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Call for Stories

You often asked us about the future of histoCON, and for a long time we could not give you a definitive answer. Now, we finally have news for you! histoCON 2021 goes virtual! And hopefully, we’ll be meeting again in person and on site in Berlin in 2022! We are planning to run three interactive events on YouTube from 21 to 22 October 2021, looking at new beginnings from a historical and global perspective.

We want to plan the programme with you, which is why we need your help with our Call for Stories! histoCON 2021 will focus on the world after 1945 and discuss three contrasting pairs of opposites:

Independence / Dependence

Many independence movements emerged after 1945. Nevertheless, many old dependencies persisted and new ones developed. What stories do you think of when you hear independence and dependence? What is your current association with those terms?

Cooperation / Conflict

Many want to make the world a better place. What conflicts post-1945 do you remember? Do you know any success stories of how conflicts were prevented by cooperation? In your opinion, how should conflicts be resolved nowadays? Are you maybe even playing an active part in this?

Transformation / Continuity

No beginning without an end, no end without a beginning. What new beginnings after 1945 do you remember? How are they remembered in your country? Are there any continuities that have persisted? What should we keep and what should be changed? We are curious to hear your ideas!

Join in!

Send us your story for the histoCON 2021 and the new season of histoVOICES! Professional filmmaker Pavel Franzusov will work with you to produce a short video to make sure your voice is heard and seen. You’ll receive an expense allowance for your work. We want to feature more of your interesting stories in our livestreams in late October 2021. Simply fill in the form below.

Stay healthy and do get in touch in case of further questions!

Do you want to be part of #histoVOICES ?

Your perspective, your region’s narrative is missing? Support histoVOICES with your own story!

We will come back to those with the most interesting statements to be featured here on the website in the histoVOICES project – as a quote or even an animated film.