|Photo (c) Lye Tuck-Po|
Post-colonial states in the Southeast Asian region have been described as being strongly oriented towards the future, prioritizing modernisation and development. In recent years however, the past seems to have taken on a renewed relevance. The summer school brings together experts from Berlin, Penang, Yogyakarta, and Australia to discuss memory and its transmission as a social, cultural and political phenomenon. Hegemonic state-centred narratives on the past are compared with bottom-up popular memories in order to understand how multiple identities are constituted as well as contested and modified.
|Eric Loh, a George Town resident, shares his |
memories with tourists on a heritage
"walkabout," 2012. Photo (c) Lye Tuck-Po
Keep an eye on this blog to find out more about our research on these memory sites!