CRG Seminar: Memory and history in contemporary and current Morocco

As a result to the significant sociopolitical transformations that Morocco has witnessed last decades, particularly the transitional justice established to deal with human rights violations committed in the few decades leading to Mohammed’s VI accession, the significance of memory studies have gradually increased and gained momentum in the cultural, political, social, and media landscape as there has been widespread revelation of what has happened in the recent and current past. Hence, memory studies began to evolve and have gradually imposed itself as one of the most researched and sought after history disciplines recently. The main purpose of this seminar by Prof. Abdelaaziz Ettahiri (University Mohamed V) is to clarify the history of individual and collective memory in contemporary and current Morocco and to elaborate on how Moroccan people in the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial contexts represent and remember their past.

This seminar is organised by the CRG 'Rethinking African History' in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR).

This event will be held in person in Leiden. Online participation will not be possible.

Photo credits: Edith Wharton (via Wikimedia Commons).

Abdelaaziz Ettahiri is Professor of History and head of the History department in the Faculty of Lettres and Humanities, University Mohamed Vth of Rabat in Morocco. He is also Bureau member of the Moroccan Association for History Research. His research focus is on: History and memory, contemporary Moroccan History especially the colonial period, and the History of human rights in colonial and post-colonial Morocco.



Date, time and location

29 April 2024
13.15 - 14.15
Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden
Room S.A35