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Out now: Aleida Assmann: Impact and Resonance

Published on 20 April, 2012

Aleida Assmann. (2012). Impact and resonance - towards a theory of emotions in cultural memory. Lecture held at Södertörn University May 18, 2011. Södertörn Lectures 6. Huddinge: Södertörn University

About Aleida Assmann

Assmann is a member of the Time, Memory, Representation advisory board. Assmann’s research is chiefly concerned with the questions of cultural memory, remembering, and forgetting. Notably, she has examined the tensions between personal experience and official remembrance in the history of memory in Germany after the Second World War. In a recent work, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit – Erinnerungskultur und Geschichtspolitik (2006), Assmann points out a number of possible paths from an individual to a collective construction of the past.

Assmann has been a visiting scholar at a number of universities and institutes, including the Getty Center in Santa Monica, California (1995), Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (1998-99), and Princeton University (2001).

About Södertörn Lectures

Södertörn Lectures is a series of cross-faculty lectures given by prominent visiting researchers at the university. They are aimed at the general public, students and staff. The lecture series started in 2007 and prominent researchers such as Piotr Sztompka (Poland), Saskia Sassen (US) and Catherine Delcroix (France) have been invited speakers. Södertörn Lectures are also published in print.

In order for the lecture series to gain support at the university, have continuity and to reinforce multidisciplinarity, there is a group that is responsible for the practical aspects of the lectures, as well as acting as an editorial board for the printed series.

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