"In some sense, memory studies is really a phenomenon of the last quarter century. One hundred years ago, there would have, of course, been studies of memory - by Freud, by Bergson, by Proust - but they would have been primarily interested in individual memory. What has happened in the last quarter century has been a turn toward cultural memory. And because of this turn, the term memory studies has acquired currency."
— Paul Connerton CABINET // Historical Amnesias: An Interview with Paul Connerton