Chris Hudson and Antonio Castillo
What the river remembers: Theatricality and embodied knowledge in performing The Secret River
This article considers the politics of remembering violence in relation to the contested matter of the Frontier Wars between Aboriginal people and settlers in 19th century colonial Australia.
Of Time and History: The Dead of War, Memory and the National Imaginary in Timor-Leste
Remembering of the dead by the living— even when represented in empty cenotaphs and marked by political hierarchies—draws people into a kind of simultaneity across time and binds them not only to a distinctive past, but also to a new, reimagined future through collective mourning and recognition. A fuller sense of how the violence of the Indonesian occupation plays out in the postconflict context can be found by considering other kinds of memorialisation concerning those killed in war, including graves and mortuary rituals. Both customary and ecclesiastical patterns of memory and temporality continue to be present in patterns of memorialisation.
Atentat! Contested histories at the one hundredth anniversary of the Sarajevo assassination
Hariz Halilovich and Peter Phipps
Bosnia remains a divided country both politically, and in the representation and memorialisation of the past. This paper is based on fieldwork in Sarajevo at the hundredth anniversary of the Sarajevo assassination widely seen as the catalyst for the First World War. The antithetical, competing commemorations of this historical event tell us a great deal about the political fractures of Bosnia and the region. They also offer insights into the significance of historical memory in the stubborn reiteration of contemporary identities.
Patterns of migrant post-memory: the politics of remembering the Sayfo
Sofia Numansen and Marinus Ossewaarde
The Sayfo (or genocide) is remembered in Western Europe by diasporic communities of Arameans, Assyrians and Chaldeans in a variety of ways. Descendants of victims of systematic massacre of Christians by Turks and Kurds in 1915 have developed identities in the context of diaspora post-memory and reflection on a shared history of persecution and violence. A significant problem for diasporic communities is the danger of forgetting the Sayfo and the manipulation of post-memory. The intergenerational transmission of the Sayfo is subject to revision in the context of the changing political and cultural environments of migrant communities, and the migration from Eastern Turkey to Western Europe in the 1970s has had a profound effect on the culture, communication and politics of remembering the Sayfo.
Social Media and the Politics of Reportage. The ‘Arab Spring’
A review of S. Bebawi and D. Bossio (eds) (2014) Social Media and the Politics of Reportage. The 'Arab Spring', by Ekaterina Tokareva
Social Media and the Politics of Reportage .The ‘Arab Spring’ is a collection of works that explore the intersection of mainstream media and social media. It focuses on the crisis reporting as it happened during the Arab Spring and examines the relationships between different players involved in it: journalists, activists, citizens.