The sixth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school was hosted by the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform from September 7-9, 2017 at Goethe University Frankfurt.
This year’s Mnemonics summer school addressed the ‘social life of memory’. Memory studies is based on the premise that memories emerge within ‘social frameworks’. But this is just the first stage of memory’s social dynamics. Those memories which have an impact in culture don’t just stand still, but lead a vibrant ‘social life’: They are mediated and remediated, emphatically welcomed and harshly criticized, handed on across generations, they travel across space, become connected with other memories or turn into a paradigm for further experience.
The summer school focused on the dynamic interplay of medial and social aspects of memory culture.
Martin Zícari participated in the panel of “Postconflict and Memory” with his paper “Performance Mnemonics: The Siluetazo as transnational and trans-generational memory device for remembering the disappeared“. Silvana Mandolessi contributed as Chair in the panel of “Photography and Memory”.