Pierre Nora’s Lieux de Memóire (1984) pioneered the study of cultures of memory that are built around the so-called “memorial sites”. This approach marked a significant shift from the prevalence of time to space within the historical enquiry. Simultaneously, interrogating images has also become crucial for remembering and representing these historical sites. The growing interest in the socialisation of these sites is part of the global rise of memory studies that have prompted a “mnemologic turn” in cultural studies from late 20th century to early 21st century.
This seminar series proposes to examine critically the narratives that have been articulated around places where the collective memory of certain societies and communities as well as the global imaginary is anchored. Our emphasis is the narratives that can be found in film, media and visual culture in general. Scholars from a variety of research fields including Memory Studies, Tourism Studies, Trauma Studies, Genocide Studies, Perpetrator Studies, Film and Media Studies, Archaeology of Images, Museology and Conservation are encouraged to contribute and discuss the visual representation, appropriation and reinterpretation of memorial sites.
You can consult the seminar program in the link that you will find in the «additional information» section of this entry.
The seminar will be held online and registration is free of charge. In order to receive a certificate of attendance, you must register for the seminar by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your full name as you would like it to appear on the certificate.
The first session of the seminar will be held on February 24 from 4-5pm UK time (5-6pm Spanish time).