Solidarity with Ukraine – embodied and affiliative memories

In SENSOMEMO, my colleagues and I are interested in exploring affective and embodied memories, partly in relation to (voluntary and forced) mobility and movement. I am particularly interested in exploring memories in a mobile and transnational context, intersecting it with the postmemory of Baltic exiles who fled the war in 1944. This describes well my … Read more

(Lack of) Material Evidence

I do some family genealogy every now and then. Like many others, I have turned to the internet in the past years to build a family tree. This tree evolved thanks to some unrelated genealogists who have the opportunity and time to dig in archives and visit cemeteries to photograph graves in distant places. However, … Read more

Ugly objects

On midsummer, it will be exactly 26 years ago that my mother died. After her death, many of her things remained with my father until he died 10 years ago. Then my siblings and I had to go through the various items that had once belonged to them individually, to them as a couple, and … Read more