Divided Memory? Local Historical Consciousness in the western Ukrainian "Halychyna" region and the western Polish "Regained Territories"
Anna WylegalaSocial Sciences Institute of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw
October 22, 2008
Center for Urban History, Lviv
As part of the scholarship program of the Center for Urban History, Anna Wylegala presented her current research.
Her project focuses on the historical memory of those territories - both, as a result of the Second World War, marked by border changes, forced migration, massive population changes, and ambitious state-led projects to construct national narratives of essentialist continuities and reclaimed "ancient" rights.
Looking beyond the grand narratives of and about the state and based on the example of the two towns of Zhovkva (Żółkwi, Nestorow) and Krzyż (Krzyż, Kreuz), Anna Wylegala examines the extent to which it was possible to revive or construct local memory in local communities, especially with respect to differences and interactions between generations.