History of Collective Memory and Social Representations
- to familiarise the students with the major approaches in memory studies
- to familiarize the students with the main forms of representation, production and preservation of collective memory in different historical periods from antiquity to contemporary time
- to familiarise the students with major issues in memory studies
- The student is able to analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in the course of professional activities, to add and synthesize missing information if necessary
- The student is able to perform interdisciplinary interaction and cooperation with representatives of other fields of knowledge while solving research and applied tasks
- The student can identify main thesis and issues raised in scholarly literature
- The student can comprehend primary sources effectively
- The student can discuss scholarly issues in groups and present the results of these discussions; can solve scholarly issue in collaboration with groupmates.
- The student can communicate information and ideas in a style that is completely appropriate to discussions of scholarly literature
- The student is able to review scholarly literature in English
- The student is able to carry out a research into representation of cultural memory
- Approaches to collective memoryDifferent approaches to memory; contemporary criticism of the methodology of memory studies; memory and history
- Memory in ancient societiesCommemoration of the dead; ritual and festival; commemorative monuments; history-writing; canon and archive; ancient theories of memory; the forms of preservation of memory in ancient societies
- Memory in medieval and early modern EuropeChristian memory; liturgical memory; commemoration of the dead; lay memory; memory and ethnicity; early medieval historical culture; uses of history; historical memory and genealogy in the medieval Ireland; transition from oral memory to written memory ; official history-writing; noble and urban memoria; Renaissance and historical relativism; protonational narratives; changing attitudes to death; changing memory of an event (Battle of Bouvines); antiquarian history-writing
- Memory and nationalismapproaches to the relationship between memory and nationalism; discontinuity and national revolutions; continuity; nationalism and festivals; nationalism and school education; inclusive culture of commemoration; cultural nationalism; romanticism and revivalism; historicism; public museums; construction of nations; invention of traditions and heroes
- Remembrances of violence: wars and traumasApproaches to trauma in trauma studies (psychoanalysis; research into historical trauma;crisis of testimony; representations of trauma; contemporary trauma studies; criticism of trauma studies); traumatic accounts of Holocaust; false memories and the issue of authenticity
- Institutionalization of memory and memory politicsNarratives of October revolution; working through the past in East and West Germany; memories in transition - ghosts of Civil wars in Italy and Spain; facing the past in South Africa after apartheid; memory politics in post-communist countries; memory politics in contemporary Russia; memories of fascist regimes in Italy and in Spain; The issue of “post-imperial nations”; experience of decolonization; self-image of former empires: British Empire, France, Germany, Russia — between greatness and guilt; vestiges of colonial empire: between memory and non-memory; empire strikes back: acknowledgment of difficult history; competing historical narratives of an imperial past: indigenous perspective; Black Lives Matter: questioning official narratives and current landscape; the issue of decolonization of school curriculum
- Memory in the post-modern worldDemocratization of history and memory in 1960-70s; emergence of public history; cult of heritage; forms of consumption of past in the post-modern world; concepts of media, mediation of memory, memory and communication, materiality of memory; public history and TV; mediated memories in the digital age, digital forms of fixation of memories; films and cultural memory; memory in the digital and global age.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.4 * Research project + 0.24 * Review of the book + 0.36 * Seminar discussions
- Aldrich R. Vestiges of the colonial empire in France: monuments, museums, and colonial memories. Houndmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
- Herendeen, W. H. (1988). William Camden: Historian, Herald and Antiquary. Studies in Philology, 85(2), 192. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=5243459
- Herf, J. (1997). Divided Memory. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=668836
- Kansteiner, W. (2002). Finding Meaning in Memory: A Methodological Critique of Collective Memory Studies. History & Theory, 41(2), 179. https://doi.org/10.1111/0018-2656.00198
- LaCapra, D. (1997). Lanzmann’s ’Shoah’ : “here there is no why” (Vol. 23). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsram&AN=edsram.000182428
- The Invention of Tradition // ed. by E. Hobsbawm, T. Ranger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
- Winter, J. M. (2006). Remembering War : The Great War Between Memory and History in the Twentieth Century. New Haven: Yale University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=187914
- A companion to cultural memory studies: an international and interdisciplinary handbook // ed. by Astrid Erll, Ansgar Nünning, Sara Young. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter, 2008.
- Carruthers, M., & Ziolkowski, J. M. (2004). The Medieval Craft of Memory : An Anthology of Texts and Pictures (Vol. First pbk. edition). Philadelphia, Pa: University of Pennsylvania Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1648751
- Eric Orlin. (2007). Augustan Religion and the Reshaping of Roman Memory. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.DBF677B4
- Gross, A. ((Andrew S. ). (2004). Memory, authority, and identity : Holocaust studies in light of the Wilkomirski debate. Biography, 27(1), 25–47. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsram&AN=edsram.000428242