In the Face of War – European Dialogue “Culture and the imaginary in the face of war”
Vilnius University – 30 November-1 December 2023
November 30th – December 1st, French Institute of Lithuania together with Vilnius University, the French Embassy and the Institut Français in Paris, is organising a conference „Culture and the imaginary in the face of war”. This event is part of the „In the Face of War – European Dialogues” lecture series.
For two days, close to thirty participants representing a variety of European countries will be discussing the impact of the war through the scope of ideas and culture, what culture can do in the face of war, and how the media can describe it.
The first day will focus on mental representations of European history and geography, particularly those of Central and Eastern Europe. As well as issues related to the dissemination of narratives. The second day will take the conversation further by placing emphasis on the circulation of narratives in Europe and the mobilisation of cultural players in the context of upheavals triggered by the war of aggression instigated by Russia in Ukraine.
Date and time : 30th November 2023 and 1st December 2023, 8.45 until 17.45 (local time).
Venue : Vilnius University and Institut français de Lituanie.
Language : English.