Ritual, identity and nation: when the historian becomes the high priest of commemoration

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemembering 1916 The Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory in Ireland
EditorsRichard Grayson, Fearghal McGarry
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages24-42
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781107145900
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Keywords

  • commemoration
  • Commemoration Conflict Memory Politics
  • 1916
  • ritual
  • history

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    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 .