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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/psychiatry/posttraumatic stress disorder
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 279 000

Participants (3)

FONDAZIONE RECUPERO E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLA MEMORIA STORICA DEL CAMPO DI FOSSOLI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Via Giulio Rovighi 57
41012 Carpi
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 193 500
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING HERENGRACHT 401
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Herengracht 401 H
1017 BP Amsterdam
Activity type
Other

Partners (3)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
Address
Carrera 30
N/A Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUSEO DE SITIO ESMA - EX CENTRO CLANDESTINO DE DETENCIÓN, TORTURA Y EXTERMINIO
Argentina
Address
Av. Del Libertador 8151
C1429BNB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)