środa, listopada 30, 2011

Monuments as a medium of remembrance

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity established in Warsaw supports since 2011 researches on genealogies of memory in Central and Eastern Europe.

It's first conference was dedicated to theories and methods. I gave there a paper on "Monuments and memory constructs in L'viv between 1867 and 1939". The programme of the conference you can download here.

niedziela, listopada 27, 2011

Memory places of the regions

Comparisions of regionals researches and finding a broader geographical context can be also very inspiring.

So the conference „Regional memory places: Western Bohemia and Middle Germany - a comparision" (Regionale Erinnerungsorte: Westböhmen und Mitteldeutschland im europäischen Kontext) in November 2011 was for me a great possibility to see the bigger picture.

wtorek, listopada 15, 2011

Fluctuating memory

Collective, individual, cultural or communicative memory are very well known in the science. But what is fluctuating or ambiguous memory?

I came to this conclusion in regard to my analyse of monuments in L'viv between 1867 and 1939. "Ambiguous memory" means that the memory on one person or event is differential for different society groups and even individuals.