Aline Sierp to co-organise 2nd annual conference Memory Studies Association

The Memory Studies Association, which aims to be the central scholarly organisation for the advancement of memory studies worldwide, is pleased to invite all interested in the political, social, and cultural dimensions of memory to attend its second annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 14-16 December 2017. Please register here.

Hosting 77 research panels and roundtables, 8 turbo talk sessions and 69 poster presentations the conference addresses a number of crucial themes within memory studies. These include monuments, museums, politics and administration of memory, memory and activism, the digital turn, media, arts and literature, trauma, memory and psychology, migration, gender and memory, and sites and places of memory. The Memory Studies Association aims to provide the main annual networking opportunity for scholars and practitioners in the field.

Speakers include Marianne Hirsch, Jan Gross, Joshua Oppenheimer, Aleida Asssmann, Astrid Erll, Ann Rigney, Carol Gluck, Patrick Hutton, Paco Ferrandiz and many others.

In addition, workshops on methodology, pedagogy, and careers in memory studies will be on offer. We will also kick-start a variety of different working groups, on topics such as “memories of migrations and diasporas”, “(post)colonial memories”, “memory and trauma” and more. Please consider getting involved in one of these groups!

All are welcome to attend this important event. The conference will feature a mini-film festival, a book raffle, and many networking opportunities.

And whether or not you can attend the conference, we invite you to become a member of the Memory Studies Association.

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