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Memorias y lugares de memoria de Europa- Mémoires et lieux de mémoire en Europe- Memories and Places of Memory in Europe


Edited By Éric Bussière and Enrique Moradiellos

Actas del seminario doctoral de verano, «Memorias y Lugares de Memoria de Europa», organizado por la Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste con la colaboración de la Red SEGEI en el Real Monasterio de Yuste y Palacio de Carlos V, en Extremadura, España (del 6 al 9 de julio de 2009).
Actes du séminaire doctoral d’été « Mémoires et lieux de mémoire en Europe » organisé par la Fondation Académie européenne de Yuste avec la collaboration du réseau SEGEI, au Monastère royal de Yuste et palais de Charles Quint en Estrémadure, Espagne (du 6 au 9 juillet 2009).
Proceedings of the doctoral summer seminar, «Memories and Places of Memory of Europe», organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation in cooperation with the SEGEI network, in the Royal Monastery of Yuste and Palace of Charles V, in Extremadura, Spain (from 6 th to 9 th July 2009).


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The Silent Bricolage of Memory. Public Narratives and Individual Recollections of the Camps of the 1992-1995 War in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cécile Jouhanneau)


225 The Silent Bricolage of Memory Public Narratives and Individual Recollections of the Camps of the 1992-1995 War in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cécile JOUHANNEAU (CERI – Institute of Political Science, Paris) Research Grants “Charles V European Award 2008-Simone Veil” Since the publication of Pierre Nora’s Lieux de mémoire in 1984- 1992, the academic sphere has witnessed a memory craze that has blurred the contours of memory as a research object. Despite the count- less studies of commemorations, political uses of the past and politics of memory,1 much remains to be said about memory as a set of representa- tions of the past that individuals have and may share with others. Some might argue that it is the task of cognitive sciences to study how memory works. However, even recent works from the field of cognitive sciences have signalled the importance of the social in individual memory (Bloch 1998: 68). As Bosnia and Herzegovina currently stumbles its way from Dayton to Brussels, the European Union has made accession conditional on Bosnia’s dealing with its recent past, thereby encouraging a scholarly examination of the memories of the 1992-1995 war. In the case of former Yugoslavia and its successor states, the literature on war memo- ries has tended to overemphasize the social efficacy of policies of memory. Many works have gone so far as to describe the “suppressed and repressed memories” of the Second World War under Tito’s rule (Denich 1994: 369). Contrary to these accounts focused on the mallea- bility...

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