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Remembering Across Time

A Global Think-in on Psychological Studies of the Two World Wars in Transgenerational Memory

January 8, 2015 • 10:00AM-1:00PM

Columbia Global Centers | Europe, Paris

  • William Hirst, Professor of Psychology, The New School
  • Olivier Klein, Professor of Psychology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Sarah Gensburger, Sociologist, National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, and curator
  • Richard Rechtman, Psychiatrist and anthropologist, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • Carol Gluck, Professor of History and East Asian Language and Cultures, Columbia University
  • Brigitte Sion (moderator), Columbia University

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About the Politics of Memory in Global Context

Bringing together scholars of memory from the social sciences and humanities, cognitive science and neuroscience, and curators of historical and memorial museums to examine the politics and cultures of memory.

Politics of Memory in Global Context bannerThe Politics of Memory in Global Context is a Franco-American collaborative project that brings together scholars in the social sciences and humanities who work on collective or public memory; cognitive scientists, psychologists, and neuroscientists who work on individual memory; and curators of historical and memorial museums who present the past to the public.  The main museum partners are the Mémorial de Caen, the national World War II museum in France, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York.

Led by Professor Carol Gluck at Columbia, the project combines diverse disciplinary approaches and insists on considering its topics comparatively in global context in order to discern commonalities among them,  develop new analytic perspectives on the formation and operation of public memory, and  suggest policies for better political management of divisive memories within and between countries.

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