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Cancelled: Masterclass Alison Landsberg: ‘Representing the Past: Memory, Aesthetics, Politics’

Masterclass Alison Landsberg (George Mason University, Fairfax VA, USA): ‘Representing the Past: Memory, Aesthetics, Politics’


This masterclass is part of the international conference “The Stage of War: Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts” that will take place on 26-27 March 2020 in Rotterdam (attendance required, find the full programme here).


Dates & time

Symposium: 26-27 March 2020 (10:00-17:30)

Masterclass: 27 March 2020 (time tba)


Venue: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Campus, M-Building

Masterclass open to: PhD students and Research Master Students


Available places: 15.

Costs: None – the symposium fee is included. When you are admitted to this masterclass, you will automatically be registered for the conference. Please note: the conference dinner in Hotel New York on Thursday 26 March (€35,-) is excluded and can be booked separately by informing the Huizinga Institute.

Registration: register here. Registration deadline: 2 March 2020 – Unfortunately this event is fully booked – please contact the Huizinga office for a spot on the waiting list



The conference ‘The Stage of War’ focuses on academic and popular representations of war and other large-scale conflicts. Keynote speaker Alison Landsberg (George Mason University, Fairfax VA, USA) will build on her keynote lecture in the masterclass ‘Representing the Past: Memory, Aesthetics, Politics’.


The masterclass is organized by the Huizinga Institute i.c.w. Maria Grever and Siri Driessen, and is aimed at PhD candidates and Research Master Students. Participants will receive 1 ECTS after successful participation. Attending the symposium (both days) is a mandatory part of the masterclass.


A detailed programme will be made available soon, but registration is already possible.


Indication of preparatory literature:


Parts of/excerpts from:


  • Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History
  • Alison Landsberg, Engaging the Past: Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge, Columbia University Press 2015
  • Jacques Rancière, Politics of Aesthetics