Difficult Memories – Dialogues with the Past and Future Challenges Symposium in Helsinki on August 2nd

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)

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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 (University of Latvia): Gendered Memorial Space: Case of Latvian Contemporary Commemorative Places
13 – 14 Lunch at UniCafe Fredrika
14.00 Ulla Savolainen & Riikka Taavetti (University of Helsinki): Evolving victimhood in personal and public memories
14.30. Ene Kõresaar, Terje Anepaio & Kirsti Jõesalu (University of Tartu): Victim memory and postmemory: tensions and tendencies
15.00. Priska Daphi & Jens Zimmermann (University of Frankfurt): Remembering the ‘68 movement in Germany: a left counter-memory?
15.30. Final discussion

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Symposium_Programme.pdf