Memory space (social science)

Memory space (French: lieu de mémoire) is a concept related to collective memory, stating that certain places, objects or events can have special significance related to group's remembrance.[1] The concept has been coined by French historian Pierre Nora[1] who defines them as “complex things. At once natural and artificial, simple and ambiguous, concrete and abstract, they are lieux—places, sites, causes—in three senses—material, symbolic and functional”[2]


  1. Luyt, Brendan (June 2015). "Wikipedia, collective memory, and the Vietnam war". Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 67: 1956–1961. doi:10.1002/asi.23518.
  2. Nora, P. (1997). The realms of memory: Rethinking the French past. New York: Columbia University Press. P. 14

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