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The Cemetery of France

The Cemetery of France

TransConflict is pleased to present a second CRIC Project (Conflict and Identity) film, entitled ‘The Cemetery of France’, which examines new debates on the heritage of destruction at the Verdun battlefield.

Places that Died for France – Commemoration and Memory on the Verdun Battlefield

Places that Died for France – Commemoration and Memory on the Verdun Battlefield

As the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One approaches, TransConflict is pleased to present a CRIC Project (Conflict and Identity) film, entitled ‘Places that Died for France – Commemoration and Memory on the Verdun Battlefield’.

Did the EU deserve the Nobel peace prize?

Did the EU deserve the Nobel peace prize?

At this critical juncture for Europe, it is important to remember that the EU – despite its very own shortcomings – has strengthened democracy across the old continent and acted as a vital barrier against extremism and nationalism.

Kosovo – Serbia, the EU and Germany

Europe seems to be allowing Germany to lead it into a historic blunder by freezing Serbia out rather than bringing it in.

Greece – Balkan dissonance and the creation myth of “Europe”

Reeling European governments and the Brussels bureaucracy will become even less patient than before in dealing with a region where their serial failures to enforce their myth of civic identity and multi-ethnic integration have undermined the narrative of Europe as a united, just, effective and relevant international actor.

Returning disputed war monuments

Returning disputed war monuments

TransConflict is pleased to present a research paper, entitled ‘Returning disputed war monuments – can heritage be reinterpreted for new political agendas?’, which explores how the much-disputed Isted Lion – which Denmark recently returned to Flensburg, Germany – no longer recalls a famous Danish military victory, but is instead presented as a symbolic expression of trust between the two countries.