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The French historian Pierra Nora famously argued that memory sites were a critical source of social identity and cohesion for nations. These ‘sites’ constituted a symbolic typology, and could include not only symbols, monuments, pedagogic manuals, institutions, personages, commemorative events, honorific dates, exhibitions, but also built and natural heritage sites, schools of thought, texts, and institutions. The purpose of this project is to ask new questions about the relevance of sites of international memory, particularly ‘memories’ of global governance in an era of nation-states.

Laureate Research Program in International History