CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

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

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.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

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)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

FONDAZIONE RECUPERO E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLA MEMORIA STORICA DEL CAMPO DI FOSSOLI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 193 500

STICHTING CASTRUM PEREGRINI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

Partners (3)

Sort alphabetically

Expand all

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

MUSEO DE SITIO ESMA - EX CENTRO CLANDESTINO DE DETENCIÓN, TORTURA Y EXTERMINIO

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 778044

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2018

  • End date

    30 June 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 553 500

  • EU contribution

    € 553 500

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy