DIGITAL MSA (dMSA)

The MSA announces a call for proposals for the dMSA 2024/25 online events. dMSA is the MSA’s online events – roundtables and dialogues – devoted to current discussions in memory studies. Thanks to the MSA’s social media and online channels, they reach a large audience within the Association and beyond. We are open to all memory-related issues and to proposals for both single events and series of events. Proposals concerning one of the following fields are especially welcome, including the participation of researchers and practitioners.– Memory studies and environmental/ecological challenges– Memory scholars responding to current wars and conflicts– Memory studies in the age of populism–  Decolonizing memory–  Memory studies and artificial intelligence–  New methodological approaches in memory studiesFor the academic year 2024/2025, we accept proposals from all MSA members.

Submissions should include:–  Suggested date of the event (from September 2024 to July 2025)–  Preliminary title with a short (ca. 150-300 words) description of the topic. –  Short (ca. 100-150 words) bios of the panelists.We aim to have fruitful discussions that are inspiring for the MSA community. Therefore, we offer support in organizing the event via our Zoom account, streaming it on our YT channel, which currently has almost 600 subscribers, and announcements via our social media, reaching several thousand observers. Cooperation with other institutions is possible. Please submit the proposals to dMSA@memorystudiesassociation.org by May 31, 2024, for events taking place between September 2024 and January 2025, and by August 30, for events between February 2025 and July 2025.

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Archived Events:

Conspiratorial Memory on the Far-Right: “Memory-Holing” and Ephemerality on 4cha

dMSA Spring 2024 session 3: Conspiratorial Memory on the Far-Right: “Memory-Holing” and Ephemerality on 4chan, hosted by: Phillip Stenmann Baun

Was held on: 06/05/2024 4:00pm, in cooperation with: Aarhus University

Speakers:

Phillip Stenmann Baun
Daniel Bach

Artistic Activism and Memory: The Matapacos Statue Intervention in Santiago de Chile

dMSA Spring 2024 session 2: Artistic Activism and Memory: The Matapacos statue intervention in Santiago de Chile, hosted by: Alexander Ulrich Thygesen

Was held on: 05/04/2024 3:30pm, in cooperation with: Aarhus University

Speakers:

Marcel Solá
Pablo Zamorano
Terri Gordon-Zolov
Eric Zolov

When Memory Activism Meets Politics: The Bureaucracy of Commemoration – #1 dMSA 2024

dMSA Spring 2024 session 1: When Memory Activism Meets Politics: The Bureaucracy of Commemoration, hosted by: Thea Bladt

Was held on: 28/02/2024 2:00pm, in cooperation with: Aarhus University

Speakers:

Leroy Lucas
Sara Dybris McQuaid

Post-Socialist Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective: dMSA Series of Webinars

dMSA Series of Webinars: Post-Socialist Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective, hosted by: Professor Sara Jones

Was held on: 09/06/2023 3:00pm, in cooperation with: UK Arts & Humanities Research Council

Speakers:

Ioana Luca
Ute Hirsekorn
Sofia Poulia

Material culture and monuments of Post-Socialism: dMSA Series of Webinars

dMSA Series of Webinars: Material culture and monuments of Post-Socialism, hosted by: Professor Sara Jones

Was held on: 19/05/2023 3:00pm, in cooperation with: UK Arts & Humanities Research Council

Speakers:

Anna Glew
Oleksandra Nenko
Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska

Migrants in Post-socialist Britain: dMSA Series of Webinars

dMSA Series of Webinars: Migrants in Post-socialist Britain, hosted by: Professor Sara Jones

Was held on: 11/05/2023 2:00pm, in cooperation with: UK Arts & Humanities Research Council

Speakers:

Dimitra Gkitsa
Charlotte Galpin
Maren Rohe
Špela Drnovšek Zorko

Digitally Enhancing Learning Experiences of the Imperial War Museums’ New Holocaust Galleries

Digitally Enhancing Learning Experiences of the Imperial War Museums’ New Holocaust Galleries, hosted by: Stephan Jaeger

Was held on: 25/04/2023 5:00pm, in cooperation with: Imperial War Museums and Memory Working Group

Speakers:

Clare Lawlor
Anil Glendinning
Stef Smith
Victoria Grace Walden
Jaya Carrier

Football, War and Memory

Football, War and Memory, hosted by: Jelena Đureinović

Was held on: 18/01/2023 5:00pm, in cooperation with:

Speakers:

Olga Ruzhelnyk
Mahfoud Amara
Dario Brentin

MSA Mentorship Programme: Launch & Roundtable

MSA Mentorship Programme: Launch & Roundtable, hosted by: Catherine Gilbert, Jenny Wüstenberg

Was held on: 22/09/2022 4:30pm, in cooperation with:

Speakers:

Wulf Kansteiner
Hannah Scott
Ethel Tungohan

The Future of Atrocity Memory

'The Future of Atrocity Memory:' Dirk Moses in conversation with Charlotte Wiedemann and Wulf Kansteiner, hosted by: Uses of the Past, Aarhus University

Was held on: 24/08/2022 2:00pm, in cooperation with: Uses of the Past, Aarhus University

Speakers:

A. Dirk Moses
Charlotte Wiedemann
Wulf Kansteiner

Cultural Memory and Popular Dance: Dancing to Remember, Dancing to Forget

Cultural Memory and Popular Dance: Dancing to Remember, Dancing to Forget, hosted by: Clare Parfitt

Was held on: 07/05/2022 9:00pm, in cooperation with: Performance and Memory Working Group

Speakers:

Janet Schroeder
Elizabeth Anaya
Aoife Sadlier
Ray Batchelor
María Gabriela López-Yánez
Terry Bright Kweku Ofosu
Kirsty Kay
Declan Patrick
Elina Djebbari
Priya A. Thomas
Leslie Satin
Laura Steil
Elena Benthaus

Crises, Memory, and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

Crises, Memory, and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa, hosted by: -

Was held on: 06/12/2021 2:00pm, in cooperation with: MSA Nordic

Speakers:

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib (University of Oslo)

Sarah Awad (Aalborg University)

Sune Haugbolle (Roskilde University)

Moderator: Nadim Khoury (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences)

Private archives, artist estates, and diaries

Private archives, artist estates, and diaries, hosted by: -

Was held on: 24/11/2021 6:00pm, in cooperation with:

Speakers:

Lana Lovrenčić (Institute for Art History Zagreb)

Anna Topolska (Independent Scholar, Poznań, Poland)

Jana Mazurkiewicz Meisarosh (University of Michigan/ YAAANA)

Moderator: Anastasia Felcher (Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary)

Transdisciplinary Trauma Studies

Transdisciplinary Trauma Studies, hosted by: Magdalena Zolkos, Jyväskylä University

Was held on: 20/10/2021 6:00pm, in cooperation with:

Speakers:

Anna Menyhért, Budapest University of Jewish Studies

Annie St. John-Stark, Thompson Rivers University

Mykola Makhortykh, University of Bern

Fiona Te Momo, Massey University

Recent Past-Memories and the Growth of Right-wing Political Forces in the Southern Cone of America: Chile, Argentina and Brazil

Recent Past-Memories and the Growth of Right-wing Political Forces in the Southern Cone of America: Chile, Argentina and Brazil, hosted by: Alicia Salomone, Universidad de Chile

Was held on: 23/06/2021 6:00pm, in cooperation with:

Speakers:

Daniela Jara, ESOC UV (Universidad de Valparaíso) / COES

Valentina Salvi, CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas)

Samantha Quadrat, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Michael J. Lazzara, University California, Davis (Discussant)

Memory, Crisis and Democracy in Africa

Memory, Crisis and Democracy in Africa, hosted by: Hanna Teichler, Goethe University

Was held on: 12/05/2021 6:00pm, in cooperation with: -

Speakers:

Richard Benda, Luther King House Open College

Liz Stanley, University of Edinburgh

Nancy Rushohora, University of Dar es Salaam/Stellenbosch University

Sakiru Adebayo, University of the Witwatersrand (Discussant)

Mnemonic Solidarity: Book Presentation Roundtable

Mnemonic Solidarity: Book Presentation Roundtable, hosted by: Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University

Was held on: 23/04/2021 2:00pm, in cooperation with: Critical Global Studies Institute

Speakers:

Aiden Erasmus, University of the Western Cape

Carol Gluck, Columbia University

Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University

Eve Rosenhaft, University of Liverpool

Lauren van der Rede, Stellenbosch University

Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool (Discussant)

Careers in Memory Studies

Careers in Memory Studies, hosted by: Stef Craps, Ghent University & MSA Executive Committee

Was held on: 17/03/2021 5:00pm, in cooperation with: -

Speakers:

Miguel Cardina (CES, University of Coimbra; history)

Chandrima Chakraborty (McMaster University; English and cultural studies)

Susannah Eckersley (University of Newcastle; museum and heritage studies, cultural studies)

Jeremy F. Walton (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity; anthropology)

Jessica K. Young (New College Florida; literary studies)

Magdalena Zolkos (Australian Catholic University / Goethe University Frankfurt; political science)

Roundtable Marcos, Franco, Lenin: Necropolitical Dissonances

Roundtable Marcos, Franco, Lenin: Necropolitical Dissonances, hosted by: Francisco Ferrándiz

Was held on: 29/01/2021 6:00pm, in cooperation with: Las Políticas de la Memoria and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) as part of dMSA, the Memory Studies Association’s online event series.

Speakers:

Jocelyn Martin, Ateneo de Manila University

Francisco Ferrándiz, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Alexei Yurchak, University of California at Berkeley

Antonius C. G. M. Robben, Utrecht University (Discussant)

Memory Dynamics in Times of Crisis: A Virtual Conversation with Sarah Gensburger

Memory Dynamics in Times of Crisis: A Virtual Conversation with Sarah Gensburger, hosted by: Stef Craps and Catherine Gilbert

Was held on: 08/12/2020 5:00pm, in cooperation with: Ghent University’s Cultural Memory Studies Initiative and the Newcastle University Centre for Heritage

Speakers:

Sarah Gensburger, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research)

Stef Craps, Ghent University

Catherine Gilbert, Newcastle University