The phenomenon of historical memory in the context of the genesis of historical methodology

Горбань, Олександр Володимирович and Мартич, Руслана Василівна (2020) The phenomenon of historical memory in the context of the genesis of historical methodology Схід (5). pp. 13-17. ISSN 1728-9343 (Print); 2411-3093 (Online)

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The article analyzes the phenomenon of historical memory and approaches to its study in modern scientific discourse. It is argued that its appearance is associated with methodological transformations in the historical science of the last two centuries. Initially, in the course of theoretical research, historical memory was understood as a way of reconstructing the past, when an ethnos or a separate social group builds an image of the past to please the present. As a result of the crisis of traditional historiography, caused by the postmodern criticism of metanaratives, a re-actualization of historical memory occurs. In practice, this occurs in the form of mass commemorations, museumification of the general and individual historical heritage, and the creation of an infrastructure for memorial tourism. Historical memory reveals its capabilities to form a person's identity and life guidelines, rooted in the fundamental and universal function of human memory. An important feature of the modern research situation is that the rise of historical memory occurs in a crisis of the idea of objectivity and faith in the future. The current stage in the development of historical consciousness gives a new quality associated with the general nature of changes concerning various layers and forms of memory, as well as with the collapse of world history and structural changes in historical representations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: history; memory; methodology; historiography; historical memory; politics of memory
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Статті у журналах > Наукові (входять до інших наукометричних баз, крім перерахованих, мають ISSN, DOI, індекс цитування)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра філософії та релігієзнавства
Depositing User: професор Олександр Володимирович Горбань
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 07:01
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 19:29

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