Commemoration Reframed is a research network and series of linked projects 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, but go beyond these by arguing that commemorative events’ and sites’ messages are significantly reproduced, reinforced and redistributed experientially. We argue that this aspect must be a vital part of how we understand these important state-sponsored activities.

Our first workshop, held in Brussels at CegeSoma in September 2017, cohered an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars and established a shared agenda. The position paper from this first workshop is now available on this site.

In 2018 we have been extending the network and developing a set of new projects that will all focus on what happens on 11 November 2018.So far, this includes new projects planned in Australia, the UK, France, Belgium, Denmark and New Zealand. To keep up to date with our activities and projects as they unfold, get in touch here.