Call for Papers

Changing memoryscapes: Social (re)construction of places of memory

9-10 November 2017, Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb, Croatia

The Centre for the study of Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migrations (CEDIM), University of Zagreb invite abstract submissions for a two day workshop in Zagreb, Croatia to explore changing aspects of the social production of memory of war in Southeastern Europe (SEE).

History and the past are used in the present in many ways: they are not only debated publicly in the media or displayed and showcased in museums and memorial sites, but historical narratives are also an integral part of commemorative practices, political discussions and the political discourse as such. Our goal is to analyse dynamics of social production related to places of memory and expressed in different arenas of memory. The workshop seeks to explore the specificities of reaction to the political and social change in the context of memory practices. As much social research on historical narratives in SEE is predominantly focused on elites and institutions, we seek contributions concentrating on the agency of individuals and groups and their representation.