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

Klara Jungkunz
Linda Sendlinger
Marius Zipf


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Program of "Cultural Memories"

Wednesday, September 19
Thursday, September 20
Friday, September 21
Saturday, September 22

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Introduction: Welcome Address and Introduction into the Symposium
Peter Meusburger (Geography), University of Heidelberg (Germany)


Session 1: Contested Histories – Case Studies from Europe
Chair: Brian Graham (Geography), University of Ulster (Northern Ireland)

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

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)

Coffee Break

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)

General Discussion


Thursday, September 20, 2007


Session 2: Societies in Transition
Chair: Derek Gregory (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)

Symbolic Capital and National Identity in Post-Communist Societies
Benjamin Forest, (Geography) McGill University (Canada)

Coffee Break

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)

General Discussion


Friday, September 21, 2007


Session 3: The Anthropological Perspective – Case Studies from Australasia
Chair: Beate Binder (Anthropology), University of Hamburg (Germany)

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

Coffee Break

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

General Discussion

Session 4: Memory as a Social Practice
Chair: Jürg Wassmann (Anthropology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Remembering and Forgetting in Making Experience: 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)

Coffee Break

General discussion


Saturday, September 22, 2007


Session 5: Memory, Politics & Power – (Post-)colonial Case Studies
Chair: Michael Heffernan (Geography), University of Nottingham, (UK)

On the Techno-Cultural History of Destruction: War, 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)

Coffee Break

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

General Discussion


Final discussion: Perspectives of Future Research into Cultural Memories

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