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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


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Abstracts of "Cultural Memories"

Session 1: Contested Histories – Case Studies from Europe

History-Archive-Memory: An Investigative Geography from War-Time France
Michael Heffernan (Geography), University of Nottingham (UK)

Annihilating – Preserving – Remembering: The “Aryanization” of Jewish History and Memory during the Holocaust
Dirk Rupnow (History), APART Fellow/ Institute for Human Sciences IWM, Vienna (Austria)

History, Memory and the Becoming of a Capital in Late Modernity: The Berlin Case
Beate Binder (Anthropology), University of Hamburg (Germany)

The Rütli in Switzerland: minor Memory – major Ambitions
Georg Kreis (History), University of Basel (Switzerland)


Session 2: Societies in Transition

Symbolic Capital and National Identity in Post-Communist Societies
Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson, McGillUniversity (USA)

Halecki Revisited: Europe´s Conflicting Cultures of Remembrance
Stefan Troebst (History, Slavic Studies), Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas (GWZO) and University of Leipzig (Germany)


Session 3: The Anthropological Perspective – Case Studies from Australasia

Person, Space, and Memory
Jürg Wassmann (Anthropology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Landscape and Immutability in an Aboriginal Australian Culture
Robert Tonkinson (Anthropology), The University of Western Australia (Australia)


Session 4: Memory as a Social Practice

Remembering and Forgetting in Making Experience Matter: Issues of Detail, Place and Time.
David Middleton (Social Psychology),University of Loughborough (UK)

How “auto” is Autobiographical Memory? On Cultural, Communicative, and Autobiographical Memory
Harald Welzer (Social Psychology), Center for Interdisciplinary memory Research (Essen) and University of Witten/ Herdecke (Germany)

Memoria as a Form of Social Action
Otto Gerhard Oexle (History), Max Planck Institute for History, Göttingen (Germany)


Session 5: Memory, Politics & Power – (Post-)colonial Case Studies

On the Cultural History of Destruction: Ruin, Memory and the Colonial Present
Derek Gregory (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)

Sharing Space? Geography and Politics in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland
Brian Graham (Geography), University of Ulster (Northern Ireland)

Violent Memories: Nationalism and Indian Spaces of Postcolonial Recollections
Stephen Legg (Geography), University of Nottingham (UK)

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