Call for papers “Memory and movement”
The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt), Polish Academy of Science (PAN), Warsaw, Poland invite abstract submission for a one day workshop on 29 January 2019 in Warsaw to explore connections of memory and movement.
Broader “spatial turn” impacting the humanities and social sciences from the 1980s and 1990s up to the present also had an important influence on memory studies due to the inherent spatiality of its research subject interest (Soja, 1996; Arias and Warf, 2009; Ayers, 2010; Bodenhamer et al., 2010; Crouch and Nieuwenhuis, 2017). Therefore, the spatialisation constructs both “imaginary geographies”(develops new significations and meaning of physical space) and everyday social practices. Collective memory is by no means a static figure. On the contrary: it is travelling over time and space and has a dynamic structure. Recent theoretical insights are emphasising the importance of memory migration, mediation and new media, where carriers, media, contents, forms, and practices of memory “‘travel and transform through time and space, across social, linguistic and political borders” (Erll, 2017).
We are interested in tracing the following travels of memory: 1) intergenerational transmission of memory (i.e. the dynamics of social construction and reformulation of memory) and the existence of “postmemory” (Hirsch, 2012); 2) migration of memory across borders, both in physical and virtual realities; 3) “multidirectional memory” (Rothberg, 2009) i.e. “negotiation, cross-referencing and borrowing” from one event to another.
We invite abstracts (max. 300 words) and short biographical notes (max. 100 words) to be submitted by 4 January 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted participants will be notified by 8 January 2019. Workshop participation is free of charge.
We are planning to publish a selection of workshop papers in a peer-reviewed journal or in an edited volume.