writer Dying as a Nurse

Nato from Georgia reflects on how Maro Makashvili – the first woman awarded with the Georgian Order of National Hero – a...

English first? Observations on Language Choice While Abroad

Hanna from Belarus reflects on why she prefers to use the English language even when Russian might be a simpler choice a...

Between Jewish Traditions and Liberal Democracy: The Israeli Dilemma

Tzivia from Israel shares her perspective on the triangular relationship between society, institutionalized religion and...

Memory Suitcase

A Memory Suitcase is something that every one of us has: a real physical suitcase, an old shoe box or in our minds. It contains objects, images and other items we collect in the course of our life and they become a symbol of our very personal history. What is in your Memory Suitcase?

Populism

Radicalisation, Populism, Nationalism: Are we drifting apart?
People protesting

Polish Populism Plague

The Polish law students Witold Janas and Marek Kaczmarczyk sum up what happened with the Polish judiciary system since 2...

My Life Without A National Identity

Maria from Sweden wonders whether all this hostility in the debates about how the respective nationa...

A Memory You Can Wear

Jonas from Denmark ponderes the question which item carries the most meaning and memories of his own...

Fake or Real? The Media in the Era of ›Post Truth‹

Participants of the Workshop "Fake or Real?" explore media in the era of ›post truth‹ and trained to...

Analysing Populism: Against Radicalisation in Contemporary Europe

Right-wing populism is omnipresent in Europe. What does it have to do with history? And what possibl...

Legacies of 1989

Memories and legacies of regime changes in different parts of Europe.

One Telegram, six Words, Thirty-five Letters

Neasa from Ireland tells us the story of a telegram: A piece of paper that enabled her family to be reunited and without which she wouldn't be alive.

Where Were You When… The Transition of 1989 Took Place in Europe?

Where were you when the transition took place in Europe in 1989? Trixi from Germany spoke to four EUSTORY organisers who...

Our Personal “Wind of Change”

Phillip (Germany), Miguel (Spain), Julia (Switzerland) asked participants of the EUSTORY Summit 2019 about the very pers...

What If… You Woke up 30 Years Ago in a Communist Regime?

What if... you woke up 30 years ago in a communist regime? How would you react?

More Freedom of Choice or a Vacuum of Values?

25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Anna from Moscow finds herself caught in the middle of a heated debate ...