Forms of memory transitions: processes and possible outcomes
Kristina Uzelac (Central European University, Budapest)
Małgorzata Łukianow (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Małgorzata Łukianow, Kristina Uzelac
Małgorzata Łukianow, Kristina Uzelac
Start time:
23 June, 2015 at 10:30 (UTC+0)
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Short abstract:

This panel invites papers which entangle with different forms of memory transitions. We aim to discuss the reflections of ideological transformations in everyday practices and discourses through processes of remembering, forgetting and reconstructing different politics of memory in Europe.

Long abstract:

20th century European history is burdened with profound ideological transformations. This panel aims to discuss the legacies of former fascist, communist and socialist regimes in different parts of contemporary Europe - from Eastern, throughout Southeastern towards Southern Europe. The title regarding forms of memory transitions refers to wide range of strategies used in the processes of creating and re-writing histories and memories from changes in practices of everyday life to the official discourses of state institutions. The field of symbolic negotiations comprises past events, present situations, alternative discourses and future visions. In this panel we are searching for visible forms of these trajectories and processes such as - artistic production, changes in urban landscapes, discourses of written sources such as law legislations or literary works (books, etc.), social movements and individual narrations. The following phenomenas are regarded as specific responses to different politics of memory and references to the past on both social and institutional level.