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About the EUSTORY History Campus

This is a space for young perspectives on current events, identity, history and its relevance for the present.

The EUSTORY History Campus gives voice to personal stories and perspectives on history and identity of young Europeans. It was initiated by Körber-Stiftung and the EUSTORY Network to show the interplay of history, society and current politics in order to achieve a sense of responsibility for a common Europe.

Critical thinking, creative approaches and the curiosity to develop new attitudes towards historical and social topics unite young people from more than 30 countries.

On the public blog young EUSTORY History Campus authors publish articles, opinion pieces and personal stories about topics related to history, society and identity.

During EUSTORY SummitsHistory Camps and online projects organised by Körber-Stiftung and EUSTORY, prize winners from EUSTORY history competitions meet and work together to use history as a laboratory for international understanding.

 

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The Editors receive coaching by journalists, set the agenda for the blog and support authors in the writing and editing process.

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EUSTORY is an informal, international network of non-governmental organisations carrying out historical research competitions for youth in 25 European countries. It creates space for encounters and facilitates dialogue on shared European history and future in regular international youth seminars. Eventually it promotes the significance of history for a common European future through international conferences and workshops. EUSTORY was established in 2001 and since then more than 200,000 young Europeans participated in national EUSTORY history competitions. The EUSTORY prize winner activities and meetengs as well as EUSTORY Alumni projects set the basis for the EUSTORY History Campus. For more information see http://eustory.eu/about-us.html

Colloquial description for participants of EUSTORY activities and members of the network.

Click on <a href=”/register”>Register</a> and create your account by choosing a username and a password. Please, fill in the form as well. Only your name, place of residence, languages spoken and current occupation can be seen by other members of the platform. They are invisible to visitors of the website who are not registered for the internal part of the platform. Other personal details can only seen by administrators of the platform. At the end of the registration process you have to solve the small arithmetic to get the anti-spam code. After you received a confirmation via email, you can login.

All former participants of EUSTORY or Körber Foundation activities. Participants from partner organisations who participate in EUSTORY events can also become a part of our alumni network.

The EUSTORY History Campus is a platform for young Europeans who are interested in history and want to enter into a dialogue about history with their peers. In the public section of the platform we post articles about selected topics related to European history and identity. On this platform we also offer seminars and workshops for young Europeans from our networks and provide a safe space for exchange and discussions in the password-protected area and closed groups on our platform.

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Talking about history often means talking about the present, too. During his keynote at our Digital #EUSTORY Annual Network Meeting, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer from @uni_hamburg pointed out this inseparable correlation by referring to current debates about legacies of the colonial past.

How to deal with statues of historical personalities whose values clash with the moral concepts we have today? How to cope with the traces of colonial crimes?

📣 Especially the global Black Lives Matter movement has brought the far-reaching aftermath of colonialism to the fore: highly topical questions connecting the past with present (structural) racism have to be re-negotiated in a critical debate.

🎥 Watch the whole keynote of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer by following the link in our bio!

#Blacklivesmatter #colonialism #Hamburg #monuments #protest #colonialpast #postcolonialism #EUSTORY #BLM
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Would you have thought that research done by a participant of the German #EUSTORY History Competition could initiate a nationwide debate about re-naming streets?

A German student could achieve exactly that: His research on the biography of Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck initiated the debate about re-naming the street of the same name in his hometown Radolfzell. The re-naming wasn’t realized eventually, but a plaque explaining von Lettow-Vorbeck’s background and his complicity in the deaths of thousands of Herero and Nama was installed on the street sign.

The discussion about street names and their name givers quickly crossed the borders of Radolfzell and achieved various re-namings and the attachment of additional supplementary boards.

We are excited to discuss this topic of how to deal with contested monuments further with the #EUSTORY Network during the next months after this was already a topic during our #EUSTORY Digital Annual Network Meeting a week ago!

Thanks @geschichtswettbewerb for sharing the above-mentioned example with us!

To read more about contested and “updated” monuments all over Europe, check out these articles on the topic on the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus:

👉 Link in bio

Photo: Stadtverwaltung Radolfzell
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