Memory and Remembrance
Memory, and how it shapes the future of an individual, group, and even a nation, is one of the focal points of the transdisciplinary humanities research taking place at the IHR. Drawing from many intellectual strains including history, philosophy, religious studies, literature as well as trauma studies, art and performance IHR funded projects have examined the ways that physical and emotional harms impact memory, how these memories effect later generations, and how they in turn shape individual and group identities. From the personal to the political humanities scholars have explored approaches to understanding and resolving historical and contemporary conflicts, focusing on the roles of memory, memorialization and representation.
Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma
Gabriele Schwab, Comparative Literature, University of California Irvine
IHR Seed Grants
Heritage & Memory: Sites of Transgenerational Trauma, Moral Reminders, and Repair
Project Director(s): Martin Beck Matuštík, Lincoln Professor of Ethics & Religion; Patricia Huntington, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Eric Wertheimer, Professor of English, Director of CCICS
Oxytocin: Fueling Music's Power in Human Emotions, Memory, and Restoration, Project Director(s): Gary Hill, School of Music; Kay Norton, School of Music; Robin Rio, School of Music; Dana Rosdahl, College of Nursing; Lisa Ehlers, School of Music
IHR Research Cluster
IHR Public Events
Memory & Countermemory: What Does It Mean to Inherit the Past? Migrant Archives of Holocaust Remembrance, presentation by Michael Rothberg, Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
History and Reconciliation: World War II in Asia and Track Two Diplomacy, a talk by Stephen MacKinnon, Department of History
- Research Projects
- Funding Opportunities
- News & Events
- April 11th, 2013 The Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture featuring Regenia Gagnier
- April 5th, 2013 Technologies of Imagination: Fifty years beyond Man and His Future
- April 2nd, 2013 Donald Johanson, Finder of Lucy fossil puts evolution on display
- March 28th, 2013 Telling Imaginaries: Places, Histories, and the Global
Did you know?
The IHR is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.