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Call for Papers: Dynamics of Collective Narration

 CALL FOR PAPERS  Dynamics of Collective Narration  A workshop on contemporary factual narratives in their social contexts  18-20 June 2020 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany  This workshop seeks to foster interdisciplinary exchange between theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and literary studies in the analysis of collective narration. In doing [...]

Apply Now! UVa Graduate Seminar on Memory Studies

The Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia (USA) invites applications for an experimental “Graduate Seminar in Memory Studies” to be offered in Spring semester 2020. Participants will include graduate students from across different disciplines at UVa along with an approximately equal number of graduate students from around the world connected electronically [...]

Die Vorträge der Tagung “Dynamiken des Erinnerns und Vergessens”

Die Vorträge der Tagung “Dynamiken des Erinnerns und Vergessens” (23. und 24. Mai 2019) im Historischen Museum Frankfurt sind jetzt online! https://historisches-museum-frankfurt.de/de/Dynamiken Hier finden sich etwa die Vorträge der FMSP-Fellows Christine Abbt zur Philosophie des Vergessens (https://historisches-museum-frankfurt.de/node/55060), Tilmann Habermas zu Lebensgeschichten (https://historisches-museum-frankfurt.de/node/55063), Vera King zu Erinnern und Vergessen im digitalen [...]

Welcome to our New Guest Researcher at FMSP!

Welcome to our New Guest Researcher at FMSP!Magdalena Zolkos, Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University FrankfurtMagdalena Zolkos is Humboldt Research Fellow at Goethe University (2019-2021). Her work employs political, philosophic and literary perspectives for the analysis and theorizing of collective memorialization and historical trauma, with a particular interest in the mnemonic [...]

Memory Studies: State of the Field Survey

Memory Studies: State of the Field SurveyDear colleagues and leaders of Memory Studies Centers and networks around the world, together with my colleague Prof. Anamaria Dutceac-Segesten, I am conducting an online survey designed to assess the state and development of memory studies as a field of research and practice. This [...]

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay, Turkish Academic for Peace Sentenced to 25 Months in PrisonAyşe Gül Altınay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Center at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, is set to give a keynote at the summer school organized by the [...]

NEW FRONTIERS IN MEMORY STUDIES LECTURE SERIES ANN RIGNEY

NEW FRONTIERS IN MEMORY STUDIES LECTURE SERIES Memory activism, moving monuments Prof. Dr. Ann Rigney (Utrecht) May 16, 6-8pm, IG 1.414 (Campus Westend) Public calls to destroy, refigure, or relocate monuments have recently become a regular feature of our news. This was especially the case in the summer of 2017 [...]

NEW FRONTIERS IN MEMORY STUDIES LECTURE SERIES NATAN SZNAIDER

 NEW FRONTIERS IN MEMORY STUDIES LECTURE SERIES Die andere Frankfurter Schule: Karl Mannheim und die Frankfurter Soziologie der 1930er Jahre Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Natan Sznaider (Tel Aviv) 9. Juli 2019 Karl Mannheim gilt zu Recht als einer der wichtigsten Begründer der Weimarer Wissenssoziologie. Sein neues soziologisches Programm stellte er [...]

Vergessen – Warum wir nicht alles erinnern

Vergessen – Warum wir nicht alles erinnernSonderausstellung im Historischen Museum Frankfurt7. März – 14. Juli 2019Vergessen. Alle kennen es, jeder tut es. Vergessen ist normal. Mal finden wir es lästig, mal hilfreich und tröstlich, dann wieder problematisch. Wie lässt es sich beschreiben? In einer Sonderausstellung nimmt das Historische Museum Frankfurt [...]

New Guest Researcher at FMSP – Taylor McConnell

New Guest Researcher at FMSP We are excited to welcome Taylor McConnell as a visiting researcher at FMSP for the 2019 summer semester! Taylor is a doctoral researcher in sociology at the university of Edinburgh. His thesis, “Još Hrvatska ni propala [Still Croatia Has Not Fallen]: Examining the Public Face [...]

MSA Forward: Memory Studies Moving Onward and Upward

MSA Forward: Memory Studies Moving Onward and Upward Article in Memory Studies 12.1 In the current issue of Memory Studies, Hanna Teichler (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Rebekah Vince (University of Warwick) reflect upon the état présent of emerging scholarship in the interdisiplinary field of Memory Studies and give a conference [...]

Job Offer: Historisches Museum Frankfurt

Job Offer: Historisches Museum Frankfurt7 March – 14 July 2019Deadline for Applications: 15 February 2019Das Historische Museum Frankfurt sucht freie Mitarbeiter für die Ausstellung

Astrid Erll in Conversation with Michel Friedman

Astrid Erll in Conversation with Michel Friedman“Auf ein Wort…” (Deutsche Welle)Ist das Gedächtnis statisch oder dynamisch? Funktioniert es kognitiv oder emotional? Beherrscht das Gedächtnis den Menschen, oder beherrscht der Mensch das Gedächtnis? Michel Friedman und Kulturwissenschaftlerin Astrid Erll debattieren über das Gedächtnis.

Call for Papers: Mnemonics Summer School 2019: Memory and Activism

Call for Papers: Mnemonics Summer School 2019: Memory and ActivismUtrecht, 18 – 20 September 2019Deadline for Applications: 1 March 2019The annual Mnemonics Summer School serves as an interactive forum in which junior and senior memory scholars meet in an informal and convivial setting to discuss each other’s work and to [...]

Call for Papers: Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood

Call for Papers: Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood25-27 September 2019Deadline for Applications: 10 January 2019The UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin is hosting an international conference in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, on “Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation”. [...]

Conference Reflections: Rwanda after 1994

Conference Reflections: Rwanda after 1994Chijioke Kizito Onah, MA student of Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media at Goethe University and member of the FMSP, has recently published his reflections on the conference “Rwanda After 1994: Stories of Change” (St. Andrews, 06 July 2018) in the African Courier. You can read his [...]

Film: Afrasian Memories in East Africa

Film: Afrasian Memories in East AfricaThe film ‘Afrasian Memories in East Africa’ is an attempt at understanding imaginaries and memories that connect Africa and Asia, how these imaginaries and memories are produced and what they are used for within the Afrasian transregion. The film focuses on connective Afrasian memories while [...]

Call for Papers: MSA Forward 2019

Call for Papers: MSA Forward 2019Madrid, 25-28 June 2019Deadline for Applications: 01 December 2018The Third Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association (MSA) will take place in 2019 in Madrid. MSA Forward, the graduate forum for young scholars and practitioners, welcomes papers from graduate students, Phd candidates and postdocs in [...]

Out now: Polish Translation of Astrid Erll’s Introduction to Cultural Memory

Out now: Polish Translation of Astrid Erll’s Introduction to Cultural MemoryAs the result of a cooperation between the Warsaw University Press and Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau, a Polish translation of Astrid Erll’s Kollektives Gedächtnis und Erinnerungskulturen: Eine Einführung has just been published. Click here for more information.

Call for Papers: Winter School Social Semiotics: Mediale Tradierung – kulturelle Transformationen im digitalen Zeitalter

Call for Papers: Winter School Social Semiotics: Mediale Tradierung – kulturelle Transformationen im digitalen ZeitalterPassau, 20-23 February 2019Deadline for Applications: 15 October 2018In der vom 20. bis 23. Februar 2019 geplanten Winterschule soll diskutiert werden, wie sich neue mediale Möglichkeiten zu konventionellen Strukturen und AkteurInnen der kulturellen Tradierung sowie zur [...]

Out now! Rethinking Countermemory: Black-Jewish negotiations in rap music

Out now! “Rethinking Countermemory: Black-Jewish negotiations in rap music”, by Jarula M.I. Wegner (Goethe University, FMSP, IMSG) online first in the journal Memory Studies. Article abstract: The concept of countermemory is frequently used in various, sometimes contradictory ways. This essay aims at further clarifying the concept of countermemory by highlighting [...]

Video Recording of Christina Morina’s Talk in Frankfurt

Video Recording of Christina Morina’s Talk in FrankfurtIn May this year, Christina Morina (University of Amsterdam) gave a New Frontiers in Memory Studies lecture here in Frankfurt with the title “Die Erfindung des Marxismus: Wie eine Idee die Welt eroberte“, which doubled as a Mittwochskonferenz of our Frankfurt Humanities Research [...]

Video Recording of Julia Creet’s Talk in Frankfurt

Video Recording of Julia Creet’s Talk in FrankfurtClick here to find a video recording of the talk “The Journey: H.G. Adler as Modernist Historiographer” that Julia Creet (York University, Toronto) gave here in Frankfurt in May as part of our New Frontiers in Memory Studies lecture series.

Pictures from the Writer’s Talk with Verena Boos

Pictures from the Writer’s Talk with Verena BoosOn June 26, the writer Verena Boos talked to us about her book project on the layers of memory in the urbon topography in Barcelona. Click here to see some photographic impressions of the event.

Call for Papers: International Conference Shadow Places. Urban Strategies of Dealing with Painful Pasts

Call for Papers: International Conference Shadow Places. Urban Strategies of Dealing with Painful PastsWarsaw, 07-10 March 2019Deadline for applications: 15 September 2018The term “shadow place” is a neologism that draws attention to memorialization and touristification as social processes. It designates places that are confronted with a publicly known and labelled [...]

Out now! Cultural Memory Studies after the Transnational Turn

Out now! Cultural Memory Studies after the Transnational Turn. Special Issue of Memory Studies 11,3 (2018), edited by Astrid Erll and Ann RigneyFeaturing: Astrid Erll: “Homer: A Relational Mnemohistory“; Aleida Assmann: “One Land and Three Narratives: Palestinian Sites of Memory in Israel“; Barbara Törnquist-Plewa: “The Transnational Dynamics of Local Remembrance: [...]

Call for Papers: Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference

Call for Papers: Third Annual Memory Studies Association ConferenceMadrid, 25-28 June 2019Deadline for applications: 01 October 2018Founded in 2016 in Amsterdam, the Memory Studies Association (MSA) aims to provide a central forum for developing, discussing, and exchanging ideas about the theory and methodology of the broad-ranging field of memory studies. [...]

Writer’s Talk with Verena Boos:

Writer’s Talk with Verena Boos:Ein Werkstattgespräch über die Schichten der Erinnerung in der urbanen Topografie BarcelonasFrankfurt, 26 June 2018 (12-2 pm, IG 1.414)Die katalanisch-spanische Aktualität ist ohne die Geschichte nicht zu verstehen. Im Konflikt um Katalonien wird weniger das katalonische Steuerdefizit als vielmehr Erinnerung verhandelt und aus einem spezifischen Geschichtsbewusstsein [...]

Two PhD Project Presentations:

Two PhD Project Presentations:Present-Tense Novels and Postmemorial MetafictionFrankfurt, 19 June 2018 (12-2 pm, IG 1.414)Carolin Gebauer and Sofie Friederike Mevissen (both: University of Wuppertal) will be presenting their research in Frankfurt on the 19th of June. Carolin Gebauer’s talk is called “Narrating (in) the Here-and-Now: Narrative Dynamics in the Present-Tense [...]

Workshop with Emil Lundedal Hammar (University of Tromsø) and Stephanie de Smale (Utrecht University)

Workshop with Emil Lundedal Hammar (University of Tromsø) and Stephanie de Smale (Utrecht University)Playful Memory-Making: Studying Memory in GamesFrankfurt, 12 June 2018 (16:15-18:00, Cas 1.812)This workshop will treat how games and play inform memory-making. By working with cases of games, participants will contribute with their own ideas, thoughts, and experiences [...]

PhD Project Presentation: Jordis Lau (University of Hamburg)

PhD Project Presentation: Jordis Lau (University of Hamburg)Foregrounding the Past – Literary Modernism into Media ArtFrankfurt, 29 May 2018 (12-2 pm, IG 1.414)Jordis Lau’s project is interested in the afterlives of modernist literature in the audio-visual arts. Video art, experimental film, and moving image installation art frequently appropriate modernist prose [...]

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Julia Creet (York University, Canada)

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Julia Creet (York University, Canada)H.G. Adler as Modernist HistoriographerFrankfurt, 15 May 2018 (12-2 pm, IG 1.414)Julia Creet’s talk will introduce Adler as a modernist historiographer where the integration of the biographical, the historical and the literary becomes not just a question of the genre of [...]

Call for Applications: Summer School “Moving Image Memory Cultures”

Call for Applications: Summer School “Moving Image Memory Cultures”Potsdam, 24-28 September 2018Deadline for applications: 03 June 2018The innovative core of the international Summer School lies in its conceptual intertwining of two defining phenomena of current and recent times. These are, on the one hand, the memory boom that swept western [...]

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Christina Morina, “Die Erfindung des Marxismus: Erfahrung, Idee und Engagement im Zeitalter der Ideologien”

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Christina Morina, “Die Erfindung des Marxismus: Erfahrung, Idee und Engagement im Zeitalter der Ideologien”Frankfurt, 09 May 2018 (6-8 pm, IG 411)In this New Frontiers in Memory Studies lecture, which doubles as a Mittwochskonferenz of the Frankfurt Humanities Research Centres, Christina Morina will be tracing the [...]

New Guest Researcher at FMSP – Emil Lundedal Hammar

New Guest Researcher at FMSPWe are excited to welcome Emil Lundedal Hammar from UiT Tromsø to Frankfurt this semester! Emil is a PhD candidate in Game and Memory Studies and his research project focuses on the intersection between digital games, cultural memory, and hegemony with particular attention to race & [...]

Programme: International Conference Co-Memoration: Limits, Challenges, and Possibilities in Contemporary Shoah Remembrance

Programme: International Conference Co-Memoration: Limits, Challenges, and Possibilities in Contemporary Shoah RemembranceFreiburg, 19-21 April 2018The programme for the international conference Co-Memoration: Limits, Challenges, and Possibilities in Contemporary Shoah Remembrance has now been published. Click here to see a PDF containing the programme and a description of the conference topic (in [...]

Call for Papers: International Workshop Commodification of History: The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce

Call for Papers: International Workshop Commodification of History: The Past as Source of Entertainment and CommercePrague, 15-16 September 2018Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2018The question how exactly history has been used in commercial settings, how the past is being transformed into history with a special commercial interest, has so far [...]

Call for Papers for Mnemonics 2018: Ecologies of Memory

Call for Papers for Mnemonics 2018: Ecologies of MemoryLeuven, 22-24 August 2018Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2018The seventh Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Flemish Memory Studies Network (a collaboration of the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative at Ghent University and KU Leuven’s Literary Studies [...]

Call for Papers: International Conference Nostalgies, mémoires et cultures médiatiques: entre esthétique, marchandisation et politisation

Call for Papers: International Conference Nostalgies, mémoires et cultures médiatiques: entre esthétique, marchandisation et politisationUniversité du Québec à Chicoutimi, 10-11 May 2018Deadline for applications: 25 January 2018As part of the 86th convention of the Association Francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) a conference on nostalgia and memory will be held at [...]

International Conference: Image, History and Memory – Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe

International Conference: Image, History and Memory – Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern EuropeWarsaw, 6-8 December 2017Images as witnesses to history, materialized memories or their active co-creators? The multi-faceted relationship between the past and its visual representations will be the main focus of the 7th edition of the international [...]

Book Presentation and Discussion: Martin Aleida’s Tanah Air yang Hilang

Book Presentation and Discussion: Martin Aleida’s Tanah Air yang HilangGoethe University Frankfurt, 23 November 2017 (6 pm)The acclaimed Indonesian author Martin Aleida will read from his latest price-winning novel Tanah Air yang Hilang and will discuss his work with students and participants. The reading will be in German and Indonesian; [...]

Book announcement: Forensic Memory – Literature after Testimony

Book announcement: Forensic Memory – Literature after TestimonyJohanne Bøndergaard’s study of a new forensic literary mode has just been published in the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies series. The book describes and analyses a particular literary mode that challenges the aesthetics of testimony by approaching the past through detection, analysis, and [...]

Call for Papers: International Conference Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature

Call for Papers: International Conference Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World LiteratureLeeds, 20-22 June 2018Deadline for applications: 15 January 2018The aim of this three-day conference is to establish new critical positions in the burgeoning field of world literature, to provide critical interventions in current debates over the relation between [...]

Programme for the Memory Studies Association Conference 2017 now online!

Programme for the Memory Studies Association Conference 2017 now online!The programme for the second annual conference of the Memory Studies Association (MSA), which will be hosted by the University of Copenhagen from December 14 to 16, is now online. You can find it here.Hosting 77 research panels and roundtables, 8 [...]

Final Publication of the COST action “In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe”

Final Publication of the COST action “In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe”A volume called The Twentieth Century in European Memory: Transcultural Mediation and Reception, edited by Tea Sindbæk Andersen (University of Copenhagen) and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (Lund University), has just been published with Brill. The book investigates contested and divisive [...]

Two New Guest Researchers at FMSP

Two New Guest Researchers at FMSPWe are excited to welcome Delphine Munos (visiting as a Humboldt Researcher) and Ian Ellison (DAAD Visiting Scholar) at the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform this fall! Delphine will be working on a postdoctoral project focusing on narratology and 20th-and 21st-century minority/postcolonial literatures, while Ian is [...]

Call for Papers: International Conference Co-Memoration: Limits, Challenges, and Possibilities in Contemporary Shoah

Call for Papers: International Conference Co-Memoration: Limits, Challenges, and Possibilities in Contemporary ShoahRemembranceFreiburg, 19-21 April 2018Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017The organisers, Daniela Henke and Tom Vanassche, describe their intent with this conference as follows: “The aim is threefold. Firstly, we want to consider more instances of commemoration within German-speaking [...]

Videos of the Mnemonics Keynotes now online!

Videos of the Mnemonics Keynotes now online!For anyone who missed Mnemonics 2017 as well as for any participant who would like to see the lectures again, here is a link to video recordings of the three keynotes of the summer school we hosted in Frankfurt a week ago.The three lectures [...]

Video of Emilie Pine’s Lecture The Witness and the Archive

Video of Emilie Pine’s Lecture The Witness and the ArchiveYou can now view a video recording of Emilie Pine’s lecture with the title “The Witness and the Archive: Digitising Memories of Childhood Abuse in Ireland” here. This talk was part of our New Frontiers in Memory Studies lecture series this [...]

Keynote Lectures of the Mnemonics Summer School 2017

Keynote Lectures of the Mnemonics Summer School 2017Frankfurt, 7-9 September 2017 We are proud to be hosting the annual summer school of the Mnemonics network in early September this year here in Frankfurt. The topic of this year’s instalment of summer school series is The Social Life of Memory. While [...]

Call for Papers: Doing Memory of Right-Wing Violence in Mediated Public Spheres

Call for Papers: Doing Memory of Right-Wing Violence in Mediated Public SpheresTübingen, 15-16 October 2017 Deadline for proposals: 15 AugustThis international and interdisciplinary workshop is interested in innovative theoretical and empirical studies on doing memory of right wing violence: The long history of right-wing violence Western societies have witnessed since [...]

Call for Papers: MSA Forward – Early Career Researchers in Memory Studies

Call for Papers: MSA Forward – Early Career Researchers in Memory StudiesCopenhagen, 13-16 December 2017 Deadline for proposals: 31 JulyThe Memory Studies Association’s second annual conference provides a forum for PhD students to explore the connection of their research to Memory Studies. MSA Forward offers a platform for exchanging ideas [...]

FzHG Lunch Paper mit Jan Rupp: Rituale erzählen. Krisenbewältigung in der englischen Moderne

FzHG Lunch Paper mit Jan Rupp: Rituale erzählen. Krisenbewältigung in der englischen ModerneFrankfurt, 05 July 2017, 12-2 pm (IG 1.414)Von der Markierung biographischer Übergänge bis zum kollektiven Reenactment von Geschichte erleben Rituale heute eine vielfältige Renaissance. Ein wichtiger Bezugspunkt für ihre jüngere Konjunktur liegt in den Ursprüngen von ‚living history‘ [...]

Religiöse Differenz in pluraler Gesellschaft:

Religiöse Differenz in pluraler Gesellschaft: Navid Kermani und Jan Assmann im GesprächFrankfurt, 28 June 2017, 6 pm (HZ 1)Am Mittwoch, den 28. Juni 2017 um 18.15 Uhr wird der LOEWE-Forschungsschwerpunkt “Religiöse Positionierung” der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main und der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen feierlich eröffnet. Als Gastredner konnten Dr. Navid Kermani und [...]

Photography Exhibition: The Act of Living

Photography Exhibition: The Act of LivingFrankfurt, 28 June to 10 July 2017 (PEG Foyer)Vernissage: 28 June, 6 pmThe vernissage of the photography exhibition “The Act of Living” will take place next Wednesday 28th June at 6 pm, in PEG Foyer, on the Campus Westend. The exhibition is the result of [...]

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Indian Ocean Memories and African Migrants

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Indian Ocean Memories and African MigrantsFrankfurt, 13 June 2017 (12-2 pm; IG 1.414)Film Screening & LectureThis lecture by Shihan De Silva (University of London) concerns the easterly movement of Africans both voluntary and involuntary. The better known westwards migration tends to colour the perceptions of [...]

“Memory Talks” in the Post/Doctoral Perspectives Lecture Series

“Memory Talks” in the Post/Doctoral Perspectives Lecture SeriesGiessen, 08 & 22 June 2017The Post/Doctoral Perspectives Lecture Series of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Giessen University features two talks this summer term that will be interesting for memory studies scholars: On 08 June, GCSC/JLU doctoral researcher [...]

International Conference: The Subjective Museum – The Impact of Participative Strategies on the Museum

International Conference: The Subjective Museum – The Impact of Participative Strategies on the MuseumHistorisches Museum Frankfurt, 26-28 June 2017By adopting participative strategies, individual experiences and subjective perspectives gain more and more importance in the museum. The conference brings together international voices to discuss the consequences of this turn to subjectivity. [...]

Call for Papers: Second Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association

Call for Papers: Second Annual Conference of the Memory Studies AssociationCopenhagen, 14-16 December 2017Deadline for submissions: 01 July 2017This conference wants to address “memory unbound” as well as specific personal, familial or national memories and their mutual interrelations. It seeks answers to questions such as: How can memory studies continue [...]

Master Class “Film Heritage, Archives and Memory

Memory Studies Master Class with Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University): Film Heritage, Archives and Memory16 May 2017, Goethe University FrankfurtThis Master Class is addressed to all advanced students, PhD candidates and PostDocs who have a keen interest in memory studies and film studies. You will have the opportunity to discuss the [...]

New eJournal publication: Audiovisual Memory and the (Re)Making of Europe

New eJournal publication: Audiovisual Memory and the (Re)Making of EuropeThe Belgian-based eJournal Image & Narrative has just published a new issue with the title Audiovisual Memory and the (Re)Making of Europe, co-edited by Astrid Erll and Ann Rigney and featuring contributions by Sébastien Fevry, Silke Arnold-de Simine, Tea Sindbæk Andersen, [...]

Symposium: Colombia – Historical Memory, Post-Conflict and Transmigration

Symposium: Colombia – Historical Memory, Post-Conflict and Transmigration03-05 May 2017, Goethe University FrankfurtThe Department of Romance Literatures and Languages will be hosting an international and interdisciplinary symposium in Frankfurt, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. The sections will focus on questions concerning the peace negotiations and the conflict within Colombia; genealogies of [...]

Call for Papers: Mnemonics Summer School 2017

Call for Papers: Mnemonics Summer School 2017Deadline: 31 March 2017Submissions for the sixth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school are now open. Titled “The Social Life of Memory”, this year’s summer school will take place from September 7-9, 2017 at Goethe University Frankfurt and is hosted by the Frankfurt [...]

Lecture: norient.com – multimodale Musikforschung

Lecture: norient.com – multimodale Musikforschung09 March 2017, 7 pm On 9 March, Dr. Thomas Burkhalter will give a lecture at the Institute for Social Research (IfS), titled “norient.com – Multimodale Musikforschung”. His lecture reflects contemporary global music, sounds and noises from the perspective of musicethnology and memory studies. The musical [...]

Workshop mit Doris Bachmann-Medick (Giessen): Beschreiben oder Erzählen?

Workshop mit Doris Bachmann-Medick (Giessen): Beschreiben oder Erzählen?18 April 2017, 12-16 Uhr, IG 1.414Die Frage “Beschreiben oder Erzählen?” ist eine Herausforderung. Sie regt an darüber nachzudenken, wie die (Kultur-)Wissenschaften, aber auch Literatur und Kunst, eine Repräsentationsautorität ausüben, wenn sie Kulturen, soziale Gruppen und Personen darstellen. Was bedeutet es, wenn durch [...]

Presentation: The State of Memory Studies in Japan

Presentation: The State of Memory Studies in Japan13 November 2016, Goethe University FrankfurtOn Tuesday, December 13, 2016, Prof. Jun Yamana (Kyoto University) visited the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform (FMSP) and gave a talk titled “Gedächtnis-Forschung in Japan heute: Einige Bemerkungen [Memory Studies in Japan Today: Some Observations]”. In his talk, [...]

Keynote Lecture: Odyssean Travels – Searching for Europe’s ‘First Memories’

Keynote Lecture: Odyssean Travels – Searching for Europe’s ‘First Memories’ September 2016, DublinListen to the keynote lecture by Astrid Erll (Goethe-University Frankfurt) recorded at ‘In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe’ conference, UCD, September, 2016. On the website you will also find Michael Rothberg‘s keynote lecture “Inheritance Trouble – Transcultural [...]

Conference: Thinking Through the Future of Memory

Conference: Thinking Through the Future of Memory3. – 5. December 2016, AmsterdamThe inaugural converence of the Memory Studies Association by Aline Sierp (Maastricht University) and Jenny Wüstenberg (York University) will take place from 3rd to 5th December 2016 in Amsterdam. Among many events, there will be a roundtable discussion on [...]

Conversation: Europe’s Migrants and the Shoah

Conversation: Europe’s Migrants and the Shoah25 September, Vienna Humanities Festival, ViennaMichael Rothberg is the leading Holocaust theorist in the United States and Saul Friedländer’s successor in the prestigious chair in Holocaust studies at UCLA. The pioneer of a post-colonial approach to the Shoah, he has, for example, explored the meaning [...]

Workshop: Transnational Perspectives on Heritage in Eastern and Central Europe

Workshop: Transnational Perspectives on Heritage in Eastern and Central Europe23-25 November, Justus Liebig University, GießenThe workshop is organised by the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in Marburg, in cooperation with the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), University of Giessen, and the Imre [...]

Master Class: Postcolonial Perspectives on Europe

Master Class: Postcolonial Perspectives on EuropeOctober 27, Justus Liebig University, GießenThis winter semester, the GCSC at Justus Liebig University, Gießen is hosting a master class with Prof. David Simo (University of Yaoundé, Cameroon), who will give a presentation on “Postcolonial Perspectives on Europe: The Case of the Cultural Memory Construction”. [...]

Website Launch: Critical Encyclopedia of Testimony and Memory

Website Launch: Critical Encyclopedia of Testimony and MemoryThe journal Testimony between history and memory has set up an online dictionary with the objective of gathering words from the fields of testimony and memory, following a multilinguistic, multicultural approach in defining the terms. Additions to the encyclopedia are published in new [...]

Now available: Scales of Memory

Now available: Scales of MemoryThe new issue of the Australian Humanities Review, featuring a special section on „Scales of Memory“, edited by Rosanne Kennedy and Maria Nugent, is now online and can be dowloaded for free.Access Scales of Memory (scroll down to special section)

Conference: Locating and Dis-Locating Memory

Conference: Locating and Dis-Locating MemoryThe final ISTME conference “Locating and Dis-Locating Memory: In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe” will take place at University College Dublin from 1-3 September 2016. Focus on the ways in which memory is located and dislocated through processes of production, transmission and reception, it will [...]

Conference Report: New Directions and Challenges in Memory Studies

Conference Report: New Directions and Challenges in Memory StudiesA conference report on the symposium “New Directions and Challenges in Memory Studies”, written by Jarula Wegner and published on H-Soz-Kult, is now available online. The event was coorganised by the GCSC, Gießen and the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform.

Multimedia: New Videos – New Frontiers in Memory Studies

Multimedia: New VideosVideos of this semester’s New Frontiers in Memory Studies events, including a lecture by William B. Buxton (Concordia University Montreal) and a discussion between Verena Boos (author of Blutorangen) and Natan Sznaider (Tel-Aviv-Yaffo), are now available online and can be found in our multimedia section.Video of William B. [...]

Video: New Directions and Challenges in Memory Studies

Video: New Directions and Challenges in Memory StudiesA video recording of Astrid Erll’s keynote lecture “New Directions and Challenges in Cultural Memory Studies: Past, Present, Future”, presented at the symposium “New Directions and Challenges in Memory Studies” at Justus Liebig University, Gießen, is now available online. The event was coorganised [...]

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: “Too Much Space and Too Little Time”

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: “Too Much Space and Too Little Time”30 June, 12-2pm, IG 1.414On Thursday, 30 June, visiting scholar William J. Buxton (Professor of Communication Studies, Concordia University in Montreal) will give a lecture titled “’Too Much Space and Too Little Time’: Harold Innis, the Northern Frontier, and [...]

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Geschichte und Geschichten des Schreckens

New Frontiers in Memory Studies: Geschichte und Geschichten des Schreckens22. Juni, ab 13:15 Uhr, IG 1.414Im Rahmen unserer Lecturereihe New Frontiers in Memory Studies findet am Mittwoch, den 22. Juni, ein Gespräch zwischen Verena Boos (Autorin des Romans Blutorangen) und Natan Sznaider (Professor für Soziologie, Tel-Aviv-Yaffo) zum Thema: “Geschichte und [...]

Symposium: New Directions and Challenges in Memory Studies

Symposium: New Directions and Challenges in Memory StudiesJune 14-15, Justus Liebig University, GießenAt 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 [...]

Presentation: Living Together With Difficult Memories and Diverse Identities

Presentation: Living Together With Difficult Memories and Diverse IdentitiesMay 24, 2-4pm in IG 1.414On Tuesday, 24 May, Ulla Savolainen (University of Helsinki), Priska Daphi (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Jens Zimmermann (Goethe University Frankfurt) will present the ERA.Net RUS Plus Project LIVINGMEMORIES, a multi-disciplinary project that analyses difficult memories and diverse [...]

Workshop: Working with Orality

Workshop: Working with OralityMay 3, 2-4pm in IG 251On Tuesday, 3 May, guest researcher and folklorist Dr Ulla Savolainen will conduct a workshop “Working with Orality: Interviewing as a Methodology of Memory Studies”. In the workshop, Ulla Savolainen will introduce interviewing as a methodology for memory studies. Giving examples from [...]

Welcome: Ulla Savolainen

Welcome: Ulla SavolainenWe warmly welcome this semester’s international visiting fellow Dr Ulla Savolainen from the University of Helsinki. Ulla Savolainen is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies and currently working on oral history research on the internment, and its aftermath, of German and [...]

Lecture: La Memoria y el relato de la nación

Lecture: La Memoria y el relato de la naciónApril 21, 10am-12pm, NG 2.731On 21 April, Prof. Gonzalo Navajas (University of California, Irvine) will give a lecture titled “La Memoria y el Relato de la Nación” at Goethe University, covering works of Galdós, Malraux, Orwell and Cercas. The lecture is hosted [...]