19.12.2022 Closing Conference of the research project ‚Peace and the Politics of Memory‘

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Welcome to an open two-day conference that explores the topic of Peace and the Politics of Memory. Join distinguished panels in conversations on a range of themes at the intersection of research, art, and activism.

Politics of memory is central for the rhetoric and practice of war and conflict. At the same time, understanding the role of the past is key to a more peaceful and just future.

During two days in December, scholars, activists, curators and artists will meet to discuss the politics of memory in relation to peace and peacebuilding. How does the use of monuments, museums and commemoration affect the possibilities to build a peaceful society after conflict? How is the past used in the ongoing war in Ukraine? How does colonialism imprint on present day peacebuilding? Can art function as a realm for dealing with the past through truth-seeking, memorialization and even fact-finding? Can memory activism challenge revisionism and bring just peace?

The panels were recorded and can be listened to here.

For more information about the project "Peace and Politics of Memory" click on the following link.