A Visiting Scholar’s Work in Process: “Building Cuban Culture: How Official Narrative Becomes Public Memory” Sjamme van de Voort, Aarhus University
In this talk, Sjamme van de Voort presents his doctoral project “Building Cuban Culture on Authoritarian Memory." Drawing on a theoretical body of Scandinavian studies of 'uses of history,' and a Franco-German tradition of memory studies, the paper proposes an investigative method, that not only takes the remitter, his message, and its media but also the recipient and his social context into account. The talk will present the preliminary results, the theoretical framework and proposals for an investigative method to enhance the understanding of memory, it's role in cultural dynamics, and culture in general.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC), 404W, 53 Washington Square South, New York University, New York NY 10012 (map)