Call for Chapters

Memory Studies in the Nordic Countries: A Handbook

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2022

This peer-reviewed international volume focuses on memory studies in Nordic countries. It is a multi-disciplinary and transnational handbook that explores and maps characteristics and applications of the fast-growing field of memory studies in the Nordic region and in relation to the global context. With contributions focusing on theoretical and disciplinary reflections, illustrative thematic overviews, as well as elaborations of concepts and approaches in the Nordic setting, the handbook serves as a multi-disciplinary reference guide for researchers and students interested in memory studies. In mapping existing and emerging debates and disciplinary trajectories of the field as well as thematic, pragmatic, aesthetic, and ideological features of Nordic memory cultures, the volume offers a comprehensive handbook of memory studies in the Nordic countries and a stepping stone for future developments in the field.
The volume will be published in Brill’s Handbook Series in Memory Studies, which approaches the question of memory both regionally and thematically. The series is a multi-volume, multi-disciplinary, and transnational reference guide for the rapidly expanding field of memory studies in the global context. It features contributions from established and emerging scholars across different continents and disciplines who centre on memory in their past, present, and future analyses.
They invite contributions introducing methods, theories, themes, and concepts related to memory studies in the Nordic context. The book chapter proposals may address (but are not restricted to) the following issues within the Nordic context:
  • Histories of the study of memory and memories
  • Disciplines of memory studies
  • Events and themes of remembrance
  • Aesthetics of memory cultures
  • Ideologies and politics of memory

The proposed contributions should be firmly linked to the international debates within the field of memory studies.

Timeline and Procedure:

The article proposals (approx. 500 words) for the handbook can be sent to the editors (; by November 15th, 2022. Please also include a short biographical statement.
The proposals should describe: the approach, materials, and methodological framework of the planned chapter and contextualize the chapter’s contribution to ongoing debates in memory studies. 
Tentative schedule:
  • Decisions will be informed by December 15th, 2022, and the deadline for chapter manuscripts is April 1st, 2023.
  • The manuscript will be sent for peer review in fall 2023. Note that: authors are expected to pay for and organize the English-language proofreading of their contributions before the peer review. Brill’s preferred language for typesetting is American English.
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