Scholarship in Contemporary and Oral History (Newcastle University)

Scholarship in Contemporary and Oral History (Newcastle University)

Institution
Newcastle University, UK (School of History, Classics and Archaeology)
Arbeitstelle
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Gefördert durch
Northern Bridge Consortium, AHRC
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Land
United Kingdom
Vom - Bis
01.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Bewerbungsschluss
13.01.2021
Von
Daniel Siemens, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University

Defending the Nation or Violating Human Rights? The Autobiographical Memory of Former Border Soldiers of the GDR after 1990

Scholarship in Contemporary and Oral History (Newcastle University)

This project analyses the connection between politics, collective and individual memory by exploring a collection of life story interviews with former border soldiers of the GDR. In light of onging debates about the shortcomings of the unification process and the disregard of East German experiences, it will bring the voices of men which have no recognition in debates about the commemoration of the GDR to the fore. The project will explore how they perceived their military service and how their interpretations changed with the judicial scrutiny and political and media debates about the “coming to terms” in unified Germany.

In cooperation with the Stiftung Berliner Mauer, Berlin (Dr Sarah Bornhorst and Dr Gerhard Sälter).

More information:
http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/media/sites/teaching/northernbridge/Siemens,%20Daniel_NCL_BerlinWallFoundation.pdf

Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Daniel Siemens, daniel.siemens@newcastle.ac.uk

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/hca/
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02.12.2020
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