Sharing Death - Danish Online Memorial Site Mindet.dk as a Market Place for Performing Grief and Inventing Memories – University of Copenhagen

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Sharing Death

Danish Online Memorial Site Mindet.dk as a Market Place for Performing Grief and Inventing Memories


PURPOSE: the project examines the demarcation of space and time and the materiality of Mindet.dk as a designated place with its own (social) rules – a place for performing grief and segregating it from other aspects of social life. The project focuses specifically on how commemoration of small children implies creating memories as well as keeping them alive. The performance of grief thus implies three different modes of space and time: a past, a present and a subjunctive mode.
 
METHOD: the project employs a blend of content analysis, log file analysis and qualitative interviews in its mapping and analyses of the performative actions and establishing and maintaining of relations at Mindet.dk.
 
PARTICIPANTS: Sharing Death is part of a collaborative and cross-disciplinary project, Death, Materiality and the Origins of Time, between Aarhus University, Museum of Cultural History in Oslo and Moesgård Museum in Aarhus.
 
FUNDING: the project is supported by a grant from the Sapere Aude career programme under The Danish Council for Independent Research.

CONTACT: Associate Professor Kjetil Sandvik, sandvik@hum.ku.dk, tel. +45 24944770.

FURTHER READING: learn more about Sharing Death at the project website.