Le C²DH examinera la dynamique historique de l’Europe aux 20e et 21e siècles. En mettant notamment l’accent sur la guerre froide et les processus de mondialisation et de régionalisation, l’histoire européenne sera étudiée sous différents angles.
Bridges are often symbolically used to refer to a Europe that creates links between peoples and nations. The iconic “Red Bridge” in Luxembourg demonstrates the complexity of this image: funded by the reparations paid by Germany after the Second World War, it links the old city with the European institutions, for which the people of Luxembourg have somewhat mixed feelings. As a metaphor for a society undergoing rapid demographic, economic and social change, it encourages reflection on the place of Luxembourg and its people in Europe and the world.