CCM News

First Luisa Selis Fellowship Winner

Tuesday 15 November 2016
We are delighted to announce that Sonita Sarker has been awarded the first Luisa Selis Fellowship. Funded by the Fondazione di Sardegna in memory of anthropologist Luisa Selis, who specialised in the cultural memory of Sardinia, this new Fellowship enables researchers in this field (ethnography, anthropology and/or literature for example) to conduct research at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory  at the Institute of Modern Languages Research  and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Londra  (IIC).

Fragile Memory

Friday 1 July 2016
Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity is an interdisciplinary study of commemorative sites related to human rights violations committed primarily during dictatorial rule in Argentina (1976-1983) and Uruguay (1973-1985). Taking as a departure point the ‘politics of memory’ – a term that acknowledges memory’s propensity for engagement beyond the cultural sphere – this study by Cara Levey shifts the focus away from exclusively aesthetic and architectural readings of marches, memorials and monuments to instead analyse their emergence and transformation in post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay.

Cold War Cities

Friday 1 July 2016
The Cold War left indelible traces on the city, where polarities on the global stage crystallized and intersected with political and social dynamics predating and bypassing the Blocs.

Luisa Selis Visiting Fellowship in Cultural Memory

Thursday 26 May 2016
Scholars working in the field of the cultural memory of Sardinia will for the first time be able to spend three months in the spring pursuing research at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the University of London’s Institute of Modern Languages (IMLR) and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) in London. The cooperation between the IIC, Fondazione di Sardegna and the IMLR has resulted in the Visiting Fellowship being established in memory of the eminent anthropologist Luisa Selis.

Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration

Tuesday 1 July 2014
The Great War continues to play a prominent role in contemporary consciousness. With commemorative activities involving 72 countries, its centenary is a titanic undertaking: not only ‘the centenary to end all centenaries’ but the first truly global period of remembrance.

Migrant Memories

Monday 1 July 2013
Migrant Memories provides an innovative perspective on the power of cultural memory and the influence of cinema on the Italian diaspora in Britain. Based on extensive interviews with Southern Italian migrants and their children, this study offers a fresh understanding of the migrants’ journey from Italy to Britain since the early 1950s. The volume examines how the experience of contemporary Italian identity has been mediated through film, photography and popular culture through the generations.

Cultural Memory

Thursday 8 March 2012
at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS). Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in nature the Centre provides a forum for literary scholars, historians, cultural critics, sociologists, practising artists and others with an interest in the research and study of memory.