Afterlife of Events: Perspectives on Mnemohistory (Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies)

Afterlife of Events: Perspectives on Mnemohistory (Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies)

By: Dr. Marek Tamm (editor)Hardback

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Recently, we have witnessed a rearticulation of the traditional relationship between the past, present and future, broadening historiography's range from studying past events to their later impact and meaning. The volume proposes to look at the perspectives of this approach called mnemohistory, and argues for a redefinition of the term 'event'.

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Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz, Germany Jan Assmann, University of Heidelberg, Germany Stefan Berger, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany Peter Burke, University of Cambridge, UK Karsten Bruggemann, Tallinn University, Estonia Francois Dosse, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres, France Siobhan Kattago, Tallinn University, Estonia Nikolay Koposov, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Joep Leerssen, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Claus Leggewie, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany Chris Lorenz, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands Olivier Remaud, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France Ann Rigney, Utrecht University, Netherlands Marek Tamm, Tallinn University, Estonia


Introduction: Afterlife of Events: Perspectives of Mnemohistory; Marek Tamm PART I: THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS 1. Historical Event between the Sphinx and the Phoenix; Francois Dosse 2. Events, Proper Names, and the Rise of Memory; Nikolay Koposov 3. Accelerating Change and Trigger Events; Olivier Remaud 4. Theories of Cultural Memory and the Concept of 'Afterlife'; Aleida Assmann 5. Literature and the Afterlife of Events: The Lost and Haunted World of Austerlitz; Siobhan Kattago PART II: EMPIRICAL ANALYSES 6. Exodus and Memory; Jan Assmann 7. Convulsion Recalled: Aftermath and Cultural Memory (post-1798 Ireland); Joep Leerssen 8. Celebrating Final Victory in Estonia's 'Great Battle for Freedom': The Short Afterlife of 23 June 1919 as National Holiday, 1934-1939; Karsten Bruggemann 9. Novemberland: 9th November, The German Master Example of Hauntology; Claus Leggewie 10. German Pasts in a Russian City - Kaliningrad between 1946 and 2006; Stefan Berger 11. Can a Criminal Event in the Past Disappear in a Garbage Bin in the Present? Dutch Colonial Memory and Human Rights: The Case of Rawagede; Chris Lorenz 12. Do Apologies End Events? Bloody Sunday 1972-2010; Ann Rigney Afterthoughts on Afterlives; Peter Burke

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137470171
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781137470171
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 1137470178

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