Topographies of Memory: Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practices

International Seminar

In specific historical contexts,  memories that are embedded in and activated by certain sites undergo social amnesia and dereliction; certain other sites may be subjected to deliberate destruction. Recent approaches to cultural heritage preservation and memory studies have started incorporating digital technologies into their strategic and methodological repertoire in order to retain the endangered memory of neglected or non–existent sites.

Memorialization projects that use and implement a variety of technological tools are thus increasing the efficacy of efforts against social amnesia and the politics of oblivion: Online maps, websites, applications for smartphones and guided tours incorporating sites of memory are effective methods to reactivate the memory of places. This panel will address some of the interactive ways in which the memory of places is being revived in current practices.




Jan 29th, 2016


Anarad Hığutyun Building
Papa Roncalli Sk. No: 128 Harbiye
34373 Şişli İstanbul

Other Institutions Involved

Sabancı University (Ayşegül Altınay)

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