This Handbook explores the latest cross-disciplinary research on the inter-relationship between memory studies, place, and identity.

In the works of dynamic memory, there is room for multiple stories, versions of the past and place understandings, and often resistance to mainstream narratives. Places may live on long after their physical destruction. This collection provides insights into the significant and diverse role memory plays in our understanding of the world around us, in a variety of spaces and temporalities, and through a variety of disciplinary and professional lenses. Many of the chapters in this Handbook explore place-making, its significance in everyday lives, and its loss. Processes of displacement, where people’s place attachments are violently torn asunder, are also considered. Ranging from oral history to forensic anthropology, from folklore studies to cultural geographies and beyond, the chapters in this Handbook reveal multiple and often unexpected facets of the fascinating relationship between place and memory, from the individual to the collective.

This is a multi- and intra-disciplinary collection of the latest, most influential approaches to the interwoven and dynamic issues of place and memory. It will be of great use to researchers and academics working across Geography, Tourism, Heritage, Anthropology, Memory Studies, and Archaeology.

chapter |7 pages


Edited BySarah De Nardi, Hilary Orange, Steven High, Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto

part I|58 pages


chapter 1|9 pages

The restorative museum

Understanding the work of memory at the Museum of Refugee Memory in Skala Loutron, Lesvos, Greece
ByAndrea Witcomb, Alexandra Bounia

chapter 2|9 pages

Urban heritage between silenced memories and ‘rootless’ inhabitants

The case of the Adriatic coast in Slovenia
ByKatja Hrobat Virloget

chapter 3|11 pages

Uncanny District Six

Removals, remains, and deferred regeneration
BySean Field

chapter 4|10 pages

Colonial Complexity in the British Landscape

An African-centric autoethnography
ByShawn Sobers

chapter 5|15 pages

Mapping memories of exile

BySébastien Caquard, Emory Shaw, José Alavez, Stefanie Dimitrovas

part II|49 pages

Difficult memories

chapter 6|8 pages

Memory and space

(Re)reading Halbwachs
BySarah Gensburger

chapter 7|12 pages

Remembering Belene Island

Commemorating a site of violence
ByLilia Topouzova

chapter 8|10 pages

The landscapes of death among the Selk’nams

Place, mobility, memory, and forgetting
ByMelisa A. Salerno

chapter 9|10 pages

Forensic archaeology and the production of memorial sites

Situating the mass grave in a wider memory landscape
ByLayla Renshaw

chapter 10|7 pages

Urban bombsites

ByGabriel Moshenska

part III|53 pages


chapter 11|10 pages

When memoryscapes move

‘Comfort Women’ memorials as transnational
ByJihwan Yoon, Derek H. Alderman

chapter 12|9 pages

The spatiality of memoryscapes, public memory, and commemoration

ByAnett Árvay, Kenneth Foote

chapter 13|10 pages

Stó:lO¯ memoryscapes as Indigenous ways of knowing

Stó:lo¯ history from stone and fire
ByKeith Thor Carlson, Naxaxalhts’i Albert ‘Sonny’ McHalsie

chapter 14|10 pages

Pots, tunnels, and mountains

Myth, memory, and landscape at Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
ByAshton Sinamai

chapter 15|12 pages

Learning by doing

Memoryscape as an educational tool
ByToby Butler

part IV|62 pages


chapter 16|10 pages

Post-industrial memoryscapes

Combatting working-class erasure in North America and Europe
ByLachlan MacKinnon

chapter 17|8 pages

Remembering spaces of work

ByEmma Pleasant, Tim Strangleman

chapter 18|10 pages

Memory and post-industrial landscapes in Govan (Scotland)

ByMartin Conlon

chapter 19|11 pages

‘Hidden in plain sight’

Uncovering the gendered heritage of an industrial landscape
ByLucy Taksa

chapter 20|9 pages

Remembered into place

ByJeff Benjamin

chapter 21|10 pages

Thinking volumetrically about urban memory

The buried memories and networked remembrances of underground railways
BySamuel Merrill

part V|54 pages

The body

chapter 22|12 pages

Memorialising war

Rethinking heritage and affect in the context of Pearl Harbor
ByEmma Waterton

chapter 23|5 pages

Lieux de mémoire through the senses

Memory, state-sponsored history, and sensory experience
ByShanti Sumartojo

chapter 24|7 pages

Memory and the photological landscape

ByDan Hicks

chapter 25|7 pages

Walking, writing, reading place and memory

ByCeri Morgan

chapter 26|9 pages

Mnemonic mapping practices

ByPatrick Laviolette, Anu Printsmann, Hannes Palang

chapter 27|10 pages

Facilitating voicing and listening in the context of post-conflict performances of memory

The Colombian scenario
ByLuis C. Sotelo

part VI|56 pages

Shared traditions

chapter 28|14 pages

Folklore, politics, and place-making in Northern Ireland

ByRay Cashman

chapter 29|10 pages

Rewilding as heritage-making

New natural heritage and renewed memories in Portugal
ByNadia Bartolini, Caitlin DeSilvey

chapter 30|10 pages

Taste and memory in action

Translating academic knowledge to public knowledge
ByC. Nadia Seremetakis

chapter 31|9 pages

Foodshed as memoryscape

Legacies of innovation and ambivalence in New England’s agricultural economy
ByCathy Stanton

chapter 32|9 pages

Historicising historical re-enactment and urban heritagescapes

Engaging with past and place through historical pageantry, c. 1900–1950s
ByTanja Vahtikari

part VII|65 pages


chapter 33|12 pages

‘My death waits there among the flowers’

Popular music shrines in London as memory and remembrance
Edited ByHilary Orange, Paul Graves-Brown

chapter 34|10 pages

An ethnography of memory in the secret valleys of the Himalayas

Sacred topographies of mind in two Beyul pilgrimages
ByHayley Saul

chapter 35|17 pages

Cremation and contemporary churchyards

ByHoward Williams, Elizabeth Williams

chapter 36|8 pages

Ritual, place, and memory in ancient Rome

ByAna Mayorgas

chapter 37|8 pages

Ritually recycling the landscape

ByCeri Houlbrook

chapter 38|8 pages

Contested memory in the holy springs of Western Siberia

ByJeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby