History & Memory

besen coverFrom 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. Thus the journal aims to explore not only official representations of the past in public monuments and commemorations but also the role of oral history and personal narratives, and the renewed relevance of history writing for emerging nations and social conflicts. 

In this global and transnational world, in which the new media play a crucial role as providers of popular history and memory beyond state borders, there is also need for research on the role of the digital media in the formation of historical consciousness, as well as on the way transnational actors such as corporations, NGOs and international bodies engage in shaping collective memories.

For subscription information and access to all issues, see Indiana University Press’s website on JSTOR.

Back issues from volume 10 (1998) onwards are also available on Project MUSE

 

The latest issue, Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring/Summer was published in March 2021.

 

Articles in this issue:

Robert J. Cook, “‘Hollow Victory’: Federal Veterans, Racial Justice and the Eclipse of the Union Cause in American Memory”

Helle Jørgensen, “A Post/Colonial Lieu de mémoire in India: Commemorative Practices Surrounding Puducherry’s French War Memorial

Sabine Stach, “Tracing the Communist Past: Toward a Performative Approach to Memory in Tourism

Manuel Ghilarducci, “(Re)Imagining the Capital of the Nation: Artur Klinau’s Little Guidebook to the Sun City

David Rodríguez-Solás, “Dissident Bodies: Theatrical Countermemories of Spain’s Transition to Democracy

 

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