Exhibition: about


The First World War completely changed East-Central Europe. Upon the ruins of four old empires, a dozen or so new countries appeared and almost all borders were redrawn, often in course of continued military conflicts, which lasted even until 1923. After having suffered very high losses, the region started rebuilding and modernising efforts. A New Europe was established.

The outdoor travelling exhibition created by the ENRS focuses on these turbulent years. Over 200 archive and multimedia materials – pictures, maps and films together with individual stories of people who lived back in these times – present a complex yet coherent picture of New Europe established in Central-East part of the continent after the Great War.

 

"The exhibition tackles an important event a century later and makes the case for why it is important for understanding not only Second World War but also East-Central Europe today."

- Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, consultant of the exhibition

"The exhibition tells a story about the creation of a new political order. The contrast between the old and the new is built thanks to the use of two materials - rigid steel contrasts with a light, bright fabric."

- Andrzej Jaworski, Jaz Plus Architekci - designers of the exhibition

"Most projects organised to celebrate the centenary of the Great War focus on the war itself or the history of one particular country. The idea here is to show how the new order in the region of Central and Eastern Europe was created in the first postwar years."

- Arnold Suppan, professor of East European History at the University of Vienna

"The project will allow visitors to find out about past events, their consequences, different sensibilities and memories of Central and Eastern European nations."

- Prof. Jan Rydel, the Polish side coordinator of the ENRS

Curators

 

Foto Dziewanowski-Stefanczyk
Bartosz Dziewanowski-Stefańczyk, PhD – researcher and deputy head of Academic Section at the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity. He studied history at the Warsaw University and at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, as well as international relations at the Warsaw School of Economics. He received his PhD degree (2013) from the History Institute of the Warsaw University. Dziewanowski-Stefańczyk completed internships at the Polish embassies in Washington and Berlin. Later worked for Royal Danish Embassy in Warsaw, for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and for the Center for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin (2012-2015). He was also scientific secretary of the Polish-German Textbook Commission (2012-2016) and worked as a secretary of the Polish-German History Textbook. He specializes in Polish-German relations and memory politics. At the ENRS he is a curator of an international exhibition “After the Great War. A New Europe 1918-1923” and is conducting research on Polish foreign politics of memory in the 20th century.

 

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Robert Żurek studied History and Catholic Theology at the Freie Universität in Berlin. He received his PhD degree from Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. He was a fellow at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw, deputy director of the Historical Research Center of Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin, and the director of the Wrocław Delegation of the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland. Currently he is a board member of the Krzyzowa Foundation. He has written numerous scientific and educational publications, with a special emphasis put on the 20th-century Polish-German relations. His other projects include an exhibition about the role of Catholic Church played in Polish-German reconciliation, as well as a film documentary and a radio play dedicated to different aspects of Polish-German relations.

People & Institutions Involved

 

ORGANISER:
European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

 

INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF EXPERTS

EXHIBITION CURATORS:
Dr Bartosz Dziewanowski-Stefańczyk (ENRS)
Dr Robert Żurek

IN COOPERATION WITH:
Dr Ewelina Szpak (ENRS)
Antoni Zakrzewski (ENRS)
and:
Dr Florin Abraham
Dr Rasa Balockaite
Dr Oksana Dudko
Toomas Hiio
Dr Aliaksei Lastouski
Prof. Diana Mishkova
Dr Burkhard Olschowsky
Dr Andi Pinari
Dr Aldis Purs
Dr Emilia Salvanou
Dr Tuomas Tepora
Dr Oldřich Tůma
Prof. Matthias Weber
Dr Tobias Weger
Prof. Amra Čusto

ACADEMIC COUNCIL OF THE EXHIBITION
Prof. Andrzej Chwalba
Prof. Robert Gerwarth
Prof. Piotr Juszkiewicz
Prof. Dušan Kováč
Prof. Jan Rydel
Prof. Marcela Salagean
Prof. Arnold Suppan
Prof. László Szarka
Prof. Jay M. Winter

CONSULTATIONS:
Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Prof. Andrzej Nowak

WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
Aniko Katona
Dr Zdenko Maršálek
Stefan Schubert
Ruta Valaityte
Madeleine Hartmann

ACADEMIC COUNCIL OF THE ENRS
Prof. Attila Pók
Prof. Peter Haslinger
Prof. Constantin Hlihor
Viliam Jablonický
Prof. Csaba Gy. Kiss
Prof. Róbert Letz
Prof. Andrzej Nowak
Prof. Dariusz Stola
Acad. Răzvan Theodorescu
Prof. Stefan Troebst
Dr Oldřich Tůma

ENRS TEAM, MAINLY:
Rafał Rogulski- Director of the ENRS
Małgorzata Feusette-Czyżewska
Gábor Danyi
Marek Dąbkowski

Beata Drzazga
Jagna Jaworowska
Weronika Kann
Joanna Orłoś-Supeł
Iga Raczyńska
Maria-Philippa Wieckowski

logotypy after the great war

THE ENRS WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS:

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ALONG WITH:

Cineteca di Bologna, Italy

Centre nationale du cinéma et de l'image animée, France

Deutsches Filminstitut, Germany

Eye Filmmuseum, The Netherlands

Filmoteca Española, Spain

Filmoteka Narodowa- Instytut Audiowizualny, Poland

Imperial War Museums, Great Britain

Lietuvos centrinis valstybės archyvas, Lithuania

Národní filmový archiv, Czech Republic

 

PARTNERS IN PRAGUE:

Instytut Polski Praga

Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague

Městská část Praha 6

 

PARTNERS IN SARAJEVO:

Ambasada Republike Poljske u Sarajevu

BBI Centar

Post-Conflict Research Center

EU Info Centre in BiH

Grb i zastava Općina Centar

 

Tour of the exhibition

Year 2018

15 Oct - 12 Nov: Prague

19 Nov - 18 Dec: Sarajevo

Year 2019

TBA

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