Dutch traces in Poland in Polish cultural memory: The case Gdańsk

  • Anna Sikora-Sabat Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Keywords: Dutch culture; cultural memory; image; representation; texts referring to Dutch culture; carriers; media


My research is based on the assumption that the memory is a travelling post-concept, not limited to one field of science and undergoing a permanent transformation (Bal 2002). This, on the other hand, makes this term hard to define and therefore it should be considered more like a conceptual project, a collection of terms, images, narratives. In Polish cultural memory such set of pictures and representations of Dutch culture exists. For the purpose of my research I divided them into two groups: carriers and media. The term “carriers” refers to material objects, things and actions, while media is connected to broadly defined processes, mechanisms of memory as well as institutions and organizations (Kula 2002)

In the following publication, basing on example of the city of Gdansk, I will present selected media, represented mainly by places and spaces connected with Dutch culture, as well as carriers, embodied by the texts on mentioned places


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