Contested Histories Podcast: Warsaw Uprising Museum

Andreas Holtberget EUROCLIO, Project Updates , , ,
In a special collaboration with Talk Eastern Europe, EuroClio presents “Inside Memory Sites - The Warsaw Uprising Museum.” In this Podcast, the speaker, Maria Kobielska, a memory scholar and assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Research at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków Poland, offers insight into how to critically evaluate sites such as the Uprising Museum, in terms of the origins and agenda of the museum. She further examines the criticisms of the museum that have stemmed from a variety of perspectives in the 15 years since the Museum first opened its doors.


This Podcast is the first of four within the framework of the “Contested Histories Onsite” project which aims to place Europeans in discussions and debates on multiple historical perspectives and to activate citizens in public involvement of memory-constructions. As part of the EU’s Europe for Citizens programme, the project’s aspiration is rooted in a shared conviction that raising critical questions about the past is fundamental for citizens to develop a critical attitude towards the narratives that are competing with each other in contemporary politics.