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1919: A special blue carrier pigeon of peace

How to lose one third of your empire in 140 characters? Today we can hardly imagine the political sphere without daily tweets and constant online communication. Imagine how political life and our world would have looked if social media existed 100 years ago! What insights could we gain, which are different from the usual official statements? We are inviting you to a social experiment: During the EUSTORY Summit 2018 young people from Europe and beyond took the roles of the statesmen of the Paris Peace Conference 1919 to negotiate the Treaties of Trianon and Versailles. Let’s have a look behind the scenes of these negotiations which ended World War I and follow a special Twitter-thread.

What if … you were drafted to defend your country tomorrow?

Over one hundred years ago, many of our ancestors couldn´t wait to fight for their country. Some even volunteered to go to the front. With the memory of two world wars and countless military conflicts, the attitude towards defending your country as a soldier might have changed. We asked participants of the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit how they would react if they were drafted to defend their country now.

Editors’ Diary. Some days in the life of a History Campus-Editor

Every December, the History Campus is calling for new members of its Editors Group. You want to know what the work of a History Campus-Editor looks like? Gregor, Editor since 2015, gives some insights into a typical month of an Editor. In case of any questions do not hesitate to comment below!

Catalonia: Outbreak of illegal nationalism or oppression of a democratic movement?

People being beaten up by the police just for trying to vote, a government which declares a referendum binding even though parts of the electorate where not able to vote and a large number of ballots where confiscated, and finally nearly the whole democratic elected government either in prison or in exile – the events around the Catalan independence referendum where unexpected and incomparable to any political development the old EU member states experienced since the end of the dictatorships in the South. Camilla Crovella from Italy tries to find explanations for these developments and looks also for future solutions by asking students both from Catalonia and Spain about their views and opinions. Joaquim Candel (22), Economics student from Barcelona and active member of the Catalan Moveme...[Read More]

Food and Faith: Practising religion during the Summit

Going to the synagogue three times a day, praying with a branch of a palm tree and eating kosher food. Orthodox Judaism demands many rules to be obeyed. Shahar from Israel, an orthodox Jew himself, explains how he managed to keep his lifestyle while attending the EUSTORY Summit:    

What was most inspiring at the Summit so far?

Jonas, Denmark Sara, Slovenia Ronja, Germany Florian, Germany Bohdana, Yuliia & Krystyna, Ukraine Andreas, Belgium  

Why is history important to you?

Driven by their passion for history more than 100 young Europeans made their way to Berlin, against all odds: storm Xavier devastated northern parts of Germany cutting of train connections to the German capital. Five participants told us why history is important to them.  Anete Kalnina, Latvia   Elvira Kinzhaeva, Russia   Andreas Theys, Belgium   Sarah Scott, Ireland   Pauline Husemann, Germany                  

@work in Tbilisi: Discovering differences and similarities

What are the best ways to deal with identity and nationalism in Europe? During the History Camp in Georgia, 25 participants from 16 different countries gathered in Tbilisi to exchange their ideas on nationalism and European identities. Furthermore they presented their findings on personal and regional history.

@work in Gdansk, day 8: Time to say goodbye

History Campers’ backpacking or rather suitcase-dragging tour from Budapest, through Prague and up (literally) to Gdansk came to an end. Read what they did on their last day, how they re-energized and how they finished the History Camp.

Travelling Europe – and time: There and back again

All good things have to come to an end, and so does Anna’s trip. Only Seville is between her and her journey back: “I’ll arrive in Barcelona in the middle of the night. My plane to Helsinki leaves in the morning. These weeks have been a great experience but I do look forward to getting home tomorrow.”

@work: Arrival in Olsztyn

Tomorrow the Second Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue will start in Olsztyn, Poland and today is the day, when 50 participants from all over Europe arrive. Some of them already started their journey a day earlier and we asked them what they expect from the History Camp. See what Eden and Ella from Israel, Jordi from Spain and Erika from Lithuania have to say and follow our @work blog, where we cover life and work during the History Camp on a daily basis. Insights into day 0 of the Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue, a project initiated and financed by the Koerber Foundation and the Council of the Baltic Sea States, with additional funding from EUSBSR.

EUSTORY summer academy in Berlin has started!

Welcome to our blog of EUSTORY 2010 in Berlin. We will keep you updated on our workshops and share our experiences with you. EUSTORY Acadamies are international gatherings for young people who participated in EUSTORY history competitions and won an award for their work. Organized by Körber Foundation and in cooperation with wannseeFORUM, there is a summer academy every year. This time, 28 award winners from 15 countries came to Berlin to work on the topic „Damaged Souls – Youth and Repression in Socialistic Systems“. There will be different workshops and interviews with eye witnesses of totalitarian systems – but follow us and our activities on this blog and you will see! Today it was the day of arrival at wannseeFORUM which hosts the academy. All day long, students arrived after a l...[Read More]