November 18

1:30 PM

Sponsored by Methodist College in partnership with Peoria Area World Affairs Council

Post-Memory and Transgenerational Suffering: Anti-Communist Resistance in the Carpathian Mountains Featuring Ioana Hasu-Georgiev, Former BBC Romania and Radio France International journalist

Mrs. Hasu-Georgiev will speak about the unexplored postmemory of anti-communist resistance in Romania. Analyzing the role of photographs as visual objects in recalling trauma, she reveals features of postmemory (transgenerational suffering) in the case of two families who were part of the anti-communist resistance in the Carpathian Mountains. Her account is enriched by her personal experience: Mrs. Hasu-Georgiev is the granddaughter of one of the people who were in the mountains.
After a career in journalism, for BBC Romania and Radio France International Romania, Mrs. Hasu-Georgiev obtained her MA degree in history from Central European University. She is currently working on a historical graphic novel that details the moments that took place around 70 years ago. She will join on from Romania on Zoom.
The event takes as part of one of Methodist College's courses in its Lenses Program: HST 301: Suffering and Forgiveness: The Holocaust and Communist Persecution. The event is organized in collaboration with Peoria Area World Affairs Council (PAWAC).