07 Feb

Science Talks: Science and the culture of remembrance

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

7 February 2023


Online & Große Aula Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

How we learn from history: Event in the context of the Science Talks

At a time when fewer and fewer contemporary witnesses are able to tell their own stories, there is a risk that the assumption of responsibility for Germany’s historical crimes will fade into the background. Anchoring one’s own history in a more or less institutionalized culture of remembrance is thus one of the great challenges of the present day. For example, the question arises as to how responsible remembrance can be practiced – also against the backdrop of an increasingly diverse society. To what extent is learning from history even possible, and what role can science play in this?


  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching holds the Chair for Contemporary History at LMU Munich and is Director of the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ), which published, among other things, a critical and thoroughly annotated edition of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” to great international acclaim.
  • Dr. Mirjam Zadoff is Director of the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism in Munich, where she is responsible for exhibitions, events, and educational programs for people of all ages. This place of learning embodies a steadfast commitment to tolerance and democracy, as well as the responsibility that each and every individual bears for this.

The event will be offered in presence as well as online as livestream. The registration link for participation in the livestream will be published on the Science Talks website approximately 14 days before the event.

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