Historical Legacy. Civic Education. Design

Questions for Experts

1. How is it possible to handle contradictions or ousting memories from modern times targeted at better integration of Russia and further European countries?

2. Which meaning is being corresponded to the notion of civic education in Russia and the rest of Europe? What are the distinctions? How is it possible to develop co-operation for further democratization of processes?

3. How can innovative approaches to visualization and presentation of commemorative places and museums for the history interpretation, attraction of the youth as well as to the civic education be used?

Major Questions

1. Presentation of the list of recommendations based on the questions, which had been discussing within the group, for instance: "How can a closer co-operation within the civic society on the whole European territory be fostered?"

2. Perspectives in the field of scientific researches and co-operation opportunities, for instance: "How can awareness of the website of the Memorial Centre of Political Repressions "Perm 36" be extended?

3. Questions for a further dialogue, for instance: "How far is it necessary to carry out the European Youth Forum "Pilorama Lab" in 2013?"

The concept of the master class may be dowloaded here. Its program may be found here.


Ute Famulla (Germany)

Art historian. PhD student at the University of Kassel (Thesis "Images In Exhibition Designs from the Weimar Period"). Museum educator at Neues Museum Nuremberg and the Art and Cultural Pedagogical Centre of Museum in Nuremberg. Curator of the exhibition "Fritz Kuhr – A Degenerated Artist", an Exhibition by the Federal Ministry of Finance in the context of the event "Music. Time. Events - Between Prohibition, Patience, and Pleasure - From 1933 Until 1945".

Alexander Kalikh (Russia)

Journalist. Since 1988 Chairman of the Perm Regional Branch of the Society "Memorial". Since 2010 Honorary chairman, Director at the Information and Education Centre "History of the NKVD Prison No. 2". Board member of the International Society "Memorial". Member of the Public Chamber of the Perm Region.

Ondřej Matějka (Czech Republic) 

Specialist in history, reflections on historical discourses, and citizenship education. Director of the NGO "Antikomplex" (Prague, Czech Republic). Founder and expert of the Civic Education Centre at the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). Lecturer at the Charles University (Prague).

Andrei Suslov (Russia) 

Prof. Dr. hab. in historical sciences. Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Russia at the Perm State Pedagogical University. Fields of scientific interests: history of political repressions in the USSR, human rights. Member of the Board of the Perm Branch of the Society “Memorial”. Member of the Community Council for Citizenship Education at the Ministry of Education of the Perm Region, Member of Community Council at the State Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Perm Region. Published more than 140 scientific papers and over 20 articles.

Zofia Wóycicka (Poland) 

PhD in historical sciences with focus on the contemporary European history and issues of social memory. Studied at the University of Warsaw, at The Graduate School for Social Research/Polish Academy of Science and at the University of Jena. In 2007-2011, she worked at the Educational Centre of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw). Since 2010 assisting professor at the Historical Department of the University of Warsaw, currently member of the Academic Project Team at the House of European History (Brussels, Belgium). Author of Przerwana żałoba. Polskie spory wokół pamięci nazistowskich obozów koncentracyjnych i zagłady 1944-1950 (Interrupted Mourning. Polish Controversies on the Memory of Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps, 1944-1950), Warsaw 2009. Published articles and contributions for various periodicals and anthologies.