Lecture: “Rethinking Politics, Memory and History after Totalitarianism”
at Genealogy of Amnesia Symposium, November 8-10, 2018 (mumok, Vienna/Austria)
This talk discusses political dimensions of the distinction between memory, remembrance, and history, as proposed by Hannah Arendt in the context of her studies on totalitarianism. Writing historically about something one does not want to conserve demands that the analysis of the past is tied to the faculty of understanding, and to anticipating and imagining new futures.
Sophie Uitz is a postdoctoral researcher in the “Genealogy of Amnesia” PEEK-project, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and lecturer at the University of Vienna. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Vienna in 2017.
Place: mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Austria)
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret