Project: Remembering in the wild: towards a cognitive pragmatics of collective remembering

(Postdoctoral project 2011-2013)

KWI-Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen
in collaboration with Alan Cienki and the Amsterdam Gesture Center (AGC), VU University Amsterdam

Shared and distributed collective memories are utilized to create a feeling of connection and maintain a consistent feeling of identity among group members. Intimate people are strategically engaged in processes of remembering and forgetting, which are modeled according to the specific goals of a particular interaction. In these cases, members of groups construct a distributed socio-cognitive system, which is shaped by the physical and social environment in which they are located. This socio-cognitive system enables intimate people to connect, interrelate and manage individual and collective memories which are distributed among them and form part of shared past experiences. The aim of this project is to explore the ways in which a individual and collective memories are interactionally re-constructed and coordinated in everyday interactions between family members and close friends in real-time multimodal interactions.

Publications
Bietti, L.M., Stone, C. B. & Hirst, W. (2014). Contextualizing human memoryMemory Studies 7 (3), 267-271.
Cienki, A., Bietti, L & Kok, K. (2014). Multimodal alignment during collaborative remembering. Memory Studies 7 (3), 354-369. 
Bietti, L.M. (2013). Reminders as interactive and embodied tools for socially distributed and situated remembering. SAGE Open 3: doi:10.1177/2158244013501331
Bietti, L.M. & Galiana Castello, F. (2013). Embodied reminders in family interactions: Multimodal collaboration in remembering activities. Discourse Studies 15 (6), 665-686. 
Bietti, L, Kok, K. & Cienki, A. (2013) Temporal aspects of behavioral alignment in collaborative rememberingProceedings of the Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting 2013. 
Bietti, L. (2012). Towards a cognitive pragmatics of collective remembering. Pragmatics & Cognition 20 (1), 32-62. 
Bietti, L. (2012). Joint remembering: cognition, communication and interaction in processes of memory-making. Memory Studies 5 (2), 182-205.   
Bietti, L. (2011). Memorias compartidas, conversacion de familia e interaccion [translation by Amanda Vallejo Morales]. Discurso & Sociedad 5 (4), 749-794.
Bietti, L (2011). La mente extendida. Ciencia Cognitiva 5 (2), 31-33. 
Bietti, L. (2010). Sharing memories, family conversation and interaction. Discourse & Society 21 (5), 499-523.  
Bietti, L. (2010). Philosophie des Geistes. In C. Gudehus, A. Eichenber & H. Welzer (eds.), Gedachtnis und Erinnerung. Ein interdiscplinares Handbuch (pp. 273-275). Stuttgart: J.M. Metzler.