New books in #MemoryStudies @MemoriesFutur @KatiaPORT @IMLR_News

We are pleased to announce new books in the Cultural Memories series edited by Katia Pizzi. Books in the series will be on display and for sale at the Memories of the Future conference at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research on 29-30 March 2019. Please come … Continue reading

Book launch: Remembering Rosenstrasse @hjpotterphd

Remembering Rosenstrasse: History, Memory and Identity in Contemporary Germany by Hilary Potter will be launched on Tuesday 11 December 2018 at the University of Leeds. What happened in Berlin’s Rosenstrasse in February 1943? How do we remember the events? What can we learn about Germany’s relationship to its Nazi past? What can we discover about German identity? … Continue reading

The ‘Stolpersteine’ and the Commemoration of Life, Death and Government published

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the German artist Gunter Demnig has been installing his Stolpersteine [Stumbling Stones] all over Europe – including Russia – to commemorate the victims of National Socialism. Today, the Stolpersteine constitute the world’s second largest Holocaust monument. In this book the author addresses some of the most crucial issues raised … Continue reading

Winner of the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies published: Networked Remembrance by Samuel Merrill

«In this rich and fascinating book Samuel Merrill explores the underground transport networks of London and Berlin. Networked Remembrance marks a significant addition to the literature on intersections between memory, space and urban culture.» — Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography, University of Cambridge «Merrill’s richly illustrated text offers uniquely moving accounts about the ‹everyday undergrounds› … Continue reading

Book launch: Landscapes of Memory

Patrizia Violi’s monograph Landscapes of Memory: Trauma, Space, History will be launched at the Memory and Space Conference at the Senate House in London on Thursday 30 November at 6.30 pm. Professor Violi will also be giving a keynote address at the conference. To register for the conference, please click here.

Landscapes of Memory published

Praise for the Italian edition: «A lucid and highly articulate semiotic inquiry of trauma sites … Violi records what she sees and hears, recounts her own responses and those of others, photographs the places, describes them, reconstructs their historical background, and at the same time she interprets them with great acumen, using categories borrowed from … Continue reading

Memories of the Future published

«Everywhere the crisis speeds toward places and people that have long kept the disasters they produced far away and for others. Across a series of groundbreaking essays, Memories of the Future sets into play a debate among scholars and artists about the politics of the future present. This collection refuses to offer an answer. It … Continue reading

Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory in the Irish Times

  Marguérite  Corporaal, Christopher Cusack and Ruud van den  Beuken have published an article in the Irish Times about their new edited volume Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory: Transitions and  Transformations. Please click here to read the article in full. Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory presents the latest research from Irish studies scholars … Continue reading

Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory published

Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory presents the latest research from Irish studies scholars across a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, theatre, photography and folklore, and generates new and challenging insights into the dynamics of cultural remembrance in Irish society. Featuring contributions by leading researchers in the field such as Guy Beiner, Graham … Continue reading

Commemorating Conflict published

One of Europe’s youngest nations and the most recent member-state of the European Union, Croatia, forged its national identity in the so-called Homeland War, the bloody civil conflict that raged between 1991 and 1995 and ultimately led to independence from Yugoslavia. Since then, a culture of war commemoration has emerged that continues to shape and … Continue reading

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