UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Archives and memory in Southeast Europe

12 January 2022, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

A photo of archives

A SSEES Southeast Europe Studies seminar with Gal Kirn (ICI Berlin), Reana Senjković (Institute of Ethnography and Folklore Research, Zagreb), Suzana Milevska (Curator and cultural theorist, North Macedonia) & Vladislav Beronja, (University of Texas)

This event is free.

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Researchers using archival material from a variety of disciplines will discuss questions of access, publics, ethics and politics in archival research. The discussion will revolve around the following questions:

  1. The interaction between the researcher and the archive, in particular distinctions between official and unofficial archives,
  2. The interaction between archives and publics, concentrating on the influence of archives on collective memory expressed through their ability to introduce new “chapters” into history, and
  3. The interaction between researchers and publics, especially the practical and ethical problems involving the role of the researcher as interpreter.

The panellists come from fields like history, social sciences, arts, and culture, and all of them do work that resonates with these intersections in different ways. The discussion will be carried by:

The discussion will be moderated by Eric Gordy (UCL SSEES)

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