A distinction is made between individual memory, which is specific to each individual, and collective memory, defined as the memory of a community or a people. Collective memory selectively retains the record of certain events if they have a meaning for a group’s identity.
Both individual memory and collective memory only keep certain selective information, deemed relevant (by oneself or by the group), to organize it in the form of a narrative (autobiographical or collective) and to reinterpret it with each reminder…
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The links between individual and collective memories have long remained unknown. They are the subject of a multidisciplinary book entitled “Ma mémoire et les autres” [My Memory and the Others], published by Éditions Le Pommier and drafted by the scientific advisory board of the “Observatoire B2V des Mémoires” (B2V Memory Observatory) with the help of a medical writer from our team.
By browsing through the Mémorya virtual exhibition, you will be able to test your knowledge and acquire new knowledge about collective memory. Our scientific communication agency participated in the writing of the script for this section of the virtual museum of the “Observatoire B2V des Mémoires” with the historian Denis Peschanski.