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Lecture

Central European Places of Memory: A Typological Classification and Its Pitfalls

  • Christoph Leitgeb
Date
26 February 2016
Time
Location
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room
5.A19

Vienna East CourtDefining Central Europe by its geographic borders is difficult. Perhaps Central Europe ‘is’ a set of shared memories? A jig-saw puzzle of lieux de memoire (Nora), ‘traumatic places’ (Assmann), and ‘non-places of transit’ (Augé)? Or should we regard Central Europe as Un-Ort (‘un-place’): an uncanny place of a memory still suppressed but just about to surface.

Christoph Leitgeb (Austrian Academy of Sciences) explores the potentials and pitfalls of typological identification of place and memory.

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