What is the glossary and what is it for?
Work with memory is work in a broad multidisciplinary field of knowledge. It is not simply broad, but also difficult to map. Research develops very quickly, sometimes in parallel across different disciplines. That is why terminology might become confusing.
When we publish texts on the website or work with difficult topics during our public events, we want to be clearly understood by everyone interested in joining the conversation.
That is why we have started to develop a basic glossary, which helps to navigate the key problems in research of collective memory for people who do not work with this topic professionally.
The topic of the difficult past very often appears in the public sphere. It becomes the basis for political decisions, and sometimes, regrettably, is used as an instrument of manipulation.