This paper questions the use of 'memory', 'remembering' and 'collective memory' as a conceptual tool in historical study. It will ague that a synchronic model for commemorative practice needs to be highlighted, and in doing so questions the role of historians in commemorative practice.
|Title of host publication||Remembering 1916 The Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory in Ireland|
|Editors||Richard Grayson, Fearghal McGarry|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2016|
- Commemoration Conflict Memory Politics
Bryan, D. (2016). Ritual, identity and nation: when the historian becomes the high priest of commemoration. In R. Grayson, & F. McGarry (Eds.), Remembering 1916 The Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory in Ireland (pp. 24-42). Cambridge University Press .