Commemoration reframed is a series of linked projects and events that seek to open up new ways to conceptualise commemoration based on how people experience it. It builds on approaches that focus on historical representation or political significance, going beyond this by arguing that commemorative events’ and sites’ messages are significantly reproduced, reinforced and redistributed experientially. We argue that this is a vital part of how we should understand these important state-sponsored activities.
Our first workshop, held in September 2017, cohered an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars and establish a shared agenda. The position paper from this workshop is now available. 2018 will see the development of new collaborative projects to build on this foundation. To keep up to date with our activities and projects as they unfold, get in touch here.