In the framework of the Tuesday Meetings, a lecture by Prof. Dr. Luli van der Does, entitled ‘Memory Recycling as a Counter-Crisis Measure’ will take place on Tuesday, 15.11.2022, at 11:00, in the library of the Institute of Criminology. The lecture will be held in English.

Luli van der Does is Associate Professor of Memory and Critical Heritage Studies at the Center for Peace and the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hiroshima University. She is a social scientist specialising in interdisciplinary analysis of discourse and visual representations. Her research explores processes of public mobilisation and changing perceptions of ‘sense of belonging’.

In this lecture, she will present how “memories” are made in the present and how recollections of the traumatic past shape perceptions of the future. She will also present some of the results of her recent research on how memories are recycled in society and what socio-psychological function remembering the past performs in times of crisis. In her analysis, Dr. Does will particularly touch upon memories of the atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima in 1945.