Second Annual Memory Studies Association Conference

Frølunde, L. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

Chair of TURBO TALK SESSION 8: WITNESS, TESTIMONY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY
The MSA is a professional association for Memory Studies scholars, as well as those who are active in museums, memorial institutions, archives, the arts and other fields engaged in remembrance. The objective is to become the most important forum for the memory field – both through an annual, international and interdisciplinary conference and through a strong online presence.
Memory studies has grown considerably over the past decade, but does not yet have many clearly designated venues for people from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas and to learn from each others’ theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. Moreover, questions surrounding remembering are being investigated around the world, but there is too little interaction (and thus, often a lack of understanding) between various places. The MSA seeks to foster politically and civically engaged scholarship by publicly voicing concerns about political uses of the past.
Period14 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
Event typeConference
Locationkøbenhavn, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • memory studies
  • autoethnography, autofiction
  • historical methodology
  • humanities, the body, sociality, interdisciplinarity, the Arts, epistemology
  • cultural practice