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The second episode of our Slow Memory podcast is now available!

The second episode of our Slow Memory podcast is now available!

The second episode of our Slow Memory podcast is now available on all major streaming platforms!

In this episode, we introduce the work and ambitions of the Slow Memory COST Action.
 
Memory Studies has been very much shaped by how societies remember extreme violence and sudden conflicts. However, Slow Memory researchers believe that the key social challenges of today – climate change, disinformation, accelerated technological advancements, economic inequalities, and conflicts over values – require not only a rethinking of the conceptual tools but also changes in the methods of conducting research on social remembrance. Why and how should we slow down in the field of Memory Studies? Will this also affect the ways we collaborate with each other? In this podcast, Jenny Wüstenberg (Professor of History and Memory Studies at Nottingham Trent University and the Chair of Slow Memory Cost Action) and Joanna Wawrzyniak (Director of the Center for Research on Social Memory at the University of Warsaw and Action Vice-Chair) explain what the Slow Memory Action is about in a conversation with Sarah Dybris McQuaid (Associate Professor of British and Irish Society and Culture and a member of the Action Core Group).
 
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Editors: Gruia Badescu, University of KonstanzMaija Spurina, Latvian Academy of CultureChristian Wicke, Utrecht University Cities have been studied as arenas of diverse memory politics, as well as palimpsests where long-term political and social changes can be uncovered through the purposeful illumination of multiple layers of memory (Huyssen 2003). Urban life has been long associated with...

On April 25th-26th, the WG1 “Transformation of Work” met in Warsaw for a workshop titled “European Trade Unionists’ Industrial Memories.” Nicolas Arendt, Stefan Berger, Natalie Braber, Irene Diaz, Paweł Downarowicz, Zoe Konsbruck, Ruben Vega, and Joanna Wawrzyniak discussed their interviews with unionists from Germany, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Spain. The workshop was followed...

Dear members of the Slow Memory Community, We hope that you are enjoying spring time at the moment. This is the 5th instalment of the Slow Memory Bulletin, the newsletter to keep you in the loop regarding events, projects, publications, and more. The Action now has 295 individual members, so we do need this medium of...

Today – on the 81st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – the Antisemitism and Holocaust Education Team (University of Birmingham) launches a competition for students and teachers to learn about the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War in Europe’s East. Part of a project exploring the slow impact of these histories on...

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11 June 2024, 5pm-6.30pm. NTU, NEWLT4 City Campus Also available online via Microsoft Teams Professor Robert Gildea (University of Oxford): The Miners’ Strike: their story in their voices’   The Miners’ Strike of 1984-85 was the last great industrial conflict of the twentieth century in Britain. Miners stayed out for a year in defence of...

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