ForumZ (Z for “Zeitgeschichte”, contemporary history) is a public platform for a critical and open discussion of current issues in contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. Interested citizens are invited to debate with experts about selected (society-related) topics, new approaches and new sources in contemporary history. ForumZ takes history beyond the university walls and into the public sphere.
A Forum Z on history paintings, 3D reconstructions, virtual worlds and time machines.
Who's afraid of the digital?
From walking around in a museum to surfing a virtual exhibition online? From using “old-fashioned” school books to learning with iPads?
Lost Memories of WW1
How do we look back on the Great War today, a century after the events unfolded? What do we remember of that time? What has been handed down to us of the conflicts and traumas that took place? What memories are conserved by objects, places and commemorative practices? And what stories have been deliberately sidelined or simply lost?
Social inequalities in Luxembourg?
This Forum Z looks at the concept of social inequality and how social status affects the realities of life in Luxembourg. Alongside a panel of experts, social education and pedagogy students will develop unorthodox suggestions to tackle these issues and encourage thinking outside the box.
This edition of Forum Z combined a public collection of photos, pictures and objects on industrial heritage with presentations by Luxembourg and international experts.
May 68 – myth vs reality
What was the impact of “May 68” in Europe and on Luxembourg society in particular? The tensions between myth and reality will be discussed at this Forum Z.
A new narrative for Europe: Quo Vadis?
How can historians tell the story of European integration – the story of Europe – in the digital age?
Glocal histories of finance
The fourth ForumZ will focus on the history of the financial sector in Luxembourg. Which stories should be told and which archives can be used?
The future of storytelling in history
The third ForumZ focused on the future of storytelling and explored how the emergence of the digital era affected the age-old art of telling tales.
The long shadow of the Second World War: Research prospects
The second ForumZ analysed the history, memory and legacy of the Second World War, exploring issues related to the occupation, the resistance, collaboration and Jewish persecution.