A century after the Great War broke out, studies on politics of memory and commemoration have grown into a vast and vital academic field. This book approaches the theme "monument and memory" from architectural, literary, philosophical and theological perspectives. Drawing on diverse sources - from the Augustine to Freud, from early photographs to contemporary urban monuments - the contributing authors probe the intersections between memory and trauma, past and present, monuments and memorial practices, religious and secular, remembrance and forgetfulness.
Jonna Bornemark is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge at Södertörn University, Stockholm.
Mattias Martinson is Professor of Systematic Theology and Studies in Worldviews, Uppsala University.
Jayne Svenungsson is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Stockholm School of Theology.