Tallinn 2017

Transcultural Memorial Forms: Contemporary Remembrance of War, Displacement and Political Rupture

Winter 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

hana-006This symposium will explore the ways in which the narrative strategies and memorial forms developed in the context of remembering the Holocaust and postwar migration have contributed to the articulation of other histories of war and political conflict in the Nordic region and across Europe and how they have currently been used to make sense of contemporary experiences of war and displacement. We shall discuss the ethical and political consequences of the circulation of transcultural memorial forms that may facilitate but also hamper the articulation of regional differences and historical specificity of different conflicts.