Paneeldiskussioon "(Mis)uses of Memory", ettekannetega Vjeran Pavlakovićilt, Siobhan Kattagolt ja Peeter Toropilt, 6. aprill
Reedel, 6. aprillil, 11.15, Jakobi 2-336. Järgneb diskussioon. Üritus toimub inglise keeles.
We kindly invite you to the panel (Mis)uses of Memory that will take place on Friday the 6th of April at 11.15h, Jakobi 2, room 336. We will have the opportunity to listen to three presentations followed by a Q&A and a discussion. Details about the presenters can be found below.
Vjeran Pavlaković is an associate professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. He received his Ph.D. in History in 2005 from the University of Washington, and has published articles on cultural memory, transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia, and the Spanish Civil War. Recent publications include “Remembering War the European Way: Croatia’s Commemorative Culture on the Eve of EU Membership” in Pero Maldini and Davor Pauković, eds., Croatia and the European Union: Changes and Development (2015), The Battle for Spain Is Ours: Croatia and the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (2014), and “Symbols and the Culture of Memory in Republika Srpska Krajina,” Nationalities Papers (2013). He is also the lead researcher on the project “Framing the Nation and Collective Identity in Croatia: Political Rituals and the Cultural Memory of 20th Century Traumas” funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ). The topic of his presentation is "Framing the Nation and Contested Narratives: Commemorative practices in Croatia."
Siobhan Kattago is a Senior Research Fellow in Practical Philosophy at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Her research interests include collective memory, philosophy of history, political philosophy and twentieth-century European history. She edited The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies (2015) and is the author of Memory and Representation in Contemporary Europe (2012) and Ambiguous Memory: The Nazi Past and German National Identity (2001). The topic of her presentation is "Reflections on the misuse of memory."
Peeter Torop is a professor of semiotics of culture and the former head of the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics at the University of Tartu in Estonia. His research interests include semiotics and theory of culture, semiotics of translation, Russian literature and Dostoevsky, and intersemiotic processes in culture. He is the co-editor of the journal Sign System Studies and book series Tartu Semiotics Library. The projects he is currently working on are "Semiotic modelling of self-description mechanisms: Theory and applications" and "Culture as education: transmediality and digitality in cultural autocommunication". The topic of his presentation is "The ambiguity of history and languages of memory."
Moderator: Katarina Damčević, MA