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Announcement: 3 PhD and 2 Postdoc Positions in Memory Studies at Utrecht

  • Deadline: 1 November

Locating Multidirectional Memory: The Productive Frictions of Holocaust Remembrance from Australia to Shanghai: A Seminar with Rosanne Kennedy

  • 19 November, 2018; 16.15-18.00; Ravensteynzaal, KNG 80, Utrecht University

Forced Migration in Finland During and After WWII: A Seminar with Hanna-Leena Nissilä

  • 26 November, 2018; 17.00-19.00; Ravensteynzaal, KNG 80, Utrecht University

Announcement: 3 PhD and 2 Postdoc Positions in Memory Studies at Utrecht

Announcement: 3 PhD and 2 Postdoc Positions in Memory Studies at Utrecht
  • Deadline: 1 November
There are now openings for 3 PhD students and 2 Post-doc researchers in Ann Rigney's ERC-project Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe. The application deadline is 1 November. 

Mass demonstrations are newsworthy. But how are they remembered when they are no longer news? Social movements are usually studied in terms of their emergence and subsidence. Despite recognition that activists are ‘inspired’ by precedents, the afterlife of activism in story and image has never been systematically explored. ReAct claims that knowledge of this cultural memory is needed for a full understanding civil resistance.

The project will provide the first in-depth account of the remembering and forgetting of activism in Europe since the late 19th century. It will reveal continuities and changes in how protest has been depicted in different media regimes; demonstrate the role of texts, images, and commemorative practices in conveying the memory of protest to later generations; and show how this memory feeds back into later movements at home and abroad.


More information about the PhD positions can be found here
More information about the Post-doc positions can be found here

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