Project

The black holes of democracy. Digging up the traumatic memories of civil war and dictatorship in Spain (1936-1975).

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
Keywords
peace-building Bosnia ethnic conflict gender
 
Project description

In this metahistorical project, we examine the meanings given to the memories of the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship, and we evaluate the influence of the recent ‘memory boom’ on the democratisation process in Spain. We therefore investigate in what way massgrave exhumations and the organisations for the recuperation of Civil War memory and dictatorship have an impact on the historical and political consciousness of the ‘post-memory generation’.