Project

Anchoring the past: A history of the practice and discourse of ‘sites of memory’ in the cases of the battlefield of Waterloo and the Berliner Stadtschloss, 1800-2000.

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Curatorial and related studies
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • History
    • Other history and archaeology
    • Art studies and sciences
    • Artistic design
    • Audiovisual art and digital media
    • Heritage
    • Music
    • Theatre and performance
    • Visual arts
    • Other arts
    • Product development
    • Study of regions
Keywords
heritage conservation material culture historical culture places of memory
 
Project description

This research aims to historicize Western European practices and concepts of ‘sites of memory’ as places where
the memory of a specific historical event is anchored. Through the case studies of the battlefield of Waterloo and
the Berliner Stadtschloss an analysis will be made of dominant ideas about historical sites as establishing a
special connection with the past.