28 September 2012

Social Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory - Memory and Imagination

When: June 20-21, 2013
Where: Aarhus University, Center on Autobiographical Memory Research - CON AMORE
Conference venue: Aula and Vandrehal
Autobiographical memory is crucial for our ability to participate in complex social systems, and to maintain relationships and a sense of identity across time. The construction of autobiographical memories is influenced by a variety of social factors, spanning from the immediate social context to long-standing, shared schemata within a social community. Social influences on memory for personal events have been studied from a variety of perspectives, and often within separate literatures, including eyewitness testimony, meaning making and identity, collective and collaborative remembering, false memory and memory illusions, flashbulb memory, imagination and future thinking. At this conference we would like to bring together these different literatures and explore a variety of social perspectives on autobiographical memory, as well as the intricate relationship between memory and imagination.
We seek to do so by inviting some of the most outstanding researchers in this area to present their key findings and particular perspective on the field in relation to their area of expertise. In addition, we invite all researchers in the area to submit poster presentations describing some of their most recent and exciting findings concerning social perspectives on autobiographical memory: memory and imagination.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Amanda Barnier, Macquarie University (Australia); 
Annette Bohn, Aarhus University (Denmark); 
Maryanne Garry, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); 
Gail Goodman, University of California, Davis (United States);
William Hirst, New School for Social Research (United States); 
Monisha Pasupathi, University of Utah (United States)
; Michael Ross, University of Waterloo (Canada)
The conference is hosted by Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, a Center of Excellence funded by The Danish National Research Foundation and Aarhus University. www.conamore.au.dk
Conference Committee:
Dorthe Berntsen, 
Annette Bohn, 
Jonathan Koppel, 
Alejandra Zaragoza Scherman, 
Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen, 
Jette Odgaard Villemoes

We welcome submissions of abstracts for poster presentations at the conference. Notification whether the abstract is accepted will be sent to the presenting author no later than 15th March, 2013. All accepted abstracts can ONLY be presented as posters at the conference. Only on-line submission is possible. Abstracts sent by fax or paper-copies will not be considered. Please read the guidelines carefully before submission. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 15th February, 2013. Abstracts should be sent as an attachment to the following email address: SAM2013@psy.au.dk  
1. Abstract must be written in clear and concise English.
2. Title should contain no more than 150 characters including space (about 20 words). The abstract text should contain no more than 150 words.
3. The abstract should include title, authors, contact information (i.e. email address to which notification of acceptance should be sent) and abstract text.
4. Single space all text. Do not leave blank lines. Abbreviations, (in parentheses after the first full use of the word), should be used for common terms only. Write numbers as numerals rather than words.
5. The abstract will appear exactly as typed. Therefore, any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts will be reproduced as you type them.
6. Incomplete or incorrectly submitted abstracts will be returned to the author and must be resubmitted before deadline to be considered for presentation.
Please note that by submitting your abstract to this conference, you agree that the abstract will be printed in the abstract book as well as on the conference website.

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