Memory at war: Cultural Dynamics in Poland, Russia and Ukraine

Scholars and practitioners alike have framed the cultural and political transformations in Eastern Europe in terms of a ‘transition paradigm,’ as a passage from totalitarianism toward a horizon marked by the practices of modern liberal democracy. The Cambridge MAW team seeks to advance the state of the art by developing a ‘memory paradigm’ that casts the variety of these transformations as differential responses to legacies and traumas of the imperial, Soviet, and national pasts. In real time (2010-2013), the project explores the dynamics of cultural forms of memory and the interactions of these forms inside and across Poland, Ukraine, and Russia. It offers a new metric for measuring the profound changes that these countries have undergone since the collapse of the Soviet bloc and attempts to come to grips with the hidden obstacles populating the cultural field that can obstruct further and deeper changes.

Centre for Popular Memory

he Centre for Popular Memory (CPM) is an oral history based, research, advocacy and archival centre located at the University of Cape Town. We record and disseminate peoples’ stories to expand the democratizing possibilities of public history. The CPM trains students and organizations in oral/ visual history research, theory and forms of public representation; and runs a publicly accessible multi-lingual archive that contains over 3000 hours of audio and video.

Centro de Estudios de Migraciones y Exilios (CEME) de la UNED

El Centro de Estudios de Migraciones y Exilios (CEME) de la UNED nace con el objetivo de ser un espacio de referencia para la investigación, el conocimiento y la difusión del fenómeno migratorio histórico y contemporáneo. Aspira, además, a servir de enlace entre las instituciones dedicadas al estudio de estos temas.

War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC)

Established in 2000 at UC Berkeley, the War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) is a university based research organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law, accountability, and human rights around the world, particularly in post-conflict societies. The War Crimes Studies Center pursues its mission through work in four areas: Trial Monitoring and Research, Archival Resource Development, Education and Civic Outreach, Justice Sector Capacity Building

The Towton Mass Grave Project – University of Bradford

In August 1996, workmen disturbed a portion of a mass-burial pit during building work at the location of the Towton battlefield (near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire). At the request of North Yorkshire County Council Heritage Unit, a team of osteoarchaeologists and archaeologists from Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford and members of the West Yorkshire Archaeology Service excavated the mass grave. They recovered the mostly complete remains of 43 individuals from a grave pit which measured 6m x 2m and was only 50 cm in depth. These tightly-packed individuals were recovered through the application of three-dimensional recording of the deposit and its contents, scaled photographs, and in situ sketch drawings. The original appearance of the deposit and associated entangled arms and legs with discrete individuals has been recreated using computer-assisted design software.

The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War

The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War is an initiative of the Historica-Dominion Institute and is made possible with generous funding from Canadian Heritage. This nationwide bilingual project will create a record of Canada’s participation in the Second World War as seen through the eyes of thousands of veterans. The Memory Project will provide every living Second World War veteran with the opportunity to share their memories through oral interviews and digitized artefacts and memorabilia. These stories and artefacts will be available on this site for teachers, students and the general public.

Yad Vashem

Como monumento vivo del pueblo judío al Holocausto, Yad Vashem salvaguarda la memoria del pasado e imparte su significado para el futuro. Establecido en 1953 como centro mundial de documentación, investigación, educación y conmemoración del Holocausto, Yad Vashem es por hoy un sitio dinámico y vital de encuentro internacional e intergeneracional.


ITN Marie Curie Sustainable Peace Building

SPBUILD is an Initial Training Network Funded under the Marie Curie Actions of the Seventh Framework Programme SPBuild is created and developed by a solid and dynamic network of 10 institutions (EDEN Network for Peace and Conflict) with a proven commitment and capacity to deliver high-quality training in the rapidly developing field of Peace and Conflict research. These universities have undertaken joint research, published, and jointly created a European Doctoral Enhancement Programme on Peace and Conflict Studies.

Human Rights Center, University of California at Berkeley

The Human Rights Center promotes human rights and international justice worldwide and trains the next generation of human rights researchers and advocates. Three core goals guide the Human Rights Center’s activities: Pursue accountability for mass atrocities. Ensure that needs of survivors are heard. Strengthen the research and advocacy capacities of local and international human rights organizations

EDEN on Peace and Conflict Research

Network members have been working under the auspices of the Socrates Network HumanitarianNet to design a model of a European doctorate programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. At present, the agreed programme represents an addition to local/national doctorate programmes. As part of the requirements of the programme, research students will have to participate in two summer schools (Intensive Programme), spend a six-month research stay in another of the network’s training sites, and defend their research before an international committee that includes a member of EDEN’s Executive Board. In designing the model. The Network has taken as a reference the requirements established by the European Conference of Rectors. Taking into account the Bologna Declaration and the importance of high quality programmes in doctoral studies as a fundamental base for the creation of a European Research Area, the Network envisages the transformation of the existing European Doctoral Programme into a full-fledged European Doctorate.