Selections mostly from S. E. Alcock’s Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments, and Memories (Cambridge, 2002)




Alonso, A.  1988.  “The Effects of Truth: Re-Presentations of the Past and the Imagining of Community.”  Journal of Historical Sociology 1: 33-58.


Assmann, A.  1996.  “Texts, Traces and Trash: The Changing Media of Cultural Memory.”  Representations 56: 123-34.


Bachelard, G.  1964.  The Poetics of Space.  Translated by M. Jolas.  Boston.


Ben-Yehuda, N.  1995.  The Masada Myth: Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel.  Madison.  Cf. Schwartz and Zerubavel, below.


Bergmann, B.  1994.  “The Roman House as Memory Theater: The House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii.”  Art Bulletin 76: 225-56.


Bloch, M.  1977.  “The Past and the Present in the Past.”  Man 12: 278-92.


Bourguet, M.-N., L. Valensi and N. Wachtel (eds.).  1990.  Between Memory and History.  London.


Bradley, R., and H. Williams (eds.).  1998.  The Past in the Past: The Reuse of Ancient Monuments.  London.


Burke, P.  1989.  “History As Social Memory.”  In Memory: History, Culture and the Mind, 97-113.  Edited by T. Butler.  Oxford.


Carruthers, M.  1990.  The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture.  Cambridge.


Casey, E.  1987.  Remembering: A Phenomenological Study.  Bloomington.


Coleman, K.  1992.  Ancient and Medieval Memories: Studies in the Reconstruction of the Past.  Cambridge.


Connerton, P.  1989.  How Societies Remember.  Cambridge.


Davis, N., and R. Starn.  1989.  “Introduction: Memory and Counter-Memory.”  Representations 26: 1-6.


Fara, P. and K. Patterson (eds.).  1998.  Memory.  Cambridge.


Farrell, J.  1997.  “The Phenomenology of Memory in Roman Culture.”  Classical Journal 92: 373-83.

            *Deals mostly with the Simonides story related by Cicero (De oratore 2.351-3), which has become a favorite in Gedächtnisgeschichte writings and is carrying a heavy load.


Fentress, J., and C. Wickham.  1992.  Social Memory.  Oxford.


Foxhall, L.  1995.  “Monumental Ambitions: The Significance of Posterity in Greece.”  In Time, Tradition and Society in Greek Archaeology: Bridging the ‘Great Divide,’ 132-49.  Edited by N. Spencer.  London.


Geary, P.  1994.  Phantoms of Remembrance: Memory and Oblivion at the End of the First Millennium.  Princeton.


Gedi, N., and Y. Elam.  1996.  “Collective Memory: What Is It?” History and Memory 1996: 30-50.


Gillis, J.  1994.  “Memory and Identity: The History of a Relationship.”  In Commemorations: The Politics of National Identity, 3-24.  Edited by J. Gillis.  Princeton.


Hall, M.  2001.  “Social Archaeology and the Theaters of Memory.”  Journal of Social Archaeology 1: 50-61.


Hobsbawm, E.  1972.  “The Social Function of the Past.”  PastPres 55: 3-17.


Hobsbawm, E., and T. Ranger (eds.).  1983.  The Invention of Tradition.  Cambridge.


James, D.  1997.  “Meatpackers, Peronists, and Collective Memory: A View from the South.”  American Historical Review 102: 1404-12.


Jonker, G.  1995.  The Topography of Remembrance: The Dad, Tradition and Collective Memory in Mesopotamia.  Leiden.


Kammen, M.  1991.  Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture.  New York.


Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, B.  1998.  Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums and Heritage.  Berkeley.


Koortbojian, M.  1995.  Myth, Meaning, and Memory on Roman Sarcophagi.  Berkeley.


Kückler, S., and W. Melion (eds.).  1991.  Images of Memory: On Remembering and Representation.  Washington, D.C.


Lowenthal, D.  1985.  The Past Is a Foreign Country.  Cambridge.


Maier, C.  1993.  “A Surfeit of Memory?” History and Memory 5: 136-51.


Meskell, L.  1999.  Archaeologies of Social Life.  Oxford.


Olick, J., and J. Robbins.  1998.  “Social Memory Studies: From ‘Collective Memory to the Historical Sociology of Mnemonic Practices.”  Annual Review of Sociology 22: 105-40.


Roth, M.  1994.  “We Are What We Remember (and Forget).”  Tikkun 9.6: 41-42, 91.


Rowlands, M.  1993.  “The Role of Memory in the Transmission of Culture.”  World Archaeology 25: 141-51.


Schama, S.  1995.  Landscape and Memory.  New York.


Schudson, M.  1992.  Watergate in American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, and Reconstruct the Past.  New York.


Schwartz, B.  1982.  “The Social Context of Commemoration: A Study in Collective Memory.”  Social Forces 61: 374-402.


Slyomovics, S.  1998.  The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village.  Philadelphia.


Small, J.  1997.  Wax Tablets of the Mind: Cognitive Studies of Memory and Literacy in Classical Antiquity.  London.


Small, J., and J. Tatum.  1995.  “Memory and the Study of Classical Antiquity: Introduction.”  Helios 22: 149-50.


Soloman, P., G. Goethals, C. Kelley and B. Stephens (eds.).  1989.  Memory: Interdisciplinary Approaches.  New York.


Tarlow, S.  1997.  “An Archaeology of Remembering: Death, Bereavement and the First World War.”  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 7: 105-21.


Tilley, C.  1994.  A Phenomenology of Landscape: Places, Paths, and Monuments.  Oxford.


——.  1999.  Metaphor and Material Culture.  Oxford.


Tonkin, E.  1995.  Narrating Our Pasts: The Social Construction of Oral History.  Cambridge.


Vansina, J.  1985.  Oral Tradition and History.  London and Nairobi.


Wickham, C.  1994.  “Lawyers’ Time: History and Memory in Tenth- and Eleventh-Century Italy.”  In Land and Power: Studies in Italian and European Social History,  400-1200, 275-93.  London.


Yates, F.  1966.  The Art of Memory.  Chicago.


Young, J.  1993.  The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meanings.  New Haven.


Zerubavel, Y.  1994.  “The Death of Memory and the Memory of Death: Masada and the Holocaust as Historical Metaphors.”  Representations 45: 72-100.

            *Independent perspective taken by an Israeli scholar.  Cf. B. Schwartz, Y. Zerubavel, and B. Arnett, “The Recovery of Masada: A Study in Collective Memory,” Sociol. Quarterly 27.2 (1986) 147-64.