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Vortrag auf der Memory Studies Association Fifth Annual Conference

Presentation at the Memory Studies Association Fifth Annual Conference

Tiergärtnertorplatz, Nuremberg, February 2020 Tiergärtnertorplatz, Nuremberg, February 2020 Tiergärtnertorplatz, Nuremberg, February 2020
© Elena Hubner, Tiergärtnertorplatz, Nuremberg, February 2020

The 5th annual conference of the Memory Studies Association (MSA) took place online from July 5-9. As an international and cross-disciplinary association of memory studies researchers, the MSA sees itself as a scholarly network for thinking about all forms of memory. In a four-part panel entitled “Memory and Geography” Elena Hubner presented reflections on how sites of memory can be conceptualized from a geographical perspective under the title “Facing the Nazi past in Nuremberg - Deciphering memorial sites with a geography of placemories.” Using the example of the Tiergärtnertorplatz in Nuremberg, she showed that memorial sites cannot function as storages, but merely as anchors of memories.