History & Memory

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From 1989 to 2000 History & Memory was edited by Saul Friedländer (Senior Editor), Dan Diner and Gulie Ne’eman Arad. In its first decade, the journal tended to focus on the traces and representations of the traumatic experiences of the twentieth century in Europe, especially those of the Holocaust. 

Gadi Algazi, Professor at the Department of History of Tel Aviv University, was Senior Editor of the journal from 2001 to 2012Algazi retained the journal’s interest in the legacies of Nazism, fascism and the Holocaust, but considerably expanded its scope to include discussions that are concerned more generally with the role of memory in modern and premodern cultures, and the relationship between historical research and images of the past in different societies and cultures.

José Brunner of Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law and Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas took over as the journal's Senior Editor from 2012-2020.  During that period, Brunner emphasized the role that new media play as providers of popular history and memory beyond state borders, and also the need for research on the way transnational actors such as corporations, NGOs and international bodies engage in shaping collective memories. 

Since 2020, the journal has been edited by Scott Ury of Tel Aviv University's Department of Jewish history, in cooperation with the journal's Assistant Editor Shmuel Lederman and Managing Editor, Philippa Shimrat, who has served in this capacity continuously since the journal's inception some thirty-five years ago. 

Reflecting the journal's history as well as the interests of its editorial staff, History & Memory continues to focus not only on official representations of the past in public monuments and commemorations but also on the contribution of oral history and personal narratives to the construction of collective memories, and the renewed relevance of history writing for emerging nations and social conflicts. 

For subscription information and access to all issues, see Indiana University Press’s website https://iupress.org/journals/historyandmemory.

All issues through volume 33 (1989-2021) are available on JSTOR.  Issues from volume 10 (1998) onwards are also available on Project MUSE


The latest issue, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2022): a special issue on "Re-membering Poland: History, Memory, and Society in East Central Europe," was published in September 2022.

Articles in this issue:

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Igor Pietraszewski, “Cosmopolitan Memories under Pressure: The Case of Postcommunist Wrocław”

Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius, “Palimpsestic Memoryscape: Heterotopias, ‘Multiculturalism’ and Racism in Białystok”

Alejandro Perez-Reyes, “A Monumental Reinterpretation: Deciphering the Meanings of Rzeszów’s Monument to the Revolutionary Act”

Michał Rauszer, Elżbieta Durys, “Monuments of Oblivion: Forgetting, Prosthetic Memory and the Polish Nation”

Eliyana R. Adler, “Entangled Memories: Wartime Experiences in the Soviet Interior in Postwar Holocaust Testimonies”

Wojciech Tworek, “Nostalgia, Canonization and the Messianic Renewal: The Case of the Chabad Hasidic Movement”





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