Marianne Hirsch: Connective Memories, Digital Archives

Marianne Hirsh is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is Vice-President of the Modern Language Association of America. She was born in Romania, and educated at Brown University where she received her BA/MA and Ph.D. degrees. Hirsch’s recent books include The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust (Columbia University Press, 2012), Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory, co-authored with Leo Spitzer (University of California Press, 2010), Rites of Return: Diaspora, Poetics and the Politics of Memory, co-edited with Nancy K. Miller (Columbia University Press, 2011). With Diana Taylor she co-edited the Summer 2012 issue of é-misferica on “The Subject of Archives.”


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  1. It is my pleasure to announce the second provenance research training program (PRTP) workshop scheduled to take place in Zagreb, Croatia, from March 10-15, 2013.

    The workshop is being convened under the aegis of the Croatian Ministry of Culture and with the collaboration of the Croatian State Archives, the Museum Documentation Center, and the Jasenovac Memorial.

    The deadline for applications is January 4, 2013.

    This international training workshop is sponsored by the European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) and administered with the help of the Claims Conference. It is open to scholars, students, professionals, collectors, dealers, civil servants, researchers and investigators, to anyone interested in subjects related to cultural plunder, the ethics of collection management practices in the public and private sectors, cultural rights and heritage, methodologies of research and analysis into the ownership histories of cultural objects misappropriated during mass conflicts.

    Here is the link if you want more details about it.


    If you have any questions regarding the Zagreb workshop, please do not hesitate and contact me.


    Marc Masurovsky
    Director, PRTP

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