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Globalised Remembrance? Conflicting Memories in the Era of Claims for Moral Universal
   

Freitag, 25. Oktober 2019, 16:00 - 17:30

Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Research Lounge 1010 Vienna, Rabensteig 3, 3rd Floor

 

With Aleida Assmann, Omer Bartov, Zuzanna Dziuban, Carol Gluck and Rachel Ibreck
Chair and introduction to the project: Ljiljana Radonić

Panel Discussion and Kick-Off Event of the Project Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals (GMM) hosted by the VWI

Scholars claim that "globalised" memorial museums reflect new moral standards and a new language of commemoration, but what is the price of the attendant decontextualisation in the name of moral universals? This first global typology of memorial museums challenges the concept of "universal memory" and the notion that memorial museums constitute a globalised space of communication and negotiation.

The five-year project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Consolidator grant No 816784). The "universalisation of the Holocaust" has established the Shoah as a historical reference point legitimizing a global moral imperative to respect human rights. Much has been written about the ostensible "globalisation of memory", but as yet no genuinely global comparative study systematically confronting this hypothesis with the actual representations of atrocities exists.
GMM examines 50 memorial museums dealing with
• the WWII period in the US, Israel, Europe, China, and Japan;
• recent genocides in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia

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