Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe


  • Ann Rigney, interview on the role of memory in the recent protest of climate activists in Lützerath: “De bezetters van Lützerath vergeleken zich met Rosa Parks, die ook ‘bleef zitten’ voor verandering. Is dat terecht?”, Trouw, 17 January, 2023. Available online.
  • “Conference Review: Remembering Contentious Lives”, October 2022, IABA SNS Blog. Available online.
  • Ann Rigney and Stefan Poland, “Capturing Memory Using Digital Tools”, July 2022, MSA Week of Virtual Events. Available online (1.26-16.40)
  • Duygu Erbil and Clara Vlessing, “Telling Stories Differently: An Interview with Clare Hemmings”, June 2022, IABA SNS Blog. Available online.
  • Ann Rigney, interview on “Current Issues in Memory Studies”,  Academy in Exile, May 2021. Available online.
  • Michelle Caswell, PhD, (UCLA), public lecture Utrecht University, 3 November 2021, ‘Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work’. Available online.
  • Ann Rigney, inaugural lecture Belgian Francqui Chair 2020-2021. ‘Stories in the Wild: How Public Life is Shaped by Narrative’. Available online.
  • Ann Rigney keynote, conference Quo Vadis Memory, Tallinn University, 7 November 2020, ‘Materializing Memory and the (Re)Making of Monuments’. Available online.

  • Daniele Salerno interviewed in the Latin America News Dispatch: Available online.

  • Ann Rigney guest speaker on the Connecting Memories Podcast ‘The Afterlife of Hope: how the killing of demonstrators is remembered.’ All episodes are available to stream at 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.
  • Astrid Erll, seminar, Utrecht, January 21, 2020. ‘Literary Memory Activism in an Age of Migration: The Refugee Tales’. Addressed the practice of literary memory activism, using the Refugee Tales ( as an example. The lecture is available on
  • El Pais: El poder de las protestas, article on our project, available