New edition of “Winter Online Lecture Series on Europe” (WOLSE)

Elena Danescu (C2DH, UL) would like to invite you to the new edition of “Winter Online Lecture Series on Europe” (WOLSE) that she is organizing in December 2022, in connection with the courses “History of European integration (1919-1993)” (MAHEC-S1-M6i) and “Economic and social history of Europe after 1945: concepts, processes, actors” (MAHEC-S3-M5iii) from the Master in European Contemporary History, and the course “Democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe” (BCE-EU-301-04) from the Bachelor in European Cultures.

The 2022 WOLSE aims of giving students on these programmes, as well as the wider academic community at the University of Luxembourg, the opportunity to find out about the history, topics and workings of the European institutions from new and unconventional angles and to discuss some of the milestones in contemporary European history with people who were involved in or witnessed these events. The lectures are run in conjunction with Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg and are also open to the wider public.

The 2022 WOLSE will feature the following sessions:

  • 14 December 2022 (11.30-13.00) – “Transnational gender construction as expert knowledge in a post-socialist context”.

Guest lecturer: Dr Ioana Cîrstocea (CNRS, European Centre for Sociology and Political Science, Paris)

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  • 19 December 2022 (9.45-11.15) – “Interdisciplinary challenges and innovative practices at the HAEU. An intellectual portrait of Alcide De Gasperi through new sources”

Guest lecturer: Dr Jacopo Cellini (EUI Florence)

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  • 20 December 2022 (9.45-11.15) – “Worker poverty in the EU: trends and reactions”

Guest lecturer: Prof. Dr Luca Ratti (University of Luxembourg)

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  • 21 December 2022 (11.30-13.00) – “Architectural heritage and art collections at the Court of Justice of the European Union – narratives, images and symbols”

Guest lecturer: Dr Sara Afonso Ferreira (Court of Justice of the European Union)

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The presentation of the main speakers is available on: