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Project: Anchoring the past: A history of the practice and discourse of ‘sites of memory’ in the cases of the battlefield of Waterloo and the Berliner Stadtschloss, 1800-2000.

project duration
01/10/15 – 30/09/17
abstract
This research aims to historicize Western European practices and concepts of ‘sites of memory’ as places where the memory of a specific historical event is anchored. Through the case studies of the battlefield of Waterloo and the Berliner Stadtschloss an analysis will be made of dominant ideas about historical sites as establishing a special connection with the past.