Year of Graduation
Projects for Personal Memory Preservation: Digital Archives and Participatory Culture
Thesis is dedicated to the study of the personal memory preservation projects in the digital space. Composing the theoretical framework, author employs both memory studies ideas and concepts that belong to the media studies. From the first point of view, there is a movement from M. Halbwachs, P. Nora and A. Assman studies to the contemporary understanding of mediated memories and digital network memory which is bringing ito the light. From the second, network society and participatory culture are emphasized. While elaborating the original approach to the analysis of the mediaprojects, author takes into consideration such aspects of their functioning as thematic, institutional affiliation, resources, purposes, historians` role and participation opportunities. In the conclusion core problems of the projects` functioning are given.