John Libbey Eurotext

Revue de neuropsychologie


“Do you think we’ll remember it?” Collective memory of COVID-19 Article à paraître

Senior Researcher at the CNRS
Historian, European Center for Sociology and Political Science (CESSP) (University of Paris 1, CNRS, EHESS), Hesam, 15 rue Soufflot, 75005 Paris
* Correspondence

1. The difficulty with the collective memory is that we do not always know which events will remain anchored there and for how long. Asking this question today, when the epidemic is not extinct, may seem odd, but the specificity of this memory is that it begins in the contemporaneity of the event, that it is incomprehensible without taking the past into account, and that it will strongly evolve with time. If we start from the definition of collective memory as a selective representation of the past [...]