Memories of Capitalism

Webinar | Preparatory meeting

The cultural, economic, political and social transformations experienced in the 20th century, combined with episodes of authoritarianism and violence, modified the relationships established with the past and time, demanding new approaches to memory, forgetfulness and temporality. On the one hand, it is clear that memory has become a duty, giving rise to situations of abuse, tyranny and saturation; on the other, the passage of time seemed to stop the experience of a present of successive moments.

At this juncture, there is a discrepancy in speeches and memorial representations regarding the ideological and political component. While memories and victims of communist experiences are named, there is a lack of recognition of the memories and victims of capitalism, even when talking about victims of fascism.

The Laboratory of Studies on the Political uses of the Past (Luppa- UFRGS) and the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) invited a group of researchers to reflect on the conditions for producing memories of capitalism and naming its victims, understanding capitalism as a reason whose normativity was extended to all dimensions of life, affecting the relationship with the past and time.

Online activity. Previous registration is required.


December 13 | 06:00 PM (GMT+2 – Madrid Time Zone)

Session 1 | Memories of capitalism: capitalism, its memory and its temporality

Moderator: Fernando Nicolazzi, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Session 2 | Memories of modern and contemporary slavery

Moderator: Fernanda Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

December 14 | 06:00 PM (GMT+2 – Madrid Time Zone)

Session 3 | Memories of colonialism and imperialism

Moderator: Silvia Correa, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

Session 4 | Neoliberalism, capitalocene and its victims

  • Rodrigo Turin, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Jean Segata, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Moderator: Caroline Silveira Bauer, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)


This activity is co-financed by the European Commission and for its evaluation we kindly ask your collaboration in filling out this survey. It will take about 10 minutes, and you will need the information indicated below. Thank you very much!

  • Reference of the Project: 101104202
  • Kind of activity: Training
  • Title: Memories of capitalism
  • Date of the activity: 14/12/2023
  • Duration of the event in days: 2
  • Online event


December 13-14, 2023
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