The Return of Suppressed Memories in Eastern Europe

The Memory Studies Special Issue “The Return of Suppressed Memories in Eastern Europe: Locality and Unsilencing Difficult Histories” (15:3, 2022) that we co-edited with Ieva Astahovska includes peer-reviewed articles by Roma Sendyka, Violeta Davoliūtė, Margaret Tali, Asja Mandić, Mischa Twitchin and Shelley Hornstein. The issue grew out of the symposium “Prisms of Silence” at the Estonian Academy of Art in February 2021. It advances debates around the revival of suppressed memories in Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine and conceptualizes the role of locality in related debates. Our authors write from different perspectives and include objects from different fields including everyday life, performance, architecture, literature, visual art and documentary film.

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