Group Memory and Public History

Public history deals with historical images and representations that impact on society. They play an important role through developing and transporting specific constructions of the past. This research group is engaged in analyzing the memory regimes associated with such images and representations. It asks in particular how they have been influencing socio-cultural constructions of identities. The actors and their agency in those memory regimes as well as the recipients and their reaction to the constructions of the past are another vital focus for the work of the research group.