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The politics of history and memory

The politics of history and memory

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Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Marie Pellen

Summary

This workshop addresses the topic of politics of history and memory, departing from a global and methodological perspective. This workshop provides the opportunity to discuss structural issues when addressing peacebuilding efforts by focusing on the politics of history and memory.

Announcement

This workshop addresses the topic of politics of history and memory, departing from a global and methodological perspective. António Sousa Ribeiro shares a reflection on politics of a global memory, using the Holocaust as a reference. Mahua Sarkar presents an analysis on oral history as a method, drawing on her research on Muslim women in late colonial Bengal. Joszef Borocz focuses on the relationship between the politics of the past and popular memory by examining some of the main forms of symbolic violence vis-à-vis history that inhere in what is commonly described as the “transition to market, democracy and Euro-Atlantic integration”. And Bilgin Ayata examines recente public debate in Turkey with regard to the Armenian Genocide, arguing that the battle for memory is at the heart of Turkey’s reconstruction of national identity in a process, that some regard as Europeanization, and others as a return to its Ottoman past. This workshop provides the opportunity to discuss structural issues when addressing peacebuilding efforts by focusing on the politics of history and memory.

Programa

13 de abril de 2012, 14h30-17h30, Sala Keynes, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra

Global Memories? The Holocaust as Paradigm
António Sousa Ribeiro (FLUC/CES)

Between Craft and Method: Meaning and Inter-subjectivity in Oral History Analysis
Mahua Sarkar (Binghamton University, EUA)

Whitened Histories: Reaction, Revision and Race in the Post-Socialist Politics of History in Hungary
József Böröcz (Rutgers University, EUA)

Europeanization of Memory? The crumbling denial of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey
Bilgin Ayata (Freie Universität Berlin, Alemanha)

Este seminário insere-se no projeto SPBuild - Sustainable Peacebuilding

NOTA: Atividade no âmbito do Núcleo de Estudos sobre Humanidades, Migrações e Estudos para a Paz (NHUMEP)

Places

  • Colégio de S. Jerónimo (CES - Universidade de Coimbra)
    Coimbra, Portugal

Date(s)

  • Friday, April 13, 2012

Contact(s)

  • CES #
    courriel : ces [at] ces [dot] uc [dot] pt

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Marta Maia
    courriel : martamaia72 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

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« The politics of history and memory », Study days, Calenda, Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012, https://calenda.org/208133

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