The Humanities Institute and Jewish Studies program present “A Right to Memory”
The contributors to the forthcoming book A Right to Memory (co-edited by Humanities Institute Visiting Scholar Noam Tirosh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and Anna Reading, King’s College London) will present portions of the work, with comments and moderation by Penn State faculty.
“The right to memory, its theoretical underpinnings, its different definitions, and the varied places and social realms in which actors realize it stands at the core of this edited collection. We contend that a right to memory is a socio-political mechanism promoting memory for the sake of humanity and that connects ideas of human rights with visions of justice, and the empowerment of the weak, those whose stories may be forgotten or stand at the margins.”
Monday, March 21, 2022 at 10:00am to 2:15pmVirtual Event