This chapter introduces the reader to the field of Memory Studies. It traces the emergence of memory as a topic of investigation and gives an overview of the development of the field. It highlights the main actors and institutions, describes the most influential debates that have shaped the field and illustrates the institutional structures that sustain it. In doing so, it argues that Memory Studies has started to display all the features characteristic of an established discipline.
|Title of host publication||Handbuch Sozialwissenschaftliche Gedächtnisforschung|
|Editors||Mathias Berek, Kristina Chmelar, Oliver Dimbath, Hanna Haag, Michael Heinlein, Nina Leonhard, Valentin Rauer, Gerd Sebald|
|Place of Publication||Wiesbaden|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|