“Places of Remembrance”: A Hackneyed Concept? Cover Image

„Erinnerungsorte“: Ein Konzept mit Abnutzungserscheinungen?
“Places of Remembrance”: A Hackneyed Concept?

Author(s): Thomas Wünsch
Subject(s): Cultural history, Political history
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Remembrance; places of remembrance; collective identity; transnational history; German-Czech and Bavarian-Bohemian relations;

Summary/Abstract: Despite of the fact that studies on the topic of “places of remembrance” reached an inflationary number in the last decades, the article argues for the need of new perspectives in this field. They are identified as bilateral and transnational “places of remembrance”, valid not only for a national community but also for smaller communities on regional and transregional levels. With the definitions of the key concepts “remembrance” and “places”, the article strives to sketch out the theoretical background for studies, dealing with specific problems of German-Czech or Bavarian-Bohemian histories.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 84-92
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: German