Axis 3. Programme 3. Memories and group membership across generations

The research led in this program also considers the reconstruction of the past for contemporary uses, yet on an individual or family level rather than on a regional or national level, clearly contrasting with the institutional and political production of collective memory studied in programme 1. Research in this programme focuses on the conveyance of the past across generations, whether through the recounting of personal experience, research on which also reflects upon methodology and the selection of stories, through religious adherence, or through the “return” of children to the country of their parents. The researchers examine and compare personal and official history, the manoeuvrings of individuals caught between multiple identities, and the complex continuation of collective memories and identities from one generation to the next.