Memory and the Past

This group examines a variety of perspectives on the relationship between memory and understanding the past. Along with asking how the act of archaeological and historic research contributes to memorialization and commemoration, the group aims to disentangle definitions of memory for different communities by shedding light on various scales of memory (individual, societal, etc.). Drawing on the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, ethnic studies, history, sociology, art history, and psychology, we consider how individuals remember the past; how memory is manipulated in research; what types of memory are typically privileged over others; how memory work affects contemporary communities; and other facets of memory work. 

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