Category: Memory

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Professor of Eastern and Central European Studies, and coordinator of the group

Memory in a digital era

Today, we share our personal and professional memories to an increasing degree via various social media platforms. But how does this digital environment affect our individual and collective memory when the borders between the public and private, then and now, authenticity and manipulation, are being erased? This is what a...

Memory researcher Mikael Johansson

Clues can awaken hidden memories

The scent of a madeleine dipped in lime blossom tea awakened a flood of childhood memories for the main character in Marcel Proust’s famous novel about ‘lost time’. The madeleine is an example of a clue for the memory. In Proust’s case, the clue worked subconsciously, in other cases we...