Jenny WüstenbergProfessor of History and Memory Studies, Nottingham Trent University Cover image: The empty pedestal of the statue of Edward Colton in Bristo. Picture: Caitlin Hobbs, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons In the past few years, the question of what societies should remember and how it matters has shifted squarely into the spotlight. In …
Olivier WievirkovaHistorian, Faculty member at the École normale supérieure de Cachan Cover image: Japanese Embassy in Seoul and watched from behind a bronze statue of comfort women. Sakaori, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The memory of the Second World War clearly remains very much alive. To give just one example, the conflict triggered in …
Marie-Louise Jansen. Director of Contested Histories Project, Institute for Historical Justice & Reconciliation, Euroclio–European Association of History Educators
Georges Mink. Emeritus Director of Research in the Institute of Political Social Sciences at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (ISP-CNRS), European Civilization and History Chair, dedicated to the memory of Prof. Bronislaw Geremek (College of Europe, Natolin, Poland)
By Sébastien Ledoux. Professor of History University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
An essay by Marie-Claire Lavabre,
Emeritus Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research
Each remembrance process has its own unique characteristics, and it is essential not to confuse or mix concepts; however, the globalization of memory can be used as a tool for truth, justice and reparation to establish parallels and affinities and thus enrich our analysis of each process.
Recent events are a powerful example of the memorial paradigm that has been established over the last twenty years both at the European level and internationally.
French-German writer, journalist and filmmaker, author of the bestseller “Those Who Forget: My Family’s Story in Nazi Europe – A Memoir, a History, a Warning“
Filippo Focardi, Università di Padova, Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies (SPGI) Cover picture: National monument of the Foiba di Basovizza in Trieste | EUROM The dramatic political changes in Europe since 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of Soviet control …