Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities WPS 1294292

Project Details

Description

The multi-disciplinary project focuses on difficult memories and diverse identities related with conflicts in Russia, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Germany and Turkey. It addresses the questions: How can people live together after violent conflicts and with traumatic memories? How is it possible to allow difficult memories instead of silencing them? The project interrelates public acts of memory work to more private ways of remembering by applying multidisciplinary methodological frame. University of Helsinki research team co-ordinates the project and focuses on two case studies, which relate to the post WWII period the issues of silence, stigma and trauma in Finland and in Estonia. The first case study focuses on the memories related to internment of German and Hungarian citizens in Finland, and the reception of the law of compensation. The second case study is related to queer sexualities in Soviet Estonia through the analysis of Estonian court cases, personal narratives and interviews.
Short titleLIVINGMEMORIES
AcronymLIVINGMEMORIES
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/10/201530/09/2017

Funding

  • SUOMEN AKATEMIA: €268,642.00

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Folklore studies
  • Oral history research
  • Gender studies
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Historical trauma

Research Output

Miksi historian hyvitykset epäonnistuvat? Törmäävät muistikäsitykset ja hyvityksen moraali

Translated title of the contribution: Why Do Compensations of the Past Fail?: Conflicting Ideologies of Memory and the Dilemma of RestitutionSavolainen, U., Apr 2018, In : Historiallinen Aikakauskirja. 116, 1, p. 56-68 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Points and poetics of memory: (Retrospective) justice in oral history interviews of former internees

Savolainen, U. E., 22 Oct 2018, In : Memory Studies. online first, p. 1-16

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Tellability, frame and silence: the emergence of internment memory

Savolainen, U., 2017, In : Narrative Inquiry. 27, 1, p. 24-46 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Activities

Queer Life Stories and Queer Cultural Memory

Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)

2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

ESSHC 2018

Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Speaker: Presenter), & Sofia Laine (Speaker: Presenter)

4 Apr 20187 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Queer-halun mahdollisuuksia 1990-luvun seksielämäkerroissa

Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)

2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation