Why and how do we remember past atrocities and human rights violations? What is the role of memory sites in social reconstruction, transitional justice and democratisation? How do memory sites shape communities, societies, identities and nations?
MOOC on Memory Sites and Human Rights
The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is proud to launch a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of its Open Learning Series that within one year has already reached more than 3000 people and is constantly growing. Funded by the EU and with contributions by lecturers and experts from all the regions of the world, the GC MOOCs provide free and open access to highly qualified learning on topical human rights concerns. The new MOOC will focus on Memory Sites and Human Rights and will be released on 12 March 2018. Enrolment opens on 19 February 2018.
The Programme consists of three Modules. Module 1 focuses on the conceptual framework behind memory sites. Starting from a reflection on why and what is important to remember, it then moves to discuss how memories are shaped and who is involved in ‘building memory’. Module 2 is dedicated to the objectives of memory sites, ranging from knowledge-sharing to providing evidence of abuses; from identity building/reconstruction to ethical, legal and political challenges in the representation of horror. Module 3 will focus on aspects related to the ‘design’ of memory sites stressing the artistic contextualization vis-à-vis the visitors’ reactions and empathetic sentiments for past atrocities and abuses.