Memory Studies Association

2nd Annual Conference

14Dec2017 16Dec2017


The Memory Studies Association, which was founded to be the central scholarly organization for the advancement of memory studies worldwide, invites all interested in the political, social, and cultural dimensions of memory to attend its 2nd annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-16 December 2017.

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.

In addition, workshops on methodology, pedagogy, and careers in memory studies will be on offer. There 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. The conference will feature a mini-film festival, a book raffle, and many networking opportunities.

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

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture