Lab #5

Part I: Research Directions 

  1. Does history really repeat itself?


  • Memories
  • Subjectivity in History
  • Why are we so afraid of the “other”?
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Why do we think we’re so different than previous generations? ; Are we becoming less violent?
  • Revolution
  • Social Change
  • Social Action – what can I do to make a difference?
  • Protests – do protests work?
  • Major policy shifts
  • Democracy
  • Social Media – our opinions shape the sources we read or the sources we read she our opinions
  • Self righteousness

Part II: Non-academic sources

Part III: Academic Sources 

Vinitzky-Seroussi, Vered and Chana Teeger. “Unpacking the Unspoken: Silence in Collective Memory and Forgetting.”

“Collective silences [can be] thought of as a rich and promising arena through which to understand how groups deal with their collective pasts.”

Also, this article suggests that silence can boost memory or – the total opposite- it can enhance forgetting.

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