Cultural Studies

Odsjek za kulturalne studije Rijeka

FRAMNAT: Framing the Nation and Collective Identity in Croatia: Political Rituals and the Cultural Memory of Twentieth Century Traumas

http://framnat.eu/

FRAMNAT je četverogodišnji projekt kojeg financira Hrvatska zaklada za znanost. Projekt okuplja tim mladih znanstvenika s ciljem razvijanja inovativnih metodologija za istraživanje kulture sjećanja i kognitivne lingvističke analize. Istražuju se top-down i bottom-up strategije uokviravanja nacije i kolektivnih identiteta proučavanjem komemorativnih praksi nastalih na prostoru Hrvatske nakon ratova u 20. stoljeću. Projekt se provodi od lipnja 2014. do lipnja 2018. godine.

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Summer School of Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory 2015

U ponedjeljak 22.06.2015. godine u 9:00 sati održat će se otvaranje treće međunarodne ljetne škole Summer School of Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory 2015 nastale u organizaciji Filozofskog fakulteta u Rijeci, Sveučilišta u Groningenu (Groningen, Nizozemska), Montclair State University (Montclair, New Jersey) te Pomona College (Claremont, California).

Otvaranje će se održati u osnovnoj školi Franje Petrića u Gradu Cresu.

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Summer School of Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory 2014

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Groningen Globalisation Studies and Pomona College present you the second Summer School of Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory on Cres

This intensive 10-day summer school will explore transitional justice and the politics of memory in the context of the Mediterranean region alongside a number of comparative perspectives from elsewhere in the globe. In addition to the summer school academic program, which will include an international panel of experts, this course will also include films, excursions, a special workshop on academic writing, publishing and grant proposal writing, and guest lectures from leading transitional justice practitioners.

Recently, the former Yugoslavia and North Africa have experienced significant political transformations as a result of conflicts, state formation and transitional processes. Themes that will be covered during the course include regional perspectives on: TransitionalJustice, politics of memory, democratization, state of emergency law and political changes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. This unique summer school combines expertise on Transitional Justice in the Mediterranean, as well as the politics of remembrance and contested sites of memory in the former Yugoslavia.  

The language of the Summer School is English.

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Cultural Memory Research Group - Rijeka

Cultural Memory Research Group is an ongoing project coordinated by members of Cultural Studies department,  University of Rijeka. The Group includes professors and graduate students from this department as well as scholars from other fields such as Philosophy, History, Psychology and Linguistics. We are interested in exploring various aspects of cultural memory.

The construction of cultural memory and cultural identities are central themes of memory studies which analyze the different processes of remembrance and forgetting that occur at the individual, group and societal level. Research in this field has rapidly developed through an interdisciplinary approach over the last twenty years, building upon such diverse bodies of scholarship such as history, cultural studies, literature, linguistics, psychology, cognitive sciences, ethnology, and political science.

We seek to apply innovative methodologies in answering the research questions from a multiperspective and interdisciplinary approach.

Some of the current research themes include:

- World war I in Rijeka and Croatia Memory resources (bibliography, photos, articles)

- Memory and identity

- Gendered memory

- Memoryscapes

- Linguistic constructions of emotions

- Urban palimpsests

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For any questions regarding ongoing projects and/or colaboration, contribution please contact CMRG - Coordinator: Vjeran Pavlaković Ova e-mail adresa je zaštićena od spambota. Potrebno je omogućiti JavaScript da je vidite.

Strategies of symbolic nation-building in West Balkan states

Strategies of symbolic nation-building in West Balkan states: intents and results

About the project

The creation of national identities in the Western Balkan states is still a “work in progress”.  How, and to what extent, do the citizens of these states respond to their political leaderships’ attempts to create, co-opt or stimulate symbolic interpretations of the past?

Objectives

The objective of this project is to determine the strategies, strength and effectiveness of symbolic nation-building in the Western Balkans.

In a first step the variations of nation-building activities will be mapped in Albania and the new states in the former Yugoslavia, using existing sources of information and data.

In a second step the impact of the various nation-building strategies will be measured and compared using new survey data.

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