Kunt Gergely Vajda Julia Szekély Juli

Abstract

Following Hoskins’ often-cited notion of “new memories” (Hoskins
2001), which are generated by traditional media in the broadcast-era, now, in
a post-broadcast age, we seem to face yet another “memory boom” (Huyssen
2003), also known as a “connective turn” (Hoskins 2011). Instead of focusing
on the consequences of this connective turn, however, in this paper, we aim to
conceptualize another kind of (dis)connection: we analyse the interrelatedness of
various – digital and analogue, virtual and material – memories. Focusing on
the diverse practices of memorialising the Hungarian Shoah, and more specifically,
on the controversy over the Memorial to the Victims of German Occupation
in the urban, as well as digital space, we do not only show how memories (dis)
connect an actual and a virtual community, but also how these different kinds
of memories (dis)connect with each other in the urban and digital space.

Keywords

shoah; digital memory; memorial; counter-monument; Hungary

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Vydání: 19, 2017, 2