26 November 2011

Conflict in Memory: Interpersonal and Intergenerational Remembering of War, Conflict and Transition

When: May 10-12, 2012
Where: Aarhus University, DK

Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2012

War, conflicts and transitions have always played a significant role in defining communal identity, often with reference to events that happened centuries ago. The role of passing on collective memories of these types of events has become even more complex in a globalizing world, where new configurations of cosmopolitan memories challenge more locally and nationally based memories. The many aspects of societies’ remembering and forgetting call for interdisciplinary cooperation. This conference brings together the fields of history, psychology, literature, and cultural studies and presents new research on how memories of war, conflict and transition are passed on from generation to generation and how these processes transform and shape identities.

Confirmed keynote speakers
·         Balthazar Garzon (investigative judge, Madrid)
·         Alistair Thomson (Monash University, Melbourne)
·         Andreas Huyssen (Columbia University)
·         James Wertsch (Washington University, St. Louis)
·         Dorthe Berntsen (Aarhus University)
·         Daniel Levy (Stony Brook University)
·         Anna Bull (University of Bath)
·         Luisa Passserini (University of Torino)
·         Tom Dunne (University College Cork)
·         Willliam Hirst (New School of Social Sciences, New York)

For detailed information on workshop themes see:  http://matchpoints.au.dk/

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