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Son of Saul

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: online film screening and discussion

27 Jan 2022 (19:00 - 21:30)
Adults
Young adults

On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the House of European History invites you to a screening of the film "Son of Saul".

Set in the Auschwitz extermination camp, the film focuses on a man’s desperate quest to bury the body of a young boy he recognizes as his son. The spectator...

Actors in historical suits holding skull

Fake Fridays: history, myths and facts

21 Jan 2022 (12:00 - 13:00)
Adults
Young adults

Join us at the House of European History, on the third Friday of every month, as we transform our temporary exhibition space into a meeting place.

Fake news: an old, new story - Online conference by Carlo Ginzburg

Carlo Ginzburg - Fake news? An old, new story

12 Jan 2022 (18:00 - 19:00)
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Young adults

In this lecture, Carlo Ginzburg will attempt to analyse the phenomenon of “Fake News” with a certain chronological and conceptual distance. He will do so on the basis of the essay by Robert Merton, who popularised the notion of a self-fulfilling prophecy . This essay, published in 1948, well before the advent of the internet, has not been prominently cited in the debate on fake news. Yet it allows us to understand the phenomenon from an angle that is both enlightening and unexpected.

Envisioning Europe

Envisioning Europe: Global Politics versus Great Power Rivalry

21 Dec 2021 (18:00 - 19:00)
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Young adults

The European Union potentially represents a new type of global power. Classic nation states sharply distinguished between internal power, based on law and politics, and external power, deriving from wealth and military force.

Actors in historical suits holding skull

Fake Fridays: history, myths and facts

17 Dec 2021 (12:00 - 13:00)
Adults
Young adults

Join us at the House of European History, on the third Friday of every month, as we transform our temporary exhibition space into a meeting place.

The Flamboyant Fake: Sophie Pitman

The Flamboyant Fake: Sophie Pitman - Fake Fashion

16 Dec 2021 (17:00 - 18:00)
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Young adults

The Renaissance is often characterised as an era of sumptuous luxury, with rich velvets, shining pearls, and gold ornaments. Fashion was extreme - yards of lace-trimmed ruffs, exaggerated padded shoulders, and elaborately underpropped skirts. But what did those who were not elite enough to afford such luxuries do to achieve fashionable styles?

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