Posts Tagged ‘Memory’

By Tom Ndahiro

There is a saying that only love beats milk. In our language, Kinyarwanda, the month of April is called Mata. Amata is milk. In April, 1994, Rwanda was soaked in the blood of the Tutsi.

The memories and lessons from the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda live with us. Despite the fact that these recollections are painful, they must be maintained by everyone who cares. This is the only way that humanity will be able to prevent similar genocides from ever happening again. (more…)

I studied post-conflict development and the aftermath of civil war and genocide during my junior year in Rwanda and Northern Uganda. It was an incredibly eye-opening, transformative and at times difficult experience. I lived with host families while living in both countries. (more…)

By Patrick Carmichael, University of Reading, UK

Abstract

This article reviews current technological developments, particularly Peer-to-Peer technologies and Distributed Data Systems, and their value to community memory projects, particularly those concerned with the preservation of the cultural, literary and administrative data of cultures which have suffered genocide or are at risk of genocide. (more…)