In June, for example, the Battle of Vlaardingen, where in 1018 the army of the German emperor suffered a defeat against the much smaller army of West Frisian count Dirk III, is commemorated with a grand reenactment.

This usually happens without many problems, if everyone agrees.

During the symposium, organized by Center for Historical Culture, the central question is what happens if this is not the case. How do reenactors deal with sensitive histories or histories of large-scale violence such as WWII and the Holocaust?

The Symposium on ‘Reenacting Sensitive Pasts’ will be held at Erasmus University on Friday 22 June.

Entrance: Free

Language: English