About Genealogies of Memory 2013

    Legal Frames of Memory. Transitional Justice in Central and Eastern Europe

    27-29 November 2013, Warsaw

    The 3rd conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework took place in Warsaw in November 2013. It discussed the relationship between memory and law as well as concepts of justice with reference to post-communist transformations. Conference participants presented the papers showing the diversity of Eastern European experiences in dealing with the past and employing different legal measures to inform collective memory and identity. The keynote address “Justifying Atrocities: Contested Victims” by Elazar Barkan stimulated lively discussions during conference panels, which concentrated on the role of civil society and education in dealing with the past as well as courts’ influence on collective memory.

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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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