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Questioning Traumatic Heritage: Spaces of Memory in Europe, Argentina, Colombia

Objective

SPEME will develop a joint program of exchanges between academic researchers - working on memory, trauma and heritage - and non-academic professionals - working in the fields of memory museums and sites of memory - between Italy, The Netherlands, Argentina and Colombia.
The fundamental aim of the project is to devise new forms of transmission of traumatic memories linking them to the present, on the assumption that memory, to be effective, has to invent creative ways of becoming relevant to the present.
In order to do so, the project will take as its specific object of investigation a various array of spaces of memory, such as museums, former detention camps and sites of commemoration, to investigate how various traumatic pasts can be preserved and transmitted through space, and which kind of innovative actions might both improve knowledge of the past and serve as an opening to actual issues and new social subjects.
The international and intersectoral network developed by the project will make possible transfers of knowledge, both between difficult past heritages in different historical and geographical contexts (Europe and Latin America) and between academic researchers and museum curators. The different and complementary competences of these institutions will promote something more than a simple knowledge transfer but will fuel powerful knowledge exchanges at the theoretical, methodological and practical levels, which has few or no precedents in the field of memory and museum studies.
Through a rich combination of staff meetings, theoretical seminars, training workshops, fieldworks and conferences, this project will increase competences and skills of both academic and non academic partners, as well as facilitate the development of innovative and creative actions involving new social actors (civil society, new generations, minority groups, refugees, and others) and addressing actual questions, from Human Rights to post-conflict reconciliation.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 310 500,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

FONDAZIONE RECUPERO E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLA MEMORIA STORICA DEL CAMPO DI FOSSOLI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Address
Via Giulio Rovighi 57
41012 Carpi

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 175 500,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING HERENGRACHT 401
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 31 500,00
Address
Herengracht 401 H
1017 BP Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (3)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 99 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MUSEO DE SITIO ESMA - EX CENTRO CLANDESTINO DE DETENCIÓN, TORTURA Y EXTERMINIO
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Av. Del Libertador 8151
C1429BNB Buenos Aires

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 58 500,00