Wałbrzyskie miejsca pamięci. Perspektywy i deficyty badawcze
Sites of memory in Wałbrzych. Research perspectives and deficits
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The author undertakes problem of connections between history of culture and places of memory studies. The notion of milieu de mémoire is discussed in an interdisciplinary perspective, taking as an example the city of Wałbrzych. The city map is scanned for “meaningful places” in order to find their axiological content and (cultural) modes-of-being connected to them. Also, certain peculiarities of Lower Silesian places of memory have to be taken into consideration given the plurality of historical layers and often hard to identify cultural influences characterizing the region. Postulated interdisciplinary approach, which is always important when studying places of memory, becomes even more valuable because in this case a historical research is necessary. Also, a ponderable part of the article is concerned with a local photographer’s – Paweł Sokołowski – work, which is an inspiring example of visual presentation of places of memory.
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