Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies


The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies Edited by Susanne C. Knittel and Zachary J. Goldberg

The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies traces the growth of an important interdisciplinary field, its foundations, key debates and core concerns, as well as highlighting current and emerging issues and approaches and pointing to new directions for enquiry. With a focus on the perpetrators of mass killings, political violence and genocide, the handbook is concerned…

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Double Exposures: Perpetrators and the Uses of Photography Special Issue of JPR: The Journal of Perpetrator Research Edited by Susanne C. Knittel and Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier

This special issue considers the past, present, and future uses of photography of and by perpetrators of mass violence, terrorism, genocide, and other forms of political violence. Photographic images of perpetrators and their acts are produced for different purposes (documentation, evidence, self-promotion, propaganda, etc.) and come to us from different sources (journalists, victims, the perpetrators themselves,…

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Media Amnesia: Rewriting the Economic Crisis Laura Basu

How the media has been complicit in sustaining free market capitalism. From Donald Trump to Brexit and the resurgence of the far-right across Europe, what role has the media played in shaping our current political moment? Following the news coverage of a decade-long crisis that includes the 2008 financial crash and the Great Recession, mounting…

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Argentina Betrayed: Memory, Mourning, and Accountability Antonius C. G. M. Robben

The ruthless military dictatorship that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983 betrayed the country’s people, presiding over massive disappearances of its citizenry and, in the process,  destroying the state’s trustworthiness as the guardian of safety and well-being. Desperate relatives risked their lives to find the disappeared, and one group of mothers defied the repressive regime with weekly protests…

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Memory after Humanism A special issue of Parallax 23.4 (2017), edited by Kári Driscoll and Susanne C. Knittel

In recent years, a number of publications devoted to the ‘future of memory’ have charted the potentials and limitations of the field of memory studies as it enters the Twenty-First Century. The field has seen a trajectory from ‘sites’ to ‘dynamics’ of memory, from national to transnational and ‘multidirectional’, from collective to cultural to transcultural…

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