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Book Launch: Outsourcing the European Past - An Interscalar Study of Memory and Morality

Strand Campus, London


Join us for an exciting book launch and panel discussion of ‘Outsourcing the European Past. An Interscalar Study of Memory and Morality’ (Palgrave, 2024).

How do EU institutions shape the way we think about the European past in its policies? Which historical events and moral meanings are central to these policies? And how do citizens interact with these policy projects? In ‘Outsourcing the European Past’, Thomas Van de Putte investigates how the European Commission shapes memory policies, how NGOs administer these policies with grant money, and how citizens interact with the end products of these policy projects.

In this panel discussion, we will be discussing the findings of Van de Putte’s new book.

About the Author

Thomas Van de Putte is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. He works on questions of cultural and collective Holocaust memory, combining perspectives from sociology, linguistics and cultural studies. Thomas worked previously at Nottingham Trent University, the Université Catholique de Louvain and the University of Trento. 

Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be followed by a wine reception.


  • Prof Ben Rampton, King’s College London


  • Dr Thomas Van de Putte, Research Associate, School of Education, Communication & Society, Kings College London
  • Prof Sara Jones, University of Birmingham
  • Prof Constadina Charalambous, European University Cyprus

At this event

Thomas Van de Putte

Research Associate

Ben Rampton

Professor of Applied and Socio Linguistics

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