Aline Sierp co-organised Conference of the Memory Studies Association

Over 600 scholars and practitioners gathered from 14-16 December in Copenhagen during the second annual conference of the Memory Studies Association, of which Aline Sierp is the founder and co-president. The conference programme featured 77 research panels and roundtables, 8 turbo talk sessions and 69 poster presentations. In addition, workshops on methodology, pedagogy, and careers in memory studies were on offer.

From 14 to 16 December 2017, over 600 memory scholars, as well as practitioners – such as memorial staff, artists, human rights activists, transitional justice lawyers – from many different countries came together in Copenhagen. Attendees included both junior and senior scholars from a broad range of disciplines, including experimental and social psychology, sociology, political science, history, art history, media studies, cultural studies, literary studies, anthropology and more.

Also present were most of the leading figures in the field of memory studies, including Astrid Erll, Ann Rigney, Daniel Levy, Jan Kubik, William Hirst, Siobhan Kattago, Jeffrey Olick, Wulf Kansteiner, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, among others. Hosted at the University of Copenhagen, the conference programme featured 77 research panels and roundtables, 8 turbo talk sessions and 69 poster presentations.

Keynote speakers included Marianne Hirsch, Jan Gross, Joshua Oppenheimer, Astrid Erll, Ann Rigney, Carol Gluck, Patrick Hutton and Paco Ferrandiz. In addition, workshops on methodology, pedagogy, and careers in memory studies were on offer. The conference featured a mini-film festival, a book raffle, and many networking opportunities.

For further information and for impressions of the 2017 conference please visit the website.

The next conference will take place in Madrid on 27-29 June 2019.

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