WHAT IS THE MEMORY AND MIGRATION WORKING GROUP ?
The Memory and Migration Group unites researchers from different countries and fields of scientific knowledge. The research interests are related to the study of the impact of migration processes on the practices of preservation, transformation, transferring and actualization of personal and collective memories. As migration plays a fundamental role in the field of memory studies, the Memory and Migration Group aims to raise awareness of different regional, temporal and historical frameworks of migration and how these require reflective approaches in the study of memory cultures. The group members are involved not only in the study of memories of migration, but also in the study of memories for or against migration. They pay great attention to the study of migration of memories. A special place in the group’s research is devoted to the study of memory and forgetting practices among refugees, as well as the place and role of politics of memory of host societies in relation to migrant communities and their memory cultures. The Memory and Migration working group invites scholars and experts to explore these topics by focusing on a variety of practices, images, artefacts, and performances. Our aim is to form a long-term working group that collaborates on different projects and publications.