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Inaugural lecture | Cleveringa Lecture

The Ritualisation of the Past. On the ‘Lesson of History’ for the Present

  • Frank van Vree
Monday 27 November 2023
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Great Auditorium

This year, Leiden University has appointed Professor Frank van Vree, professor emeritus of War, Conflict and Memory Studies, of the University of Amsterdam to the Cleveringa Chair.
In his inaugural lecture titled The Ritualisation of the Past. On the ‘Lesson of History’ for the Present he will speak about the tension between learning from the past and remembering the past. 

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