Collective Memory and Digital Practices of Remembrance

  • Dilek Özhan KoçakEmail author


As digital media lead to a transformation of the experience of time and space, they evoke new questions for the field of both personal and collective memory and history. While the bonds that held groups together in pre-modern societies once guaranteed the sustainability of social memory, patterns of common belonging have changed in today’s computerized world. This chapter argues that digital communication technologies have given rise to new unique forms of collectivity through the opportunities they afford for bringing people together around the globe. Furthermore, digital media provide emplacement for collective and global memory. The chapter also raises the issue of whether digital records have the potential to oppose official historiographies with grassroots counterhistory.


Collective memory Global memory Digital media Digital archive Counterhistory 


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