Center for Research on Social Memory
Our Center conducts research on how groups and societies make sense of their pasts. Focusing on East-Central Europe, we cover a broad range of topics including the memories of wars and socio-political transformations; memory politics and history policies; mnemonic structures and memory activists. We try to understand how history has been used, and for what purposes, by politicians, educators, heritage practitioners and other memory makers.
The Center is hosted by the Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw and continues work of Social Memory Laboratory created in 2010.