Beirut’s afterlife/afterlives: Heritage, Remembrance and Amnesia by Nelly P. Abboud/رابط فيديو محاضرة باللغة الإنكليزية للخبيرة في الأثار نيلي عبود عنوانها: الحياة الأخرى في بيروت: الثراث وفقدان الذاكرة

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رابط فيديو محاضرة باللغة الإنكليزية للخبيرة في الأثار نيلي عبود عنوانها: الحياة الأخرى في بيروت: الثراث وفقدان الذاكرة

Keynote Speech: Beirut’s afterlife/afterlives: Heritage, Remembrance and Amnesia by Nelly P. Abboud
ICOM International Committee of Historic House Museums Annual Conference
THEME:: REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS LOST
For more information: visit https://www.belgrademhist.com/.

December 13/2023

Nelly Abboud
My latest presentation as a keynote speaker at the ICOM International Committee for Historic House Museums annual conference, held in Belgrade, Serbia, on October 24, 2023.
The title of the presentation is: Beirut’s afterlife/afterlives: Heritage, Remembrance and Amnesia.
Thank you Milja Stijović for a well-organized, inspiring conference 🤩
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v0C6sx3qs
‘The presentation explores the intersection of personal history and Beirut’s dynamic past, present, and future. Inspired by the concept of “afterlives” in history (by Professor Priyamvada Gopal), the presentation is structured around three temporal phases. Beginning with the past, it delves into the themes of amnesia and remembrance, using the emblematic Beit Beirut to illuminate the historical fabric of Lebanon’s capital. Transitioning to the present, it navigates the complexities of memory loss and examines the evolving definition of museums, emphasizing their social role in shaping collective narratives. By scrutinizing the controversial Barakat Building as a case study, the presentation probes the selective nature of memory and its impact on Beirut’s identity. Through personal reflection, the author questions the value of remembering and its contribution to resilience, especially in times of crisis. The presentation prompts contemplation on whether history persists within the present moment and the critical role of memory in forging a path forward. In doing so, Abboud engages with broader societal implications, considering the museum’s role as a catalyst for preserving and reshaping the collective memory of Beirut’
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