MADE - Memorialization

Compared to the era when memorialization took the form either of a (typically large) physical public project, or a small, mostly private effort, digital storage and communication technologies – inclduing, principally, the internet – has changed almost every aspect of the memorialization of mass atrocities.  Memorialization is (often) produced by new and different actors than before; it is consumed in new and different ways, sometimes by very different audiences.  The MADE Initiative’s Memorialization project aims to identify these changes and discuss their impact across several dimensions, from the personal to the political.

Events

Memorialization unmoored: The virtualization of material mediums of social memory” A GSP symposium, March 8-9 2018

Output 

Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age: Memorialization Unmoored. Eve Zucker and David Simon, eds. (Palgrave, 2020)

Digital Memorialization for a Global Age” Eve Zucker and David Simon, YaleGlobal Online, June 25, 2020.