Lenin’s Mausoleum: A Haunted House on Red Square [1]

Siobhan Kattago, PhD, New School for Social Research of the University of Tartu Cover picture: People queue in front of the Lenin Mausoleum on Red Square, in the background St. Basil’s Cathedral and Kremlin. March 1925 | Bundesarchiv via Wikimedia Deutschland “Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live!” Vladimir Mayakovsky Much has changed since the …

“Twenty three and a half”

Hrant Dink Site of Memory Oriol López Badell, Historian, EUROM coordinator Cover picture: Atlantis Civilization Room-Photo | Mıgırdiç Arzivyan In June 2019, Istanbul welcomed a new site of memory very close to Taksim Square, the epicentre of contemporary Turkey’s pro-democracy demonstrations. The venue, which bears the enigmatic name of “Twenty three and a half”, is …

Lipa’s commitment.

The Memorial Centre Lipa Remembers Carlota Sánchez Vidal, Historian, University of Barcelona  Cover picture: Memorial exhibition | EUROM The small village of Lipa is located in the municipality of Matulji, in the north-eastern part of the county of Primorje-Gorski Kotar, just five kilometres from the border between Croatia and Slovenia. This fact is a defining …

Book: Melancolía de izquierda. Después de las utopías.

TRAVERSO, Enzo (2019) Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg, pp. 415 [original title. Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory. Columbia University Press, 2016] Ricard Conesa, Historian, project officer at the EUROM Enzo Traverso (Gavi, Italia, 1957) is a well-known figure to scholars of historical memory and readers of this journal. The most recent issue of Observing Memories contains …

The transmission of memory in the struggle for justice: The silence of the others

Cinema David González, Historian, project manager at the EUROM Cover picture: El silencio de otros (2018). Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar. Produced by El Deseo. 95’ | ©El Deseo The documentary The Silence of Others (2018) describes the personal and collective struggle in Spanish society to denounce and prosecute the crimes of the …

Memorial Monuments as Hangovers of the Socialist Yugoslav Past. By A. Jakir

Aleksandar Jakir, University of Split, Croatia, Department of History Cover picture: Monument to the Revolution (1967), World War II memorial in Podgarić, Croatia, one of Džamonja’s best-known works | Plamen at Serbian Wikipedia In all modern societies, monuments play an important role in the process of construction of the historical or collective memory. During the …