CfP International conference on ‘National forgetting and memory: the destruction of “national” monuments from a comparative perspective’
NISE launches the Call for Papers for the International Conference on ‘National forgetting and memory: the destruction of “national” monuments from a comparative perspective’
Organised in cooperation with CEGESOMA and the Museum at the Yser, the conference aims at shedding some light on the relationship between the formation of a nation and the elements that might constitute its destruction by focusing on one specific case study: the destruction of ‘national’ monuments.
This international conference will take place on 11 March 2021, at at the site of the Yzer Tower, in Diksmuide (Belgium), or online if the COVID-19 crisis doesn’t yet allow a physical meeting be held.
Papers’ submission deadline: 18 December 2020. Please send your abstract of about 300-400 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the themes that can be addressed are (but are not limited to):
- The relation between forgetting and memory in the formation of national identity
- The different forms of forgetting, and their connection to the destruction of cultural heritage
- Monuments and (national) self-determination
- Monuments as social agents or as a locale that encourages social practices
- Monuments and different forms of destruction
- Restauration, reconstruction and nostalgia
- Protection of national monuments
- Relation between monuments and the malleability of the past
- Destruction (and forgetting) as an ideological cleavage
- Destruction and historiographical divergence
Find HERE all the information about this Call for Papers!!