Johanna Mannergren Selimovic will participate in the international conference The Image of War in Stockholm 24-25 November 2017 at Bonniers Konsthall. What is the theoretical status and the actual function of images of violence? Departing from the exhibition The Image of War, amidst presentations by artists, representatives of organizations like Reporters without Borders, The Swedish Institute for International Affairs, the daily paper Dagens Nyheter and Amnesty International will offer points of view to make up a larger conversation around subjects like witnessing, monuments and the use of images as evidence.
New blog post: Angelina Jolie’s intervention in the Khmer Rouge memoryscape. Timothy Williams thinks that Jolie’s new film manages to bring in nuances of responsibility, agency and victimhood.
Our first Working Paper is out: Memory Politics, Cultural Heritage and Peace. Introducing an analytical framework to study mnemonic formations. The paper presents a framework for analysing how memory politics impacts on the quality of peace in societies transitioning from conflict. It is designed to capture the inherent fluidity and friction of memory politics and can be used to develop a typology of memory regimes. By Annika Björkdahl, Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Stefanie Kappler, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic and Timothy Williams.