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What is slow memory? A discussion around an emergent concept

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Speaker: Frédéric Clavert
Event date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Place: C²DH Open Space
Maison des Sciences humaines, 4th floor
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Azette

Research seminar with Frédéric Clavert, assistant professor at the C²DH

In this presentation, Frédéric Calvert will talk about the COST action SlowMemo. At the core of this project lays the emergent concept of 'slow memory', that is intended to help us think from new angles about how societies and individuals remember the pasts that meaningfully affect their present and future. It begins from the premise that we are quite skilled (and have much practice) commemorating sudden or extreme events such as wars, atrocities or catastrophes. But we are less certain about how to reckon with slow-moving transformations that may be just as impactful, such as climate change, deindustrialization, or the gradual expansion of social and political rights.

Frédéric Clavert