In my Footsteps
The speakers discussed the ‘history from below’ approach in recollecting cultural memory. The approach was an attempt to collect the narratives and experiences of the minority and marginalised communities. It was also an attempt to create a counter-narrative to the dominant conception of 'national Identity' and 'sense of belonging'.
The symposium particularly focus on the way archives are accommodating - or not- the multiple frames of conception of the past and discussed the challenges in making archives more accessible and inclusive.