Globalising the Human Right to Remember: Genocide Memorials in Cambodia

Free Public Lecture

Globalising the Human Right to Remember: Genocide Memorials in Cambodia

Macmahon Ball Theatre
Old Arts

Parkville

Booking not required

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lsanders@unimelb.edu.au

In recent decades, the genocidal pasts of non-Western societies have been memorialised in culturally specific and traditionally Western ways. From museum exhibits to monuments, this hybrid use of both local and global forms of commemoration has transformed culturally specific loss into a universal language of collective memory. If these are incongruent it can lead to a ‘crisis of representation’.

In this lecture, Associate Professor Carol Kidron will use the example of genocide memorials in Cambodia to explore whether global forms of commemoration can be effectively grounded in the local cultural terrain or if these hybrid practices risk cultural erasure altogether.

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