Monument and material reuse at the National Memorial Arboretum

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/336334
Title:
Monument and material reuse at the National Memorial Arboretum
Authors:
Williams, Howard ( 0000-0003-3510-6852 )
Abstract:
Exploring the relocation and reuse of fragments and whole artefacts, materials and monuments in contemporary commemorative memorials in the United Kingdom (UK), this paper focuses on the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire, hereafter NMA). Within this unique assemblage of memorial gardens, reuse constitutes a distinctive range of material commemoration. Through a detailed investigation of the NMA’s gardens, this paper shows how monument and material reuse, while used in very different memorial forms, tends to be reserved to commemorate specific historical subjects and themes. Monument and material reuse is identified as a form of commemorative rehabilitation for displaced memorials and provides powerful and direct mnemonic and emotional connections between past and present in the commemoration through peace memorials, of military disasters and defensive actions, the sufferings of prisoners of war, and atrocities inflicted upon civilian populations. In exploring monument and material reuse to create specific emotive and mnemonic fields and triggers, this paper engages with a hitherto neglected aspect of late 20th- and early 21st-century commemorative culture.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Archaeological Dialogues, 2014, 21(1), pp. 77-104. http:dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1380203814000117
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Archaeological Dialogues
Publication Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/336334
DOI:
10.1017/S1380203814000117
Additional Links:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ARD
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's manuscript of an article published in Archaeological Dialogues.
ISSN:
1380-2038
EISSN:
1478-2294
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Howarden
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-28T16:15:05Zen
dc.date.available2014-11-28T16:15:05Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03en
dc.identifier.citationArchaeological Dialogues, 2014, 21(1), pp. 77-104. http:dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1380203814000117en
dc.identifier.issn1380-2038en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1380203814000117en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/336334en
dc.descriptionThis is the author's manuscript of an article published in Archaeological Dialogues.en
dc.description.abstractExploring the relocation and reuse of fragments and whole artefacts, materials and monuments in contemporary commemorative memorials in the United Kingdom (UK), this paper focuses on the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire, hereafter NMA). Within this unique assemblage of memorial gardens, reuse constitutes a distinctive range of material commemoration. Through a detailed investigation of the NMA’s gardens, this paper shows how monument and material reuse, while used in very different memorial forms, tends to be reserved to commemorate specific historical subjects and themes. Monument and material reuse is identified as a form of commemorative rehabilitation for displaced memorials and provides powerful and direct mnemonic and emotional connections between past and present in the commemoration through peace memorials, of military disasters and defensive actions, the sufferings of prisoners of war, and atrocities inflicted upon civilian populations. In exploring monument and material reuse to create specific emotive and mnemonic fields and triggers, this paper engages with a hitherto neglected aspect of late 20th- and early 21st-century commemorative culture.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ARDen
dc.subjectcommemorationen
dc.subjectgardensen
dc.subjectdeathen
dc.subjectmemorialen
dc.subjectmemoryen
dc.subjectpeaceen
dc.titleMonument and material reuse at the National Memorial Arboretumen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1478-2294en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalArchaeological Dialoguesen
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