Cultural Memory Studies
How are memories transferred between cultures, and how are cultural memories important to understand identity?
Cultural memories provide a framework for belonging and understanding.
About the group
Cultural memories consist of a society or group's collective references to the past and provide a framework for belonging and understanding.
The research group gathers scholars from different disciplines working on a wide range of topics related to cultural memory. We examine cultural memory from different perspectives and within different language areas and genres.
- Memories from different traumatic conflict situations – as represented in testimonies, in narratives from later generations and in fictional texts.
- Transnational memory, the way memory narratives are transmitted between cultures.
- The importance of cultural memory for different understandings of identity, such as national identity, religious identity, gender identity.
- The relation between oblivion and remembrance.