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    About Genealogies of Memory 2012

    Regions of Memory. A Comparative Perspective on Eastern Europe

    26-28 November 2012, Warsaw

    The 2nd conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework took place in November 2012 in Warsaw. Over a hundred scholars and researchers from all over the world meet to discuss different memories, ways of forgetting and dealing with the experiences of mass violence in societies that suffered under totalitarian regimes in the 20th century. Conference panels were focused on three main topics: memory in the historical space of violence (role of ideologies, memory in authoritarian regimes, challenges of transition, justice and compensation); spatial frames of remembrance (role of displacement, region as a figure of memory, city as a memory scene); memory in framing the future (art & public sphere, education, oral testimonies).

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    Prof. Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia)
    Dr Małgorzata Pakier (University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
    Dr Joanna Wawrzyniak (University of Warsaw/Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies)

    Advisory Board:
    Dr Burkhard Olschowsky (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity)
    Prof. Gertrud Pickhan (Free University of Berlin)
    Prof. Jan Rydel (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity)
    Prof. Dariusz Stola (Collegium Civitas/Polish Academy of Sciences)

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    With the “Genealogies of Memory” project we facilitate academic exchange between Central and East European scholars of individual and collective memory.

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