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When physicians gathered in medical societies to present, share, discuss, evaluate, publish and even celebrate their medical studies, they engaged in a community with specific practices, rules and manners. This book explores the formal and subtle ways in which such norms were set. It analyzes societies’ scientific publishing procedures, traditions of debate, (inter)national networks, and social and commemorative activities, uncovering a rich scientific culture in nineteenth-century medicine. The book focuses on medical societies in Belgium, a young nation-state eager to take its place among the European nations, in which the constitutional freedoms of press and association offered new possibilities for organized sociability. It situates medical societies within an emerging civil culture in Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp, and shows how physicians’ ambitions to publish medical journals and organize scientific debates corresponded well to the values of social engagement, polite debate and a free press of the urban bourgeoisie. As such, this book offers new insights into the close relation between science, sociability and citizenship. The development of a professional academic community in the second half of the century, which centered around the laboratory, went hand in hand with a set of new scientific codes, mirroring to a lesser extent the customs of civil society. It meant the end of a tradition of ‘civil’ science, forcing medical societies to reposition themselves in the scientific landscape, and take up new functions as mediators between specialties and as centers of postgraduate education.

Geoffrey Cubitt

.) Commemorative density, as Zerubavel defines it, seems to be both a qualitative and a quantitative concept: it refers both to the importance or significance that an event is deemed to possess within the implicit structures of the master commemorative narrative and to the amount of actual commemorative activity that is focused on it, in comparison to that focused on other events. (Zerubavel seems, indeed, to assume that these two things will go together.) In any case, the significance that the master commemorative narrative attributes to events that have a high commemorative

in History and memory
Scott Soo

Spanish republican memory.5 The heterogeneity of the Spanish republicans certainly needs acknowledging when investigating their commemorative activities, but there were junctures when Spanish refugees from across the ideological spectrum invested in a common set of memory narratives. The liberation and postliberation period was one such occasion and therefore merits close attention. Never before had the refugees organised and participated in a series of public meetings and remembrance ceremonies that so explicitly centred on the organised commemoration of the Spanish

in The routes to exile
Philip Ollerenshaw

This chapter considers Northern Ireland before the war, its political status, structures and parties, particularly the dominant Unionist Party. Also examined is the pattern of loyalist commemorative activity, most notably parading, as well as the frequent instances of republican commemoration relating especially to the 1916 Easter Rising. The chapter also examines how the region saw itself within the Empire–Commonwealth. The role of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Special Constabulary is discussed and some attention is given to the 1935 riots in Belfast – the most serious disorder in the city between the mid-1920s and mid-1960s. The role of Northern Ireland in the UK rearmament from 1935 is analysed, including the problems the region had in attracting government orders. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the outbreak of war in September 1939, including the attacks on members of the armed forces and the burning of gas masks in nationalist areas.

in Northern Ireland in the Second World War
The afterlives of human remains at the Bełzec extermination camp
Zuzanna Dziuban

This chapter will focus on three extermination camps – Bełżec, Sobibór, and Treblinka – to understand the cultural and social importance of burial for the processes of mourning performed in post-catastrophic contexts. Often referred to as the most deadly and, at the same time, most forgotten camps, these sites in many respects differ from the other National Socialist camps erected in Nazi-occupied Poland due to their ceasing to operate and being dismantled as early as autumn 1943. They thus left a relatively small number of camp survivors and the absence of any material traces, as well as a lack of press coverage at the time of liberation.

The chapter will analyse the transformation of former camp sites into landscapes of memory and focus on the ethical and political motivations for and implications of the archaeological research and its role for reshaping the commemorative activities at the camp locations. It will be argued that the new commemorative idioms developed at and for the sites of former extermination camps not only reflect important changes in the approach to the Holocaust in post-1989 Poland, but can also be interpreted in terms of ‘commemorative reburial’: a politically and ethically charged effort aimed at performing the ‘buriability’ of the victims of the camps.

in Human remains in society
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England and the defence of British sovereignty
Ben Wellings

’re Here, before dispersing amongst the commuting crowds. Commemorative activities are designed to collapse time and permit the participant to empathise with the situation of their forebears. The Somme had been chosen as one of three focal points for the UK Government’s commemorative activities as the most iconic of the battles in Britain’s First World War: the moment when the volunteer army of the ‘Pals Battalions’ died in great numbers as the ‘Big Push’ faltered in the face of German resistance. But as the ad-vention played out on 1 July 2016, the British

in English nationalism, Brexit and the Anglosphere
Community engagement and lifelong learning
Author: Peter Mayo

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.

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Philip Ollerenshaw

scholarship. Chapter 1 considers 01_Philip_Introduction.indd 4 7/23/2013 11:44:10 AM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 07/23/2013, SPi INTRODUCTION 5 Northern Ireland before the war, its political structures and parties, loyalist and republican commemorative activity, policing, rearmament, the outbreak of the IRA campaign and preparations for war. The chapter also examines how the region saw itself within the Empire–Commonwealth. The next two chapters discuss economic mobilisation. The demarcation lines in economic history are rarely as clear as in political history, and

in Northern Ireland in the Second World War
Edward Legon

observing a decline in commemorative activity. The diarist John Evelyn, who, unlike Josselin, had been a firm Royalist during the 1640s and 1650s, recorded that ‘there was so thin a Congregation’ at his parish church on 29 May 1680 ‘that our Viccar who came prepar’d to Preach, omitted [the sermon]’, adding his concern that his fellow countrymen and women had ‘slight[ed] & forgot[ten] Gods benefits.’34 Not all evidence of absenteeism on the anniversaries comes to us secondhand. The diarist Bulstrode Whitelocke, who served as lord keeper of the great seal under the

in Revolution remembered
Scott Soo

now interned in France, the Spanish republicans viewed the French Republic, or rather its ruling elite, with a new-found mixture of irony and contempt. All the same, the internees celebrated the 150th anniversary of the French Revolution with some enthusiasm and thereby transformed the camps into one of the few places of energetic commemorative activity compared to an otherwise subdued atmosphere for the French left more widely. Some Spanish republicans viewed Bastille Day as an occasion for manifesting their solidarity with the French Republic. The Prefect of the

in The routes to exile