International Seminar "La Bataille de Waterloo: symbole de victoire, de défaite et lieu de mémoire"

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After 200 years of history, the Battle of Waterloo continues to fascinate. For some it's a symbol of victory of the monarchy, or indeed of European solidarity. For others Waterloo is a place of memory. What were the real consequences of this epic battle? To mark the beginning of the « 100 days » the Fondation Napoléon is organising an International Seminar with 250 renowned historians on the theme “After Waterloo in History”.  In order to bring a new light to the Battle of Waterloo, international experts will present, through a series of major conferences, new aspects to this debate still pertinent today but never suggested until now.
It will take place in March 2015 at the St John's International School in Waterloo. To take part inscriptions must be sent either by email to or by post to Asbl Bataille de Waterloo, Route de Lion, 299-1410 Waterloo (until 25 February 2015). (The 12 euros participation fee can be paid to the account asbl BE22 2710 6208 1547). You can download the inscription form here.

9h15: Word of welcome by S. Kubla, Mayor of Waterloo and President of the Asbl Battle of Waterloo 1815

9h45-12h: Conferences – Session Chair : Claude Etienne
« La défaite glorieuse » ” – M. Largeaud (lecturer and historian)
« Fierté britannique » – P. Hicks (historian and Head of international affairs at the Fondation Napoléon)
« Une victoire allemande » – M. Kérautret (historian and head of international affairs at the Fondation Napoléon)
« La bataille bibliographique pour la bataille » – C. Prévot (head librarian at the Fondation Napoléon)
Questions & Answers

12h – 14h: Lunch

14h – 16h: Conference – Session Chair : Peter Hicks
« Waterloo selon Napoléon » – T. Lentz (Director of the Fondation Napoléon)
« Grandeur et servitude de la chirurgie militaire autour de la Bataille de Waterloo » -Chevalier Dr B. Lengelé (Belgian physician, anatomist and surgeon)
« Lieu de mémoire : Histoire de la sanctuarisation – Les monuments » – A. Lacroix (Member of the Belgian Association of Guides 1815)
« Tourisme et mémoire » – B. Colson (PhD in History from the Sorbonne, PhD of political science and teaching qualification in Classical Philology ) and E. Claude (director of the Maison du Tourism and of the Wellington Museum in Waterloo,, director of the Asbl Bataille de Waterloo 1815)
Avenir et projets » – B. Colson, and E. Claude.

Questions and Answers
16h – 16h30: Round table with all lecturers
16h30 – 17h: Conclusions

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Langue(s) : French

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