Historical Memory | St. Lawrence University Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies

Historical Memory

The concept of “historical memory,” often expressed as “collective memory,” “social memory,” or for political scientists, “the politics of memory,” refers to the ways in which groups, collectivities, and nations construct and identify with particular narratives about historical periods or events. Historical memories are foundational to social and political identities and are also often reshaped in relation to the present historical-political moment. Katherine Hite

AustraliaLand seizures, Indigenous people, Refugees

AustriaEuropean Union, Historical/Cultural Studies

Czech RepublicCold War, Historical/Cultural Studies, Post-communism

DenmarkEuropean Union, Historical/Cultural Studies, Xenophobia

Fisk programAfrican American and African Art History, African American and African Music, African American and African Politics.

IndiaAlternative healing traditions, Democracy in action, Federalism, Gentrification, Plantations

Italy (Rome/Tuscania)Historical/Cultural Studies

Jordan: Refugees

KenyaColonialism, Humanitarianism, Conservation, Historical/Cultural Studies, Plantations

LondonBritish Empire and immigration: Conflict in Northern Ireland, Democracy in action, European Union, Gentrification, Imperialism and colonialism, Irish culture and identity, Planning and development in cities, Museums, World Wars I and II

New ZealandLand seizures

SpainEuropean Union, Historical industrial weakness, Refugees, Xenophobia

ThailandImperialism and colonialism

Trinidad: Afro-Caribbean Culture, Indo-Caribbean Culture, Plantations