Negotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countries

Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Memory

Anne Eriksen, Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

Negotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countries is a collection of case-studies spanning from medieval to present time, of how the past has been made meaningful and relevant to people in later periods. As one looks at history one becomes part of a process filled by a desire to come to terms with unknown conditions, to develop consensus, not only with the past, but also with one´s contemporaries. ´History´ is not a simple ´yesterday´, but rather a number of pasts, which are sometimes in conflict, sometimes harmoniously complementing one another.

The authors contribute to the international interdisciplinary field of collective memory which has grown large over the last decades. Studies of commemorations, festivals, exhibitions and museums, historical films and narratives are becoming numerous. Terms such as ´social´ or ´collected´ memory demonstrate the interest in how the past – or images of it – are constructed and built, but also demolished and rejected. In this book we learn more about the process of selecting, interpreting and passing on meaning – how we are negotiating the past.

Om författarna

Anne Eriksen

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo Webbsida:

Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo Webbsida:

Negotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countries
TitelNegotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countries: Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Memory
FörfattareAnne Eriksen, Jón Viðar Sigurðsson (eds.)
Art. nr.4124
Storlek150 x 225 mm
Pris239 kr