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Meghan Lundrigan

Bio: Meghan Lundrigan is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: The Holocaust & Visual culture. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 19 citations.

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01 Jan 2019
TL;DR: In this article, the authors argue that these individual digital images function as objects of postmemory, contributing to and cultivating an accessible visual and digital archive of the Holocaust, and demonstrate that though the number of Holocaust survivors become fewer in number, the act of remembering the genocide can be coded into the everyday behaviour of the amateur photographers featured in this work.
Abstract: Everyday people make use of Instagram to visually share their experiences encountering Holocaust memory. Whether individuals are sharing their photos from Auschwitz, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, or of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, this dissertation uncovers the impetus to capture and share these images by the thousands. Using visuality as a framework for analyzing how the Holocaust has been seen, photographed, and communicated historically, this dissertation argues that these individual digital images function as objects of postmemory, contributing to and cultivating an accessible visual and digital archive. Sharing these images on Instagram results in a visual, grassroots archival space where networked Holocaust visuality and memory can flourish. The Holocaust looms large in public memory. Drawing from Holocaust studies, public history, photography theory, and new media studies, this dissertation argues that the amateur Instagram image is far from static. Existing spaces of Holocaust memory create preconditions for everyday publics to share their encounters with the Holocaust on their own terms. Thus, the final networked Instagram image is the product of a series of author interventions, carefully wrought from competing narratives and Holocaust representations. The choice to photograph, edit, post, and hashtag one's photo forges a public method for collaborating with hegemonic memory institutions. This work brings together seemingly disparate sources to find commonality between Instagram images, museum guestbook entries, online reviews, former concentration camps, and major Holocaust memorials and museums. This research, one of the first studies of Holocaust visual culture on Instagram, underscores the fluidity of Holocaust memory in the twenty-first century. While amateur photography at solemn sites has sparked concern, this dissertation demonstrates that though the number of Holocaust survivors become fewer in number, the act of remembering the genocide can be coded into the everyday behaviour of the amateur photographers featured in this work. This work not only shares authority with everyday publics in their efforts to remember and memorialize the Holocaust but reminds us that seemingly small and individual acts of remembrance can coalesce, contributing to a fluid and accessible archive of visual memory.

19 citations


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TL;DR: This paper reviewed Hirsch's new book, Golden Harvest (2012), and found that Gross took a seemingly innocent group of people and made them suffer from a "group pho....
Abstract: Given its title, I was pleased to have the opportunity to review Marianne Hirsch’s new book. I had just finished reading Jan Gross’s Golden Harvest (2012). Gross took a seemingly innocent group pho...

364 citations

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TL;DR: One of the most popular books now is the remembering to forget holocaust memory through the cameras eye as discussed by the authors, but it is difficult to find the book in the book store around your city.
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292 citations

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TL;DR: The Human Resources Division is responsible for ensuring that every employee receives a copy of these Standards of Ethical Conduct during his or her in-processing interview as discussed by the authors, and all supervisors are responsible to ensure that their staff members are aware of these standards of ethical conduct, and are required to contact the Ethics Officer within 30 days of assuming their position, to schedule an appointment to be briefed on their responsibilities under these Standards.
Abstract: The Human Resources Division is responsible for ensuring that every employee receives a copy of these Standards of Ethical Conduct during his or her in-processing interview. All supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their staff members are aware of these Standards of Ethical Conduct. New Office Heads and Division Directors are required to contact the Ethics Officer within 30 days of assuming their position, to schedule an appointment to be briefed on their responsibilities under these Standards.

120 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz is a two-part book, with a text that was published in 2001 in the context of 'Photographies des camps de concentration et d'extermi...
Abstract: Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz is a two-part book. It begins with a text that was published in 2001 in the context of ‘Photographies des camps de concentration et d’extermi...

73 citations