Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies


Book Talk with Yael van der Wouden on The Safekeep

On June 4, 2024, we are delighted to welcome former UU instructor and BA/RMA alum Yael van der Wouden for a reading and open discussion on her debut novel The Safekeep. The Safekeep has taken the international literary world by storm, appearing in multiple translations in over a dozen different countries. The Dutch translation, published by…

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Law and Property: Debates on Restitution in Spanish Early Colonial Times

Kirsten Mahlke, Universität Konstanz. Abstract: Discussions surrounding restitution not only involve colonial artifacts housed in museums. They also delve into emotive realms, tackling issues of cultural identity, interpretive sovereignty, land and rights, property and self-determination. This talk aims to address these questions. They are part and parcel of the long colonial history, since the debate…

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Expert meeting: Protecting Cultural Heritage, Protecting People?

On 30 April, an expert meeting on heritage and conflict in Ukraine and beyond takes place at Utrecht University. The session aims to draw light to the relationship between communities’ well-being and the protection of cultural heritage. It is organised in light of the 70th anniversary of the landmark 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection…

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4 May Lecture – Remembrance in Times of Crisis

What defines how we commemorate? With historian Dr Lorena de Vita. On May 4 we remember all victims who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peace-keeping operations since the outbreak of WWII. But who or what is on your…

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