Study mission in Spain

The third year of our research programme will concentrate on the question of (re)conciliation, taking our enquiry beyond the question of the commemoration and incorporation of violence within concepts of national heritage, and dealing more widely with the various procedures which seek the peaceable inscription of the bodies of victims within society.

In July 2014, a third period of European study mission will take place in Spain, where Franco’s victims are increasingly finding a place in society, although the bitter controversy surrounding this process shows how the pacification of Europe’s memory can turn out to be considerably more complex and problematic than it might have seemed at first glance.