CCM News

The Heritage of a Transit Camp

Saturday 30 October 2021
The former camp of Fossoli in northern Italy was established in 1942 by the Royal Italian Army as a camp for prisoners of war, later becoming a Nazi-Fascist concentration and transit camp for political opponents, Jews and forced labourers. After the war it became a Catholic community for orphans and a camp for refugees from the former Italian territories of Istria until 1970. A complex system of memory and heritage stems from the legacy of the former camp: its remains, the Museum and Monument to the Political and Racial Deportee by architects BBPR, and the synagogues of Carpi.

Artistic Expressions and the Great War, A Hundred Years On

Saturday 30 January 2021
The Great War set in motion all of the subsequent violence of the 20th century. The war took millions of lives, led to the fall of four empires, established new nations, and negatively affected others. During and after the war, individuals and communities struggled to find expression for their wartime encounters and communal as well as individual mourning. Throughout this time of enormous upheaval, many artists redefined their role in society, among them writers, performers, painters, and composers.

Hitler and Mussolini in Churches

Tuesday 30 June 2020
When Europe fell prey to totalitarian regimes in the 20th century, the Slovene artist Tone Kralj responded to the cruellest oppression by systematically depicting his own and his community’s resistance against Fascism and Nazism in public spaces, under the very nose of the regime. As incredible as it may seem, the regime never discovered and punished his rebellious actions.

Memory and Postcolonial Studies

Thursday 2 January 2020
In the postcolonial reassessment of history, the themes of colonialism, decolonisation and individual and collective memory have always been intertwined, but it is only recently that the transcultural turn in memory studies has enabled proper dialogue between memory studies and postcolonial studies. This volume explores the synergies and tensions between these areas of study across literatures and media from Europe, Africa and the Americas, and intersections with Asia.

Memory and Postcolonial Studies Now Available

Thursday 30 May 2019
In the postcolonial reassessment of history, the themes of colonialism, decolonisation and individual and collective memory have always been intertwined, but only recently has the transcultural turn in memory studies enabled proper dialogue between memory studies and postcolonial studies.

Borderlands of Memory

Thursday 17 January 2019
Volume 11 in the series 'Cultural Memories' has just been published. 

Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways beneath London and Berlin

Friday 6 July 2018
Networked Remembrance is the first book to explore questions of urban memory within what are some of the most commonly experienced subterranean margins of the contemporary city: underground railways. Using London’s and Berlin’s underground railways as comparative case studies, this book reveals how social memories are spatially produced – through practices of cartography and toponymy, memory work and memorialization, exploration and artistic appropriation – within the everyday and concealed places associated with these transport networks.