Thursday 17 January 2019

Volume 11 in the series 'Cultural Memories' has just been published. 

The complex intertwining of history, memory, space, place and identity in borderlands is the topic of this collection edited by Borut Klabjan. Using a transnational analysis of multi-layered cases from the northern Adriatic and Central Europe, the essays address fundamental questions in the history of the 20th century. The geographical areas under scrutiny have experienced regular re-drawings of political borders, reconfigurations of state orders, and changes in ideological frameworks. The symbolic boundaries that formed the mental map of the modern world were located here: West vs East, Latin vs German vs Slavic, European vs Oriental, antifascism vs fascism, capitalism vs communism, etc. These symbolic dimensions influence the local reality, intersecting with international developments and global processes. How these changes in ideology, state and the resulting spatial politics have functioned within varying historical frameworks, and what we can learn from their changing meanings, is the main focus of this volume. Its content represents a privileged perspective on understanding ruptures as well as continuities in memory cultures, commemorative practices, situational identifications and the varying politics of the past in European borderlands.

Borderlands of Memory. Adriatic and Central European Perspectives edited by Borut Klabjan (ISBN 9781788741347) is published by Peter Lang. 

Other titles in the Cultural Memories series.