Exploring the links between media and the changing memories of the 2005 London bombings

Special Issue: Remembering the 2005 London bombings: Media, memory, commemoration

From Memory Studies

This month marks the sixth anniversary of the ‘7/7’ bombings. The attack was unprecedented and was the deadliest act of terrorism the UK has suffered since the Lockerbie attack in 1988. By investigating the 2005 London bombings through the dual lenses of mediation and com­memoration, this special issue offers insights into the very practices through which past catastro­phes are remembered in both personal and collective contexts. As media technologies continue to evolve and to pervade our daily lives at an astonishing rate, the profound interconnections between media and memory are becoming ever more entwined.

Articles include –

Matthew J. Allen and Annie Bryan
Editorial: Remembering the 2005 London bombings: Media, memory, commemoration

Andrew Hoskins
7/7 and connective memory: Interactional trajectories of remembering in post-scarcity culture 

Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Annie Bryan
Dynamics of memory: Commemorating the 2005 London bombings in British television news

Anna Reading
The London bombings: Mobile witnessing, mortal bodies and global time

Matthew J. Allen and Steven D. Brown
Embodiment and living memorials: The affective labour of remembering the 2005 London bombings

Ben O’Loughlin
Commentary: The phenomenology of the event: Remembering the 2005 London bombings

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