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Ann Rigney on the Connecting Memories Podcast

Ann Rigney guest speaker on the Connecting Memories Podcast Her talk is entitled ‘The Afterlife of Hope: how the killing of demonstrators is remembered.’  In her presentation and in the discussion that follows, Ann Rigney talks about cultural memory in connection with activism and social movements as well as ways of moving away from thinking about the past primarily…

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Book Presentation: Christel N. Temple, Black Cultural Mythology

Online event | February 19, 2021; 16.00-17.30 CET Time: 16:00-17:30 (Amsterdam time) Christel N. Temple is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her latest book, Black Cultural Mythology (SUNY, 2020), provides a highly innovative conceptual framework for exploring the complex relations between cultural memory, heroic narratives, activism and creative production within and beyond the African diaspora….

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Book Launch Series: New Books in Perpetrator Studies

First Event: February 11, 2021, 16.00 CET, Online The Perpetrator Studies Network is happy to announce a series of online book launches that will introduce recent publications in the field and bring authors into conversation with researchers from other disciplines. The aim is to foster dialogue, across disciplines, on key issues currently discussed in perpetrator…

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Seminar with Lorena De Vita: Diplomacy and Memory: The Case of German-Israeli Relations in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

February 25, 2021; 17.00-18.30 CET; Online Event The rapprochement between Germany and Israel in the aftermath of the Holocaust is one of the most striking political developments of the twentieth century. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently referred to it as a ‘miracle’. But how did this ‘miracle’ come about? In her book presentation Lorena De Vita…

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Seminar with Chiara De Cesari: Memory, Populism, Race

April 22, 2021; 17.00-18.30 CET Online Event In her talk, Chiara De Cesari will examine right-wing populists’ powerful reliance on ideas of memory and heritage in Europe and beyond. Memory and heritage scholars have recently begun to explore the relationship between their subject matter and the momentous rise (or return) of ultranationalism. Investigating the populist claim…

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