Gepubliceerd op 18-04-2016

Symposium ‘Rhetoric of the Past’ (volgeboekt, registreren is niet meer mogelijk)

22 September 2016

How and why do people re-appropriate rhetoric from the past in present contexts?

In 2014, the Dutch producer Bakermat released his pop song ‘One Day’ in which he incorporated the famous words ‘I have a dream’. His song became a hit in several European countries. Another example is the re-appropriation of the 1989 slogan ‘Wir sind das Volk’ during the recent Pegida demonstrations in Dresden. The rhetorical use of the past can articulate a certain identity and influence historical consciousness. Especially now, in times of cultural diversity, it is important to gain more insight. How and why do people use references to the past? How can we analyse these practices in text and images? And how do people respond as consumers to these practices?

Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Rothberg


Time:                         13.00-17.30, The Hague. Free access!

Location:                  Tesselschadezaal Huygens ING (fifth floor, Royal Library)

Organisers:              Laurie Slegtenhorst and Tina van der Vlies

Funded by:               KNHGErfgoed NederlandCentre for Historical Culture

Registration:          Registration is no longer possible. The symposium is fully booked.


Following on the symposium: Friday 23 September 2016, Masterclass with Prof. Michael Rothberg,

10:00-12:00, Huizinga Institute, PCH-UvA, Spuistraat 134 (Room, 104)

Het KNHG is de grootste organisatie van professionele historici in Nederland. Het biedt een platform aan de ruim 1100 leden en aan de historische gemeenschap als geheel. Word lid van het KNHG.
Terug naar de bron: de geschiedenis ontrafeld met nieuwe technologie. Dat is de missie van het Huygens ING, een onderzoeksinstituut op het gebied van geschiedenis en cultuur.