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MEMORIGHTS-Cultural Memory in LGBT Activism for Rights

Daniele Salerno is a Marie-Curie Fellow (2019-2023) associated with the ReAct group. His research entails a comparative study of the role of cultural memory in LGBTQ activism in the Netherlands, Argentina, and Italy. Since the Stonewall riots in New York (1969) and the marches organized to mark its anniversary, LGBT uses of cultural memory in activism…

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Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe

Mass demonstrations make the headlines. But how are they remembered when they are no longer news? And how does the cultural memory of earlier movements play into later ones? In Remembering Activism (ReAct), we address these questions. We focus on how the memory of civil resistance has been produced in documentaries, memoirs, commemorations, archiving projects…

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“La femme esclave:” Afterlives of Slavery and Abolitionism in Women’s Rights Movements

Sophie van den Elzen is a PhD candidate, funded by the Dutch Research Council. Her project examines how first-wave feminism mobilised the cultural memory of slavery and abolitionism. The project entitled “La femme esclave:” Afterlives of Slavery and Abolitionism in Women’s Rights Movements in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, 1832-1914 examines the ways in which women’s rights discourses…

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