In collaboration with the Amsterdam University Press, the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) has launched the new international peer reviewed open access journal International Journal of Heritage, Memory and Conflict (HMC).
The International Journal of Heritage, Memory and Conflict critically analyses the tangible and intangible remnants, traces and spaces of the past in the present, as well as the remaking of pasts into heritage and memory, including processes of appropriations and restitutions, significations and musealization and mediatisation. The interdisciplinary journal addresses the dynamics of memory and forgetting, as well as the politics of trauma, mourning and reconciliation, identity, nationalism and ethnicity, heritage preservation and restoration, material culture, conservation and management, conflict archaeology, dark tourism, diaspora and postcolonial memory, terrorscapes, migration, borders, and the mediated re-enactments of conflicted pasts.
HMC covers the fields of memory studies, cultural studies, museum studies, arts and media and performative studies, postcolonial studies, ethnology, Holocaust and genocide studies, conflict and identity studies, archaeology, material culture and landscapes, conservation and restoration, cultural, public and oral history, critical and digital heritage studies. By crossing academic, artistic and professional boundaries, the journal aims to offer an interdisciplinary space for the rich scholarship in these fields, and to contribute to a better understanding of the extent to which memory sites and discourses operate as vehicles at local, national and transnational levels.
Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Ihab Saloul (AHM), Prof. Rob van der Laarse (AHM), Dr. Gilly Carr (Cambridge University), Prof. Marek E. Jasinski (NTNU, Trondheim), Prof. Patrizia Violi (Bologna University).