IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1306: Images of the Past, IV: Modern Appropriations of the Past

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
Organiser:Wilhelm G. Busse, Anglistisches Institut, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
Moderator/Chair:Florian Kläger, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Paper 1306-aLimburg Cathedral: Its Restoration History and Status as National Monument in the 19th and 20th Centuries
(Language: English)
Jennifer Verhoeven, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Mentalities
Paper 1306-bMemory Cultures in the Museumification of the Holocaust: The Jewish Museum (Berlin) and the Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington DC)
(Language: English)
Katrin Pieper, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Mentalities
Abstract

No abstract provided.
As to the papers, not all of them are medieval with regard to subject matter. However, the general principle of all papers is to ask the same questions about the uses of the past (for legitimations of the present, for the creation of identities, about the ways the past is adapted for purposes of the present etc.), so that there is a clear connection between them even if the subject matter is modern or classical. We hope that the papers,m as a whole, will contribute to the modern discussion about the media, the ways of constructing the past and the purposes of the uses of images of the past.