Memory is one of the UCD Humanities Institute’s research priorities for 2015-2018. The theme arises from the emergence of memory studies, and trauma studies, as critically important discourses in understanding culture and society. Whether discussing the recent past or more distant histories, our conversations are marked by an interrogation of what and how we remember; what and how we choose to commemorate; and what we forget.
Emilie Pine is the advocate for the memory research theme at the Humanities Institute:
Research activities organised under this theme aim to open up a critical dialogue across multidisciplinary aspects of, and international contexts for, memory studies, with a view to generating discussion across disciplinary boundaries and laying the foundations for collaborative research work.