Courses: Memory, History, Anthropology (ANTHH261B01)

Spring 2013

The social aspects of memory. Collective representations and memorial genres. Institutional memory and the effects of institutions on individual memory. Memory in oral and literate societies. Memory as a political act and a tool of political legitimacy. Mourning and trauma. Role of narrative in memory and the relationship between non-narrative forms and memory. How memory relates to the present and to the past. The course will examine a number of influential theoretical texts on memory and look at selected case studies.

Prerequisites: One 100-level course in Anth, Pols, Socl, or Hist.

Fulfills: SO I Limit:25


Anthropology (Web site)

Taught By

Zainab Saleh (Profile)


Haverford, Stokes 102

Meeting Times

TTh 2:30-4:00