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Instrumentalising Media Memories

The Second World War According to Achtung Zelig! (2004)

Maaheen Ahmed

, protesting violence by operationalising the absurd and provoking laughter. Achtung Zelig! adds a twist to Holocaust (post-)memory since it ‘presents history as something that has passed through the prism of the culture of media’. 5 Cultural productions

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Blurred memories

War and disaster in a Buddhist Sinhala village

Mara Benadusi

like a silent enemy into the core of the enduring process of “securitization of fear” ( Hyndman 2007 ) in Sri Lanka. Yet, however much the politics of memory tends to cloud matters, the article shows that it never goes uncontested, as long as subjects

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Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

What is Jewish about memory? Is it that Jews carry a certain memory of suffering, oppression and displacement that haunts the present? Is it that they often have had to learn to disentangle themselves from the cultural memories of the dominant

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Collecting and Memory

A Study of Travel Archives

Lee Arnold and Thomas van der Walt

People’s travel collections serve as a memory aid to help them write travelogues, novels, or scientific reports when they return home. They may also just have been a way to document a voyage or journey for future generations. Or it could

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War Memories and Online Encyclopedias

Framing 30 June 1941 in Wikipedia

Mykola Makhortykh

education—and history teaching in particular—is generally recognized, its exact impact on the way in which contentious historical episodes are remembered and studied remains underinvestigated. Existing assessments of Wikipedia’s role as a “global memory

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War and Memory

The Israeli Communist Commemoration of the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1986

Amir Locker-Biletzki

prevailing in the wider Zionist-Israeli, as well as Jewish, traditional cults of war, memory, and mourning. The research presented here mainly focuses on the 1950s to the 1960s, that is, the principal years in which the cult was celebrated by the Israeli

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Lorna Brunstein and Katie O'Brien

memories of the now lost world of the Shtetl life of East European Jewry, the horrors of his brutalising experience of prison and the trauma of leaving his parents, who he never saw again. Wherever I looked in the house there were his paintings, and even

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Doing Memory

Teaching as a Discursive Node

Alexandra Binnenkade

This article outlines the “discursive node” as an approach to a cultural analysis of how memory is being done in history classrooms. Teaching is a practice embodied in the interactions between teachers and their audiences, between texts, imagery and institutional formations, and between material and immaterial participants in an activity that entails not only knowledge but also emotions, experience and values (Henry Giroux). Discursive nodes are useful metaphors that enable research of a phenomenon that is ontologically and empirically fluxional, heterogeneous, unstable, situative and fuzzy—memory.

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Cristiana Bastos

plantation–race nexus, and highlight the renewed interest in plantations raised by contemporary approaches to the environment, the Anthropocene, cropscapes, and nonhuman agencies. Next, I compare different modes of instrumentalizing and displaying the memory

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Memory Makers of the Great Patriotic War

Curator Agency and Visitor Participation in Soviet War Museums during Stalinism

Anne E. Hasselmann

Hellbeck, those campaigns “reached wide audiences and proved influential because they matched ordinary people's wartime observations.” 5 Interestingly, as the guestbook entries reveal, the muzeishchiki' s agency in influencing Soviet war memory was