Each year the EMA Council of Directors selects five theses, which stand out not only for their formal academic qualities but also for the originality of topic, innovative character of methodology and approach, potential usefulness in raising awareness about neglected issues, and capacity for contributing to the promotion of the values underlying human rights and democracy.
Browsing Global Campus Europe (EMA) Awarded Theses by Author "Ay, Emine"
(Global Campus of Human Rights, 2019)
Ay, Emine; Olah, Gabor
The aim of the present study is to analyse Ulucanlar Prison Museum,
as an example of the memorial museum genre, and as a memorialisation
attempt of an era which was marked with a confrontation discourse in
Turkey. The data collected from the interviews conducted with the exprisoners
and museum visitors as well as the semiological reading of the
museum have been analysed with multi-modal ethnography in the light
of the historical-political context of Turkey, collective memory theory
and transitional justice theory with the aim of revealing the politics
surrounding the museum; its contribution to individual healing and
recognition as a symbolic reparation; promotion of human rights and
raising awareness of their violations; and transmitting the heritage of the
past with the message never again.
Keywords: Collective memory, human rights, memorialisation,