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Europe's Stories Project

What story should Europe tell in the 21st-century? What do we want the EU to do by 2030? Our team, based in Oxford University, are going out to ask a wide range of Europeans about their formative, best and worst European moments. We are talking in greater depth to a number of Europeans, hearing their reflections on Europe's stories – and their own. We have also analysed a wide range of public opinion survey data, and are doing our own special polling in collaboration with the Eupinions project. The results are shown on the project website, https://europeanmoments.com/. We would also love to have your contribution, which you can share on https://europeanmoments.com/your-story. Contact us about anything else on info@europeanmoments.com

The project is directed by Professor Timothy Garton Ash and the Research Manager is Selma Kropp. For the project team see here. An advisory committee consists of leading Oxford academics: Professor Paul Betts, Dr Jonathan Bright, Professor Faisal Devji, Professor Carolin Duttlinger, Professor Robert Gildea, Professor Ruth Harris, Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh, Professor Andrew Hurrell, Dr Hartmut Mayer, Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis, Professor Rasmus Nielsen and Professor David Priestland.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture Europe's Story: Phoenix or Phantom? Timothy Snyder (Yale) gives the 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf lecture on Friday May 3rd 2019. Introduced by Manfred Lahnstein (ZEIT-Stiftung) and chaired by Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford). Timothy Synder, Timothy Garten-Ash, Manfred Lahnstein 18 Jun 2020
2 Germany, Europe and the West - 2020 Annual Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture The 2020 Dahrendorf Lecture, given by Dr Norbert Röttgen (Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag). The discussant is Gideon Rachman (Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times). Chaired by Professor Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's). Norbert Röttgen 15 Jun 2020
3 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 8. Concluding discussion:from cacophony to polyphony? What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Natalie Nougayrede (Guardian), Daniel Judt (Oxford) Chair: Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford). Natalie Nougayrède, Daniel Judt, Timothy Garton Ash 12 Jun 2020
4 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 7. Europe's stories seen from outside What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University, Delhi), Sonia Lucarelli (University of Bologna), Khaled Fahmy (Cambridge) Chair: Faisal Devji (Oxford). Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Sonia Lucarelli, Khaled Fahmy, Faisal Devji 12 Jun 2020
5 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 6. Europe's insider outsiders What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Ayyam Sureau (Association Pierre Claver, Paris), Katalin Barsony (Romedia, Budapest), Ayse Kadioglu (Sabanci University, Istanbul), Chair: Ruth Harris (Oxford). Ayyam Sureau, Katalin Barsony, Ayse Kadioglu, Ruth Harris 11 Jun 2020
6 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 5. Europe's (his)story in schools, museums, theatre and foundations What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Steffen Sammler, Constanze Itzel, Katie Ebner-Landy, Michael Schwarz 10 Jun 2020
7 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 4. Writing a history of Europe What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Ian Kershaw, Andreas Wirsching, Margaret MacMillan, Paul Betts 10 Jun 2020
8 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 3. The power and perils of narrative What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Andrew Hurrell (Oxford), Kalypso Nicolaidis (Oxford), Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford) Chair: Rasmus Nielsen (Oxford). Andrew Hurrell, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Carolin Duttlinger, Rasmus Nielsen 10 Jun 2020
9 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 2.Contested narratives of today's Europe What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Andras Lanczi, Slawomir Sierakowski, Damian Boeselager, Gisela Stuart 10 Jun 2020
10 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 1.What do Europeans know? What do they care? What Stories Dos Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Isabell Hoffmann (eupinions, Bertelsmann Foundation), Katrin Bennhold (New York Times), Christian Rauh (WZB), Daniel Judt (Oxford), Chair; Hartmut Mayer (Oxford) Isabell Hoffmann, Katrin Bennhold, Christian Rauh, Daniel Judt 10 Jun 2020
11 Creative Commons The 2019 Leszek Kołakowski Lecture - Central European philosophy and the search for truth in dark times The 2019 Leszek Kołakowski Lecture was given by Marci Shore, associate professor of history at Yale University. Marci Shore, Timothy Garton Ash 18 Mar 2019