Cultural Memory

  • How do memory studies apply and benefit from LCS approaches and the related notions of textuality, fictionality and rhetoricity of the representations of the past?
  • With the divisive memories of wars, genocide, dictatorships, expulsions and colonialism, is a European memory possible and who could be its agents? Can conflicting memories change into reconciliatory ones?
  • Who owns cultural memory and how does this ownership change (e.g. passing from nation states to transnational and transcultural agents)?
  • What impact does the advent of new technologies have on the regimes of memory, and with what social and political consequences?

See: Science Policy Briefing & Conference abstracts