2 Post-doc Positions in the project Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe (ReAct) (Utrecht University)

Deadline: 02/11/2018

The project Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe is set to run at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, in the period 2019-2024. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and will be conducted at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON). Principal Investigator is Prof. Ann Rigney.

The project will provide the first in-depth account of the remembering and forgetting of activism in Europe since the late 19th century. It will reveal continuities and changes in how protest has been depicted in different media regimes; demonstrate the role of texts, images, and commemorative practices in conveying the memory of protest to later generations; and show how this memory feeds back into later movements at home and abroad.

The project is designed around case studies from periods of heightened activism in Europe: 1871-1914; 1960-1970; 2011-2012. The different subprojects follow 3 intersecting lines of inquiry: mediation (what cultural frames have been used to turn activism into transferable knowledge?); afterlives (how has the memory of particular movements been culturally transmitted?); memoryscapes (how have later movements referenced earlier ones?).

Post-doc 1: Images of Protest (24 months at 90%, beginning 1 February 2019) Post-doc 2: Memoryscapes of Protest, 1965-68 (24 months at 90%, beginning 1 February 2019)

Meer info: euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/343505

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