SESSION 26. ROUNDTABLE. EXHIBITING DIFFICULT PASTS IN MUSEUMS AND MEMORY SITES

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How do practices of memorialisation and exhibiting difficult pasts in museums and memory sites circulate across regions? This roundtable brings together insights resulting from several research projects that investigate such entanglements and circulations of Central and Eastern European memorialisation in a global framework. It will start with two brief presentations and a dialogue between academic researchers and a curator. Ljiljana Radonić will present her ERC Consolidator grant project 'Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals'.  Gruia Bădescu will reflect on his research on Southeastern European-Latin American memorialization entanglements as part of the AHRC-Labex project  'Criminalization of Dictatorial Pasts in Europe and Latin America in Global Perspective'. Simina Bădică, curator at the House of European History, will engage the research insights with perspectives from ongoing curatorial practice debates. The roundtable will open to a general discussion about new trends on exhibiting difficult pasts in the post-socialist realm within a comparative lens.

Participants:
Ljiljana Radonić (University of Vienna)
Gruia Bădescu (University of Konstanz)
Discussant: Simina Bădică (House of European History)

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