Observing transmission

Ethnographic analyses focus on how existing memories of conflict are produced, used, and circulated within conflict-affected communities. The research strategy will enable field researchers to scrutinize the processes by which people refer to narratives about the past in daily social interactions, political campaigns, or ritualized commemorations, and to question the understandings and motives of the actors involved in the preservation, circulation, legitimisation, or marginalisation of testimonies, or other sources of indirect historic knowledge.