Symposium: New Directions and Challenges in Memory Studies
June 14-15, Justus Liebig University, Gießen
At a time when memory studies has become a fixture of the interdisciplinary research landscape, the two-day symposium “New Directions and Challenges in Cultural Memory Studies: Past, Present, Future” engages critically with the development of the field, the current state of research and points to future directions in cultural memory studies. Prof. Astrid Erll’s keynote lecture on Tuesday 14 June (from 6pm) will frame the key questions guiding this event. A roundtable discussion featuring leading scholars from Frankfurt and Giessen will complete the programme on Wednesday (from 5pm). The core of the two-day programme will see members, associates and partners of the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the GCSC/GGK at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, present their current research and reflections on conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues in memory studies.