Jes Wienberg (Lund University): Memory, Memorials and Monuments – from Vendel to Abu Simbel
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Engelska parken 16-0054
- Organiser: Uppsala Network for Cultural Memory Studies
- Contact person: Ina-Maria Jansson
A collage of comments, ideas and case-studies concerning memory, memorials and monuments.
The lecture starts with some comments on the relationship between three competitive discourses – history, memory and heritage. It continues with an introduction to my own research into materialised memory, e.g. monuments and memorials, dealing with questions on canonization, legitimation/ use of the past, changing meanings and propaganda/ lies. Four examples are presented: The commemoration of archaeological discoveries in Denmark, however also mentioning Vendel; the Early Modern memorials by count Per Brahe on Visingsö in Vättern, in Västergötland and Uppland; the moving around with Viking Age rune stones in Lund – and Uppsala; and the commemoration of the so-called Reunion 1920 at the Danish-German border. Finally – as an advertisement – a short presentation of a coming book on World Heritage and Modernity with the temples of Abu Simbel as a central example for reflexion.
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