Infrastructures of Memory

Infrastructures of Memory. Actants of globalisation and their impact on German and Polish memory culture

We are seven researchers from the University of Lodz, the German Historical Institute Warsaw and the Regensburg University analazying material, technological, administrative and environmental factors that shape cultural memories. We do so by studying exhibitions in museums and art galleries, as we consider them genuine media of memory. Beyond political and aesthetic contexts, which have been debated in memory studies many times, we try to identify other, less visible and less obvious, circumstances of their production, circulation, and reception. Many of them are related to transnational patterns and global technologies. The objects of our study are Polish and German exhibitions with references to the Holocaust and the Second World War. The project is funded by the Polish-German Research Foundation.

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Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska, co-PI of the project

Tomasz Załuski, co-PI of the project

Zofia Hartmann, PhD Student

Izabela Paszko, post-doc

Agnieszka Rejniak-Majewska, research fellow

Seda Shekoyan, PhD Student

Juliane Tomann, research fellow

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