histocon 2021


Period October 21–22

Location online

histoCON 2021 goes virtual! We are planning to run three interactive events on YouTube from 21 to 22 October 2021, looking at new beginnings from a historical and global perspective. This year’s theme is titled “The World After 1945: New Beginnings?” and is set to discuss three pairs of opposites: “Independence/Dependence”“Conflict/Cooperation” and “Transformation/Continuity” in the post-war era.

Independence / Dependence

Many independence movements emerged after 1945. Nevertheless, many old dependencies persisted and new ones developed. What stories do you think of when you hear independence and dependence? What is your current association with those terms?

Cooperation / Conflict

Many want to make the world a better place. What conflicts post-1945 do you remember? Do you know any success stories of how conflicts were prevented by cooperation? In your opinion, how should conflicts be resolved nowadays? Are you maybe even playing an active part in this?

Transformation / Continuity

No beginning without an end, no end without a beginning. What new beginnings after 1945 do you remember? How are they remembered in your country? Are there any continuities that have persisted? What should we keep and what should be changed? We are curious to hear your ideas!

We invite you to join our online event on 21 and 22 October 2021 – and hope to meet you in person in Berlin soon. 

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