Book Launch – Localising Memory in Transitional Justice: The Dynamics and Informal Practices of Memorialisation after Mass Violence and Dictatorship
In this session, we will be discussing Localising Memory in Transitional Justice: The Dynamics and Informal Practices of Memorialisation after Mass Violence and Dictatorship, edited by Mina Rauschenbach, Julia Viebach and Stephan Parmentier (Abingdon: Routledge, 2022). For more information, click here.
The book seeks to make sense of practices of commemoration and memorialisation of various mnemonic communities in societies marked by legacies of massive human rights abuses, and to make visible the complex and oftentimes troubled entanglements between justice endeavours, locality, and memory-making. Organising its analytical focal point around the localisation of memory, it offers valuable and new insights on how and under what conditions localised memory practices may contribute to recognition and social transformation, as well as how they may at best be inclusive, or exclusive, of dynamic and diverse memories.
We will be joined by editors and contributors including Stephan Parmentier and Mina Rauschenbach (Faculty of Law and Criminology, KU Leuven), Ingrid Samset (Peace and Conflict Studies, Leiden University College The Hague) and Julia Viebach (Criminology, University of Bristol). The respondents will be Hannah Goozee (History of International Relations, Utrecht University) and Peter Malcontent (History of International Relations, Utrecht University). The event will be moderated by Britta Schilling (Cultural History, Utrecht University).
This interdisciplinary event will bring together members of the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies with the Utrecht Global and Imperial Relations Research Cluster and the Transitional Justice Reading Group.