Copenhagen, 14-16 December 2017
Second Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association
This year’s MSA conference will be hosted at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe. With over 40,000 students, 11,700 of which are enrolled in the Faculty of Humanities, it is also one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries. The conference venue is located in the new Faculty of Humanities campus just south of the city centre (find maps and more information here: http://humanities.ku.dk/). The MSA conference 2017 is co-organized by the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies (http://ccrs.ku.dk/).
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and its biggest city. The central city is characterized by its many buildings in Renaissance style which King Christian the IV (1577-1648) erected in the 17th century. Inspired by the city of Amsterdam, he also created the district Christianshavn, with several canals and small havens. The district is most renowned for the Freetown Christiania. Also the castle complex, which stems from the 18th century and still is inhabited by the royal family, is worth visiting. Many industrial districts, which used to form the economic basis for the city, are currently in the process of being rebuilt into fashionable residential areas. Copenhagen is considered one of the most liveable cities of the world; not least due to the well-developed infrastructure for bicycling, which means that almost 50 % of the inhabitants ride to work.