Le 11/10/2014 – Symposium : Going to War. Nationalism, martyrdom and religion in Europe.

NDLR : les présentations auront lieu en anglais ; les discussions en anglais et français.

Until recently the catastrophe that overtook Europe in 1914 seemed remote. Now we are less sure. What can Europeans learn from the experience of an earlier generation ?

This symposium will reflect on the mix of nationalism, religion and the secular that surround the First World War. 100 years after that conflict devoured the youth of Europe, destroyed much of its fabric and transformed its structures, eminent academics will lead a reflection on the lessons for our time.

Timetable :

10.00-10.30 Gather and coffee
10.30-10.50 Introduction by His Excellency the German ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium
10.50-11.10 Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918) and the Scott Holland Trust.
11.10-12.10 Christianity and nationalism in nineteenth century Europe.
12.10-13.10 “Martyrs, as really as St Stephen was a martyr ?”
13.00-14.00 Lunch (sandwich lunch offered by the Scott-Holland Trust)
14.00-15.00 The Military Chaplain : an inherently ambiguous role
15.00-16.00 Plenary discussion

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