Afterlife of Events: Perspectives on Mnemohistory

Afterlife of Events: Perspectives on Mnemohistory

by Marek Tamm

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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'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349500628
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

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 Brüggemann, Tallinn University, Estonia

François Dosse, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres, 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, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France

Ann Rigney, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Marek Tamm, Tallinn University, Estonia

Table of Contents

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

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