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Heritage, Memory and Conflict Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Nepalese Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
History of Classical Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
History of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de Investigación Histórica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Intellectual History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cultural Heritage and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Military History and Historiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Church History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Italian Review of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Navigator     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Istorie a Moldovei     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gimbernat : Revista d’Història de la Medicina i de les Ciències de la Salut     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Opuscula : Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Food History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Herança : Revista de História, Património e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Esclavages & Post-esclavages     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
History of Retailing and Consumption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Hispania Nova. Revista de Historia Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue de géographie historique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Divination and Prognostication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RADAR : Historiedidaktisk tidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Historisk Tidsskrift     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Material Culture Review / Revue de la culture matérielle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mythos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of History and Future     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Histoire Politique : Revue du Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po     Open Access  
Middle European Scientific Bulletin     Open Access  
Kadim     Open Access  
Emotions : History, Culture, Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of History of Science     Hybrid Journal  
Paragone : Past and Present     Full-text available via subscription  
Medicina Historica     Open Access  
Przegląd Nauk Historycznych     Open Access  
Intelligere : Revista de História Intelectual     Open Access  
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access  
Humanidades em diálogo     Open Access  
Epígrafe     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access  
Revista de Historia Universal     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Passepartout     Open Access  
Jernbanehistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Fund og Forskning     Full-text available via subscription  
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access  
Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS)     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Revista de Historia Industrial. Economía y Empresa     Open Access  
Pedralbes : revista d'història moderna     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Sociología Histórica     Open Access  
Patristica et Mediævalia     Open Access  
Sasdaya : Gadjah Mada Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Journal of Historical Syntax     Open Access  
LaborHistórico     Open Access  
Revista Mosaico : Revista de História     Open Access  
Revista Habitus : Revista do Instituto Goiano de Pré-História e Antropologia     Open Access  
SPAL : Revista de Prehistoria y Arqueología     Open Access  
Historia : Instituciones. Documentos     Open Access  
RIHC : Revista Internacional de Historia de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access  
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Sémata : Ciencias Sociais e Humanidades     Full-text available via subscription  
Ohm : Obradoiro de Historia Moderna     Full-text available via subscription  
Res Gesta     Open Access  
Revista de Historia (Concepción)     Open Access  
IKAT : The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies     Open Access  
Studia Historyczne     Open Access  
Journal of Tourism History     Hybrid Journal  
Intercâmbio : Revue d’Études Françaises=French Studies Journal     Open Access  
História : revista da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto     Open Access  

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Heritage, Memory and Conflict Journal
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  • Entanglements of art and memory activism in Hungary’s
           illiberal democracy

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 2: 61-75
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.2.70927
      Authors : Reka Deim : This paper explores how art contributes to the articulation of memories that counter the official historical narrative of Hungary’s self-proclaimed political and ideological system, illiberal democracy. Amid deepening polarization between Europe’s post-colonialist and post-socialist countries, the Hungarian government promotes a Christian conservative national identity against the “liberal” values of Western Europe. Systematic appropriation of historical traumas is at the core of such efforts, which largely manifests in removing, erecting and reinstating memorials, as well as in the re-signification of trauma sites. Insufficient civic involvement in rewriting histories generates new ways of resistance, which I demonstrate through the case study of a protest-performance organized by the Living Memorial activist group as a response to the government’s decision to displace the memorial of Imre Nagy in 2018. I seek to understand the dynamics between top-down memory politics, civil resistance and art within the conceptual apparatus of the “memory activism nexus” (Rigney 2018, 2020) and “multidirectional memories” (Rothberg 2009). I argue that artistic memory activism has limited potential to transform the dynamics of memory in a context where a national conservative political force has gradually taken control over historical narratives, triggering inevitably polarizing responses in the society. Although profoundly embedded in local histories, the case-study may offer new ways of negotiating traumatic heritages through the entanglement of art and memory activism. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:07 +020
       
  • Memory, art and intergenerational transmission. Artistic practices with
           young people in memory sites in Argentina

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 2: 51-60
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.2.71191
      Authors : Lizel Tornay, Victoria Alvarez, Fabricio Laino Sanchis, Mariana Paganini : This text analyzes recent experiences with young people from Middle Schools of the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in Memory Sites of this city. Our inquiry is interested in the intergenerational transmission referring to the traumatic past around the last military dictatorship established in Argentina between 1976 and 1983. With this interest, two experiences designed through artistic languages are analyzed: the Posters Project from the Memory Park and the use of poetry in the guided visits to the Memory Site at "El Olimpo", former Clandestine Detention Center for Torture and Extermination, both spaces of the city of Buenos Aires. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:06 +020
       
  • Art and memory: Magdalenas por el Cauca

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 2: 39-49
      DOI : 10.3897/ijhmc.2.70846
      Authors : Neyla Graciela Pardo Abril : Adopting an interdisciplinary framework of Memory Studies and Art and employing semiotics with a multimodal and multimedia character, it is explored how social groups in Colombia memorialise the violence of the internal armed conflict. The reflection associates the victims’ experiences with those expressions of commemoration and remembrance that are narratives embodied in visual and scenic art. It is explored how a semiotic landscape of memory is created through a performative artistic proposal. In this landscape, not only cultural frames can be determined, but also the semiotic-discursive resources that give meaning to the relationship between art and memory. The aim is to characterise the performance known as Magdalenas por el Cauca (2008) which was recorded audiovisually in several spaces on the internet. It means that, in addition to the ephemeral mise-en-scène, there are records of the performative and communicative work. In this article, we analyse the video X PEREGRINACION TRUJILLO y MAGDALENAS POR EL CAUCA (2010), one of the records that perpetuates Magdalenas por el Cauca. This reparation act is an audiovisual narrative with ethical and political character and produced collectively by relatives of victims, witnesses, artists and other interlocutors, which interpret and assign new meanings to the performance. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:05 +020
       
  • Hypermnesia and Amnesia: Remembering (with) the Body and Post-Conflict
           Memorials and Architectures

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 2: 29-38
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.2.70827
      Authors : Andrea Borsari, Giovanni Leoni : The article consists of two parts. The first part (§§ 1–2) investigates the indiscriminate and absolute remembering and forgetting of everything, hypermnesia and amnesia as the extreme terms that research has used and uses for the different phenomena of memory, both in individuals and in social and political forms. In the face of these shifts it is thus indispensable to re-establish a critique of the paradoxical effects of memory aids and, at the same time, to seek new forms of remembrance that by mixing an experiential dimension and public sphere refocus the attention on the connection between latency, tension and experiential triggers of involuntary memory and on the ability to break through the fictions of collective memory. On this basis, the second part of the article (§§ 3–4) analyses how the experience of political and racial deportation during World War II drastically changed the idea of memorial architecture. More specifically, the analysis deals with a kind of memorial device that must represent and memorialise persons whose bodies have been deliberately cancelled. The aim is to present and analyse the artistic and architectonic efforts to refer to those forgotten bodies, on the one hand, and on the other hand to point out how for these new kind of memorials the body of the visitor is asked to participate, both physically and emotionally, in this somehow paradoxical search for lost bodies, offering oneself as a substitute. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:04 +020
       
  • Trauma and allegory: truthfulness in fact and fiction. Making a
           private archive productive

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 2: 19-27
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.2.70631
      Authors : Lars Ebert : Herengracht 401 (H401), until 2019 known as Castrum Peregrini, represents the complex and intriguing history of a hermetic community of artists and scholars in Amsterdam which was formed in the years of the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands, 1940–1945.This article attempts to take stock on what we have learned in these ten years about the history of the place, as an indicator of memory politics. It also reflects on the hermeneutic gap of what we cannot know of H401’s history as we lack experiential knowledge of eyewitnesses. As the author argues below, the site of H401 shows how the ‘hermeneutic gap’ can offer a chance to make an archive, such as in the case of ‘the house on Herengracht 401’, productive and meaningful through the artistic practice of research. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:03 +020
       
  • Constant consensus building: art and conflict in the ESMA museum and site
           of memory

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 2: 7-18
      DOI : 10.3897/ijhmc.2.72349
      Authors : Alejandra Naftal : This article describes the history, development and social role of the ESMA Museum and Site of Memory, which is located on the grounds of the former clandestine centre for detention, torture and extermination, in the intergenerational transmission of traumatic memories of the Argentinian dictatorship. The project is characterised by the cumulative effort of artistic expression, public debate, conflict and tension. Through the presentation of different artistic installations and plays, the article explains the focal function of art practices in spaces of memory that are strongly linked to a traumatic past, as well as how undertaking these practices can lead to the establishment of consensus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:02 +020
       
  • Spaces of memory

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 2: 1-5
      DOI : 10.3897/ijhmc.2.e78980
      Authors : Cristina Demaria, Anna Maria Lorusso, Patrizia Violi, Ihab Saloul : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:01 +020
       
  • Sites of violence and their communities: Critical memory studies in the
           post-human era (Kraków, 24–25 September 2019)

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 95-111
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63311
      Authors : Aleksandra Szczepan : This discussion gathers voices of an international group of researchers and practitioners from various disciplines and institutions who focus on diverse aspects of sites of past violence in their work: archaeology, history, ethics, literature and art, curatorial practices, oral history, education and commemoration. The debate, which took place during the conference “Sites of Violence and Their Communities: Critical Memory Studies in the Post-Human Era” in Kraków in September 2019, itself centres on six main topics: the question of archives of uncommemorated killing sites; research methodology; the position of the researchers themselves; the problem of complicity during conflict and the right to be a witness to past crimes; the place of the Righteous Among the Nations within Polish collective memory and the international debate on the Holocaust; and, finally, new ways of commemoration and education about mass violence. Participants: Katarzyna Bojarska, Michał Chojak, Ewa Domańska, Zuzanna Dziuban, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Aleksandra Janus, Karina Jarzyńska, Maria Kobielska, Rob van der Laarse, Bryce Lease, Erica Lehrer, Jacek Leociak, Tomasz Łysak, Tomasz Majkowski, Christina Morina, Matilda Mroz, Adam Musiał, Agnieszka Nieradko, Łukasz Posłuszny, Roma Sendyka, Caroline Sturdy Colls, Katarzyna Suszkiewicz, Aleksandra Szczepan, Krijn Thijs, Jonathan Webber, Anna Zagrodzka, Tomasz Żukowski HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:10 +020
       
  • Radecznica memory game. An educational workshop

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 85-93
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63349
      Authors : Tomasz Z. Majkowski, Katarzyna Suszkiewicz : The paper describes and discusses the educational workshop in the form of a board game jam held in Radecznica, a village in Eastern Poland. The event, organised by researchers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, was a follow-up of the research project on uncommemorated Jewish mass graves in the area. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate individual reflection on local Holocaust killings amongst the participating adults, as well as to bolster the memory of mass graves in Radecznica. Combining Holocaust memories with the didactic properties of rapid board game design, it was also an attempt to employ game jams as a method in Holocaust-related education. The workshop’s success leaves us optimistic regarding the method and its possible applications in the future. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:09 +020
       
  • Depth of the field. Bystanders’ art, forensic art practice and
           non-sites of memory

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 73-83
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63264
      Authors : Aleksandra Janus, Roma Sendyka : Abandoned sites of trauma often become objects of art-based research. The forensic turn offered artists the requisite tools to approach uncommemorated post-violence sites to interact with their human and non-human actors. The usage of artistic methods allows us to inspect nondiscursive archives and retrieve information otherwise unavailable. The new wave of “forensic art” joins the efforts of post-war artists to respond to sites of mass killings. In the post-war era, sites of trauma were presented as (implicated) landscapes, or unhospitable terrains. The tendency to narrow space to the site and to contract the perspective is continued today by visual artists entering difficult memory grounds, looking down, inspecting the ground with a “forensic gaze”. A set of examples of such artistic endeavors, following the research project Uncommemorated Genocide Sites and Their Impact on Collective Memory, Cultural Identity, Ethical Attitudes and Intercultural Relations in Contemporary Poland (2016–2020) is discussed as “bystanders’ art.” HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:08 +020
       
  • The “Alert” for non-sites of memory: a 1965 scout action of
           discovering and describing Second World War sites in Poland

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 63-72
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63433
      Authors : Katarzyna Grzybowska : During the First Scouting Alert (Poland 1965), scouts were tasked with finding and describing sites related to the events of Second World War. Those were mostly monuments, places of conflict, graves and body disposal pits. The scouts were tasked with finding such sites in their neighbourhood according to information collected from local communities. The campaign resulted in 26,000 reports in form of the registration sheets containing self-made maps, short descriptions of the found sites and answers to several questions on how to commemorate them. The Alert can be seen as a nationwide response to non-sites of memory. The article analyses the reports of the scouts, as well as considering the action as a process. It presents the political background of the action and diagnoses its influence on the results of the reconnaissance conducted - types of places to be found and registered or overlooked by scouts. In particular cases, the Alert generated opportunities during which non-sites of memory could be restored to the public awareness. The paper summarizes the campaign and focuses on two cases: Krępiecki Forest and Adampol, described to present the influence of the Alert on the memory cultures. In the neighbourhood of Krępiecki Forest, the Alert was an impulse to transform a person who saw the mass murder into a key witness. The case of archaeological investigations conducted in Adampol shows the potential of the Alert archive materials to evoke the state of unrest and to become forensic evidence HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:07 +020
       
  • Ceremonial events at non-sites of memory: Seven framings of a difficult
           past

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 55-61
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63411
      Authors : Maria Kobielska : : The author discusses uncommemorated and under-remembered sites of past violence in terms of the conditions of their transformation into memory sites. Commemorative ceremonies, which may be staged at non-sites of memory, are presented as affective media of memory and identity, demonstrating social responses to the sites, as well as placing the local past in the context of supra-local memory forms. The argument is grounded in the material gathered from fieldwork during the research project on uncommemorated sites of genocide in Poland and, predominantly, in a detailed case study of a ceremony witnessed by the author in 2016 in Radecznica (Lublin Voivodship) at a burial site of victims of the “Holocaust by bullets”. In the article the discourse of speeches delivered during the ceremony is analyzed, on the assumption that they can reveal rules of national Polish memory culture dictating what may be commemorated and how cultural mechanisms have a power to hinder commemoration. As a result, seven distinctive framings of past events that kept returning in subsequent speeches were identified and interpreted as “memory devices” that enable and facilitate recollection, but also mark out the limits of what can be remembered and passed on. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:06 +020
       
  • Vernacular memory and implicated communities

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 45-53
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63428
      Authors : Aleksandra Janus : Abandoned sites of trauma in Poland appear to be forgotten, but their removal from social and cultural circles is only superficial. Frequently, these sites are inscribed into the local culture of memory and members of the local Polish communities can usually locate them and share stories about them. However, as they are not commemorated, there is an ambivalent aura around them. In 2017 two foundations (Zapomniane Foundation, The Matzevah Foundation) carried out an intervention into the landscape of Poland by marking thirty burial sites of Jewish victims of the Holocaust with simple wooden markers. The effects of that intervention shed light on the vernacular local memory of the Holocaust and the folk-traditional roots of the practices and behaviors related to these sites. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:05 +020
       
  • Vernacular historical practices on Holocaust non-sites of memory in Poland

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 37-44
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63351
      Authors : Jakub Muchowski : The approach employed by memory activists to sites of memory often involves historical practices. This paper presents the results of the examination of historical practices undertaken in locations of Holocaust violence during World War II and the disposal of victims’ remains that were not memorialised properly according to local residents or other groups with an interest in the sites’ past. The analysed practices were observed in the course of field research in various locations in Poland. The goal of the research was to describe these practices, discuss their critical potential, and indicate their distinct features as activities pertaining to contested sites of memory. A central tool for approaching this task is found in concepts of “non-site of memory” and “vernacular historian” as introduced to the debate by Claude Lanzmann and Lyle Dick. As a result, the article presents the cases of four vernacular historians whose practices are experimental combinations of the components of the work of professional historians and ways of working conditioned by local cultural environments, individual experience and commitment to communal life. Although vernacular history is sometimes considered of little value by academic historians, the research shows that the practices in question have the potential to produce new, socially relevant knowledge. Two distinct features of vernacular historical practices in non-sites of memory were observed: these unmarked sites of burial attract activists and prompt them to undertake historical practices; vernacular historians of these locations often undertake unconventional, sometimes experimental activities.. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:04 +020
       
  • Testimoniality: A lexicon of witnesses of Holocaust non-sites of memory in
           Poland

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 25-35
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63306
      Authors : Maria Kobielska, Aleksandra Szczepan : The authors analyse grassroots modalities of the figure of witness in the communities living in the vicinity of uncommemorated sites of past violence. Testimoniality, understood as the disposition to bear witness, i.e. both the willingness to testify and the ability to provide important information, is discussed in relation to complex, heterogenic and dynamic assemblages that form around the sites in question, comprising both human (neighbours, wardens) and non-human actors (the landscape and biotope, material objects), diverse practices, performative gestures, and relations. The analysis is placed in the context of the debate on the complicated status of the “witness” as a category in the Polish post-war culture of memory, as well as of new relevant categories emerging in both Polish and international scholarship on the Holocaust. The authors conceptually systematise testimonial situations and propose a lexicon of testimonial positions, practices and objects that are grounded in the material gathered in fieldwork during the research project on unmemorialised sites of genocide in Poland. They distinguish: the crown witness, the trustee, the volunteer, the official and the contingent witness, and discuss categories of testimonial gesture, testimonial performance, testimonial object, and testimonial words. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:03 +020
       
  • Necrocartography: Topographies and topologies of non-sites of memory

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 13-24
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63418
      Authors : Aleksandra Szczepan, Kinga Siewior : Based on the experience of spatial confusion and inadequacy common during visits to uncommemorated sites of violence, the authors propose expanding the topological reflection in the research on the spatialities of the Holocaust, as well as to introduce topology into the analysis of the everyday experiences of users of the postgenocidal space of Central and Eastern Europe. The research material is composed of hand-drawn maps by Holocaust eyewitnesses – documents created both in the 1960s and in recent years. The authors begin by summarizing the significance of topology for cultural studies, and provides a state-of-the-art reflection on cartography in the context of the Holocaust. They then proceed to interpret several of the maps as particular topological testimonies. The authors conclude by proposing a multi-faceted method of researching these maps, “necrocartography”, oriented by their testimonial, topological and performative aspects. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:02 +020
       
  • Sites of violence and their communities: critical memory studies in the
           post-human era

    • Abstract: Heritage, Memory and Conflict 1: 1-11
      DOI : 10.3897/hmc.1.63263
      Authors : Roma Sendyka : “Sites of Violence and their Communities” presents the results of a research project that brought together scholars and practitioners of memory work in an attempt to critically reinterpret the links between sites, their (human, and non-human) users, and memory. These interdisciplinary discussions focused on overlooked, repressed or ignored sites of violence that may benefit from new approaches to memory studies, approaches that go beyond the traditional focus on communication, symbolism, representation and communality. Clandestine or contested sites, in particular, pose challenging questions about memory practices and policies: about the status of unacknowledged victims and those who witnessed their deaths; about those who have inherited the position of “bystander”; about the ontology of human remains; and about the ontologies of the sites themselves, with the natural and communal environments implicated in their perdurance. Claude Lanzmann – one of the first to undertake rigorous research on abandoned, uncommemorated or clandestine sites of violence – responded to Pierre Nora’s seminal conception with his work and with the critical notion of “non-lieux de mémoire.” Methodologies emerging from more traditional as well as recently introduced perspectives (like forensic, ecological, and material ones) allowed team members to engage with such “non-sites of memory” from new angles. The goal was to consider the needs and interests of post-conflict societies; to identify and critically read unofficial transmissions of memory; and to re-locate memory in new contexts – in the grassroots of social, political and institutional processes where the human, post-human and natural merge with unanticipated mnemonic dynamics. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:01 +020
       
 
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