Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies

Ann Rigney

Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Languages, Literature and Communication Utrecht University

Prof. Ann Rigney is the project leader of the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies. In the past years she has directed several related projects: The Dynamics of Cultural Remembrance (2006-2010) and Transnational Memory (2008-2012). She is also the convenor of NITMES (Network in Transnational Memory Studies) and, together with Astrid Erll, project leader in the COST-project ISTME (In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe); for their inaugural talk, see Mediation and European Memory.

She was recently awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe  (REACT), which began in January 2019 and will run for five years.