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Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe

Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe

Objective

The main purpose of this project is to deliver new empirical yet also theoretically informed knowledge of those memory agents, practices and contexts capable of countering fixed and essentialist war and conflict memories, opening them to reflexive reinterpretation and change. Theoretically, the project will develop the concept of an agonistic ethico-political mode of remembering as distinct from the antagonistic and cosmopolitan modes, and provide a thick description of their defining characteristics. A related aim is to assess which of the two reflective modes, the cosmopolitan or the agonistic, best contributes to a shared European ethico-political framework and transnational solidarity.
Empirically, the project will test the different ethico-political modes of remembering in contemporary heritage discourses and practices by different memory milieus located at various territorial scales in relation to some of the armed conflicts of the 20th century with an enduring legacy. By exploring the relationship between 1) the modes of remembering being negotiated and contested in various European settings; 2) the memory agents promoting them (heritage professionals, policy-makers, historians, creative artists, socio-political activists); and 3) material and immaterial heritage (museums, burial sites, media, visual and written culture), the project will assess how, why and in which contexts certain modes of remembering the violent past are able to prevail as well as their articulation with various territorial identities.
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Coordinator

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Address

Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 519 000

Participants (6)

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UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 798 093

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 323 560

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 333,75

MAMBRINO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 244 600

POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 123 562

STIFTUNG ZOLLVEREIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693523

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 489 648,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 489 648,75

Coordinated by:

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Germany