Transatlantic Partnership on Memory & Democracy


Transatlantic conversations in Charlottesville

Created in response to the white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th, 2017, this ongoing project challenges UVA students and faculty to work with visting fellows from Germany and consider how societies teach and memorialize the past. Through art, activism, and scholarship, students address difficult chapters of history from slavery and segregation in the United States to colonialism, genocide, and dictatorship in Germany. This initiative also provides students and the wider Charlottesville community an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue on the topics of historical inequality, injustice, and responsibility.

In collaboration with the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

New Fellows

Returning Fellows

Countermonument to the GDR

UVA Faculty

Manuela Achilles

Associate Professor of German & History, Director of the Center for German Studies, & European Studies Program

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Washington, DC Staff