Dacia Viejo-Rose

Dacia Viejo-Rose
University of Cambridge | Cam · Department of Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

Doctor of Philosophy

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The construction of memorials is a well-established cultural practice, widely recognised and expected. We hear about them; how they are planned, designed, debated, altered, and sometimes removed. They are celebrated, inaugurated, and critiqued; and they become the focal point for anniversaries and forms of memorialisation through which accounts of...
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Armed conflict has traditionally seen the targeting and destruction of cultural property and heritage from antiquity to modern conflicts in Syria. Despite the cultural connection between such objects and traditions with people, international law has concentrated on its preservation, prosecution and punishment, rather than reparations for the loss o...
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If a revolution is taken to be a decisive break with the past, how can there be a heritage of revolution? Conversely, how does any revolution affect tangible and intangible heritage, as well as shifting conceptions of heritage? In this introduction to four papers dedicated to the theme of ‘Heritage and Revolution’, we provide an overview of changin...
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The destruction of cultural property during times of conflict can amount to a war crime, a crime against humanity or genocide. cultural property can include land, buildings, monuments, artistic works and other objects of ‘great importance to the cultural heritage of every people’.1 International law also protects things that are not physical, such...
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Heritage is increasingly appearing at the center of discussions about peacebuilding. Yet heritage – whether understood as property or as a process of meaning making – has been undergoing a profound ontological transformation and the strategic environment of peacebuilding has been expanding to include more spheres of action. Marrying these two spher...
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In 1994 Homi K. Bhabha published The Location of Culture; twenty years on cultures seems to be increasingly dislocated. With a particular focus on cultural heritage, this paper will explore some of the spatial and temporal dynamics of the dislocation. Thinking about cultural heritage in its material manifestations often comes accompanied with a sen...
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Today in heritage studies memory looms larger than ever, there are memory parks, memory politics, and memory wars, there is discussion of ‘dissonant’, ‘dark’, and ‘difficult’ heritage linked to memories of traumatic past events. But what to we mean when we use the word ‘memory’ in the field of heritage? How is the divide between its social and indi...
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It has become increasingly clear that cultural heritage is an important agent in the interfacing between culture generally and the specificities of politics. This has particular significant repercussions regarding the roles that heritage plays in armed conflict. Analyses of this intersection have therefore become an important field within heritage...
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The reconstruction of society after conflict is complex and multifaceted. This book investigates this theme as it relates to cultural heritage through a number of case studies relating to European wars since 1864. The case studies show in detail how buildings, landscapes, and monuments become important agents in postconflict reconstruction, as well...
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The city in its complete sense, then, is a geographic plexus, an economic organization, an institutional process, a theatre of social action, and an aesthetic symbol of collective unity. (Mumford 1937/2007: 87) During the Spanish civil war (1936-1939) cities and towns behind Republican frontlines were the target of aerial bombing campaigns carried...
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Entrevista a Dacia Viejo-Rose es investigadora posdoctoral de la Academia Británica asociada al Instituto McDonald para la Investigación Arqueológica, de la Universidad de Cambridge, dedicada al estudio del patrimonio cultural y las políticas culturales respecto del pasado.Desde 2012 hasta la fecha, su investigación gira en torno a la violencia cul...
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Culture is an indispensable asset in post-conflict recovery processes; however, it can also be used as a means of continuing violence on a symbolic and ideological level, particularly in the case of civil wars. In a reconstruction paradigm this violence often takes the form of struggles over history, memory, heritage, and identity. Despite the cont...
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Exhuming Loss: Memory, Materiality, and Mass Graves of the Spanish Civil War, by LaylaRenshaw, 2011. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press; ISBN 978-1-61132-041-1 hardback £72.95 & US$94; ISBN 978-1-61132-042-8 paperback £28.50 & US$36.95; ISBN 978-1-61132-504-1 ebook £28.50 & US$36.95; 259 pp., 14 figs. - Volume 23 Issue 1 - Dacia Viejo-Rose
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Studying memorial practice offers a revealing vantage point into changes in attitudes towards the past and with observers referring to ‘memorial mania’ it is an opportune moment to do so. Two main lines of questioning regarding contemporary memorial practices are addressed here. The first looks at memorial functions and intentions. The second exami...

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