Terrorscapes in Postwar Europe

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Doel vak

By studying specific case studies (European lieux de mémoire, museums
and heritage sites) students will get acquainted with the ins and outs
of terrorscapes

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After 9/11 the ‘War on Terror’ peaked on the international political
agenda. However the standard measure still is the Nazi-terror during
Worldwar II, as is shown in the so called Stockholm-declaration (2000)
that laid the foundation for the consensus among western political
leaders for the acknowledgement of the Holocaust as the basis for
postwar human rights. But how deep is this consensus? In many new EU-
nations which entered in 2004 the iconic status of Auschwitz competes
with other ‘traumascapes’ and ‘terrorscapes’ that refer to their postwar
communist ‘occupations’ from before 1989 and the ethnic conflicts thast
followed, like the war in former Joegoslavia. How do these ‘contested
memories’ relate within European space, and which memory wars are being
fought on specific places? These and other questions about the dynamics
of memories and the ‘politics of forgetting’ will be scrutinised by





Vereiste voorkennis

bachelors bachelor in history, geography, archaeology, architectural
history and studies that have a relation to heritage matters


will be explained at the start of the course


master students VU-departments Art and Culture; Antiquity; History.
International Heritage Master students

Overige informatie

Attending lectures mandatory.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_AAMAERF005
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. R. van der Laarse
Examinator prof. dr. R. van der Laarse
Docenten prof. dr. R. van der Laarse

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