The article, firstly, traces a number of reasons for the boom of memory studies in contemporary German history. This development cannot be understood without considering the transfer of concepts from France to Germany. Secondly, the contribution determines major steps in the emergence and consolidation of nationally differentiated cultures of memory. Thirdly and lastly, it deals with tendencies towards Europeanisation of collective memories. As regards this trend, it argues that both national boundaries and the old East-West division still retain their prime importance for public memory.

Histoire du temps présent et culture mémorielle en Europe

Christoph Cornelissen
2016

Abstract

The article, firstly, traces a number of reasons for the boom of memory studies in contemporary German history. This development cannot be understood without considering the transfer of concepts from France to Germany. Secondly, the contribution determines major steps in the emergence and consolidation of nationally differentiated cultures of memory. Thirdly and lastly, it deals with tendencies towards Europeanisation of collective memories. As regards this trend, it argues that both national boundaries and the old East-West division still retain their prime importance for public memory.
Partant du constat du dynamisme qui caractérise aujourd’hui la recherche sur la mémoire au sein de l’histoire du temps présent allemande, cette contribution commence par se pencher sur quelques-unes des raisons qui expliquent le succès de ce champ d’étude, en soulignant les impulsions importantes qui sont venues de France. L’article distingue ensuite les principales étapes de l’évolution différenciée des cultures mémorielles nationales depuis 1945. Une dernière partie, qui examine les influences que l’européisation de la mémoire a pu avoir sur les mémoires collectives nationales, conduit l’auteur à conclure que, indépendamment des nouvelles tendances à une européisation des mémoires publiques, les frontières nationales tout comme les anciennes frontières entre blocs ont conservé leur signification.
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