Memory Activism

Some of Jenny Wüstenberg’s other publications on the subject:

‘Transnational Memory Politics in Europe,’

Special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, edited with Aline Sierp (September 2015).

‘Vernetztes Gedenken? Netzwerkmethoden und Transnationale Erinnerungsforschung’

Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte, Thema: ‘Geschichtspolitik und Erinnerungskulturen global,’ Band 6, 2016.

 ‘Transforming Berlin’s Memory: Non-State Actors and GDR Memorial Politics Today’

in Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany, edited by David Clarke and Ute Wölfel, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2011.  

‘Vom alternativen Laden zum Dienstleistungsbetrieb: the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt – A Case Study in Activist Memory Politics’

German Studies Review , Vol.32 No.3, October 2009.  

Current projects on memory activism:

Together with Yifat Gutman, author of Memory Activism: Reimagining the Past for the Future in Israel-Palestine (2017), I am organizing a workshop (November 2018, New York City) that will examine memory activism from a comparative perspective and develop more sophisticated conceptual approaches.

Together with Aline Sierp (Maastricht University), I am working on an edited volume on Agency in Transnational Memory Politics. The contributors are currently revising draft chapters and we hope that the book will be completed in 2018.

In summer 2017, I participated in a fascinating conference that brought together scholars of memory and of social movements. I presented on ‘Cycles of Contention and Moments of Madness in German Memory Politics’ History, Memory, and Social Movements, Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr- University Bochum, July 19-20, 2017. My contribution will be published in a volume edited by Stefan Berger and Sean Scalmers.

In November 2016, I gave a paper entitled ‘Pluralism in remembrance? The interplay between new and old activists in German memory politics’ at the conference Has the Past Gone Away? The Future of Memory in Germany , at the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, November 18, 2016.


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