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Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe


  • ‘Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work’: public lecture by Michelle Caswell, PhD (UCLA), Utrecht University, 3 November 2021. Available online
  • ‘Stories in the Wild: How Public Life is Shaped by Narrative’: inaugural lecture Belgian Francqui Chair 2020-2021 by Ann Rigney. 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 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. Utrecht January 21, 2020. Addressed the practice of literary memory activism, using the Refugee Tales (www.refugeetales.org) as an example. The lecture is available on lecturenet.uu.nl.
  • El Pais: El poder de las protestas, article on our project, available