Minorities in Action:
Series of ECMI publications on Danish- German Border Region. See the publications
Presentation about the minority institutions in the Danish-German border region. See the presentation
ECMI in the Danish-German Border Region
ECMI Annual Minority Roundtable
The ECMI organizes a yearly Minority Roundtable with the four national minorities in the region. The purpose of the Roundtable is to discuss specific topics that have held salient positions in the life of the minorities during the past year. The Roundtable is thus a forum for exchange of knowledge and views about topical issues that concern the minorities and which have importance for the Centre’s research and future projects. Each year a specific topic is announced before the event, and a pamphlet is usually prepared afterwards to collect the ideas and thoughts that have been discussed.
Minority Roundtable 2017 on "Language(s) and National Identity"
What does it mean to be a ‘true’ German or a ‘true’ Dane? Does one have to be born in the country of citizenship? Does one have to speak the national language? Can one associate two languages with one national identity? Is there a hierarchy between national and minority languages? What does ‘we’ mean? Must ‘we’ share the same customs and traditions? Is mastering the national language necessary for belonging? When is one a member of a national ‘group’? These are some of the questions, we ask at the ECMI’s 8th Minority Roundtable on 8 May 2017.
The Minority Roundtable will focus on language and identity in a broad sense. The two concepts and their connection have become topics in the Danish-German border region lately.
We invite representatives of the national minorities and members of academia in the border region to join us for a discussion of how to understand this debate and its many aspects.
The ECMI is pleased to host Mayor of Flensburg City Ms. Simone Lange at the 8th Minority Roundtable. The Roundtable will feature two short debate introductions delivered by Prof. Dr. Nils Langer (Europa-Universität Flensburg) and Prof. Dr. Elin Fredsted (Europa-Universität Flensburg). The discussions will be moderated by Dr. Jørgen Kühl (ECMI Chairman).
Date and time: 8 May 2017, 19.00-21.00
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