Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities 2015-2017

The multi-disciplinary project focuses on difficult memories and diverse identities related with conflicts in Russia, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Germany and Turkey. It addresses the questions: How can people live together after violent conflicts and with traumatic memories? How is it possible to allow difficult memories instead of silencing them? The project is part of the ERA.Net RUS Plus-initiative.

Livingmemories wire rollThe project interrelates public acts of memory work to more private ways of remembering by applying multidisciplinary methodological frame. (Learn more.)


Dr. Kirsti Salmi-Niklander, University of Helsinki (

Partners and Team Leaders

Team leaders in Riga 13 April 2016. From left to right: Gulsina Selyaninova, Vita Zelçe, Hülya Simga, Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (co-ordinator), Priska Daphi and Ene Kõresaar