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The Central and East European Program Lecture Series features Dr. Stephan Jaeger who will be speaking about his new book, The Second World War in the Twenty-First-Century Museum: From Memory, Narrative, and Experience to Experientiality. Please click on the link below to register:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central Time)
Dr. Stephan Jaeger, Professor, German Studies, University of Manitoba
Moderator: Dr. Adam Muller, Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba
The Second World War in the Twenty-First-Century Museum: From Memory, Narrative, and Experience to Experientiality
Jaeger’s new book with the same title was published with De Gruyter in 2020 as part of the series Media and Cultural Memory. It is available as hard copy (ISBN 978-3-11-066106-4’) as well as open access book:
The Second World War is omnipresent in contemporary global memory debates. This is the first study to systematically analyze on a global scale how museums allow today’s visitors to comprehend and experience the history of the war. It analyzes twelve permanent exhibitions located in Europe and North America in order to understand the cognitive, ethical, and emotional potential and effects of Second World War exhibitions today.
Dr. Stephan Jaeger researches on narratives, representations and memory of war and genocide. He has also published two other monographs and nine co-edited books, including Views of Violence: Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and Memorials (Berghahn 2019). He is co-editor of the newly inaugurated book series “Museums and Narrative” (with De Gruyter).
Sponsored by: German and Slavic Studies Department, Central and East European Studies Program (University of Manitoba); Walter De Gruyter GmbH.