ERA-NET RUS.Plus-project “LIVINGMEMORIES – Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities” (www.livingmemories-era.net) organizes two guest lectures in collaboration with the research seminar in Folklores Studies: Dr Nona Shahnazarian (National Academy of Sciences, Armenia): Traumatic Experience and Coping Mechanism: The Case of Conflicting Memories after Late-Soviet Pogroms in Azerbaijan Thursday 30.11. 14-16, Metsätalo (Unionink. 40) lecture room 8 Nona Shahnazarian is Associate Researcher at The National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia and Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia. She was a foreign visiting fellow at UCLA on Fulbright program (2006-2007), at SRC Hokkaido university, Japan (2011-2012), at
The researchers of the LivingMemories Finnish team have published a project presentation in the electronic journal of Finnish folklore studies, Elore. The article is available in Finnish in open access at Elore’s web page.
In The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, “The Baltic states at 99: Past, Present and Future”, held in Riga, Latvia June 19-21 members of the LivingMemories research project give presentations. There are two theme sessions focusing on the project and in addition, researcher of the project give presentations in other sessions (“Memory, Theatre and Cinema” and “Queering the Baltic Pasts). See conference programme–
Symposium organized by ERA-NET RUS.Plus-project “LIVINGMEMORIES – Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities” University of Helsinki, Main building, Lecture Hall 5 (Fabianinkatu 33) * Wednesday 2 August, 10.15.–16.00 10.15. Opening words: Kirsti Salmi-Niklander, co-ordinator of LIVINGMEMORIESproject 10.30. Prof. Barbara Törnqvist-Plewa (Lund University): Cosmopolitan memory, European politics of memory and local memories in East Central Europe LIVINGMEMORIES – Team presentations: 11.30: Gulsina Selyaninova (Perm National Research Polytechnic University): Sociocultural trauma: the problem of Soviet Society`s adaptation to it (1929–1953) 12.00: Hülya Şimga & Gülru Göker (Koc University): Gendering Peace. Perspectives from Turkey 12.30: Vita Zelče & Marita Zitmane
Here are the fruits of our wonderful workshop in November 2016. By clicking the link below you will be able to see thoughts and definitions around such key terms as: Dialogue Historical Truth Effects Trauma Dark Heritage Silence Respectful Resistance http://prezi.com/kszvs7oqjed3/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy Our warmest thanks to all participants and especially to the projects: Lapland’s Dark Heritage (blogs.helsinki.fi/lapland-dark-heritage) and Traumatized Borders: Reviving Subversive Narratives of B/Order, and Other (http://www.uef.fi/en/web/traumatized-borders)
A Small Ginkgo Tree in Tallinn Commemorating a Complex History Riikka Taavetti “Here grew a mighty ginkgo tree which a German soldier, Theodor C.*, chopped down in year 1943 to protect the entrance to the harbour. His son, Dirk C., and grandson, Fabian C., planted on 27th of June, 2016, a new tree in the honour of Estonian independence. Let this tree be a marking of Estonian-German friendship and peace.” The text above is engraved in Estonian and German on a small metallic plate attached to a stone. Next to the stone there is a small tree, a ginkgo,
Riga Summer School 2016 took place in Riga, Latvia August 6–18, 2016. Riga Summer School 2016 was organized for the sixth time by University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Communication Studies. This year’s topic of the summer school was “Living Together with Difficult Memories and Diverse Identities” or “LIVINGMEMORIES” due to the summer school’s cooperation with identically titled international social science and humanities research project. Seventeen students from China, Nepal, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Latvia were working together on short documentary films. Students of Riga Summer School 2016 were an opportunity to attend
The first project meeting was held at Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI), University of Latvia, Riga, 11-13 April 2016.