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Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe

Publications & Media

Ann Rigney guest speaker on the Connecting Memories Podcast

Her talk is entitled ‘The Afterlife of Hope: how the killing of demonstrators is remembered.’

In her presentation and in the discussion that follows, Ann Rigney talks about cultural memory in connection with activism and social movements as well as ways of moving away from thinking about the past primarily in terms of trauma. As the podcast focuses on how social movements remember activists and earlier movements, it frequently links up with recent protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.

All episodes are available to stream at https://anchor.fm/connectingmemories as well as on Spotify (here) and on Apple Podcasts (here). Links to listen on Breaker, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Google podcasts can all be found here.

Seminar with Astrid Erll: Literary Memory Activism in an Age of Migration: The Refugee Tales

This lecture took place on January 21, 2020 in Utrecht and addressed the practice of literary memory activism, using the Refugee Tales (www.refugeetales.org) as an example. Refugee Tales is an outreach project of the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. Its aim is to put an end to indefinite detention of immigrants in prison-like Removal Centres. The lecture is available on lecturenet.uu.nl.