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November 2016 Workshop: Difficult Memories – Defining some Key Terms

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)  

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Nordic-Baltic Special issue of Oral History Journal 44(2)

Editors: Anne Heimo (University of Turku, Finland), Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen (University of Tampere, Finland) & Ulla Savolainen (University of Helsinki, Finland) Memories travel and are always multi-sited and multi-timed accounts connecting the past, the present and the future. The special issue of Oral History Journal 44(2) concentrates on travelling of both people and memories across time, place and different media. The focus is on the memories, experiences and expressions of migration and mobility as well as on the inevitable multi-sitedness of memory in the Nordic-Baltic context. When people move and when social and political situations change, memories are always given

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Remedy for memory

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,